Alabama Facilities on List

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Defense Department recommended Alabama facilities listed below for closure, realignment or work force gains, with the number of jobs lost or gained at each.

Those not listed were not proposed for any changes:

Abbott U.S. Army Reserve Center, Tuskegee, Close, Lose 3
Anderson U.S. Army Reserve Center, Troy, Close, Lose 15
Armed Forces Reserve Center, Mobile, Close, Lose 5
BG William P. Screws U.S. Army Reserve Center, Montgomery, Close, Lose 18
Fort Ganey Army National Guard Reserve Center, Mobile, Close, Lose 13
Fort Hanna Army National Guard Reserve Center, Birmingham, Close, Lose 28
Gary U.S. Army Reserve Center, Enterprise, Close, Lose 10
Navy Recruiting District Headquarters, Montgomery, Close, Lose 41
Navy Reserve Center, Tuscaloosa, Close, Lose 7
The Adjutant General Bldg., AL Army National Guard, Montgomery, Close, Lose 85
Wright U.S. Army Reserve Center, Close, Lose 9
Anniston Army Depot, Gain 1,034
Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Gain 60
Fort Rucker, Gain 1,888
Redstone Arsenal, Gain 1,655
Birmingham Armed Force Reserve Center, Realign, Lose 305
Birmingham International Airport Air Guard Station, Realign, Lose 183
Maxwell Air Force Base, Realign, Lose 1,251

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama released the following statement, reacting to the recommendations to BRAC.

"I am pleased to see that the Department of Defense (DoD) has reaffirmed our Active Duty bases' contributions to national security by keeping them off the closure list. Overall, Alabama's installations will actually increase in terms of both missions and personnel. Anniston Army Depot, Fort Rucker, and Redstone Arsenal will see a gain in jobs. I am, however, disappointed to learn that Maxwell Air Force Base will see a loss in personnel. I intend to work with the BRAC commission to fully understand the impact of this recommendation."

"We must remember that today's recommendations are just that, recommendations. Until the BRAC process is complete, Alabama must continue to demonstrate the extreme importance our military bases have on our national security needs. This is just the beginning, and I look forward to working with DoD and the BRAC commission as this process moves forward."

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