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Edition: Mon, May 16, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Throughout the [BRAC] process every effort has been made to make transitions smooth for affected personnel and their families. The bottom line is that BRAC will generate a stronger, more responsive Army Reserve, now and into the future.

LTG James R. Helmly
Chief, Army Reserve

TODAY'S FOCUS

BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE 2005

BRAC 2005 is an integral part of Army transformation, focusing on transforming installations to maximize mission capability. An expeditionary Army, operating within a joint force with a new defense strategy requires different base structure alignments.

Mission:
Effectively and efficiently implement the congressionally approved BRAC 2005 recommendations, while maintaining the well-being of Army Soldiers, civilians and their families, and considering impacts to the Army's primary missions and to local communities.

BRAC 2005 Implementation Schedule:
Phase I - Implementation Planning
May 13, 2005 - October 2005

During this phase, the Army's Implementation Plan Guidance will be published, and the FY06 required resources for supplemental budget submission will be identified.
Phase II - Execution Preparation
October - December 2005

This phase will include the detailed planning and preparation to initiate all realignments and closures.
Phase III - Realignment and Closure
December 2005 - December 2011

This phase ensures all realignment and closure actions required by SECDEF direction and approved by Congressional legislation are executed.
Phase IV - Clean-Up and Disposal
January 2006 - Final Disposal

This phase completes all closure actions in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, SECDEF guidance, and the Army's Execution Plan, as published each year.

Army's Goal:
The Army will strive to close and realign those BRAC 2005 installations identified for closure or realignment as expeditiously as possible following BRAC 2005 legislative approval. The Army will use a range of tools that facilitate both closure of installations and realignment activities and support accelerated reuse of surplus property.

This year's BRAC recommendations, if approved, should:
Result in some $5.5 billion in recurring annual savings -- a net savings of $48.8 billion over 20 years. When combined with the proposed changes to U.S. global posture, that projected 20-year net savings increases to $64.2 billion, or some $6.7 billion per year. Approved BRAC recommendations will also close 33 major bases and re-align 29 more.

To view this the complete list of closures and realignments for the 2005 round, go to www.defenselink.mil/brac.

Source: BRAC 2005 Information Sheets

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