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Cecil Field

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BRAC

HQ Phone: (212) 808-5615

BRAC

11 East 44Th Street Suite 1600

New York, New York 10017

United States

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Since December 2004, BRAC has been implementing a programme with the target of achieving 100% sanitation in all households, 85% immunization of children and 70% use of contraception among eligible women by 2005 in 100 selected unions across the country. A ... more

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Staff Member
Base Realignment and Closure Commission

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BRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil Field - 2005-08-24

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BRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil FieldBRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil Field - 2005-08-24

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BRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil Field
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The Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to move the Navy's master jet base from Naval Air Station Oceana (Va.) to Cecil Field if Virginia does not solve the problem of development encroaching on Oceana.
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, BRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil Field
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The commission moved to relocate the master jet base to Cecil Field if Virginia and local governments do not, by the end of March, enact legislation that would prevent further encroachment at Oceana, condemn and purchase all property in an accident potential zone, and reclassify land in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Va.


OrlandoSentinel.com: State News : Orlando News

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They were visiting Cecil on Tuesday and met with reporters after flying over the closed Navy base.

Click Here> The possibility of reopening Cecil, which closed in 1999, was broached by Gov.Jeb Bush and the Florida delegation to Congress at a hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in New Orleans last month.A BRAC staff member was touring the base Tuesday.
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Crenshaw said city estimates show it would cost about $250 million to reopen Cecil Field, a fraction of the $2 billion needed to build a new base.
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"Florida has the facilities and the weather, and Cecil Field, by default, is the place to go," Martinez said.
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In a letter to the commission on Aug. 1, Bush asked the board to consider reopening Cecil Field.
"As you know, Cecil Field was the only other Atlantic Fleet Master Jet Base for about 50 years until it was closed in 1999," Bush said.At the time, he said, the Navy still had Vieques and the Puerto Rico training areas, and Oceana was not suffering problems with area urban expansion.
Jacksonville decided to push reopening Cecil after the BRAC Commission voted to add Oceana to its list to consider cutting or closing.
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Since the Navy left Cecil Field, about $133 million has been invested at Cecil to upgrade the control tower, eight hangars, utilities, drainage and roads, Bush said.Aerospace giants including Boeing, Embraer and Northrop Grumman have moved in.
In Virginia, feelings were mixed about the possibility of seeing Oceana closed and its mission transferred to Cecil.
Kimberly Johnson, chairman of the board of Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise in Virginia Beach, Va., said she thinks reopening Cecil Field might be a plus for North Florida and could help with the noise situation in Virginia.
"It should be examined as a viable option," she said in a telephone interview.


Tallahassee Democrat | 08/10/2005 | Lawmakers campaign to reopen Cecil Field

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Lawmakers campaign to reopen Cecil Field

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They visited Cecil on Tuesday and met with reporters after flying over the closed Navy base.
The possibility of reopening Cecil, which closed in 1999, was broached by Gov.Jeb Bush and the Florida delegation to Congress at a hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in New Orleans last month.A BRAC staff member was touring the base Tuesday.
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Crenshaw said city estimates show it would cost $250 million to reopen Cecil Field, a fraction of the $2 billion needed to build a new base.
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"Florida has the facilities and the weather and Cecil Field, by default, is the place to go," Martinez said.
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In a letter to the commission Aug. 1, Bush asked the board to consider reopening Cecil Field.
"As you know, Cecil Field was the only other Atlantic Fleet Master Jet Base for about 50 years until it was closed in 1999," Bush said.At the time, he said, the Navy still had Vieques and the Puerto Rico training areas and Oceana was not suffering problems with area urban expansion.
Jacksonville decided to push reopening Cecil after the BRAC commission voted to add Oceana to its list to consider cutting or closing.
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If the military agreed to reopen Cecil, the government would have to negotiate with the manufacturers on whether they could remain on the site or would have to be relocated.
U.S. Rep.Ander Crenshaw said city estimates show it would cost $250 million to reopen Cecil Field, a fraction of the $2 billion needed to build a new base.


Martinez, Crenshaw Tour USS Kennedy, Jacksonville-Area Bases - from TBO.com

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They were visiting Cecil on Tuesday and met meet with reporters after flying over the closed Navy base.

The possibility of reopening Cecil, which closed in 1999, was broached by Gov.Jeb Bush and the Florida delegation to Congress at a hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in New Orleans last month.A BRAC staff member was touring the base Tuesday.
...
Crenshaw said city estimates show it would cost about $250 million to reopen Cecil Field, a fraction of the $2 billion needed to build a new base.
...
"Florida has the facilities and the weather and Cecil Field, by default, is the place to go," Martinez said.
...
In a letter to the commission on Aug. 1, Bush asked the board to consider reopening Cecil Field.
"As you know, Cecil Field was the only other Atlantic Fleet Master Jet Base for about 50 years until it was closed in 1999," Bush said.At the time, he said, the Navy still had Vieques and the Puerto Rico training areas and Oceana was not suffering problems with area urban expansion.
Jacksonville decided to push reopening Cecil after the BRAC commission voted to add Oceana to its list to consider cutting or closing.
...
Since the Navy left Cecil Field, about $133 million has been invested at Cecil to upgrade the control tower, eight hangers, utilities, drainage and roads, Bush said.Aerospace giants including Boeing, Embraer and Northrop Grumman have moved in.
The city also has demolished most of the old military buildings on the base.If the military agreed to reopen Cecil, the government would have to negotiate with the manufacturers on whether they could remain on the site or would have to be relocated.
In Virginia, there were mixed feelings about the possibility of seeing Oceana closed and its mission transferred to Cecil.
Kimberly Johnson, chairman of the board of Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise in Virginia Beach, Va., believes reopening Cecil Field might be a plus for north Florida and could help with the noise situation in Virginia.
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Cecil was closed ... for a very good reason.Cecil Field had lost control of its airspace," he said, adding that Navy pilots had to secure permission from the Federal Aviation Administration for takeoffs and landings.
"Virginia Beach is a very Navy friendly and military friendly town," he said.


The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Florida

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They were visiting Cecil on Tuesday and met meet with reporters after flying over the closed Navy base.

The possibility of reopening Cecil, which closed in 1999, was broached by Gov.Jeb Bush and the Florida delegation to Congress at a hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in New Orleans last month.A BRAC staff member was touring the base Tuesday.
...
Crenshaw said city estimates show it would cost about $250 million to reopen Cecil Field, a fraction of the $2 billion needed to build a new base.
...
"Florida has the facilities and the weather and Cecil Field, by default, is the place to go," Martinez said.
...
In a letter to the commission on Aug. 1, Bush asked the board to consider reopening Cecil Field.
"As you know, Cecil Field was the only other Atlantic Fleet Master Jet Base for about 50 years until it was closed in 1999," Bush said.At the time, he said, the Navy still had Vieques and the Puerto Rico training areas and Oceana was not suffering problems with urban expansion in Virginia Beach.
Jacksonville decided to push reopening Cecil after the BRAC commission voted to add Oceana to its list to consider cutting or closing.
...
Since the Navy left Cecil Field, about $133 million has been invested at Cecil to upgrade the control tower, eight hangers, utilities, drainage and roads, Bush said.Aerospace giants including Boeing, Embraer and Northrop Grumman have moved in.
The city also has demolished most of the old military buildings on the base.If the military agreed to reopen Cecil, the government would have to negotiate with the manufacturers on whether they could remain on the site or would have to be relocated.
In Virginia, there were mixed feelings about the possibility of seeing Oceana closed and its mission transferred to Cecil.
Kimberly Johnson, chairman of the board of Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise in Virginia Beach, believes reopening Cecil Field might be a plus for north Florida and could help with the noise situation in Virginia.
...
Cecil was closed ... for a very good reason.Cecil Field had lost control of its airspace," he said, adding that Navy pilots had to secure permission from the Federal Aviation Administration for takeoffs and landings.
"Virginia Beach is a very Navy friendly and military friendly town," he said.

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