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This profile was last updated on 8/24/05  and contains information from public web pages.

Staff Member

Phone: (703) ***-****  HQ Phone
Base Realignment and Closure Commission
2521 South Clark Street # 600
Arlington , Virginia 22202
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • BRAC CHAIRMAN BENEFITS OF FLORIDA
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BRAC opens door for Navy's return to Cecil Field - 2005-08-24
jacksonville.bizjournals.com, 24 Aug 2005 [cached]
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
www.orlandosentinel.com, 10 Aug 2005 [cached]
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.
Friends of Cliff Stearns
www.cliffstearns.net, 8 Aug 2005 [cached]
STEARNS DISCUSSES WITH BRAC CHAIRMAN BENEFITS OF FLORIDA AND CECIL FIELD FOR NAVY FIGHTER JETS
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FOLLOWS UP WITH LETTER OUTLINING ADVANTAGES OF CECIL FIELD OVER OCEANA
WASHINGTON, AUG. 8, 2005 - Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-6th) today talked with the Chairman of the BRAC Commission, Anthony Principi, to outline the benefits of Florida and Cecil Field for the Navy's Atlantic fighter jet community.
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Ander Crenshaw (R-4th) describing the significant advantages Cecil has over NAS Oceana.
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"I want BRAC to fully understand the advantages that Cecil Field and Florida offer in hosting navy aircraft and in training naval aviators and in maintaining their proficiency," concluded Stearns.
Bradenton Herald | 08/10/2005 | GOP lawmakers push to reopen Navy base
www.bradenton.com, 10 Aug 2005 [cached]
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.
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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 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.
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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.
Tallahassee Democrat | 08/10/2005 | Lawmakers campaign to reopen Cecil Field
www.tallahassee.com, 10 Aug 2005 [cached]
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.
...
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.
...
"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 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.
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