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Project Highlights

OEA continues to assist communities, both large and small, with adapting to Defense program changes. Communities benefit from decades of OEA knowledge and community best practices, allowing them to leverage state and federal resources to proactively and positively change their individual community.

Each project highlight story below showcases a challenge the community is facing and how this community, with OEA support, is working to solve it.

Compatible Use Project Highlights

March Air Reserve Base, California

Office of Economic Adjustment Seal

Military Mission

March Air Reserve Base (ARB) is located in Riverside County, approximately 45-60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and encompasses 2,075 acres. March ARB serves the 452nd Air Mobility Wing and the 163rd Air Refueling Wing to provide military airlift and air refueling capabilities. Several other government organizations operate flying missions from the base. The airfield is a joint use airfield that accommodates both military and commercial operations, and will likely accommodate general aviation in the future.

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Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina

Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort

Military Mission

Throughout its more than 60-year history, the 5,800 acres that comprise Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort have played a key role in the national defense by hosting training exercises and operations that ensure our military's readiness to meet every challenge. Offshore airspace and advanced technology provide excellent ranges for air-to-air training. Today, the 3.9 million square yards of runways and taxiways are home to nine Marine Corps and Navy squadrons of F/A-18 Hornet advanced fighter-attack aircraft. The MCAS Beaufort hosts more than 12,000 military members, dependents, and civilian employees.

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

AV-8B Harrier on its way back to MCAS Cherry Point

Military Mission

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point is a 13,164 acre military installation located north of the town of Havelock in southeastern Craven County, North Carolina. It houses approximately 8,400 Marines and Sailors and about 5,700 civilian personnel. MCAS Cherry Point currently provides support facilities and services for the Second Marine Aircraft Wing, the Naval Aviation Depot, Combat Service Support Detachment 21 of the Second Force Service Support Group, the Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment, and the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office. MCAS Cherry Point maintains facilities for training and support of the Atlantic Fleet Marine Force aviation units, and is designated as a primary aviation supply point.

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Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

Sunrise view of main entrance at MCB Quantico

Military Mission

Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico is located 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. along the I-95 corridor, and surrounds the town of Quantico, Virginia. The MCB Quantico complex consists of 60,314 acres of land, 55,148 of which are Department of Defense-owned. This land falls across three Virginia counties: Stafford County (55% of acreage), Prince William County (40% of acreage), and Fauquier County (5% acreage). The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration occupy 500 acres under long-term real estate use agreements.

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Massachusetts Military Reservation, Massachusetts

Aerial view of MMR

Military Mission

The Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) is a 22,000 acre reservation located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts within Barnstable County, and bordered by the cities of Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich, and Mashpee. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns (fee simple) 19,900 acres of the Reservation and the U.S. Air Force owns 1,100 acres. The MMR is divided into two general land uses: 14,575 acres in the north of the Reservation comprise a training area, and 5,900 acres in the south of the Reservation constitute the main cantonment area, which contains the command buildings and infrastructure.

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Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

Moody Air Force Base

Military Mission

Moody Air Force Base (AFB) is located in South Georgia approximately fifteen miles north of Valdosta, and is home to the Air Force's 23rd Wing. The 23rd Wing consists of seven groups and is tasked to organize, train, and employ combat-ready security forces, pararescue-jumpers (PJs), A/OA-10, HH-60, and HC-130 forces totaling 6,100 military and civilian personnel. The Wing executes worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations in support of humanitarian interests, national security, and the global war on terrorism.

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