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Base Realignment and Closure

Any change to operations on a local military installation can have an impact on the surrounding communities. Whether it is an increase or reduction in number of forces located on base, a base closure, or program adjustment, these changes can disrupt the economic stability of towns and even whole states. To minimize the impacts of military operational changes, OEA provides technical guidance and expertise, as well as financial assistance to state and local governments directly affected by these changes.

If your community is affected by BRAC, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance and the expert support necessary to address the economic impact to local and regional communities. By working with OEA, communities facing BRAC are able to work toward new opportunities for economic stability.

Technical Assistance

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Eligibility and Requirements

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Establish an LRA

The development of a Local Redevelopment Authority is at the core of any BRAC transition.

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Project Profiles

Currently viewing 15 of 38 projects that match your criteria

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Fort Ord

Employment on the site of the former fort is at 176% of jobs lost upon base closure.

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center

The redeveloped site now employs 23,000 people, 14 times the number of civilians employed at base closure.

Fort Chaffee

Redevelopment has brought 3,500 new jobs, replacing the 146 civilian jobs lost at closure.

Brunswick Naval Air Station

New job creation is at 149% of civilian jobs lost at base closure and still growing.

Wurtsmith Air Force Base

The former base is a mixed-use site with 1,660 workers, more than doubling the jobs lost at closure.

Williams Air Force Base

After losing 728 civilian jobs at closure, the former base now includes an airport with 4,000 jobs.

Vint Hill Farms Station

The former Army Station is being developed into a mixed-use community with more than 300 homes.

Marine Corps Air Station Tustin

With retail, residences, parks and offices, the redeveloped site employs 10 times more civilians than at base closure.

Naval Station Pascagoula

The Jackson County Port Authority continues to redevelop Singing River Island.

Naval Training Center San Diego

With 5,183 jobs, Liberty Station employs 13 times more people than the NTC did when it closed.

Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant and Red River Army Depot

The TexAmericas Center continues to aggressively redevelop over 9,000 acres in East Texas.

Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant

After losing 120 civilian jobs at closure, the site is now home to businesses with 300 employees.

Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Naval Station

The redeveloped naval shipyard and station host 150 companies with 13,000 employees.

Pease Air Force Base

The former base is now an industrial park with 10,000 employees.

Naval Training Center/Naval Hospital Orlando

The base has been transformed into an award-winning, mixed-use community.


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