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Base Realignment & Closure

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Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Post Headquarters

Action:

Identified for closure in 1991 and closed in 1996

Location:

13 miles northeast of Indianapolis

Point of Contact:

Fort Harrison Reuse Authority (FHRA)
Ehren Bingaman, Executive Director
Doris Combs, Executive Assistant
9120 Otis Avenue Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46216
Telephone: (317) 377-3400
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Base Overview

Located in Lawrence, Indiana, Fort Harrison officially closed in 1996 as part of the 1991 BRAC round. The base spanned 2,400 acres in Marion County, Indiana and contained numerous buildings while employing 1,050 civilian employees.

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Glenview Naval Air Station, Illinois

Post Headquarters

Action:

Closed in 1995

Location:

18 miles from Chicago in Glenview, Illinois

Point of Contact:

The Village of Glenview
The Glen Redevelopment Project Office
Donald K. Owen, Director of Capital Projects and Planning
1370 Shermer Road, Glenview, Illinois 60026
Telephone: (847) 998-9500
Website: http://www.glenview.il.us/glen/

Photos:

http://www.glenview.il.us/glen/photos_yearly_index.asp
http://www.hangarone.org/8thmeeting.asp

Glenview in the News:

CBS news story of Glenview

Base Overview

One of the three major installations closed in the Chicago metropolitan area during multiple BRAC rounds in the mid-1990s, Glenview Naval Air Station (GNAS), located in the center of the Village of Glenview, Illinois, was approximately 18 miles northwest from the heart of downtown Chicago.

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Grissom Air Force Base

Post Headquarters

Action:

Closed in 1993

Location:

Peru, Indiana

Point of Contact:

Grissom-Aeroplex
Jim Tidd, Executive Director
1525 W. Hoosier Blvd., Suite 201
Peru, Indiana 46970
Telephone: (765) 689-0159

Base Overview

Grissom Air Force Base was located in Miami County, Indiana about six miles south of Peru, Indiana and about 65 miles north of Indianapolis. The BRAC 1991 round targeted the base for realignment that became effective in September 1994. With realignment, an estimated 792 civilian jobs at the base were lost.

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