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Working to better serve the needs of areas affected by major defense program changes like base realignment and closure (BRAC), OEA has created a YouTube Channel to share video resources, including customer stories in five- to six-minute video segments, like our new one about Riverbank, California and its post-BRAC redevelopment. Use these videos as a first-hand look at how OEA works with grantees and how communities have utilized OEA’s technical assistance and resources in similar situations.

Working to better serve the needs of areas affected by major defense program changes like base realignment and closure (BRAC), OEA has created a YouTube Channel to share video resources, including customer stories in five- to six-minute video segments, like our new one about Riverbank, California and its post-BRAC redevelopment. Use these videos as a first-hand look at how OEA works with grantees and how communities have utilized OEA’s technical assistance and resources in similar situations.

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a reality for some communities that host defense installations. Life after BRAC can be a revitalized one. Even for Riverbank, California, still re-emerging, re-thinking and re-using since the 2005 BRAC, the story of success shines through. Where planning and redevelopment came together, Riverbank’s residents found a new way of life, economic development and reimagined uses for the defense installation facilities once so integral to the community.

Watch the full story of Riverbank, California.

Visit the OEA YouTube Channel for more video resources and additional information on our funding and technical assistance programs for communities affected by major defense program changes.

 

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In the News

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