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Blossom Point Research Facility

Military installations are critical to local, regional, and state economies throughout the United States, generating tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in direct and indirect economic activity annually. The State of Maryland is fortunate to be home to several large military installations, including Andrews Air Force Base, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and Fort Meade. Several smaller installations, including the Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Blossom Point Research Facility (BPRF) are located in Charles County, Maryland. Planning for military installations has been important to the County, as the presence of these facilities provides a strong economic base for the County and region. In 2005, Congress established the Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) to review military installations around the country. In an effort to protect the future existence of BPRF, The U.S. Army has worked cooperatively with Charles County to obtain federal funds to study the compatibility of the Blossom Point Research Facility and neighboring community, in an effort to ensure the facility’s long term ability to meet their mission at this location.

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