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Converting Closed Military Bases to Centers for Education and Vocation Training

When bases close, opportunities are created for the local community to consider the reuse of large parcels of land and surplus personal property and buildings in ways not previously envisioned. To assist communities, OEA periodically publishes community guidance manuals. These manuals are intended to help communities steer their way through an often traumatic and confusing adjustment–and learning as they go.

This community guidance manual is focused on converting all or part of closing military bases to centers for education and vocational training. Most military installations contain significant assets dedicated to training military personnel. To the extent such assets are made available through the closure process as surplus real and personal property the more adaptable the base becomes for reuse.

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