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OEA equips communities with information, procedures, technical, and financial assistance needed.
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OEA works with communities to minimize the consequences of defense impacts.
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OEA’s Compatible Use Program promotes cooperative planning efforts among military installations, ranges and military training corridors and surrounding communities.
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OEA provides growth management planning assistance to State and local governments.
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BRAC Project Highlights
Newport Chemical Depot, Indiana

Newport Chemical Depot Administration BuildingThe Newport Chemical Depot (NECD or Depot) is an Army Material Command facility located in Vermillion County, Indiana. The Depot is responsible for neutralization of the VX chemical agent stored on site. This neutralization process...

BRAC Project Highlights
Naval Air Station Brunswick and Topsham Annex, Maine

Aerial View of NAS BrunswickBase Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 closed Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick and Topsham Annex. The former NAS Brunswick main base (closed on May 30, 2011) consisted of 3,407 acres (including the McKeen Street housing site, East...

BRAC Project Highlights
Naval Support Activity New Orleans, Louisiana

Gate at NAS New OrleansNaval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans, located on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, was deemed surplus property to the Federal government in 2005. The property enjoys a strategic maritime location at the confluence...

BRAC Project Highlights
Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, Kansas

Kansas Army Ammunition Plant Washwater SumpsThe Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is a 13,727-acre facility located in rural Kansas and has always been utilized for “pack and load” production rather than manufacturing of explosives. This mission required large Quantity Distance...

BRAC Project Highlights
Fort McPherson, Georgia

Gate at Fort McPhersonThe closure of Fort McPherson, as stipulated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions, resulted in an estimated loss of 7,123 jobs, (4,303 direct and 2,820 indirect jobs) between 2006 and 2011 in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta,...

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Fort Lawton Army Reserve Complex, Washington

Office of Economic Adjustment SealThe Fort Lawton Army Reserve Complex includes three contiguous United States Army Reserve Centers (USARC), including Second Lieutenant Robert R. Leisy USARC, Captain James R. Harvey USARC, and Fort Lawton USARC (FLARC). Located in...

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