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FY 2015 Defense Spending By State report now available for download.

Mission Change

The mission of a military installation can change based on strategic goals of the Department of Defense. Requirements may change an installation’s training activities, staffing, and other mission activities.

Every mission change has the potential to impact each community differently – jobs, public services, the need for schools and roads, cooperative alignment between the community’s growth and redevelopment goals and the base’s goals, are all examples of considerations following a mission change.

Any number of Defense actions can lead to mission changes. These actions are dynamic and may affect small groups of communities in a geographic area or large numbers of Defense locations across the country. Thus, OEA’s role in helping communities plan and execute ways to navigate the outcomes of mission changes involve all arms of its technical assistance programs -- land planning and encroachment considerations (Compatible Use), community growth like building more schools and roads (Community Investment), even workforce development or reduction (Base Closure, Realignment, Reuse, DIA).