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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

After Six-Year Race, Army Meets BRAC Challenge

  • September 29, 2011
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After six years, nearly $18 billion in spending and the relocation of 20,000 civilian positions, the Army successfully carried out the BRAC 2005 recommendations by the Sept. 15 deadline, the Army News Service reported.

The Army was responsible for 47 percent of the entire BRAC program, resulting in the service’s largest organizational transformation since World War II. The Army closed 12 active-component installations, one Reserve installation, and 387 National Guard Readiness and Army Reserve Centers. In all, 250,000 soldiers and their families moved as a result of BRAC realignments.

Planning, design and construction for 440 projects accounted for $13.5 billion in spending and made up the largest portion of the Army’s BRAC budget. The service spent $3.9 billion on computers, furniture, equipment and permanent change of station moves; and $300 million on environmental projects.

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