I know I am late with this, but I’ve been giving the taxpayers more bang for their buck this week.
Politics had nothing to do with this; a lot of it has to do with high overhead and a desire to shrink tail to make more tooth. This is one place I see a problem; once you get rid of acreage for the military, you will
“Do you ever remember anything? BTW, your torpedoes still suck – the
'Long Lance' still laughs at you.”
Back to the subject at hand.
Closing New London: Real good review by
Hey speaking of subs. Who here remembers
Norfolk sinks into the Chesapeake -
Navy Reserve HQ leaving the French Quarter and Moving to
Manpower and Personnel consolidation in Millington: About damn time. Quit fighting each other and serve the fleet. Right idea. Low cost of living area.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: As my P-3 friends would say – NH and ME Congressional delegation can just “
“Realignments” - The hidden story: Stuck between the Closures and Gains is an interesting and neglected section called “Realignments.” Let’s look at one spot.
Naval Air Station Brunswick, ME: losing 2,314 military, 61 civilians. What does
I want to see the details there. The Navy Times has a funny line,
“Jacksonville would gain Patrol Wing 5 and its P-3 maritime patrol aircraft squadrons from Brunswick Naval Air Station…”Really? Mmmmm. As my P-3 spy tells me, in the Cold War each P-3 wing had 6 squadrons. They now have 3 (+1 VQ or VPU depending on where you are). NAS Jacksonville already has 3 VP squadrons and Patrol Wing 11. Do you really think there is a reason to have Wing 5 AND Wing 11 on the same base? With
This is only the end of the beginning. Still more steps to go. One thing that does worry me as the military retreats from the NE, those bases are about the only reason many of those senators show any support for the military at any time. I know that is strictly political, but support is support. Making sausage is ugly. Let the games begin.