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Why are people living inside the Astro Dome? [Sep. 20th, 2005|12:22 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.


The same week as Katrina I was pondering why people were being shipped off to live on football fields, gymnasiums as well as other shelters where they have to live on top of each other when we as a country have at least 100 closed former military bases all across the country they could go to. I've even lived on an air force base that closed while we were there. Former military bases are really just ready made small towns almost all of these bases listed below already have: Houses, Apartments, Shopping Centers, Grocery Stores, Schools, Banks, Movie Theaters, Gas Stations, Libraries, Churches, Police Stations, Gyms, Sports Fields ie: Baseball, Football etc, Camp Grounds, Fishing Lakes, Picnic Areas, Office Buildings, Bowling Alleys, Play Grounds, Rec Centers, Golf Courses, Hospitals, Fast Food Resuraunts, and some even have their own small airports. They are basicly just empty small towns just standing there waiting for people. I know the one I live on they just took the applinaces out and boarded up all the windows and doors. All they would need would be a stove and fridge and some electricity turned back on.

These are the bases closed only since 1988. It's gonna take years to rebuild, I would rather live at one of these than in some trailer the government gave me. This is what they do, show people the list, ask them where they want to go and boom, the whole town just relocates.

1988 Commission
16 Major Closures

1. Army Material Tech Lab, MA
2. Cameron Station, VA
3. Chanute AFB, IL
4. Fort Douglas, UT
5. Fort Sheridan, IL
6. George AFB, CA
7. Jefferson Proving Ground, IN
8. Lexington Army Depot, KY
9. Mather AFB, CA
10. Naval Station Brooklyn, NY
11. Naval Station Lake Charles, LA
12. Naval Station, Galveston, TX
13. Norton AFB, CA
14. Pease AFB, NH
15. Philadelphia Naval Hospital, PA
16. Presidio of San Francisco, CA

1991 Commission
26 Major Closures

1. Bergstrom AFB, TX (Active Component Only)
2. Carswell AFB, TX
3. Castle AFB, CA
4. Chase Field NAS, TX
5. Eaker AFB, AR
6. England AFB, LA
7. Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN
8. Fort Devens, MA
9. Fort Ord, CA
10. Grissom AFB, IN
11. Hunters Point Annex, CA
12. Loring AFB, ME
13. Lowry AFB, CO
14. Moffett NAS, CA
15. Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
16. NAV ElecSysEngrCtr, San Diego, CA
17. Naval Station Long Beach, CA
18. Naval Station Philadelphia, PA
19. Naval Station Puget Sound, WA
20. Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA
21. Richards-Gebaur ARS, MO
22. Rickenbacker AGB, OH
23. Sacramento Army Depot, CA
24. Tustin MCAS, CA
25. Williams AFB, AZ
26. Wurtsmith AFB, MI

1993 Commission
28 Major Closures

1. Charleston Naval Shipyard, SC
2. Defense Per. Support Center, PA
3. Gentile Air Force Station, OH (DESC)
4. Homestead AFB, FL
5. K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI
6. Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
7. MCAS El Toro, CA
8. Naval Air Station Agana, Guam
9. Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI
10. Naval Air Station Cecil Field, FL
11. Naval Air Station Dallas, TX
12. Naval Air Station Glenview, IL
13. Naval Airs Station Alameda, CA
14. Naval Aviation Depot Alameda, CA
15. Naval Aviation Depot Norfolk, VA
16. Naval Aviation Depot Pensacola, FL
17. Naval Hospital Oakland, CA
18. Naval Station Charleston, SC
19. Naval Station Mobile, AL
20. Naval Station Staten Island, NY
21. Naval Station Treasure Island, CA
22. Naval Training Center Orlando, FL
23. Naval Training Center San Diego, CA
24. NESEC, St. Inigoes, MD
25. Newark AFB, OH
26. O'Hare IAP ARS, IL
27. Plattsburgh AFB, NY
28. Vint Hill Farms, VA

1995 Commission
27 Major Closures

1. Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal, NJ
2. Bergstrom Air Reserve Base, TX
3. Defense Dist. Depot Memphis, TN
4. Defense Distribution Depot Ogden, UT
5. Fitzsimoms Army Medical Center, CO
6. Fleet Industrial SU. Center, Oakland, CA
7. Fort Chaffee, AR
8. Fort Holabird, MD
9. Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
10. Fort McClellan, AL
11. Fort Pickett, VA
12. Fort Ritchie, MD
13. McClellan AFB, CA
14. Naval Air Facility, Adak, AK
15. Naval Air Station, South Weymoth, MA
16. Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Indianapolis, IN
17. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, CA
18. NAWC, Aircraft Div., Warminster, PA
19. NAWC, Crane Division Detachment, Louisville, KY
20. NSWC, Dahlgren Division Detachment, White Oak, MD
21. Oakland Army Base, CA
22. Ontario IAP Air Guard Station, CA
23. Resse AFB, TX
24. Roslyn Air Guard Station, NY
25. Savanna Army Depot Activity, IL
26. Seneca Army Depot, NY
27. Ship Repair Facility, Guam

[User Picture]From: batemanenroute
2005-09-20 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the Red Cross has set up something at Lowry AFB in CO... good idea- there should be more set up like that!
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