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Towns Gear Up to Fight Base Closings

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Towns Gear Up to Fight Base Closings

Towns Gear Up to Fight Base Closings

Towns Gear Up to Fight Base Closings

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As the military restructures, communities around the country once again face the disruptive threat of base closings. We look at how towns are fighting to keep their bases — and how life has changed in places that lost that battle.

Guests:

Mayor Beverly Johnson, mayor of Alameda, Calif.

George Cahlink, staff correspondent, Government Executive magazine; covers the Pentagon

Pete Conroy, director of the Environmental Policy and Information Center at Jacksonville State University; member of the local re-use authority