Towns Gear Up to Fight Base Closings 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.
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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