Military Base Closures
- I have "some" experience in this area, as I was hired as a 'Base
Closing Engineer' (at least that's what we called ourselves) in 1996
to help close down Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC; ex-NADC) Warrington
(Johnsville), PA. (NAWC is now located in Pax. River, MD.) Actually
what gets left behind is up to the project and department managers.
Believe it or not, making friends with said individuals can yield
surprising results. Main Reason: you can't take it all with you...to
the "new" location. Important stuff that goes: those computer outlet
strips. Why? Because you Never have enough outlets in a new location
and you always need them immediately. 100's of (now) spare computers?
They went to the surplus div.(DMRO). If an item is not needed to
complete the mission, it stays or gets 'surplused'. Sometimes, even
donated to worthy charities.... [I'm trying to remember what happened
to this UH-1 Huey (helicopter chassis) we had - I'm thinking it was
donated to vet's group?]