posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 12:04 AM
Not only that, many of these are probably National Guard/Joint Forces Reserve Centers. Big deal.
Agree. This map seems to show Reserve/NG units basing out of civilian installations thus I don't think this a map of "bases" but simply military
units. To note, ANG tanker squadrons flying from Meridian, MS and Birmingham, AL are on the map......yet they are flying from purely civilian
Base closures have taken their toll on overall numbers and if a base is no longer financially or realistically feasible..........close it down and
move the assets somewhere where it's more feasible. And it should be noted, that even after many former military installations have been closed and
turned over to local ownership, that military units may continue to operate in some capacity from them. Roswell AAF still hosts military ops from
time to time......Plattsburg has tankers sitting on the ramp.....Amarillo IAP has had B-1s, -135s, E-6s, and C-130s staging out of it for a
time.....you can even catch some Navy Agressors or a flight of Harriers tanking-up at Meacham if you look hard enough.