Saturday, May 14, 2005


Well the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, issued his recommendations to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. This has been a major worry point for many people around here the last couple months. They have been afraid that China Lake might get shut down. Well according to the list we may in fact gain some work.

The list reccomends for China Lake to gain about 2500 billets. However this list still has to get through 5 months of committee re-work and then approval by the President and Congress.

So nothing is going to happen fast. Personnally I don't expect a hugh rush of people moving into town. Most folks who work at the bases that are going to have their work sent here will not want to live here and therefore probably won't move.

I just hope that we get some more work and funding here so those of us who are working on programs that are rapidly winding down can find some interesting work to do next.

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