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January 7, 1987
The Air Force announced that it has begun studying the possible closing of Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento, a budget-cutting step that could put 2,200 civilians out of work. Such a move could also shift more than 5,100 Air Force personnel away from the base, which trains navigators for the United States and dozens of other nations' air forces. "No actions toward closure will be taken until the review is complete and the decision is finalized," the Air Force said.
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February 1, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld
Mary J. Kight, already the first woman general in the California National Guard, will become the group's first female leader Tuesday. She will also be the first African American woman at the helm of any national guard in the country. Kight, 59, a Republican who lives in Sacramento, recognizes that for some, these are important firsts. "It depends on who is looking at me," she said. "If it's important to them, then you know, I acknowledge that it is also important. But . . . I am doing my job. I am doing what I am asked to do."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld
Mary J. Kight, already the first woman general in the California National Guard, will become the group's first female leader Tuesday. She will also be the first African American woman at the helm of any national guard in the country. Kight, 59, a Republican who lives in Sacramento, recognizes that for some, these are important firsts. "It depends on who is looking at me," she said. "If it's important to them, then you know, I acknowledge that it is also important. But . . . I am doing my job. I am doing what I am asked to do."
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Pentagon plans call for closing Mather Air Force Base in four years, but cleaning up hazardous waste there will take at least 30 years, according to Air Force documents. The documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show that the commission that recommended the base's closure did not determine how toxic waste cleanup would affect the sale and conversion of Mather to other uses.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Following is a list of military installations that a government panel recommended Thursday should be closed, combined with other bases or not constructed. ALABAMA Alabama Ammunition Plant, to close. Coosa River Annex, to close. Anniston Army Depot, to be reorganized. Redstone Arsenal, to expand. ARKANSAS Eaker Air Force Base, to expand. ARIZONA Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, to be reorganized. Ft. Huachuca, to be reorganized. Navaho Depot, to close. Yuma Proving Ground, to be reorganized.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC and AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writers
Closure of six military installations in California--among them the Army's historic Presidio in San Francisco and three major Air Force bases--would cost the state more than 17,000 military and civilian jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in wages, Department of Defense figures show. Just what would be done with most of the thousands of acres of property vacated by the military has not been worked out, but, in the case of the Presidio, all but 36.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
A bipartisan federal commission, in an unprecedented effort to save money and consolidate the nation's sprawling complex of military bases, recommended Thursday that Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci shut 86 bases and partly close another five, yielding a savings of $700 million a year. The commission called for six California bases to be closed, including the historic Presidio in San Francisco and two Air Force bases in San Bernardino County.
NEWS
November 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A small military trainer aircraft crashed today in a rural area of Yuba County about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, but the pilots ejected and were not injured, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said. Forest Service officials said the plane, described as a T-37 Trainer, was from Mather Air Force Base. The spokeswoman said the craft went down near Bullards Bar Reservoir and was burning, but that the fire was not spreading.
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November 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Legion of Christ order is in discussions with city and county officials on a site to build a private university. The Catholic order wants to first open a downtown graduate school, and then expand with a core campus in another location, possibly at the Mather Air Force Base. The school, which will be named the University of Sacramento, would be the area's first private four-year college. The Legion of Christ is a conservative Roman Catholic order of priests founded in 1941 in Mexico.
NEWS
April 10, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Hundreds of tearful mourners attended a memorial service for an Air Force officer shot down over Vietnam 24 years ago and missing until his body was brought back to the United States last August. Maj. Charles Morgan was granted full military honors in a long-delayed ceremony at Mather Air Force Base after the Defense Department waited more than two decades to recover the navigator's remains and forensic experts spent nearly nine months making a positive identification. Morgan and Maj.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Following is a list of military installations that a government panel recommended Thursday should be closed, combined with other bases or not constructed. ALABAMA Alabama Ammunition Plant, to close. Coosa River Annex, to close. Anniston Army Depot, to be reorganized. Redstone Arsenal, to expand. ARKANSAS Eaker Air Force Base, to expand. ARIZONA Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, to be reorganized. Ft. Huachuca, to be reorganized. Navaho Depot, to close. Yuma Proving Ground, to be reorganized.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
A bipartisan federal commission, in an unprecedented effort to save money and consolidate the nation's sprawling complex of military bases, recommended Thursday that Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci shut 86 bases and partly close another five, yielding a savings of $700 million a year. The commission called for six California bases to be closed, including the historic Presidio in San Francisco and two Air Force bases in San Bernardino County.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC and AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writers
Closure of six military installations in California--among them the Army's historic Presidio in San Francisco and three major Air Force bases--would cost the state more than 17,000 military and civilian jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in wages, Department of Defense figures show. Just what would be done with most of the thousands of acres of property vacated by the military has not been worked out, but, in the case of the Presidio, all but 36.
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