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September 9, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1995 round of military base closures, which pummeled California by targeting major installations in Long Beach and Sacramento, became official Friday when the House overwhelmingly rejected a last-ditch effort by some Californians and Texans to spare their bases by scrapping the entire list. Almost half of California's congressional delegation, 24 members, voted to throw out the recommendations of the base closure commission.
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September 9, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1995 round of military base closures, which pummeled California by targeting major installations in Long Beach and Sacramento, became official Friday when the House overwhelmingly rejected a last-ditch effort by some Californians and Texans to spare their bases by scrapping the entire list. Almost half of California's congressional delegation, 24 members, voted to throw out the recommendations of the base closure commission.
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February 9, 1991 | GARY BOULARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A high-ranking Army officer will investigate the complaints of 40 Louisiana National Guard members who left this central Texas post without authorization to call attention to their lament of too much training and not enough time off, officials said Friday. By Friday afternoon, all but one of the guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, headquartered in Shreveport, La., had returned to Ft. Hood. They had been absent without leave for two days, said Dan Nance, a spokesman for the base.
NEWS
July 14, 1995 | PAUL RICHTER and JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton accepted recommendations Thursday to close 79 military bases and scale back 26 others but not before angrily denouncing the commission that drafted the plan for inflicting politically motivated wounds to the economies of California and Texas.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big B-52 bombers have already vacated nearby Carswell Air Force Base, a sprawling 3,200-acre complex that now looks like a military ghost town. Home to much of the nation's now-outmoded strategic bomber force since World War II, Carswell is finally shutting down, one of the victims of the Defense Department's drive to close unneeded military bases as it seeks to live with a declining budget.
NEWS
April 5, 1993 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Pentagon proposed closing nearby Chase Field Naval Air Station in 1990, residents of this tidy community of 15,000 launched a futile fight to save the base and its 2,000 military and civilian jobs. But today, Bee County residents are fighting another battle--this time to get the Navy to leave Chase Field and turn it over for local use.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | BOB WOODWARD, The Washington Post
One section of the material on John Tower that has attracted attention of senators considering his nomination as defense secretary concerns two visits the former senator made to Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Tex., in 1976-78, when he allegedly appeared to be drunk and fondled two women, according to informed sources. Retired Air Force Sgt. Bob Jackson first told the Senate Armed Services Committee and later the FBI of the two incidents at Bergstrom.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ignoring the wishes of the Pentagon, a federal commission Thursday voted to close McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, wiping out 14,000 civilian and military jobs in a region already decimated by previous rounds of base-closings. The commissioners on a 6-2 vote recommended that the base's centerpiece, an air logistics center, be dismantled and its high-tech repair functions split up among the Air Force's remaining maintenance depots. "For California, it's just a major hit," said Sen.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
For little towns like Rantoul, Ill., Wrightstown, N.J., and Newington, N.H., the recommendation that local military bases be closed sounded like an economic death sentence. "Probably half the economy of Rantoul depends on Chanute," said Katy Podagrosi, mayor of the central Illinois town that surrounds Chanute Air Force Base, a facility slated for closure that dates to World War I. Rantoul has been "at a standstill," she said, since rumors of the closure spread in recent weeks.
NEWS
July 14, 1995 | PAUL RICHTER and JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton accepted recommendations Thursday to close 79 military bases and scale back 26 others but not before angrily denouncing the commission that drafted the plan for inflicting politically motivated wounds to the economies of California and Texas.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ignoring the wishes of the Pentagon, a federal commission Thursday voted to close McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, wiping out 14,000 civilian and military jobs in a region already decimated by previous rounds of base-closings. The commissioners on a 6-2 vote recommended that the base's centerpiece, an air logistics center, be dismantled and its high-tech repair functions split up among the Air Force's remaining maintenance depots. "For California, it's just a major hit," said Sen.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big B-52 bombers have already vacated nearby Carswell Air Force Base, a sprawling 3,200-acre complex that now looks like a military ghost town. Home to much of the nation's now-outmoded strategic bomber force since World War II, Carswell is finally shutting down, one of the victims of the Defense Department's drive to close unneeded military bases as it seeks to live with a declining budget.
NEWS
April 5, 1993 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Pentagon proposed closing nearby Chase Field Naval Air Station in 1990, residents of this tidy community of 15,000 launched a futile fight to save the base and its 2,000 military and civilian jobs. But today, Bee County residents are fighting another battle--this time to get the Navy to leave Chase Field and turn it over for local use.
NEWS
February 9, 1991 | GARY BOULARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A high-ranking Army officer will investigate the complaints of 40 Louisiana National Guard members who left this central Texas post without authorization to call attention to their lament of too much training and not enough time off, officials said Friday. By Friday afternoon, all but one of the guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, headquartered in Shreveport, La., had returned to Ft. Hood. They had been absent without leave for two days, said Dan Nance, a spokesman for the base.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | BOB WOODWARD, The Washington Post
One section of the material on John Tower that has attracted attention of senators considering his nomination as defense secretary concerns two visits the former senator made to Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Tex., in 1976-78, when he allegedly appeared to be drunk and fondled two women, according to informed sources. Retired Air Force Sgt. Bob Jackson first told the Senate Armed Services Committee and later the FBI of the two incidents at Bergstrom.
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
For little towns like Rantoul, Ill., Wrightstown, N.J., and Newington, N.H., the recommendation that local military bases be closed sounded like an economic death sentence. "Probably half the economy of Rantoul depends on Chanute," said Katy Podagrosi, mayor of the central Illinois town that surrounds Chanute Air Force Base, a facility slated for closure that dates to World War I. Rantoul has been "at a standstill," she said, since rumors of the closure spread in recent weeks.
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