Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kiplinger: Eglin at risk

Is Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., at risk of being closed in any new round of base closings? That's what a recent Kiplinger Report says. The report, which cited unnamed sources on Capitol Hill and others, lists Eglin along with eight other bases. The report said Eglin's work could be transferred to bases in the Northwest. But it shouldn't be taken seriously, according to Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. He points out that Congress has no appetite for another base closing round. David Goestch, chairman of the Florida Defense Support Task Force, also discounts the assessment of the risk to Eglin, which received additional missions from the last base closing round. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 07/25/12)