Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Group to take base fight to D.C.

MILTON, Fla. -- The Santa Rosa County Commission was given an update Monday on local plans to protect area bases from a possible Base Realignment and Closure round and other military cuts. Pete Gandy, a consultant with TEAM Santa Rosa, praised the work that Santa Rosa County commissioners have done for nearly 10 years to purchase and preserve the land around Naval Air Station Whiting Field, which trains military aviators. He said a five-county delegation supporting the military bases will go to Washington at the end of February to meet with congressional leaders to discuss issues facing Northwest Florida military bases. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/06/12)