Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BRAC discussed at meeting

CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- An executive with the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council told the Crestview City Council that a trip to the nation's capital last month included more than 50 area leaders from five counties. Kay Rasmussen, vice president of community and economic development, said the annual Northwest Florida Defense Coalition meeting included officials from Okaloosa, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Bay counties who met with government and military officials. "We do this to speak with one voice for our communities," Rasmussen said, according to the Crestview News Bulletin. Topics discussed with the congressional delegation included the possibility of another Base Realignment and Closure round and the Air Force Material Command reorganization affecting the Eglin Air Force Base Air Armament Center. (Source: Crestview News Bulletin, 04/18/12) Previous BRAC; Previous reorganization