1. StevePerkins says:

    What’s the status on Fort McPherson getting closed? (I haven’t heard anything about that in awhile) Is this really a gain in numbers, or just shuffling bodies around in the wake of base closures?

  2. Rogue109 says:

    Ft. McPherson and Ft. Gillem are still slated to close within the next few years as a result of BRAC recommendations. Ditto for the Navy Supply School in Athens and Naval Air Station Atlanta.

    In terms of straight numbers, this is STILL a HUGE net gain for Georgia. McPherson and Gillem are more logistical headquarters (US Army Forces Command, Third US Army/US Army Forces Central Command, US Army Reserve Command, etc.) and doesn’t have large numbers of personnel attached.

    The addition of Brigade Combat Teams in real numbers means a huge boost to the economies of Hinesville, Columbus and Augusta, as well.

    Another good result of the closure of NAS Atlanta is that the Georgia Army/Air National Guard and Georgia State Defense Force are going to be left with a huge and top notch facility adjacent to Dobbins ARB to move into.

    All in all, it is very good for Georgia!

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