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Armed Services / Installations Closings / Ft. George, Ft. Dix #113604

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Cmsn.'s recommendation to close 86 military installations throughout country to cut costs featured; scenes shown of San Francisco, California's Presidio Army facility, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Brooklyn Naval Station and Norton AFBs in California. [Commission on Base Realignment and Closure mbr. Jack EDWARDS - says bases without military value were cands. for closing.] Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci reported likely to support commission's decisions. Congress response to recommendations noted. [Senator John WARNER - comments.] Reasons for not closing some obsolete bases explained; scenes shown.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(George AFB, California: Brian Rooney) Response to plans to close George AFB in California reported; details given of concern over closing in nearby communities; scenes shown. [WOMAN - comments on loss of jobs.] [Victorville, California, car DEALER - comments.] [Second WOMAN - says community will do fine.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Fort Dix, New Jersey: John McKenzie) Plans to partially close Fort Dix reported; scenes shown. [Base spokesperson Richard DOWLING - discusses proposed status.] Historical scenes shown of legendary Fort Dix training center [Seamstress Elsie ROBERTS - comments.] Dependence of shops in nearby communities on Fort Dix detailed. [Bar owner John MARESSA, barber Jonathan CATARINO - talk about their likely unempl.]

Donaldson, Sam;
McKenzie, John;
Rooney, Brian;
Zelnick, Bob

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