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  • Closed bases give back to communities in a variety of ways

    A big unexpected outcome of base closure across the country has been the influx of charitable organizations now operating on closed Air Force bases, providing aide to the very communities most impacted by base closure. Housing for the homeless, welfare to work programs and other nonprofit

  • Mather closing in on whole base transfer

    Transforming the former Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., to civilian use is nearly complete, bringing the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Western Region Execution Center total count of whole base transfers to four out of six. The WREC oversees the cleanup and property transfer at six

  • Innovative property transfer benefits cleanup, redevelopment at McClellan

    Early and privatized are well used buzz words for the redevelopment at former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif.  Today, more than half the 3,400 acre base is transferred using this unique approach.Earlier this year, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Western Region Execution Center

  • Air Force transfers McClellan property to schools, museum

    This week, the Air Force deeded 12 acres on the former McClellan Air Force Base to the community for redevelopment. While the property has been leased to the community for several years following closure in 2001, the recorded deeds make the transfers out of federal ownership final. Los Rios College

  • Governor signs 528-acre land transfer for McClellan

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. approved the transfer of 528 acres of land at the former McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., to McClellan Business Park on Jan 7. The transfer includes a variety of industrial facilities, office buildings, and vacant land and will include privatized

  • Homeless find hope at closed California bases

    In California, as the temperature drops and the number of homeless people climbs, former Air Force bases around the state offer warm relief. Transitional housing is one of the many ways communities are using property on closed military bases for local benefit. These villages of hope offer the

  • Green technologies flourish at former Air Force bases

    The Air Force is going green in more ways than one. Through the use of natural techniques to clean up closed bases, the Air Force is turning those bases into environmentally friendly and energy efficient places to do business.At the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., the Air Force has

  • Find gives glimpse of life nearly 60 years ago

    It was 1954; the worst of times and the best of times as a construction worker rolled up a copy of the Chicago Herald Tribune and stuffed it into one of the legs of a water tower being built at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.Fast forward to April 2012; the construction worker's rolled up newspaper,