BRAC report is released
8:36 a.m. The 29 page Pentagon base closure/reduction report has just been released moments ago.
Out of the current 6400 jobs, the R.I. Arsenal is to lose 1,263 jobs net with 1,417 civilian jobs lost and 154 military jobs added.
The Rock Island Arsenal is on the Pentagon's list of base realignments, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's office said this morning.The recommendations will now go to the 9 member Base Realignment and Closure commission which will look at the report and make their own recommendations to the White House.
A Quad-City Development Group official confirms that the Pentagon’s list of base closures and realignments would cost the Rock Island Arsenal 1,263 jobs.
Ron Summers, a spokesman, said that 1,417 civilian jobs would be lost, though 154 military jobs would be gained if Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's recommendations would be enacted. Development group and congressional staffs were analyzing the recommendations this morning, so no further details were available.