Utah Congressional Delegation Announces Joint Press Conference on BRAC
Date and Time: Friday, February 20, 2004 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST
Location: Old Supreme Court Chamber, Utah State Capitol Building
Topic: Utah's military installations and the Base Realignment and Closure process
Participants: Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Senator Robert F. Bennett, Congressman Rob Bishop, Congressman Jim Matheson, Congressman Chris Cannon
The delegation will use this opportunity to address current congressional activities relating to Utah's military establishment and to outline a course of action for the State heading into the 2005 round of BRAC.
The BRAC process is used by the U.S. Department of Defense to review and recommend military bases for closure or realignment, in an effort to reduce excess capacity, save resources and match facilities to force. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has stated that the Department plans to use this fifth round of BRAC to close up to 100 additional military installations, or approximately 20%-25% of current base structure.