Bases Added to Base Closure List
The BRAC commission voted to add four bases to the base closure list, including the Broadway complex in San Diego -- a piece of land that would be much better used as a shopping center, strip club, or city landfill anyway, IMHO. (Basically, it just served as headquarters for a bunch of commands that could easily squeeze in somewhere else.)
The big news, from the submarine perspective, is that the commission failed to add Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to the list -- by a 5-4 vote (five commissioners voting to add). By the BRAC rules, the commission can delete a facility from the list with the votes of five commissioners, but require seven votes to add a facility. Since five of the commissioners voted to add PHNSY, this means that there could potentially be five who would like to keep Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; and, I believe, by extension, Subase New London (since keeping Portsmouth without Groton makes very little sense).
Should be an interesting next couple of months...