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Statement of Governor Perdue Regarding BRAC Commissioner Visit to Two Georgia Bases

Wednesday, May 25, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – Today Admiral Harold W. Gehman, Jr., (USN, Ret), a commissioner of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, visited the Naval Air Station in Marietta to gather information and receive a briefing by base personnel.  Later today Admiral Gehman will continue on to Athens for a visit to the Naval Supply Corps School.  Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the Admiral's visit:

“The state of Georgia remains ready to support its communities and defend those bases recommended for closure.  I am pleased that Admiral Gehman visited Georgia today to see first hand the contribution that NAS Atlanta and the Navy Supply Corps School make to our nation's security.  Together, side-by-side with the communities that will be affected by potential base closures, we will make the case to keep all Georgia bases intact.”