Welcome to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission's official website. Our goal is to assist the American public, including interested stakeholders, to fully understand the open and transparent process through which our work is conducted. The website will also serve as a means by which you may share your thoughts, concerns, or suggestions with the Commissioners. Your input is appreciated.

The Congress established the 2005 BRAC Commission to ensure the integrity of the base closure and realignment process. As directed by law, the Commission will provide an objective, non-partisan, and independent review and analysis of the list of military installation recommendations issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) on May 13, 2005. The recommendations provided by DoD are extremely complex and interrelated and will require in-depth analysis and careful attention to detail. The Commission will follow a fair, open, and equitable process, as set forth by statute. The Commission's mission is to assess whether the DoD recommendations substantially deviated from the Congressional criteria used to evaluate each military base. While giving priority to the criteria of military value, the Commission will also take into account the human impact of the base closures and will consider the possible economic, environmental, and other effects on the surrounding communities.

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Final Deliberations and Decisions

Click HERE to view material related to the commission's final deliberations and decisions.

Motion voting results are now available.

Major Steps After the Final 2005 BRAC
Commission Report was Submitted to the
President on September 8, 2005

Other Commission Documents

2005 Commission Activities

September 8, 2005
BRAC Commission Final Report Submitted to the President

Commission Schedule

Hearing transcripts and additional information

Other opportunities for public input