Base Closings

Pentagon due to release base closing documents today; Connecticut ready to fight

Officials in Connecticut and other states are awaiting Pentagon data that's due today on the proposed military base closings in their regions.

Lawmakers want to see e-mails, memos, spreadsheets, and handwritten notes that led up to the decisions to close dozens of military installations around the country. Members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission are due in Connecticut today to visit the Groton submarine base which is slated for closure.

Residents of the town plan to be out with flags and signs, urging that the base, and its 86-hundred jobs, be allowed to remain. Connecticut's lawmakers recently approved a ten million-dollar fund to fight the proposed sub base closing.