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COMMISSIONER GEHMAN: This is the time and day
8:23 a.m. and it's June 30th, Thursday, at the State of
Georgia Base Realignment and Closure Regional Hearing,
Georgia Tech Conference Center. Good morning, my name
is Harold Gehman. I will be the chairperson for this
regional meeting for the Defense Base Closure and
I am pleased to be joined by my fellow
commissioners Jim Bilbray and Sam Skinner for
today's session. As this Commission has observed
during our first period, every dollar
inappropriately assigned and located in the
infrastructure is a dollar not available to provide
the training that might save a marine's life,
purchase the munitions to win a soldier's firefight
or fund the advances that can ensure our continued
dominance of the air and seas.
Congress entrusted the Defense Department with vast
but not unlimited resources. We have a
responsibility to our nation, the men and women who
bring the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force to life, to
demand the best possible use of these
Congress recognized that fact and
authorized the Department of Defense to prepare a
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United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. certified Atlanta 30 Jun Transcript (Regional), text, November 7, 2005; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc24462/m1/3/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.