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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Base Closing Hearings

The hearings will be televised live today on C-Span3

Listing from the Hartford Courant:

9:30 a.m.
Michael L. Dominguez, acting secretary of the Air Force
Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff

1:30 p.m.
Gordon England, Secretary of the Navy
Admiral Vern Clark, chief of naval operations
Gen. Michael W. Hagee, Marine Corps commandant
Air Force, Navy and Marine leaders will testify today before the government's nine-member base-closing commission. These commission members will review the Pentagon proposal released Friday and send their recommendation to President Bush by Sept. 8:
Anthony Principi (chairman) of California, a Vietnam veteran who was secretary of veterans affairs in President Bush's first term.
James T. Hill of Florida, a retired Army general and former combatant commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
Sue Ellen Turner of Texas, a retired Air Force brigadier general and a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
James V. Hansen of Utah, a Navy veteran and former Republican congressman who served on the House Armed Services Committee.
Samuel Knox Skinner of Illinois, a former Army reservist and one-time chief of staff and secretary of transportation under President George H.W. Bush.
Harold W. Gehman Jr. of Virginia, a retired Navy admiral and former NATO supreme allied commander.
Lloyd Warren Newton of Connecticut, a retired Air Force general, now executive vice president for military engines at Pratt & Whitney.
James H. Bilbray of Nevada, a former Army reservist and Democratic congressman who served on international relations, armed services and intelligence committees.
Philip Coyle of California, a defense consultant and senior adviser to the Center for Defense Information, an assistant defense secretary in the Clinton administration.