BRAC: Maryland's Growing Pains

BRAC: Maryland's Growing Pains

Our series on military base realignment continues with a look at Maryland's jobs boom and the different reactions from two communities affected by the military growth.

Our series on military base realignment and closure (BRAC) in the Washington region continues with a look at one of so-called 'winners' of the process: Maryland. We explore how expansion at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center and Fort Meade will boost the state's economy, even though it may create headaches for local residents.


Anthony G. Brown

Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and Chairman of the Governor’s Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure.

Colonel Daniel Thomas

Fort George G. Meade Installation Commander

Robert Leib

Anne Arundel County Executive’s Special Assistant for BRAC

Phil Alperson

Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator in the office of the County Executive

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BRAC Timeline

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