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Air Force might keep bases open after personnel moves

BRAC panel members express concern about impact of stripped down bases on local communities.

Oldest shipyard may be drydocked in latest base-closing round

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard would lose largest number of civilian jobs.

Pentagon proposes to close 33 major bases

Recommendations also include realigning 29 major facilities; other bases will gain troops.

Border Patrol seeks more personnel, might enlist citizen patrols

CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner says thousands of more border guards are needed.

Familiar names show up on Army's closure list

Some of the service's oldest and best-known bases are slated to be shuttered or restructured.

BRAC plan likely to prompt strong fight in Northeast

Large facilities in Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey slated for closure, with thousands of jobs at stake.

Defense proposes major consolidation of finance services

The recommendation would involve closing 21 Defense Finance and Accounting Service facilities.

Showdown looms between appropriators, homeland panel

At issue is provision in fiscal 2006 Homeland Security spending bill not to fund President Bush's proposal to create a new office for coordinating screening efforts.

Base realignment plan would cut 18,000 civilian jobs

Nearly 67,000 civilian jobs are slated to move to new locations.

Inherited problems plague immigration enforcement agencies, GAO finds

Management challenges include defining priorities, improving coordination and effectively using resources.