SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE NOT ON THE LIST OF BASE CLOSURES

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE NOT ON THE LIST OF BASE CLOSURES

U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello tells those attending a press conference that Scott Air Force Base has been spared from the base closure list as U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (L) county supervisor Mark Kern and Sen. Dick Durbin (R) listen in, at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, IL on May 13, 2005. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list released by the Defense Department has recommended that 188 military bases be closed nationwide. Scott Air Force Base employs 14 thousand people and is home of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command. President Bush will make his final decision by September 8. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)