Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a plan this week to reduce the military’s size and budget. Closing or restructuring domestic bases is part of that plan. The next round of Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, is slated for 2017 if Congress approves it.
The Florida Defense Alliance - part of Enterprise Florida - works to ensure the state is an attractive site for bases, and they don't think closures are an immediate threat. Vice President Rocky McPherson says Hagel's budget is only an initial proposal, and it will face an uphill climb in Washington.