Accession Number:

ADA126943

Title:

Geographic Perspectives on the Relationship of Air Force Base Realignments to Rural Community Welfare in the United States.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

281.0

Abstract:

Small towns in rural locations expect socioeconomic trauma when military bases in their hinterlands are closed. The purpose of this research is to learn how three small communities were affected by closure of their adjacent Air Force bases and to explain the role played by location as an influence on community revival efforts after base closure. Explaining socioeconomic relationships between the host community and its nearby military base as an inherent part of the study. Elements of the Air Force base realignment process are described the site and situation of each community is discussed the economic health of case study communities before and after base closure is compared to that of other communities of similar size and location detailed socioeconomic effects of base closure on each community are presented and the influence of location on each communitys strategy for revival is explained.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE