A look at Indiana military sites
The Department of Defense is expected to release a list of proposed base closures or realignments on Friday. The following are the largest military facilities in Indiana:
Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, about 30 miles southwest of Bloomington, has about 4,000 government workers and contractors doing work such as modifying weapons for Navy Seals and testing laser-guided bombs. Status: Considered the most vulnerable site in Indiana to closing or significant changes.
Grissom Air Reserve Base, near Peru, has some 300 civilian workers and 1,700 reservists and is home to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, which flies KC-135 refueling tankers. Status: Lost some 2,500 active-duty military personnel in a 1994 downsizing.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service at the former Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis has about 3,000 mostly civilian workers at the Armys accounting headquarters. Status: Considered relatively safe from closing after a $123 million renovation finished two years ago at what is the largest military office building after the Pentagon.
Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, is a longtime Indiana National Guard training facility with a full-time staff of about 400 military personnel and 75 civilians. Status: It was federally activated in 2003 as a training site for thousands of Guard and reserve soldiers preparing for overseas deployments.
Newport Chemical Depot, about 30 miles north of Terre Haute, is one of eight Army installations in the country with a chemical agent stockpile. Status: About 30 full-time military and civilian workers are overseeing the destruction of more than 250,000 gallons of VX nerve agent, a project that involves about 1,000 contract employees.
Indiana Air National Guard base at Fort Wayne International Airport houses the Guards 122nd Fighter Wing and has more than 300 full-time jobs.
Indiana Air National Guard base at Terre Haute International Airport is where the 181st Fighter Wing is stationed with 80 civilian and 220 Guard members.