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 Army’s 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 Guard’s 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.