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The demand sent Hampton Roads leaders into a tailspin. The Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC) put one of the area’s largest employers, Oceana Naval Air Station, on its hit list. The community had already felt the blow from BRAC once with the decision to shut down historic Fort Monroe.

Now state and local leaders face a daunting task, spend billions to condemn and buy homes and businesses in the high risk accident zone, or lose the base.

Join host Cathy Lewis and her guests for an in-depth look at the future of Oceana – The WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship presents a virtual town hall meeting “ After Brac: What Now for OceanaThursday, October 27th from 8-9 pm live on WHRO TV-15.


  • Mayor Meyera Oberndorf
  • Councilman Richard Maddox
  • State Senator Ken Stolle
  • Mike Gooding, 13 News Military Reporter
  • Dennis Hartig of the Virginian-Pilot



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Virginian Pilot Story: Fight for Oceana jets far from over

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BRAC Official Web site

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