Unfortunately I missed a phone call from Rep. Norm Dicks before I filed my story for todays paper on cost overruns that limited the Pentagons savings from the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
That BRAC round matters to the military community in the South Sound because it led to the merger of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, resulting in Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Pentagon expected to save $2.3 billion by combining 26 installations into 12 joint bases in that BRAC effort. Instead, its likely to save $249 million.