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Mission Statement

Ensure strategic alignment of infrastructure capabilities and capacity with the training, readiness, and support requirements of Military Departments and Combatant Commanders in the joint operational environment.


Basing oversees the process by which DoD requests Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) authority from Congress. BRAC authority allows DoD to reorganize its installation infrastructure to more efficiently and effectively support force structure and increase operational readiness. DoD's most recent BRAC round was held in 2005, resulting in closure and realignment actions that reduced DoD infrastructure by 3.4% and generated an estimated $4 billion in annual recurring savings.
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Joint Basing

Through the Senior Joint Base Work Group, the Basing Office develops policy, reviews Joint Base Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) changes, monitors performance, and facilitates dispute resolution to ensure Joint Bases are efficient and effective organizations that meet mission requirements.

Joint Base Locations The joint basing program, established by a recommendation of the 2005 Base Closure andRealignmentCommission, represents the Department's efforts to optimize the delivery of installation support across the Services. BRAC 2005 created 12 joint bases from 26 installations that were in close proximity or shared a boundary. As of 1 October 2010, all 12 joint bases achieved full operational capability.
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA: McChord Air Force Base (AFB) and Fort Lewis.
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ: Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, Fort Dix, and McGuire AFB.)
  • Joint Base Andrews- Naval Air Facility Washington, MD: Naval Air Facility Washington and Andrews AFB.
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC: Bolling AFB and Naval Station Anacostia.
  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA: Henderson Hall (USMC) and Fort Myer.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK: Fort Richardson and Elmendorf AFB.
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI: Hickam AFB, HI, to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Joint Base San Antonio, TX: Fort Sam Houston, Randolph AFB, and Lackland AFB.
  • Joint Base Charleston, SC: Naval Weapons Station Charleston and Charleston AFB.
  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA: Fort Eustis and Langley AFB, VA.
  • Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA: Fort Story and Naval Expeditionary Base Little Creek.
  • Joint Region Marianas, Guam: Andersen AFB and Naval Base Guam.
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Global Posture

UCP Map Forward-stationed forces configured to support U.S. security strategy are essential to maintaining our influence and leadership overseas. Basing represents the Energy, Installations, and Environment community on the Global Posture Executive Council (GPEC), providing subject matter expertise in support of forward stationing and force realignment decision processes.

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Contingency Basing

Tent CityThe Contingency Basing Executive Council (CBEC) is the senior oversight body for the Department’s non-enduring (temporary) overseas footprint and is analogous to the Policy/Joint Staff-led Global Posture Executive Council (GPEC) for enduring overseas posture. Through the CBEC, the Basing Office develops policy, synchronizes initiatives, and promotes interoperability/efficiencies for contingency basing activities across the Department.

There are three categories of Contingency Location (CL) which are differentiated by the expected duration of the missions they support:
  • Initial (ICL) – up to 9 months
  • Temporary (TCL) – 9 months to 2 years
  • Semi-Permanent (SCL) – 2 to 5 years
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Real Estate Policy

Basing manages policy, guidance and legislative initiatives for real estate functions (acquisition, management, and disposal) and exercises oversight for DoD’s real estate transactions.
  • Major land and lease acquisitions (> $1 million or > 1000 acres)
  • Disposal actions
  • Outgrants; Presidential Permits (in coordination with the Departments of State and Energy for cross-border projects)
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