The task force expects to release recommendations early next year on how to prepare for a Base Realignment and Closure process, otherwise known as BRAC, said panel chairman and state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek. “What I expect is for this committee to come up with a number of recommendations on what the state needs to do to be prepared,” the Air Force veteran said. “Even if a BRAC isn’t approved, the (Department of Defense) has it within (its) authority to do all kinds of mission changes. …. We can expect the (Department of Defense) to try and get as efficient as they can short of a BRAC.”

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