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Mark Braly was raised in Texas and joined the Air Force as a reservist. During the Vietnam War he worked in Thailand for the U.S. Information Agency. In the 1990s he helped cities and communities adjust to base closures while working with for the Office of Economic Adjustment. Braly then played a key role in facilitating the closure of the Oakland Army Base, with attention paid to economic, environmental, political, and historical elements of base closure.

Keywords: Core Base Functions: Technology and labor; Transportation networks
City within a City: Military and social hierarchies
Community Impact: City of Oakland and Alameda County governance; Community outreach and crisis mitigation; Environment; OAB and Port of Oakland relations


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