A 126-year-old tradition in the Salt Lake Valley may soon only be a postscript.
The Commission on Base Realignment and Closure, a 12-member commission organized by Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, will announce on Thursday which military installations should be closed as part of a cost-cutting measure.Fort Douglas is expected to be on that hit list, along with Fort Monroe, Va., and Fort Sheridan, Ill.
Still, the 314 full-time and 300 civilian employees at Fort Douglas are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
"We're not speculating that we're even on the list," said Maj. Bill Auer, public affairs officer for the 96th Army Reserve Command at the fort on Tuesday. He said base personnel are continuing to process enlistment forms and payroll for a 14-state region.