August 04, 2011

Wyden to Visit Umatilla Army Depot, Meet with Local Re-Use Authority on August 8

Portland, OR – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will visit the Umatilla Army Depot on Monday, August 8, 2011, for an update on the destruction of the Depot’s chemical weapons. He will also meet with the Local Re-Use Authority to discuss efforts to ensure that the Depot is closed under the previously agreed upon Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Greg Walden are supporting legislation requiring The Pentagon to follow the BRAC process rather than continue to keep the Depot in federal ownership.

            Who:               Oregon Senator Ron Wyden

                                    U.S. Army

                                    Local Re-Use Authority

                                    Office of Economic Adjustment


What:              Briefing on destruction of chemical weapons at the Umatilla Army Depot and an update on efforts to close the Depot under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process

When:             11:30 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2011.

Where:                        Umatilla Army Depot, Building 54