President Barack Obama is not reconsidering the decision to close Fort Monmouth,
an administration official said today.
"The Department of Defense and the President are not proposing any reviews'' of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure commission decision to shutter the fort and send most of its mission to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the official said in an e-mail.
Rumors have been flying since an Association of the United State Army conference in February that Obama was proposing a review of four 2005 BRAC decisions, and that the Fort Monmouth decision was at the top of that list.
The rumor has been the subject of blog posts and an e-mail campaign begun by Oceanport Borough Councilman Joseph Irace.
Irace said he was disappointed by the news, but that he would not stop the campaign.
""Just maybe there is that Hail Mary pass, that little chance that they can
overturn this mistake,'' he said.
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