Governor Promises Fight Over BRAC Cuts

Gov. Jeb Bush is promising a fight over cuts recommended for the Pensacola Naval Air Station and Saufley Field.

He offered support after a closed-door meeting with his base closing advisory council. The governor's council is chasing Defense Department data to determine the strategy behind the plan.

Bush says he's working with a united front, and there is no grandstanding going on.

The Pentagon has suggested moving Panhandle-based commands with about 1,600 jobs out of state. An independent commission must review the plan and offer its own version in September.

A delegation of 50 community leaders from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties is heading to Washington this week. They plan meetings with members of Congress and Navy decision makers.

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