1. What is BRAC?

BRAC is an acronym for Base Realignment and Closure, the Congressionally-approved process the US Department of Defense (DoD) periodically uses to close excess military installations and realign existing military inventory in order to more efficiently and effectively achieve its mission.  Learn more.

2. How does BRAC impact Arlington County?

The 2005 BRAC actions require the Department of Defense to vacate more than 4 million square feet of lease office space in Arlington and relocate more than 17,000 civilian DoD jobs to military installations outside the County by September 15, 2011.  For more detailed information on the BRAC impact to Arlington, click here.

3.  Will the BRAC actions be extended beyond the September 15, 2011 deadline?

Although there is much speculation about whether or not the BRAC actions will be completed by the September 15, 2011 deadline, only a Congressional act could change or extend the BRAC deadline.  To date, no such action has been taken.

Click here for a timeline and map detailing the BRAC moves from Arlington.

4.  How do I know if I am a BRAC-impacted worker?

You are a BRAC-impacted worker if you are a DoD civilian worker or government contractor supporting any of these Defense agencies and activities located in Arlington, Virginia, or any of the Defense activities listed in the 2005 BRAC Law.  You are also eligible to receive our workforce services if you are a spouse/partner or dependent of a BRAC-impacted worker.

5.   Who is eligible to receive the BRAC Transition Center's services?

All BRAC-impacted DoD civilian workers and DoD contractors supporting BRAC-impacted agencies, as well as their spouses/partners and dependents, are eligible for the BRAC Center's workforce services.

All businesses in Arlington County are eligible for the BRAC Center's business services.

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