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Fort Monroe

In 2005 the Department of Defense and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) ordered Fort Monroe closed by 2011 as a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. That same year, a state appointed Federal Area Development Authority (FADA) was created to study, plan, and recommend the best uses for the future of the property. A passionate community discussion ensued.

The Center for Regional Citizenship joined efforts to engage the community and in 2006 held a televised town hall meeting. The next year, the Center premiered Kingdom by the Sea: Fortress Monroe, a half-hour documentary that explores the history, reviews the debate, and considers the future of Fort Monroe.

Fort Monroe 

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Related Local Programming


HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 26 April 2011
"Fort Monroe: Counting Down to the Hand-Over"

HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 29 November 2010
"The Future of Fort Monroe"

HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 15 July 2010
"Fort Monroe"

HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 8 November 2007
"Panel Discussion of Fort Monroe"

HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 11 July 2006
"Fort Monroe"


What Matters
Aired 29 April, 2011
"Fort Monroe: Counting Down to the Hand-Over"
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What Matters
Aired 23 July, 2010
"One year to go at Fort Monroe: Is the stage set?"
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Watch "Kingdom by the Sea: Fortress Monroe" (produced in 2007)

Watch "What Now for Fort Monroe?" Televised Town Hall Meeting (2006)