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Test Your Knowledge of Maryland Military Bases

By Kendra Nichols
Maryland Newsline
Friday, May 6, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

1. Gas station owner Chris Loysen said this about which Maryland base? "So Ebola goes in there," he said. "Better there than in here."

Army Research Laboratory
Navy Recreation Center
Fort Meade
Fort Detrick

2. This base analyzes physical features and "geographically referenced" activities on Earth in support of national security objectives.

Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock
Army Research Laboratory
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Andrews Air Force Base

3.  What goes on at the Navy Recreation Center at Solomons?

Tennis, basketball and miniature golf
Infectious disease research
Underwater explosions
Recruitment

4. What does the Base Realignment and Closure Commission evaluate when deciding what to do with each base?

The base's economic impact on the surrounding community
Availability of usable land and airspace
Cost of operation and manpower
All of the above

5.  "Steny Hoyer and I agree on nothing," this Republican said recently with a laugh. "We never agree on one thing -- except BRAC." Who said this?

George Bush
Bob Ehrlich
Michael Steele
Tom DeLay

6.  How much money has been saved through previous base closings and realignments?

$800 million
$1.8 billion
$16.7 billion
$150 billion

7.  This base is the only government ships research lab in the country.

Fort Meade
Army Research Laboratory
U.S. Naval Academy
Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock

8.  This base was named for a Civil War hero of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Andrews Air Force Base
Fort Detrick
Fort Meade
Aberdeen Proving Ground

9. This Maryland base is responsible for transporting U.S. presidents, world leaders, war heroes and other dignitaries.

Andrews Air Force Base
Fort Detrick
Army Research Laboratory
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

10. This minor league baseball team's mascot pays homage to a nearby base.

Frederick Keys
Aberdeen Ironbirds
Bowie Baysox
Delmarva Shorebirds

Copyright 2005 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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