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Saxby, Perdue vow to fight for bases on list to close

Atlanta- There's no doubt, the news was good for South Georgia, but that wasn't the case all over the state.

Governor Sonny Perdue and Senator Saxby Chambliss appeared together in a news conference in Atlanta Friday. Overall, Georgia will gain military and civilian jobs, but state leaders aren't giving up the fight for the bases that are on the closure list.

"The battle is not over," Perdue said. "We will continue to give a vigorous defense of the military missions of these installations as we go forward."

"Georgia's going to be the huge beneficiary of a number of miliary personnel being transferred from other bases that are going to be closed and realligned," said Chambliss.

Bases that are on the list to close in Georgia include the Naval Supply School in Athens, the Naval Air Station in Atlanta, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, also both in Atlanta.

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