Military bases Military Cities Strive to Protect Themselves From Possible Future Base Closings By Jay Price • Nov 7, 2017 Goldsboro, N.C. Parks and Recreation Dept. Though the federal government has no current plans to downsize the number of military bases, local communities aren't taking any chances. After Decades, Military Commissaries Ready For Big Changes By Dorian Merina • Mar 6, 2017 Dorian Merina / American Homefront The stores offer low prices for service members and retirees. But taxpayers pay more than a billion dollars a year to subsidize them.