Military bases

A fire fighter monitors a controlled burn Sept. 18, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The burn was intended to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Aubree Milks / U.S. Air Force

A 2019 Department of Defense report concluded that the effects of a changing climate, including wildfires, threaten dozens of military bases.

The city of Goldsboro, N.C. is spending $6 million to build a new multi-sport recreation park on land owned by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
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.

Corrita Concon shops at the commissary at the Los Angeles Air Force Base about three times a week. She estimates she saves about 30 percent compared with local supermarkets.
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.