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Fires, vandalism plague former base

Crumbling buildings and weed-choked grounds await the Navy’s departure and new development

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2013

~~<p>Sections of the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station are returning to the &quot;wild, wild West&quot; vandalism and lawless days that followed the base closing in 1999, a local historian and preservationist charges.</p>
<p>Some residents and officials agree with that assessment by Ewa Beach's John Bond, while others do not, as the old 3,700-acre military base continues to occupy an awkward place between the ongoing departure of the Navy and redevelopment somewhere down the road.</p>
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Sections of the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station are returning to the "wild, wild West" vandalism and lawless days that followed the base closing in 1999, a local historian and preservationist charges.

Some residents and officials agree with that assessment by Ewa Beach's John Bond, while others do not, as the old 3,700-acre military base continues to occupy an awkward place between the ongoing departure of the Navy and redevelopment somewhere down the road. Login for more...



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