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Federal officials to discuss next steps for Fort Monroe
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 29, 2011
HAMPTON - Federal officials are coming to Fort Monroe to discuss the military outpost's future with community, state and congressional leaders.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will tour the 565-acre site in Hampton on Wednesday. A public meeting will follow.
The Fort Monroe Authority earlier this year voted to seek national park status for the entire peninsula on which the historic fort stands.
The state is scheduled to take over Fort Monroe in September. It was slated for closure by the federal government in 2005 as part of a round of base closings intended to save money.
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