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I wanted to suggest opening a page consisting of every martial base in the FS. I saw a lot of mappers mapping a military bases, airfields, navy ports and we need to keep track of those, otherwise it will look like every state has its own military (what CANNOT happened in a federal national) Waiting to hear what you guys think

Posted by Ifgus on 13 July 2020 at 08:35.
Edited by Ifgus on 13 July 2020 at 08:36.

each state clearly does not have a military, they are all FS facilities. What would also be a good idea is to standardize the naming, eg. using "Air Force Base" instead of "AFB", as well as going into the branch or unit type at each facility.

Posted by Brunanter on 13 July 2020 at 16:45.

Also worth noting that each state *should* have National Guard/armories/reserves etc. facilities, even if they don’t necessarily rise to the level of a base or fort.

Posted by TheMayor on 13 July 2020 at 17:00.

I wonder if it would be practical to identify 'strategic locations' for FSA military bases? Not necessarily ordering a state to build one, more like a casual suggestion?

Posted by PColumbus73 on 31 July 2020 at 22:54.

I agree with PColumbus73. I do agree that all states should have military facilities, but a basic idea of where to place said facilities would be great.

Posted by IiEarth on 2 August 2020 at 06:44.

Alright, I have an idea I wanted to run past you all for FSA Military stuff and how we'd organize things. Since military is obviously a national issue with national implications, it doesn't make too much sense to leave it entirely up to individual states, but at the same time I think it's important that we strike a balance and not force people to map things they don't necessarily want to map or things that don't fit in with their vision for their state. I also think there needs some strategic decisions made as to where our major facilities should be located. As such, here's my idea:

  1. Form a national military committee to create a national military plan. This committee would be comprised of either 3 or 5 mappers, a majority (2/3 or 3/5) of which I would assign based on who's interested and who I think would be a good fit, and a minority (1/3 or 2/5) chosen by the FSA community.
  2. Committee works together to create a draft plan of major military installations. These would be the most important 10-15 military facilities in the FSA, but is not meant to be the only bases.
  3. Outreach to affected stateowners. Once the draft plan is ready, the committee will reach out to each state that is identified as a good location for a base; that stateowner would be free to accept the plan, suggest minor changes to the location(s), or reject it outright. If they reject it, the committee would then try to find a suitable site in a different state. If an identified location happens to be in a green state, it's assumed that the facility is permitted although the precise location may be relocated by the future stateowner.
  4. Publish the plan on the wiki. Once the location of all the major facilities are determined and the relevant stateowners are in agreement, the committee will publish the plan on the wiki along with minimum (and maximum, to maintain the importance of the major facilities) requirements for supplemental FSA military bases elsewhere in the country.
  5. Ongoing maintenance and expansion. Stateowners would still be encouraged to map and add military facilities in their states, especially state-level National Guard air and land bases and Coast Guard bases for states with shorelines. However, official FSA military bases would still need to be approved by the committee.

Thoughts?

Posted by TheMayor on 17 August 2020 at 20:08.

I have a coast guard in Wytusky, and will have a Navy in St Bernards. Also I have an army base shared with Minnonigan. I doubt I'll have anymore.

Posted by CartographerKing on 17 August 2020 at 22:04.

Its definitely a good idea. There should be coordination for placement of military bases, facilities and sites, and this could be a way to do so.

Posted by Brunanter on 17 August 2020 at 23:11.

What will be done about the current bases?

Posted by Lithium on 17 August 2020 at 23:20.

Posted by Lithium on 17 August 2020 at 23:20.

»What will be done about the current bases?«
A few states seem to have an excess of under-mapped bases than can be removed. And if planning determines some bases aren't needed in a area they are mapped, it can be converted to national guard base, coast guard (if naval), can be changed to a decommisioned base.

Posted by Brunanter on 17 August 2020 at 23:50.

I support the ideas Mayor and Brunanter have put out here wholly. Plus, historical bases have huge implications for the map and creative mapping more so than active bases.

Posted by Alessa on 24 August 2020 at 21:49.