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Senior Defense Official Makes Case for BRAC to Congress

American Forces Press Service - April 12, 2013, By Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 – The acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment and his service branch counterparts presented their military construction budget requests to Capitol Hill legislators here today and made a case for another round of base realignment and closure.

Land Buy Seen as Way to Preserve MacDill

The Tampa Tribune - April 10, 2013, By Ted Jackovics

TAMPA - State Rep. Dana Young said Tuesday that a state task force to which she has just been named should be attentive to a potential encroachment issue that could threaten MacDill Air Force Base’s ranking in the next round of base closures.

Bill Benefiting Redstone Arsenal, Four Madison County Bills Set for House Debate

AL.com - April 3, 2013, By Paul Gattis

MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Several pieces of legislation impacting Madison County are expected to be considered Thursday in the State House, Rep. Mac McCutcheon said tonight.

It includes a bill that would allow local government to assist in funding for upgrades at Redstone Arsenal and another bill that would indefinitely extend Madison County's lodging tax first passed in 2004.

Bill Would Help Put Buffer Zone Around Military Bases

The News Herald - April 3, 2013, By MATTHEW BEATON

TALLAHASSEE— Military bases want a wide berth — plenty of space between them and the outside world — and the Florida Legislature wants to give it to them.

Thus a House panel cleared a bill (HB 7101) that would allow the state to buy non-conservation lands around Florida’s 20 major military installations, helping prevent “encroachment” from the rest of civilization.

Officially Complete, BRAC Continues To Change Local Area

The Washington Post - April 1, 2013, By Marjorie Censer

When the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building in Springfield was being built, Dilly's Deli & Grill, a Korean and American restaurant in a squat strip mall, saw plenty of new business as a steady stream of construction workers stopped in for meals.

On Space Coast, Signs of Comeback After End of an Era

The New York Times - March 29, 2013, By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The day after the shuttle Atlantis landed for the last time at the Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011, Angel Telles, a man with three master’s degrees, scooped up his white Mission 101 coffee mug and drove away from NASA after 24 years on the job there. The shuttle era had ended, and with it the jobs of 8,000 NASA and civilian workers who found themselves unemployed in the midst of a harsh economic downturn and a crush of home foreclosures.

Governor Brown Taps SD Leaders for Military Council

UTSanDiego.com - March 28, 2013, By Michael Gardner

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has selected a number of San Diego leaders to be part of a new team charged with developing strategies to shield California from military budget cuts and base closures while at the same time promoting the state as an ideal location for new defense industry jobs.

Alamogordo, Otero County Involved in a Joint Land-Usage Study

Alamogordo Daily News - March 21, 2013, By Janessa Maxilom

Otero County and the city of Alamogordo are in a large Joint Land Usage Study with surrounding counties, cities and military instillations to find out if there are any encroachment issues.

Otero County Manager Pamela Heltner is co-chair of the technical committee that oversees the JLUS project.

The Delicate Matter of Base Closures

Politico - March 18, 2013, By Philip Ewing

The man who ran the last round of military base closures knows better than anyone that it’s one of the toughest jobs in Washington — but he says going through with it again soon might ultimately be better than putting it off.

DOD Requires More Base Closings, Official Says

American Forces Press Service - March 15, 2013, By Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 – The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it needs and is looking to close additional bases and installations in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.