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House Committee Rejects More Base Closings

Associated Press - May 10, 2012, By Robert Burns

WASHINGTON -- The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday soundly rejected the Pentagon's call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama's spending proposal.

Ocean County, Navy Look to Extend Land Preservation Agreement

Manchester Patch - May 10, 2012, By Karen Wall

In the first five years of the agreement, more than 2,000 acres of open space have been preserved

Five years of cooperation between Ocean County and the Navy have led to the preservation of more than 2,000 acres of open space around the Joint Base – McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst.

State OKs $4.5 Million in Loans to Help Revitalize Fort Monmouth

The Star-Ledger - May 9, 2012, By Sarah Portlock

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority board yesterday approved three loans totaling $4.5 million for renovations to Fort Monmouth, setting in motion a multi-pronged revitalization effort for the former Army base.

House Panel Opposes Base Closings, Tricare Hikes

The Virginian-Pilot - May 8, 2012, By Bill Bartel

The Obama administration's requests for two rounds of base closings and higher health fees for some military retirees are running into strong resistance from leaders of the House Armed Services Committee.

Ballot Measure Aims to Protect Military Bases

YumaSun.com - May 5, 2012, By DARREN DARONCO - SUN STAFF WRITER

With talk in Washington, D.C., focusing on downsizing the military, the Arizona Legislature has decided to give citizens the opportunity to preserve the state's military bases through an initiative on November's ballot that would make it easier for the state to transfer its land around military bases to the federal government.

Corps Re-Examines Potential Guam Base Locations

Pacific Daily News - May 2, 2012, By Brett Kelman

HAGATNA, Guam — The decrease in the number of Marines headed to Guam has prompted the federal government to rethink the placement of a military base, and a final decision is not expected until 2015.

Marines Move Detailed: 2,000 Stationed, 3,000 Rotational

Guampdn.com - May 1, 2012

About 3,000 of the Marines who are expected to move to Guam will be rotational, but approximately 2,000 who will be stationed on island will be higher-ranking, higher-earning Marines who are under the command of a one-star general.

Federal Cuts Could Close Facilities at Lockheed

Atlanta Business Chronicle - April 30, 2012, By Jacques Couret, Senior Online Editor

Lockheed Martin Corp. warned in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing an additional $1.2 trillion in federal cuts could lead to closures, staff reductions and crippled operations.

Young Touts Legislation Protecting Developers as a Job Creator

News and Tribune - April 30, 2012, By DAVID A. MANN

Congressman says River Ridge is area’s biggest opportunity for growth

Legislative language that would protect developers from environmental liabilities at the River Ridge Commerce Center has been included in the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act.

Navy's New 'Crash Zones' Concern Coronado Officials

10news.com - April 30, 2012

Up To 200 New Homes Included In Navy's New Report

SAN DIEGO -- Coronado city officials are questioning a new report by the Navy that changes accident potential zones and now includes up to 200 homes.