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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.

US to Remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

The Associated Press - April 27, 2012, By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

National Governors Association Takes Guard Fight to the Hill

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) signaled today that it will now work with Congress to address their concerns with the Air Force’s budget request.

State to Help Groton, Ledyard Buy Sub Base Buffer

theday.com - April 25, 2012, By Jennifer McDermott

Undeveloped land could help ease closure threat

The state plans to help the towns of Groton and Ledyard buy land around the Naval Submarine Base to prevent development from encroaching on base operations.

Task Force: S.C. Needs Unified Front to Protect Military Bases

The Herald - April 23, 2012, By JEFF WILKINSON

Gov. Nikki Haley should visit and publicly promote South Carolina military bases and the General Assembly should fund efforts to protect them from another round of closures, the S.C. Military Base Task Force executive committee suggested Monday.

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Announces Economic Impact Study Results

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Public Affairs Press Release - April 23, 2012, By Gregg Smith

Seal Beach, California (NNS) -- Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach announced the results of a recently completed economic impact and community involvement study April 20.

County Approves Land-Use Rules Protecting Base

The Spokesman Review - April 20, 2012, By Mike Prager

New land-use rules to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment won unanimous approval from Spokane County commissioners on Thursday.

Obama to Designate Fort Ord as a New National Monument

San Jose Mercury News - April 19, 2012, By Paul Rogers

Fort Ord, the sweeping former military base north of Monterey known for its oceanfront landscape and a history that dates back to cavalry soldiers in World War I, will become America's newest national monument.

Senators Raise Concerns Over Cuts, Shipbuilding

Navy Times - April 19, 2012, By Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roger Wicker told Navy officials Thursday he's concerned about how cuts in defense spending will affect the shipbuilding industry, which is key to Mississippi’s economy.