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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.

Our View: Base Improvements Important

Norwich Bulletin - April 13, 2012

It was encouraging to see the show of support from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, for the Groton submarine base this week during the official dedication of a new pier and a culinary training center.

Military Facility Zone Bill Approved, Goes to Governor

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - April 13, 2012, By Matt Buxton

JUNEAU — The legislature today approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson that would create military facility zones aimed at fostering community and private industry support of Alaska’s military bases.

Defense Spending Cuts Worrisome for Local Military Communities

Fox News - April 13, 2012, By Molly Line

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw to a close, the Department of Defense plans to trim more than $480 billion from the budget in the coming decade. Tough choices will be made, and communities that rely on military spending are on edge.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces New Task Force on Defense Transition in Cities

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton To Serve As Task Force Chair

The United States Conference of Mayors - April 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced the establishment of a new task force to work with U.S. cities as the nation shifts from combat roles in Iraq and Afghanistan to a new defense strategy that may produce reductions in defense spending and base closures/realignments. Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Greg Stanton will serve as chair of the new Defense Transition in U.S. Cities task force.