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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.

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.