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Congress Looks to Freeze Funding for Pacific Realignment

Stars and Stripes - December 13, 2011, By Travis J. Tritten

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Congress is poised to freeze funding for a multi-billion-dollar realignment of U.S. military forces in Japan and Guam under a defense budget bill hammered out Monday.

Ultimate Impact of Army Cuts on Civilian Workers Not Yet Clear

Association of Defense Communities - December 11, 2011

Information from several posts about the impact of the Army’s plan to trim 8,700 civilian positions by October 2012 indicates that the move will result in the elimination of 200 or fewer positions at many installations.

Army Moves Forward with Civilian Reductions

U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - December 8, 2011

The Department of Army announced today it is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce.

Hampton Wants State Help to Buy Land Around Langley AFB

dailypress.com - December 7, 2011, By David Macaulay

HAMPTON – The City of Hampton is likely to seek $6 million in state assistance to buy land around Langley Air Force Base to protect the base from another round of possible defense closures.

Obama Administration Urges Flat 2013-2017 Defense Spending Plan

Bloomberg Businessweek - December 7, 2011, By Tony Capaccio

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The White House and Pentagon are near agreement on a draft five-year defense budget that flattens expenditures though 2017, with the lowest war spending since 2004, according to an Office of Management and Budget document.

Automatic Cuts Could Drive Smaller Defense-Industry Firms Out of Business

TheHill.com - December 5, 2011, By Jeremy Herb

The prospect of $600 billion in automatic defense cuts could drive an increasing number of smaller defense firms out of the industry — or out of business altogether.

Experts: DoD Could Slash 150K Jobs

Federal Times - December 4, 2011, By SEAN REILLY

A reduction in force. More base closings and consolidations. Big cuts to defense intelligence agencies.

How the Pending Defense Cuts Could Play Out

Army Times - December 3, 2011, By Lance M. Bacon

Congress’ failure to make a deficit deal could cut the number of soldiers by up to 25 percent, leaving the smallest Army since just before World War II.

N.Y. Adjutant General Speaks at First New York Defense Working Group Meeting

Congressman Tim Bishop - December 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Timothy Bishop (D-NY) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) convened the inaugural meeting of the New York Defense Working Group, welcoming guest speaker Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York and commander of the New York Army and Air National Guard.

Effort to Allow Land Swaps Benefiting Bases Renewed

azcentral.com - December 1, 2011, By Howard Fischer

Saying Arizona can't afford to lose its military jobs, a veteran state lawmaker is making yet another bid to persuade voters to let the state trade away lands if the move helps preserve bases.