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Perdue: After BRAC Moves, N.C. Still Needs to Nurture its $23B Military Economy

fayobserver.com - November 3, 2011, By Henry Cuningham, Military editor

North Carolina must "adopt itself to the fiscal environment" to attract military dollars, Gov. Bev Perdue said today at Fort Bragg.

Air Force Announces Civilian Workforce Restructuring

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs - November 2, 2011, By Lt. Col. Cynthia Anderson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced several adjustments to the civilian workforce Nov 2.

Pentagon to Fund Millions in BRAC-Related Transportation Projects

The Washington Post - November 1, 2011, By Ashley Halsey III

The Pentagon agreed Tuesday to provide almost $270 million for improvements around Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County and the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, yielding to pressure from elected officials who complained that mass transfers to the two facilities could worsen gridlock.

S.A. Receives $25 Million to Improve Access to Medical Military Facilities

But S.A. loses out on federal funding to improve Harry Wurzbach corridor

mysanantonio.com - November 1, 2011, By Vianna Davila

San Antonio was awarded $25 million in federal money for transportation improvements related to Joint Base San Antonio, but it missed out on funds it sought to improve the Harry Wurzbach corridor near Fort Sam Houston.

President Obama Creates New National Monument at Fort Monroe

National Trust for Historic Preservation - November 1, 2011, By Rob Nieweg

Today President Obama created a new National Monument within the National Park system: Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.

Panetta Sees Half of Defense Cuts from Weapons

Reuters - November 1, 2011

* Additional cuts would be "devastating" -Panetta

* Senators express concern about Lockheed fighter program

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expects about half of the $450 billion-plus in defense cuts slated for the next 10 years to come from weapons programs, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Air Force Vice Chief Testifies on Readiness

Air Force Public Affairs Agency - October 31, 2011, By Senior Master Sgt. David Byron

10/31/2011 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force vice chief of staff provided the Air Force perspective on readiness in an age of austerity to the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Readiness here Oct. 27.

The Dangerous Debate Over Cutting Military Spending

The Washington Post - October 30, 2011, By Robert J. Samuelson

We shouldn’t gut defense. A central question of our budget debates is how much we allow growing spending on social programs to crowd out the military and, in effect, force the United States into a dangerous, slow-motion disarmament.

In Downsizing Defense, Politics Trumps Strategy

CQ Weekly - October 29, 2011, By Megan Scully, CQ Staff

Pentagon officials are huddling behind closed doors to trim roughly $450 billion from the Defense Department’s budget over the next decade, and if history is any guide, the most frequent questions being asked are not about military missions, U.S. strategy over the next decades or what soldiers need to fight the next war. They’re about politics.

City Buys 18-Acre Commerce Center to Protect Oceana

City of Virginia Beach - October 28, 2011

The City of Virginia Beach on Thursday purchased the 18-acre London Bridge Commerce Center to protect Naval Air Station Oceana from incompatible business development.