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Hill presses for details on possible Pentagon cuts

CNN - November 4, 2011, By CNN Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy

Calls for details about what budget cuts the Defense Department is considering are coming from both houses of Congress and both parties. And they are getting more urgent.

President Designates Fort Monroe as National Monument

U.S. Army - November 4, 2011, By Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 4, 2011) -- President Barack Obama Tuesday signed a proclamation designating historic Fort Monroe, Va., as a national monument under the National Park Service.

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.