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The Delicate Matter of Base Closures

Politico - March 18, 2013, By Philip Ewing

The man who ran the last round of military base closures knows better than anyone that it’s one of the toughest jobs in Washington — but he says going through with it again soon might ultimately be better than putting it off.

DOD Requires More Base Closings, Official Says

American Forces Press Service - March 15, 2013, By Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 – The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it needs and is looking to close additional bases and installations in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.

SUBASE and State Break Ground for New Dive Locker

The Dolphin - March 14, 2013, By Ens. Phillip Chitty

GROTON, Conn. - The Executive Director of the Connecticut Office of Military Affairs (OMA) and leadership from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) and the Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) broke ground for the construction of a new diver support facility at the base, Wednesday, Mar. 6.

Andersen AFB Saves $25 Million with Contamination Cleanup Concept

U.S. Air Force - March 12, 2013, By Senior Airman Robert Hicks, 36th Wing Public Affairs

3/12/2013 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- Members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight are working on containing contamination to protect the environment at Site 14 here.

BRAC Savings Estimates Were Flawed, Report Says

Government Executive - March 8, 2013, By Charles S. Clark

The 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission may have achieved recurring annual savings, but flawed cost estimates produced a doubling of anticipated expenses, the Government Accountability Office reported on Thursday.

Transportation Center to Open at APG

The Baltimore Sun - March 8, 2013, By DAVID ANDERSON

APG, Harford County, working to give employees alternate transportation options

In the wake of a lengthy BRAC process that has brought more jobs – and traffic – to Harford County, a transportation assistance operation has been set up to help Aberdeen Proving Ground's 21,000 employees find alternative ways to get to work.

Gov. Scott Announces $2.6 Million in Defense Grants for Florida

Broward News - February 19, 2013, By Mark Young

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the 2012-13 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants. The grants, totaling $2.6 million, have been awarded to ten projects that serve to protect military installations and grow jobs and opportunities across the state.

Navy Selects Lemoore for F35 Fighter Base

The Business Journal - February 14, 2013, By John Lindt

The U.S. Navy has given a preliminary nod to basing the West Coast squadron of the next generation of stealth fighters at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, rather than El Centro near San Diego.

Birds Bedevil Military Pilots at MacDill, Nationwide

The Tampa Tribune - February 14, 2013, By Howard Altman

TAMPA -- On May 24, Royal Canadian Air Force Capt. Andrew Wetmore was preparing to land at MacDill Air Force Base in a Challenger jet when he saw three large birds ahead of him.

What happened next highlights a problem for military and civilian aviation worldwide, causing about 300 deaths and more than a half-billion dollars since the dawn of aviation, according to figures compiled by U.S. and Canadian military officials and a civilian pilots organization.

N.C. Coastal Land Trust Protects 678 Acres

Sun Journal (New Bern) - February 9, 2013

NEW BERN — North Carolina Coastal Land Trust added another 678 acres of protected land near military bases last week through a partnership with the state of North Carolina, the Marine Corps and the Navy. Luken’s Island peninsula in Carteret County, strategically located across Turnagain Bay from Cherry Point air station’s Piney Island Bombing Range, was placed in trust to protect the Marine Corps’ ability to keep flight paths clear around the main base in Havelock, along with the Auxiliary Outlying Landing Field at Bogue.