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Northrop To Shed Nearly 600 Workers

Los Angeles Times - September 18, 2012, By W.J. Hennigan

Eyeing proposed Pentagon cuts, the firm accepts buyouts from aerospace unit.

In another wallop to Southern California's aerospace industry, defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. said it is preparing to trim its payroll by nearly 600 workers.

Foreign Trade Zone Status for Brunswick Seen As Economic Boost for Former Navy Base

Bangor Daily News - September 18, 2012, By Christopher Cousins

Brunswick, Maine -- The town of Brunswick has been deemed a foreign trade zone by the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign-Trade Zone Board, according to members of Maine's congressional delegation.

State Commission to Advocate for Military Bases

The Citizen's Voice - September 17, 2012, By Robert Swift

Harrisburg - As a proactive move, Gov. Tom Corbett created a state commission Monday to advocate for both the long- and short-term interests of Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County and other military installations across Pennsylvania.

White House: Dire Cuts for Military, Domestic Programs as U.S. Steps Toward Fiscal Cliff

The Washington Post - September 14, 2012, By Rosalind S. Helderman

A new White House report paints dire consequences for virtually all areas of government operations, including the military, if Congress does not act to prevent deep, across-the-board spending cuts set to go into effect Jan. 2.

Defense Industry Leaders Express Concern About Impacts of Defense Sequestration on Their Employees, Companies and America's Security

U.S. Senator John McCain, Arizona - September 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. – In response to letters from U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Cornyn (R-TX), thirteen of the nation’s largest defense contractors expressed serious concern about the potential impacts of defense sequestration on their employees and their companies, as well as America’s security.

Defense Firms United on Sequester Fears, but Divided on Issuing Layoff Notices

The Hill - September 10, 2012, By Jeremy Herb

The CEOs of 13 top defense contractors told Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that the looming threat of sequestration is already dragging on the defense industry, in what is the clearest window yet into industry thinking about the budget cuts.

Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

Politico - September 9, 2012, By Austin Wright

Dismayed at a returning Congress still struggling to avert automatic budget cuts, defense contractors could soon alert thousands of employees their jobs are at risk.

Program Offers Options For Residents Living Near Base

The Spokesman-Review - September 7, 2012, By Mike Prager

Airway Heights has announced a program to build new affordable housing in an effort to clear out a neighborhood directly under the runway approach to Fairchild Air Force Base.

Backing BRAC

Government Executive - September 1, 2012, By Amanda Palleschi

Congressional resistance to the base closure and realignment process appears to have worn down Pentagon officials, at least for the moment. “I understand that now is not the time for a [new] BRAC round,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said during an Association of Defense Communities conference in Monterey, Calif., in early August.

EO 124: Protecting Military Installations by Ensuring the Compatibility of State Action with Military Needs

State of North Carolina, Office of Governor Bev Perdue - August 17, 2012



WHEREAS, North Carolina is the home of six major Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) installations: Coast Guard Station, Elizabeth City; Fort Bragg; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point; Marine Corps Air Station New River; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune; and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base as well as other DOD/DHS activities, properties and organizations; and