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Wind Turbines Causing Concerns at Naval Air Station Fort Worth

Kentucky.com - June 11, 2012, By Chris Vaughn, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Capt. Robert Bennett is worried about a problem he doesn't have.

Colorado's Aerospace Industry Foresees Slowdown Prior to Defense Cuts

The Denver Post - June 10, 2012, By Ann Schrader

The specter of $500 billion in automatic defense cuts beginning next year hangs heavily over the country's aerospace industry — and particularly so in Colorado, which ranks second nationally in aerospace employment and has four military commands.

Air Force Transfers Last Piece of Former Lowry AFB Back to Community

U.S. Air Force - June 8, 2012, By Senior Airman Christopher Gross, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- The final 70 acres of the former Buckley Annex was given back to the Denver community during a final transfer ceremony June 1 here.

Protective Zone Made Around Pax River

Southern Maryland Newspapers - June 8, 2012, By JASON BABCOCK

Wind turbines within 46-mile radius require extra review so they don’t block radar

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) wants more wind turbines in Maryland. Somerset County on the Eastern Shore wants to bring on more wind turbines. Patuxent River Naval Air Station wants to make sure wind turbines don’t interfere with its work.

Training Plans in Flux for New Mexico Air Base

The Daily Times - June 7, 2012, By Chuck Slothower

FARMINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has put on hold a proposal to fly low-altitude training missions over Northwest New Mexico and Southwest Colorado.

Prospect of Big Military Cuts Could Set Layoffs in Motion Soon, Firms Warn

Arizona Daily Star - June 4, 2012, By Marjorie Censer, The Washington Post

WASHINGTON - Defense contractors are speaking up increasingly loudly against the possibility of mandatory federal budget reductions starting in January, warning that the cuts would take a toll on their businesses.

Defense Cuts Could Mean Trouble at Home for Lawmakers

Politico - June 3, 2012, By Seung Min Kim

Congress has already been warned that the automatic spending cuts early next year — especially from the Pentagon — could help trigger another recession.

Plan Protects 155 Acres of Forest Land in Bullitt

Associated Press - June 1, 2012

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and Fort Knox have joined to protect 155 acres of forest land in Bullitt County.

Defense Official Says Automatic Cuts Will Cause 'Absurdities'

CNN.com - May 31, 2012, By Mike Mount

The Pentagon's chief budget officer is ringing the alarm bell about looming budget cuts that could destroy the department's new defense strategy and force the defense industry to face "absurdities" as defense programs are shuttered.

Interactive Map: Robins AFB Encroachment and Property Purchases

The Telegraph - May 31, 2012, By MIKE STUCKA — mstucka@macon.com

This interactive map shows areas of high noise and crash risks near Robins Air Force Base, as well as property purchases made by the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority in those areas, which are referred to as encroachment. Officials say having too many people in those areas could threaten the base's future ability to handle missions.