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The Pentagon's Biggest Threat In Years? Budget Cuts

NPR - June 13, 2012, By LARRY ABRAMSON

All Things Considered (NPR), 8:00 PM

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified about the defense budget on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Sen. Levin: Defense Dept. Could Cut Budget Now to Avoid Severe Reductions Next Year

The Washington Post - June 12, 2012, By Walter Pincus

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday that the Defense Department could head off far deeper budget reductions by preemptively agreeing to cut $10 billion a year for the next decade.

Maryland to Spend $9M on Aberdeen Intersection Projects

Baltimore Business Journal - June 11, 2012, By Ryan Sharrow

The state plans to invest nearly $9 million in intersection improvement projects at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Harford County.

Governor Signs FY 2012 Caboose Budget

Hopewell News & Patriot - June 11, 2012

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell signed, without any vetoes, the final caboose budget for FY 2012 on Friday, May 25. He received both the FY 2012 caboose budget and the final biennial budget for FY 2013-2014 as passed by the General Assembly on Wednesday, May 23rd. In keeping with his intention to quickly finalize the budget, the governor plans to act on the FY 2013-2014 biennial budget in the days ahead.

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.