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The information below is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.

Commissioners Discuss Report on Recommendations for Army's Future

February 1, 2016 – DoD News, Defense Media Activity, Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2016 — Three members of a commission on the Army’s future shared their findings with defense reporters here last week.


Sesame Street supports military families in transition

February 1, 2016 – DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Elmo, Big Bird and Abby Cadabby are teaming up with the Defense Department to support thousands of military families as they transition to civilian life, according to Transition to Veterans Program Office officials.


West LA Veterans Affairs Campus Unveils Plans to Provide Housing to Homeless Vets

January 31, 2016 – ABC7 News

WEST LOS ANGELES -- Details of an ambitious plan to revamp the West Los Angeles Veteran Affairs Medical Center were released Thursday, and the revitalization is expected to change lives.


Georgia lawmakers aim to lay out military welcome mat

January 31, 2016 – The Telegraph, Maggie Lee

ATLANTA -- Far and away, Robins Air Force Base is the biggest cog in Middle Georgia’s economic engine.

Across the state, bases bring their communities jobs in base-related industries and new residents, including skilled and relatively young military retirees.


Base program awarded $2.5M grant

January 28, 2016 – The Northwest Guardian, Pamela Kulokas

The Camo2Commerce program has been awarded $2.5 million in additional increment funding by the Department of Labor that will provide reemployment services to transitioning active-duty service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other Washington military installations.


We’re proud to announce Hale Kula Elementary School has been awarded the 2016 Project of the Year

January 27, 2016 – HKES Follow Our Progress

The Masonry Institute of Hawaii has announced the Project of the Year award to Hale Kula Elementary School as part of its annual meeting luncheon at the Honolulu Country Club on January 27, 2016.


DOD requires Real ID-compliant driver's license for facility access

January 26, 2016 – GCN, Derek Major

Although the Department of Homeland Security backed off its demand that state driver’s licenses be Real ID-compliant in order for them to be accepted as identification for airport security, the Department of Defense said it will no longer accept those states’ licenses as proof of identity at its installations.


New Colorado Springs center to help defense contractors diversify

January 21, 2016 – Colorado Springs Gazette, Wayne Heilman

A new center operated by two trade associations will open next month in the Catalyst Campus near downtown Colorado Springs to help defense contractors diversify into new markets to cope with military budget cuts and to help manufacturers develop new markets and start using advanced technologies.


OEAMC to receive $900K for innovation center

January 21, 2016 – Civitas Media

LIMA — Thanks to the continuing implementation of the second phase of a grant to Joint Systems Manufacturing Center from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment, the Ohio Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Center is set to receive $900,000 in funding to help create a new innovation center.


Final Report Released for Ohio Federal Jobs Commission

January 25, 2016 – Your News Now, Jenna Siffringer

The Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission releases their final report on retaining and growing a basis of federal employees. Legislators asked the jobs commission to create recommendations for maintaining and supporting jobs within the state. A key point involves working with colleges to create curriculum geared toward federal jobs. They also want to educate recent retirees to fill state positions.