News & Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.