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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.

Water exec visits Hill, highlights UP success

April 28, 2015 – U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, By Kevin Elliott

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The president and chief executive officer of American Water, Inc., recently visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to highlight the company’s role in the base’s water and wastewater system privatization.

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Armed Services Chair Remains ‘Deeply Skeptical’ of BRAC Request

April 28, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities

Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round in 2017, in a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

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NIST Seeks Community Input on Disaster Resilience Planning Guide

April 27, 2015 – U.S. Department of Commerce, Dr. Willie E. May

When disaster strikes, communities often suffer devastating losses of people and property. Recovering from a flood, hurricane, industrial accident or any other extreme event, can take months to years and cost billions of dollars.

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Texas communities join forces to protect military bases

Texas Star-Telegram, By Dave Montgomery – April 26, 2015

AUSTIN – Fort Worth and other Texas cities with military bases are intensifying efforts to secure millions of dollars in state funding to shore up the installations as a pre-emptive strike against another round of closures or cutbacks.

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IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

April 22, 2015 – U.S. Army, By J.D. Leipold

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 22, 2015) – Another round of base realignment and closure was called for by the Army’s top installation management officer as a way to rid the service of excess infrastructure and modernize facilities.

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The City as Consultant

April 2015 – Governing, By J.B. Wong

Most cities already freely share ideas with others, but some are starting to sell their best practices to other local governments.

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Appropriations Committee Asks for Detailed Analysis of Infrastructure Needs in BRAC Study

April 22, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities

Citing its concern about the Pentagon’s repeated calls for a new BRAC round, the House Appropriations Committee directs DOD to provide a comprehensive assessment of its infrastructure needs.

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Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2015 Environmental Awards

April 21, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 – The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

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Monterey cultural festival aims to show importance of city-military relationship

April 21, 2015 – Monterey Herald, By Phillip Molnar

Monterey – With a looming federal base closure round coming in 2017, Monterey wants to show government officials how important the relationship between their schools — the Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute at the Presidio — and the city are to both parties.

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$5 Million to BRAC funding, aims to help Wright Patt AFB

April 21, 2015 – WDTN.com (Ohio Channel 2 News), By Beairshelle Edme

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – State lawmakers are making a big push to prepare for Base Realignment and Closures, better known as BRAC.

Their efforts could have a major impact on Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Wright Patt).

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