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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).