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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.

Montgomery County receives Federal Grant for Campbell Strong Economic Growth planning initiative

July 22, 2015 – Clarksville Online (clarksvilleonline.com)

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is pleased to have worked with the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD), Austin Peay State University, Workforce Essentials and the City of Hopkinsville, among others, to receive a federal grant through the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.

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Jobs Data for States, Halfway Through 2015

July 21, 2015 – Governing, By Mike Maciag

Nevada and North Dakota, once at the bottom and top of unemployment rates, are now seeing their situations reverse.

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The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo

July 20, 2015 – The New York Times, By Diane Cardwell

BUFFALO — Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories.

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New round of base closings long overdue

July 20, 2015 – The Hill, By William D. Hartung

The Army's decision to implement long-planned cuts in its end strength has sparked consternation on Capitol Hill. Many members in states that stand to lose personnel are swearing that their local base needs to maintain its current levels or the defense of the nation will suffer.

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DOD Approves Grants Totaling $54,094,676 for Renovation, Expansion, and New Construction of Schools at Travis Air Force Base, California, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

July 17, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense announced grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $13,792,851 to Travis Unified School District to renovate and expand Scandia Elementary School at Travis Air Force Base, California; and $40,301,825 to Clover Park School District to replace Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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From the Shore: Navy Installations Take Energy Initiatives to the Next Level

July 16, 2015 – U.S. Navy, By LTGT Clyde Shavers, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy Installations Command (NIC) has embarked on several aggressive strategies to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency, and achieve the Secretary of the Navy's goal to have one gigawatt (1GW) of renewable energy on or near Department of Navy installations by December 2015.

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Local Governments and the Challenge of Rapid Economic Change

July 13, 2015 – Governing, By Kevin C. Desouza

To get ahead of the game, public leaders need to be proactive, and they need to collaborate.

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Army Announces Force Structure and Stationing Decisions

July 9, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of the Army announced today force structure decisions and stationing plans for the reduction of the regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers.

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Army Cuts Hit Alaska, Georgia, Texas Hardest

July 9, 2015 – Breaking Defense, By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

This afternoon, the Army announced the painful details of long-awaited cuts. The service must shed 40,000 active-duty troops between now and October 2017, with almost half of them coming from 26 installations across the country.

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Installations Receive Commander in Chief’s Award for Excellence

July 8, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense – DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced the 2015 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence:

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