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DOD Approves Community Economic Adjustment Grant for the States of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in Response to Reductions in Defense Expenditures

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Release No: NR-292-14

The Department of Defense announced today a community economic adjustment grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to a consortium of universities representing Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to provide on-call technical assistance to communities and small- and medium-size companies impacted by the current defense procurement drawdown.


State Begins Robins Encroachment Purchases

The Telegraph - May 18, 2014, By MIKE STUCKA

WARNER ROBINS -- Several state legislators criticized state efforts to buy houses close to Robins Air Force Base, but figures show the work to cure encroachment is beginning to pay dividends.


Hickenlooper Signs Bills Aimed at Protecting Colorado Military Facilities

The Gazette - May 14, 2014, By Megan Schrader

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three high-profile military bills into law Wednesday at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, including one that provides $300,000 for a study the state can use to defend the very military institutions the park overlooks from potentially devastating military cuts.


'Compatibility' Maps Focus of County Meeting: Color-Coded Maps Will Guide Development Near Military Facilities

Great Falls Tribune - November 4, 2013, By Karl Puckett

New color-coded maps delineating where development is compatible and incompatible with military operations in seven northcentral Montana counties, funded by the Department of Defense, will be rolled out to the public for the first time today in Great Falls.


Oakland Celebrates Army Base Redevelopment

Contra Costa Times - November 1, 2013, By Matthew Artz

The city's bid to restore a "working waterfront" took a big leap forward Friday as construction officially began on a $500 million project to transform much of the long-shuttered Oakland Army Base into a logistics and warehousing center.


Chesapeake Eyes Larger Safety Zone for Fentress

The Virginian-Pilot - October 23, 2013, By Jeff Sheler

The city will seek up to $2.5 million in state matching funds next year to expand the safety zone around Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field.


State Contributes $500,000 to Fort Drum’s Land-Buffer Program

Watertown Daily Times - October 22, 2013, By GORDON BLOCK

FORT DRUM — A buffer for the post from outside encroachment could grow by 65 percent by the end of this year, thanks to an infusion of $500,000 from the state on top of millions of federal dollars already allocated.


Fairchild Commander Calls Mobile Homes, Target of Proposition 1, Incompatible

The Spokesman-Review - October 19, 2013, By Mike Prager

As ballots hit Spokane County voters’ mailboxes, Fairchild Air Force Base’s commander issued a rare warning Friday about possible encroachment near the base.


Officials Urge Stronger Ties Between Military Bases and Towns

The MetroWest Daily News - October 18, 2013, By Kendall Hatch

MARLBOROUGH — Local and state officials as well as military personnel brainstormed Thursday about ways that the six military installations across the state could form stronger partnerships with their surrounding communities.


New Orleans Acquires Former Navy Base in Bywater Neighborhood

The Times-Picayune - October 8, 2013, By Paul Purpura

New Orleans now owns the former Naval Support Activity site at the foot of Poland Avenue in the Bywater neighborhood, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's press office confirmed Tuesday. The city and the Department of the Navy completed the transfer on Friday (Oct. 4), said Tyler Gamble, Landrieu's press secretary.