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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.

Michigan pushes connected-car test track for Willow Run

January 20, 2016 – Detroit Free Press, Matthew Dolan

New center could allow for extended test drives for connected and autonomous vehicles in Ypsilanti Township in Washtenaw County at the old General Motors plant site.

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Long Beach Police Department's East Division Relocating To New Facilities This Month

January 18, 2016 – Long Beach Business Journal, Sean Belk

By the end of the month, Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) east patrol division will be fully relocated to a new substation, a former United States Army Reserve Center once called Schroeder Hall at Willow Street and Grand Avenue, police officials said.

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Federal grant could boost area’s defense industry

January 17, 2016 – Pharos-Tribune, Carson Gerber

A $2.7 million grant aimed at boosting the state’s defense industry could help economic development in Miami County and the surrounding area.

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Army building an airfield for drone training

January 19, 2016 – Defense Systems, Kevin McCaney

Budget cuts may have forced the Army to slow down on expanding its fleet of unmanned aerial systems, but the service still is placing an emphasis on using UAS, recently breaking ground on a new airfield for UAS training and looking to combine the capabilities on some of its various surveillance aircraft into multi-intelligence systems.

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Havelock looks at ETJ extension to protect base

January 13, 2016 – Havelock News, Drew C. Wilson

Joint Land Use group makes recommendation

Havelock commissioners have opened discussion on expanding the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction as a means of thwarting encroachment around Cherry Point.

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MILITARY: March Air Reserve Base adds millions to Inland economy

January 14, 2016 – La Prensa

Rose Institute study puts area base’s annual economic value at $579 million.

March Air Reserve Base near Riverside gives the Inland area an economic boost worth $579 million a year, an analysis has found.

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Warren County named Home Base Iowa community

January 13, 2016 – Des Moines Register, Paige Godden

Warren County became Iowa’s 25th Home Base Iowa Community last week.

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Army will cut 12000 more soldiers to hit 2016 goal

January 10, 2016 – Army Times, Jim Tice

The Army’s active component shrank by nearly 1,600 soldiers in November, bringing personnel strength for the second month of this fiscal year to 487,134 troopers, some 12,100 shy of the drawdown goal for 2016 of 475,000.

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Fighter Jets Will Be Sent to Guam as Russia Gets Provocative

January 12, 2016 – The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, by William Cole

Amid a North Korean nuclear test, Russian bombers flying near Guam, and China’s claims in the South China Sea, the Air Force is dispatching 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base in mid-January.

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Army's 25th Infantry Division to Lose 1,200 Troops, 330 Strykers

January 12, 2016 – Military.com, by Richard Sisk

The U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii is reorganizing to convert a Stryker brigade into an infantry brigade with the loss of at least 1,200 positions, reflecting the difficult choices throughout the service in downsizing to meet budget demands.

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