News & Announcements
SUBASE, State, and Town Officials Launch Crystal Lake Road Improvement Project With ‘Eyesore’ Demolition
The Dolphin - May 9, 2013, By Lt. j.g. Phillip Chitty
GROTON, Conn. – Several SUBASE, State, and Town officials eagerly watched as the shattered bricks and rubble remnants of a dry cleaning dynasty helped lay the foundation for a mutually beneficial Navy and community improvement project.
THE LEDGER - May 5, 2013, By Tom Palmer
AVON PARK | The first purchases were announced last week in a program that environmental and military leaders hope will better protect the Avon Park Air Force Range's military operations and key conservation areas near the Kissimmee River.
Sun Journal - May 4, 2013, By Sue Book
A wind turbine permit bill that allows those advocating for clear flight paths for the military to be heard in the permitting process was overwhelmingly passed the N.C. House on Wednesday.
WHNT.com - May 3, 2013, By David Wood
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — All three school systems in Madison County will benefit from $147 million in BRAC bonds over the next ten years.
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online - May 3, 2013, By CRAIG J. RENNER
A new business incubator is coming to Charles County with the goal of turning numerous patent holders and innovators in our community and throughout Southern Maryland into growing, vibrant small businesses.
The Washington Post - May 1, 2013, By Brad Plumer
It’s hardly news when a U.S. firm moves its manufacturing operations abroad to China. But what about when a Chinese company sets up a factory in the United States?
The Associated Press - May 1, 2013, By DANICA COTO
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of activists on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the U.S. Navy's departure from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques 10 years ago, despite concerns that progress has been slow in cleaning up and developing a place many hoped would flourish.
Kinston.com - April 19, 2013, By Wes Wolfe
An F-15E Strike Eagle drops through the sky on a low-level training mission and encounters — a wind turbine.
With turbine blades reaching within 8 feet of F-15s on missions out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the proposed Pantego Wind Energy project resulted in a serious risk.
American Forces Press Service - April 12, 2013, By Amaani Lyle
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 – The acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment and his service branch counterparts presented their military construction budget requests to Capitol Hill legislators here today and made a case for another round of base realignment and closure.
The Tampa Tribune - April 10, 2013, By Ted Jackovics
TAMPA - State Rep. Dana Young said Tuesday that a state task force to which she has just been named should be attentive to a potential encroachment issue that could threaten MacDill Air Force Base’s ranking in the next round of base closures.
The News Herald - April 3, 2013, By MATTHEW BEATON
TALLAHASSEE— Military bases want a wide berth — plenty of space between them and the outside world — and the Florida Legislature wants to give it to them.
Thus a House panel cleared a bill (HB 7101) that would allow the state to buy non-conservation lands around Florida’s 20 major military installations, helping prevent “encroachment” from the rest of civilization.
AL.com - April 3, 2013, By Paul Gattis
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Several pieces of legislation impacting Madison County are expected to be considered Thursday in the State House, Rep. Mac McCutcheon said tonight.
It includes a bill that would allow local government to assist in funding for upgrades at Redstone Arsenal and another bill that would indefinitely extend Madison County's lodging tax first passed in 2004.
The Washington Post - April 1, 2013, By Marjorie Censer
When the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building in Springfield was being built, Dilly's Deli & Grill, a Korean and American restaurant in a squat strip mall, saw plenty of new business as a steady stream of construction workers stopped in for meals.
The New York Times - March 29, 2013, By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
MELBOURNE, Fla. — The day after the shuttle Atlantis landed for the last time at the Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011, Angel Telles, a man with three master’s degrees, scooped up his white Mission 101 coffee mug and drove away from NASA after 24 years on the job there. The shuttle era had ended, and with it the jobs of 8,000 NASA and civilian workers who found themselves unemployed in the midst of a harsh economic downturn and a crush of home foreclosures.
UTSanDiego.com - March 28, 2013, By Michael Gardner
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has selected a number of San Diego leaders to be part of a new team charged with developing strategies to shield California from military budget cuts and base closures while at the same time promoting the state as an ideal location for new defense industry jobs.
Alamogordo Daily News - March 21, 2013, By Janessa Maxilom
Otero County and the city of Alamogordo are in a large Joint Land Usage Study with surrounding counties, cities and military instillations to find out if there are any encroachment issues.
Otero County Manager Pamela Heltner is co-chair of the technical committee that oversees the JLUS project.
Politico - March 18, 2013, By Philip Ewing
The man who ran the last round of military base closures knows better than anyone that it’s one of the toughest jobs in Washington — but he says going through with it again soon might ultimately be better than putting it off.
American Forces Press Service - March 15, 2013, By Nick Simeone
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 – The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it needs and is looking to close additional bases and installations in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.
The Dolphin - March 14, 2013, By Ens. Phillip Chitty
GROTON, Conn. - The Executive Director of the Connecticut Office of Military Affairs (OMA) and leadership from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) and the Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) broke ground for the construction of a new diver support facility at the base, Wednesday, Mar. 6.
City of Spokane - May 31, 2012
Letter thanks Spokane for community efforts in support of Fairchild
Spokane Mayor David Condon and Spokane County Commission Chair Todd Mielke today are releasing a letter from the Department of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command Headquarters that further demonstrates the importance of implementing the recommendations from the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS).