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  • Panel Praises DOD’s Reliance on Third-Party Financing for Energy Projects

    Panel Praises DOD’s Reliance on Third-Party Financing for Energy Projects

    The Senate Armed Services Committee applauds the military’s push to leverage private financing to supply its installations with energy produced from renewable or alternative sources, according to the panel’s report accompanying the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill. “The committee continues to be strongly supportive of the DOD’s efforts to enter into third party financed power purchase agreements (PPAs), which improve combat capability and provide energy resiliency for the military services along with the appropriate stewardship of taxpayer funding. Projects developed using PPAs and third party financing have little to no upfront cost to DOD …

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  • IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints

    IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints

    With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command, says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission. “I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs …

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  • Support Group for Pennsylvania Installation Gears up for BRAC

    Support Group for Pennsylvania Installation Gears up for BRAC

    The community support group for Fort Indiantown Gap, a state-owned training site for National Guard and Army Reserve units in Pennsylvania, is distributing a survey as part of an effort to prepare for a possible round of base closures. The Local Defense Group will use the survey to form a strategic plan to highlight the post’s benefits to the community, reported the Central Penn Business Journal. Fort Indiantown Gap is Lebanon County’s largest employer with about 2,000 full-time employees working at the installation. It has an annual economic impact of about $578 million. The Local Defense Group formed last year through a $25,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development. Its primary aim is to promote the installation’s assets.

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  • Policy Bill Amendment Would Help Relocate Municipal Airport away from Georgia Sub Base

    An amendment House lawmakers added to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill last week would help alleviate the Navy’s security concerns arising from a general aviation airport located less than two miles from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The amendment, sponsored by Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), authorizes DOD to spend $6 million to free the city of St. Marys from financial obligations to the Federal Aviation Administration for past improvements at St. Marys Airport. The money would go to the state Department of Transportation to pay for building a general aviation airport at another location …

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  • Senate Committee Directs DOD to Develop Plan to Sustain Training Ranges

    The Defense Department should develop a strategic plan to provide the necessary resources for infrastructure improvements at national test and training ranges and tackle encroachment issues, according to the report accompanying the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month. The committee cited the critical role training ranges play in providing “full-spectrum readiness” for all services, including large live fire training exercises …

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  • Air Force to Apply New EPA Guidelines for Groundwater Contamination

    Air Force to Apply New EPA Guidelines for Groundwater Contamination

    The Air Force will apply new guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two groundwater contaminants in its ongoing effort to monitor water supplies at U.S. installations and their host communities, officials said last week. “Protecting human health is our priority,” Mark Correll, deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and infrastructure, said in a news release. “When there’s a potential our missions are having, or may have had, an adverse impact on communities, we take appropriate measures to protect it,” Correll said. Currently, the Air Force has tested for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) at 30 bases, with 202 homes showing concentrations that exceed the new guidance levels …

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