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  • Ft. Bragg Updates Dining Options ahead of Army-Wide Revamp

    Ft. Bragg Updates Dining Options ahead of Army-Wide Revamp

    The Army is refashioning the food service options it offers as it contends with force reductions and increasing competition from restaurants located inside and outside an installation’s gates, but Fort Bragg officials are confident that none of the post’s dining facilities will be shuttered as they’ve already taken steps to update their offerings. “We’re sitting in a good place right now,” James Ramey, food program manager at the installation’s Logistics Readiness Center, told the Fayetteville Observer. The post has incorporated a number of ideas included in an executive order issued last year that was intended to trim Army spending on installation support, including revamping menus, offering healthier food and expanding service outside of traditional dining facilities …

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  • Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for Solar Array at Georgia Marine Corps Base

    Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for Solar Array at Georgia Marine Corps Base

    The Navy and Georgia Power broke ground Thursday at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., on a large-scale solar facility with a generation capacity of up to 44 megawatts of direct current, or 31 megawatts of alternating current. Georgia Power will build, own and operate the solar farm, which will supply power to the utility’s electric grid. The facility will cover 150 acres of land with 138,000 southwest-facing fixed panels, and generate enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 5,000 homes. The project is estimated to represent a $75 million investment by Georgia Power …

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  • Smith Makes Case for Rightsizing Defense Infrastructure

    Smith Makes Case for Rightsizing Defense Infrastructure

    Language prohibiting the Defense Department from launching a new round of base closures appears to have survived the House Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill after Adam Smith (D-Wash.) on Wednesday offered and withdrew an amendment that would have lifted the ban and introduced a number of changes to the BRAC process. “The central cloud hanging over this committee is we don’t have the resources to do what we have to do,” said Smith, the committee’s ranking member. “In a situation like that, you try to save resources wherever you can save them. [Base closures] would be one way of doing that …

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  • Committee Votes to Bolster Navy End Strength

    The Navy’s end strength would drop by only 4,000 billets, rather than 6,000, under an amendment the House Armed Services Committee adopted Wednesday during its marathon markup of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill. The provision would increase the number of sailors by nearly 2,000 above the Pentagon’s requested level of 322,900 to accommodate a requirement that the Navy’s cruisers be kept in service, reported CQ Roll Call. The Navy’s budget request called for docking up to half of the fleet’s 22 cruisers to reduce staffing needs and extend the ships’ service lives as part of the cruiser modernization program …

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  • Failing Airfield Infrastructure May Be Jeopardizing Safety, House Panel Says

    Failing Airfield Infrastructure May Be Jeopardizing Safety, House Panel Says

    The House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee is asking the Defense Department for an update on the condition of airfield infrastructure due to concerns that the statutory budget caps have caused DOD to shortchange investment in its facilities, according to report language in the panel’s portion of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill. “The committee is concerned that the risk assumed in infrastructure investments has resulted in the deterioration of runways, taxiway pavements, parking ramps, and aircraft hydrant fueling systems that may pose a safety risk to aircrews, a hazard to aircraft, and have an adverse impact on military operations and training …

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