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Posts Tagged ‘community military partnership’

Kansas Communities Strengthen Links with Ft. Riley

  • January 23, 2013
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In the face of budget cuts and a pending BRAC round, the state of Kansas is making the case to preserve the missions of its five military installations. At a meeting Wednesday of the Governor’s Military Council, Gov. Sam Brownback said one strategy the state should pursue is supporting bases by sharing costs and resources. Perhaps the state should take over road maintenance for Fort Riley, if legal, he suggested …

Massachusetts to Assess State’s Bases for Clean Energy Opportunities

  • January 17, 2013
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The commonwealth of Massachusetts will fund a program to conduct comprehensive energy audits at each of its six military installations as part of a first-of-its-kind initiative to identify opportunities for renewable energy development, officials announced Thursday. The effort is intended to help the Defense Department achieve two of its key priorities — reducing base operating costs and boosting energy security — and builds on the state’s leadership in promoting energy efficiency and clean energy …

Army Commanders Help Communities Understand Range of Family Support Initiatives

  • January 8, 2013
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A video teleconference last week hosted by Army garrison leaders for community officials from across the country generated a plethora of ideas for partnering initiatives that could benefit the Army and its neighbors. Fort Hood Commander Col. Matthew Elledge highlighted the partnerships the post has with Texas A&M University and Central Texas College. Maj. Gen. John Uberti, Installation Management Command deputy commanding general for support, added that Army installations are establishing programs in science, technology, engineering and math in partnership with local institutions dedicated to fifth graders …

Aberdeen Proving Ground Strengthens Partnership with Local Schools

  • December 19, 2012
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In an effort to boost the number of students seeking high-tech careers, eight major tenant organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., last week agreed to expand educational outreach efforts in science, technology, engineering and math with Harford County Public Schools. The partnership is intended to increase participation and improve students’ performance in STEM. “We are committed to tomorrow,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general of Army Communications-Electronics Command and senior installation commander. “We are providing an opportunity to ensure that we have the right resources with the right intellect and energy …

Authorization Bill to Allow Community-Military Partnerships for Installation Support

  • December 19, 2012
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Military installations for the first time would have a statutory authority allowing them to enter into agreements with state and local governments to provide, receive or share base support services, under a provision in the conference report approved Tuesday for the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill. The authority would allow a variety of intergovernmental support agreements, including arrangements in which a defense community provides municipal services to a neighboring installation …

Lessons from Past BRAC Rounds Can Help Shape Ongoing Mission Support Efforts

  • December 9, 2012
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The past five base closure rounds offer a wide array of lessons to community and installation officials grappling with the challenges of ever-tightening budgets and the likelihood that the Pentagon will be forced to pare down its infrastructure in the coming years, according to a new report issued by ADC. Using BRAC Lessons Learned to Address the Resource Challenges of Today is the product of a workshop held at the ADC 2012 Annual Conference which offered members of the association and the military a unique opportunity to consider how experiences from previous BRAC rounds can be adapted for future rounds and to deal with issues now confronting DOD …

New York Awards $2.9M to Strengthen Military Installations

  • December 3, 2012
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) last week awarded $2.9 million to local municipalities and community organizations to help preserve the state’s military installations as tens of billions of dollars in federal defense spending is threatened. The state’s military installations provide more than 10,000 direct jobs, $688 million in direct wages and a $1.9 billion economic impact …

Groups Appear to Reach Deal on Managing Federal City Project

  • October 9, 2012
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After more than a year of wrangling, the New Orleans Federal Alliance and the board of the Algiers Development District appear to have come to an agreement over how they will jointly manage the Federal City project, a public-private development located at the former Naval Support Activity New Orleans. On Sunday, the alliance signed a cooperative endeavor agreement that outlines how the two groups will share responsibility for managing the project …

‘Week of Valor’ to Bolster Jacksonville’s Military Bona Fides

  • October 8, 2012
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Jacksonville is going for a twofer when it hosts its Week of Valor next month, an effort to raise its profile as both a military-friendly and sports-friendly city. The week’s events will feature a college basketball game aboard the USS Bataan at Mayport Naval Station, a veterans jobs fair and a military appreciation lunch. For Jacksonville, the Week of Valor is an opportunity for the city to showcase its support for the military …

New President of Robins AFB Support Group Outlines BRAC Strategy

  • October 3, 2012
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To protect Robins Air Force Base in the next BRAC round, the 21st Century Partnership needs to raise $5 million over the next five years and assess how the Middle Georgia installation would be evaluated according to the likely BRAC criteria, Robert McMahon, the base support group’s new president and CEO, said last week. McMahon’s plan, which the partnership approved, calls for preparing studies on a range of factors, including Robins’ operational performance and quality of life. “No one should be surprised when the results of the next BRAC come out, what those results say about us,” he said. McMahon, who was the commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center when he retired from the Air Force this summer, said he expects the next BRAC round to occur in 2015 or 2017, reported the Telegraph.

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