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Maryland Official Defends Efforts to Prepare for BRAC Growth

  • September 28, 2011
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Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown this week responded swiftly to a commentary disparaging the state’s efforts to make the transportation improvements needed to accommodate a burst of growth at five installations. Despite the severe economic downturn, the state invested $3.5 billion in transportation, higher education, school construction and other infrastructure projects in counties affected by BRAC …

Senate Appropriators Urge EDA to Support Growth, Closure Communities

  • September 28, 2011
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The Senate Appropriations Committee is urging the Economic Development Administration to provide support to defense communities affected by BRAC closures or mission growth through its various economic development assistance programs. “The committee encourages EDA to provide the most efficient and effective assistance to defense growth communities and communities impacted by closures based on urgency and level of need …

Growth in School Enrollments outside Ft. Benning Falls Short of Expectations

  • September 27, 2011
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So far, enrollments at school districts surrounding Fort Benning have climbed only slightly as a result of new missions coming to the post under BRAC. School systems have gained only a fraction of the thousands of students projected to arrive at area schools …

Fairfax County Critical of Army’s Building Plans at Belvoir

  • September 25, 2011
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Fairfax County is expected to ask federal officials this week to postpone more than $1.3 billion in capital projects planned for Fort Belvoir through 2017. The 19 construction projects should be put off until officials address the impact of the population growth already occurring at the northern Virginia post due to BRAC …

Louisiana to Invest $25M to Address Growth at Ft. Polk

  • September 19, 2011
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The state of Louisiana will spend $25.2 million over the next three years to improve infrastructure surrounding Fort Polk in an effort to leverage growth coming to the post as a result of its expansion by 100,000 acres. The investment will provide the necessary infrastructure so that central Louisiana can benefit from the installation’s expansion as well as attract more units to Polk, Gov. Bobby Jindal said last week …

Regional Growth Falls Short of Projections at Aberdeen Proving Ground

  • September 15, 2011
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Growth in Harford County, Md., may fall 10,000 jobs short of what planners expected as a result of new activities coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground due to BRAC, but on other fronts, the news is good. Average household incomes have climbed and the county’s supply of houses on the market has fallen from an 18-month inventory to a six-month one …

Welcome to Ft. Lee, ‘Logistics Capital of the World’

  • September 12, 2011
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In the six years since the BRAC 2005 recommendations were enacted, Fort Lee has been transformed into the home of the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence, a campus of schools preparing soldiers to pursue careers in military supply, munitions and transportation. The changes spawned by BRAC mean the central Virginia post is now responsible for training 38 percent of the Army …

San Antonio Hospital Transformation to be Complete This Week

  • September 12, 2011
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The integration of Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Wilford Hall medical centers will be complete this week, in time to comply with the 2005 BRAC requirement, according to the San Antonio Express-News …

OEA Adjusts Selection Criteria for BRAC Transportation Funding

  • September 11, 2011
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OEA released minor revisions Friday to the criteria it will use to award grants for the construction of transportation improvements outside medical facilities gaining new patient care activities as a result of BRAC. The spending bill Congress passed in April allocating funds for the remainder of fiscal 2011 included up to $300 million for states and local agencies to upgrade transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate growth at medical facilities …

Ft. Sam Welcomes New IMCOM Headquarters

  • September 6, 2011
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Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Sam Houston last month for the new headquarters for Installation Management Command, leaving only one major BRAC 2005 construction project yet to be completed at the post. In total, the base closure round has proved a bonanza for San Antonio, resulting in the expenditure of $3.3 billion on 176 construction projects …

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