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Posts Tagged ‘growth communities’

Bliss’ Growth Spurt Should Be Complete in 2014

  • August 4, 2011
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The enormous infusion of personnel at Fort Bliss will increase the post’s population from 25,000 soldiers now to 30,000 by 2014, establishing the installation as one of the Army’s premier “power projection platforms,” Bliss’ commanding general said Wednesday …

Growth at Bliss, White Sands Prompts Housing Expansion

  • August 3, 2011
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Balfour Beatty Communities LLC will construct 564 townhomes at Fort Bliss, Texas, and renovate 220 homes at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of an expansion effort at its family housing projects at the two sites. The work, which is expected to be completed in 2014, comes in response to a significant increase in military strength at both installations …

Soldiers, Civilians Make Their Presence Known outside Ft. Benning

  • August 2, 2011
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The Columbus, Ga., metro area is starting to feel the impact of the thousands of soldiers, DOD civilians, contractors and dependents coming to Fort Benning as a result of BRAC, according to a quick survey conducted by the Ledger-Enquirer. A Columbus homebuilder is attributing 60 of the 200-plus home sales he is expecting this year to BRAC growth …

Army Growth Fueled the Economy during Downturn

  • July 31, 2011
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In her opening remarks prior to a BRAC 2005 media event, Katherine Hammack summed up the tremendous strides the Army has taken over the previous six years. She noted the gains the Army has made from repositioning and rebalancing its forces, creating new centers of excellence and restructuring the Reserves, before pointing out the enormous contribution the Army’s $18 billion BRAC construction effort has made to support the economy …

Arrival of Military Families Bolsters School District Coffers at Ft. Carson

  • July 27, 2011
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Two school districts in south Colorado Springs, Colo., expecting to enroll dozens of more students stemming from growth at Fort Carson, stand to gain increased state funding. Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 — where students from military families or others working at the post make up 68 percent of the school’s enrollment — estimates it will receive $600,000 from the state based on adding 104 new students …

Quantico Growth Largely Free of Traffic Jams, School Overcrowding

  • July 25, 2011
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The northern Virginia region surrounding Marine Corps Base Quantico may have survived the BRAC growth coming to the installation. Many of the 2,000 federal employees slated to transfer to Quantico already have arrived without generating significant traffic congestion or an influx of new students in the schools of Prince William and Stafford counties …

Outlook Bright for Redstone EUL Project

  • July 25, 2011
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As the completion of the first building at Redstone Gateway — the $1 billion office park at Redstone Arsenal being developed under the EUL program — approaches in the fall, the company that is leading the effort has high expectations for the project. “It is not a normal office park. It is a first-class office park …

Maryland Schools to Offer New Degree Programs to Support Proving Ground

  • July 19, 2011
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A combination of two- and four-year Maryland colleges will offer seven new degree programs to support missions coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced last week. The commission selected the universities and programs through a collaborative process involving the Army, private sector, higher education community and state government intended to address the growing needs of northeast Maryland’s workforce …

Virginia Delegation Questions Move-In Plan for Mark Center

  • July 14, 2011
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Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation criticized the Defense Department’s occupancy plan for the Mark Center on Thursday, saying it conflicts with reassurances officials had provided earlier that the relocation of 6,400 workers to the Alexandria, Va., site would not cause failing levels of service to local roads. Almost 5,000 workers would move to the facility by the end of the year, with the remaining 1,400 relocating sometime after the new year …

Ft. Leonard Wood: ‘There’s a Lot of Growth Going on Here’

  • July 10, 2011
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Although it is not considered one of the military’s 25-plus mission growth installations, the population that calls Fort Leonard Wood home clearly is growing, a situation that is not lost on the surrounding community. The central Missouri installation currently trains almost 90,000 students a year, up from 65,000 in 2005 …

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