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Posts Tagged ‘growth communities’

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 …

Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Earns Defense Community Award

  • July 7, 2011
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For leading Maryland’s efforts to accommodate BRAC mission growth at five installations, estimated to generate 60,000 new jobs, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has been named Elected Official of the Year by ADC. After BRAC 2005 became law, Gov. O’Malley appointed Brown chair of the Governor’s BRAC Subcabinet, assigning him the critical task of crafting and implementing a plan to ready the state’s physical infrastructure and human capital …

To Match Growth, Army Needs to Invest in Health Care Facilities, Committee Says

  • July 6, 2011
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To address a shortfall in health care facilities at many Army installations experiencing rapid growth, the service needs to expand its capacity to handle medical needs, especially for families and children, according to the report accompanying the FY 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill the Senate Appropriations Committee approved June 30. The committee recommends the Army surgeon general work with Installation Management Command to ensure that adequate facilities …

Where Might Returning European Brigade Go, Hutchison Asks

  • July 4, 2011
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Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison asks the Army to identify the best U.S. installations to locate a brigade combat team similar to the one scheduled to be brought home from Germany in 2015, in an amendment approved during markup Thursday of the fiscal 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Hutchison’s request follows DOD’s announcement in April that only one of the four Europe-based brigade combat teams would be relocated to the U.S. …

N.C. Governor to Zero in on State’s Defense Communities

  • June 28, 2011
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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue will hold regional military summits in four host communities this summer to assess the military’s impact on local economic development and find out where community shortfalls exist regarding infrastructure, encroachment, education and workforce. “The goal is to get critical information and data from our four major military clusters and their surrounding communities …

$7.7M Labor Grant to Benefit Maryland, D.C. Workers

  • June 26, 2011
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A Department of Labor National Emergency Grant awarded last week to Maryland will assist more than 6,500 civilian defense employees, contractors and military spouses affected by BRAC. The $7.7 million grant will allow the state and the District of Columbia to help job seekers navigate the federal hiring process and compete for BRAC and other federal jobs across the region …

EDA Reauthorization Killed in Senate

  • June 21, 2011
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The Senate Tuesday rejected a motion to limit debate on a measure to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration at $500 million a year through fiscal 2015, ending Democrats’ effort to pass legislation they described as a “jobs bill.” Majority Leader Harry Reid was forced to hold the cloture vote to avoid allowing the chamber to debate almost 100 amendments, most of which were not related to economic development …

Land Expansion at Benning Raises Questions about the Cost of Growth

  • June 15, 2011
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While BRAC is providing a significant population boost to the area surrounding Fort Benning, an unrelated proposal to add up to 82,800 acres in training lands to the western Georgia post is making many residents in its neighboring counties anxious. Benning officials held four public meetings last week to collect input from residents that could be affected by one of the five alternatives the Army is considering …

Tennessee Valley Official Pleased with BRAC Growth

  • June 14, 2011
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With 80 percent of 4,651 positions transferring to Redstone Arsenal already arrived at the Huntsville installation, the chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee says the transition is going very well. Most significantly, 57 percent of the 3,112 BRAC positions that have been filled at Redstone have been taken by workers who moved from outside the Tennessee Valley region …

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