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Posts Tagged ‘growth communities’

Growth Trajectory at Redstone Arsenal Just Getting Started

  • September 6, 2011
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For many defense communities benefitting from mission growth, next week’s BRAC implementation deadline will feel more like the beginning of a lengthy challenge than the end of one. Officials at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., for example, are considering Sept. 15 as a benchmark more than anything else …

San Antonio Seeks Share of Road Funds for Growing Medical Centers

  • August 16, 2011
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San Antonio officials are requesting one-third of the $300 million in spending Congress approved earlier this year to provide transportation funding for communities dealing with BRAC-generated growth at military medical centers. The city is asking for $68 million of the total amount it is requesting to upgrade Harry Wurzbach Road, a prime traffic corridor leading to Fort Sam Houston …

Ft. Meade Communities Anxious about Coping with Forecast Growth

  • August 16, 2011
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In the absence of the hundreds of millions of dollars local officials requested to improve the roads surrounding Fort Meade, Md., in advance of 2011, the state and Anne Arundel County have focused on less expensive projects, such as mass transit, with the potential to reduce traffic congestion outside the post …

Four Defense Communities Lead Nation in Personal Income Growth

  • August 16, 2011
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Four communities benefiting from growth at a neighboring military installation led the nation in personal income growth in 2010, with Elizabethtown, Ky., earning the top spot due in large part to an influx of thousands of service members and civilians relocating to Fort Knox as a result of BRAC …

Fort Benning Braces for Personnel Cuts, Change in Growth Numbers

  • August 15, 2011
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BRAC growth may result in only 22,000 soldiers, DOD civilians, contractors and their dependents coming to Fort Benning, a 6,000-person drop from the estimate officials had been using for the past several years. Factors behind the lower projection include tighter budgets, units leaving or being deactivated at the western Georgia post and a reduction in the number of personnel needed to run the Armor School …

Impact of Benning Growth Most Visible at On-Post Schools

  • August 8, 2011
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While school districts neighboring Ft. Benning have yet to see hard evidence that an influx of students will be enrolling for the coming school year, schools located on the post are getting ready for swelling enrollments as BRAC growth arrives in full force. “Last year we had 355 students. We are at 400 as of a few minutes ago, and we’re expecting another 100 more between now and Christmas …

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 …

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