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Posts Tagged ‘mission support/community partnerships’

Congressional Staff Briefed on Shared Services

  • October 31, 2013
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Senior DOD officials, House Armed Services Committee staff and community experts briefed Capitol Hill staff Wednesday on the new authority allowing installations and their host communities to share base support services through intergovernmental agreements…

Studies Show Robins AFB Communities’ Strengths, Weaknesses for Potential BRAC

  • October 31, 2013
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The 21st Century Partnership, the community partner for Robins Air Force Base, announced the results of 15 studies commissioned in preparation for a potential Base Realignment and Closure Commission round in 2017. The organization plans to use the data…

Campbell Praises Fort Sill Mentor Program during National Tour on Drawdown Impact

  • October 30, 2013
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A program that pairs new soldiers with soldier-mentors who have spent time on base earned praise from the Army’s second highest-ranking officer. Gen. John Campbell praised the program during a tour of Fort Sill with Raymond Chandler III…

Army ‘Will Partner with Anyone’ to Cut Costs, Ferriter Says

  • October 30, 2013
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The Army is seeking to expand the success of privatization of housing and utilities to nearly all commercial-like services, according to senior Army officials. “We will partner with anyone who can cut costs,” the Army’s top installations official, Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, said last week…

Ft. Hood Advocates Call for New BRAC Round

  • October 29, 2013
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A new BRAC round could benefit Fort Hood, the nation’s largest military installation, according to Killeen community leaders. “I know that may seem counter-intuitive because people can only think of installations being closed by BRAC,” retired Col Bill Parry executive director of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance…

Partnership between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Anchorage Saves Millions

  • October 28, 2013
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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s (JBER) partnership with the city of Anchorage’s Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project expects to save the base $73 million and generate $52 million of revenue for the community. “In general, this has been a very successful project,” says Robert Zacharski, site manager at JBER told BioMass Magazine…

State, Army Partner to Extend Ft. Drum Buffer

  • October 25, 2013
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The state of New York is partnering with the Army and local conservation groups to protect Fort Drum from encroachment. The state will provide $500,000, yielding a total of $4.5 million when combined with funds from the Army Compatible Use Buffer program. The funds will be used to purchase the development rights on land surrounding the post located in New York’s North Country region …

Hammack Insists on New BRAC Round for Army

  • October 24, 2013
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During remarks introducing a conference session devoted to the benefits of partnering with the public and private sector, the Army’s top installations official made it clear there is no substitute for a new BRAC round when it comes to efficient management of the service’s scarce resources. “In order to right-size our infrastructure and footprint in line with force reductions, we need BRAC authorization from Congress,” Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment …

City seeks Virginia Funds to Protect Landing Field from Development

  • October 23, 2013
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The city of Chesapeake, Va., will seek $2.5 million in state matching funds to protect Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field from encroachment. The move represents the first time Chesapeake has sought state funds to protect Fentress, which supports field carrier landing practice operations by aircraft based at nearby Naval Air Station Oceana and other naval installations in the region. The funds would be used to purchase land and development rights to expand the safety zone around the airfield, reported the Virginian-Pilot. The city previously has spent $4.3 million to purchase hundreds of acres near Fentress, but has recovered $1.8 million of that from the Navy under a cost-sharing agreement.

Army to Reduce Headquarters Staffing by 25 Percent

  • October 23, 2013
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In an effort to find additional savings that can help maintain the service’s force structure, Army Secretary John McHugh has directed senior Army officials to pare headquarters staffs by 25 percent rather than the 20 percent cut Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called for. “The chief and I felt very strongly that headquarters reduction was a place that we could just do things more smartly and do it with fewer people,” said McHugh …

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