Officials from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington County, Va., last week signed a memorandum of agreement pledging to seek partnerships that will enhance the installation’s mission effectiveness and reduce costs.
The agreement culminated a series of meetings that began last October, reported the Pentagram. The installation and local leaders are seeking partnerships in six areas — mass transportation, energy, recycling, libraries, geographic information systems and recreation. Working groups already have been formed for the first five of those activities.
“We look forward to all future working groups and discussions and many more memorandums of agreement,” said Col. Mike Henderson, commander of the joint base.
Henderson said that Arlington County has conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the joint base’s grounds contract and identified potential opportunities for partnering.
The county’s transportation consulting office surveyed service members, military spouses and retirees who live on, work at or use the joint base to look for ways to improve access to the installation.