• Defense Bill Offers Flexibility for Readiness, Facilities Funding

    Defense Bill Offers Flexibility for Readiness, Facilities Funding0

    The defense portion of the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill released Wednesday provides $230 billion for operations and maintenance (O&M), a 6 percent increase over last year’s allocation. The account includes a $580 million boost for facility sustainment, restoration and modernization programs above the administration’s budget request, according to a bill summary from the Senate

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  • State Tax Break Could Benefit Holloman AFB in Future BRAC

    State Tax Break Could Benefit Holloman AFB in Future BRAC0

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) last week signed a bill offering the Air Force a deduction on the gross receipts tax it would be charged for construction services and materials needed for Holloman AFB to accommodate an expanded and permanent F-16 fighter pilot training mission. The measure would apply to five planned construction projects

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  • ADC National Summit 2018

    ADC National Summit 20180

    Defined by a mission of force and family, readiness and resiliency, our defense infrastructure is the foundation of our military’s competitive edge. Join us in the nation’s capital June 18-20 for the Defense Communities National Summit.

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  • NE Ohio Stands to Gain if DOD Picks Camp Ravenna for Missile Site

    NE Ohio Stands to Gain if DOD Picks Camp Ravenna for Missile Site0

    A decision to construct a $3.6 billion East Coast missile defense site at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center clearly would provide an economic boost for northeastern Ohio. The outstanding question for local officials is the degree to which surrounding communities would grow and which ones will benefit the most. “You put 800-some new jobs

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  • Air Force Request Look to Address Deferred Facility Maintenance

    Air Force Request Look to Address Deferred Facility Maintenance0

    The Air Force believes the extra funding afforded under last week’s two-year budget agreement will help it address its $33 billion facilities maintenance backlog. The fiscal 2019 budget proposal the service unveiled Monday revealed one key sign of progress — it funds 80 percent of the Air Force’s facility sustainment needs, Maj. Gen. John Pletcher,

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  • Navy Asks for Funding to Remove Excess Infrastructure

    Navy Asks for Funding to Remove Excess Infrastructure0

    The Navy is looking to eliminate excess infrastructure as available funding for its installations has fallen short of its requirements. The department’s fiscal 2019 budget request includes $153 million to demolish excess infrastructure, Rear Admiral Brian Luther, deputy assistant secretary for budget, told reporters Monday. The request also contains a 12.7 percent capital investment in

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