• Balancing Wind Energy Development and Flight Training in Northwest Oklahoma

    Balancing Wind Energy Development and Flight Training in Northwest Oklahoma0

      The rapid growth in wind energy development over the past decade has created a concern in some defense communities over the potential for wind farms to interfere with flight training and other military activities. In northwest Oklahoma, which has quickly become a leading region for wind energy generation, state and local officials, who consider

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  • Land Swap in Northwest Florida Solves Navy’s Encroachment Problem, Advances Economic Growth

    Land Swap in Northwest Florida Solves Navy’s Encroachment Problem, Advances Economic Growth0

    The needs of Escambia County in northwest Florida and Naval Air Station Whiting Field came together when encroachment began to threaten one of the installation’s auxiliary landing fields and officials at the Greater Pensacola Chamber realized the site presented a prime opportunity for economic development. When the Navy signaled it would be interested in swapping

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  • Texas Legislature Considers Increasing Financial Support for Defense Communities0

    State support for military installations has grown steadily over the past two decades, as evidenced by an expansion in the amounts and kinds of support invested by state organizations to preserve and promote their bases. Installation Innovation Forum 2015 will feature a session on the innovative approaches states and communities have adopted in recent years to support local installations and will highlight examples from a new publication by ADC, State of Support: Highlights of State Support for Defense Installations. The mission of state military affairs organizations has become quite broad, and includes serving as a focal point to coordinate statewide efforts for promoting, preserving and providing mission support to military installations; attracting new military missions; serving as the liaison between state government and installation officials; and fostering growth of the state’s defense sector …

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