- Mission Support/Community Partnerships
- April 12, 2017
Residents living in family housing at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., are dealing with a variety of long-standing problems, including mold, leaking and crumbling ceilings, and rotting trees, which they say the housing manager is ignoring. The issues predate Hurricane Florence, but the residents say last month’s storm has exacerbated their living conditions, reportsREAD MORE
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley paid tribute to Sen. John McCain Friday as officials formally activated its new Futures Command during a ceremony in downtown Austin, Texas. “He planted that seed that we had significant challenges” regarding acquisition three years ago, Milley said. The discussions that ensued eventually developed into Futures Command. ArmyREAD MORE
Lendlease and Ameresco are partnering to provide a variety of energy efficiency improvements and new solar energy systems to more than 5,800 homes at multiple Army installations on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The $150 million project will follow the energy savings performance contract model and is intended to slash energy consumption at Island PalmREAD MORE
The Air Force’s fleet of A-10 close air support aircraft should remain in the service’s inventory until at least 2030, after Congress provided $103 million in the fiscal 2018 omnibus to sustain its plan to re-wing much of the fleet. Last week Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the “Warthog” would remain in the fleetREAD MORE
The Army’s housing partner at Fort Hood is offering vacant homes to all renters, including those with no ties to the military, as the occupancy rate for the central Texas post’s family housing project has ticked down in recent years.
Currently, the occupancy rate for housing at Fort Hood is 88 percent for its 5,552 homes. “Our occupancy has been in the high 90s percentile for years, but has dipped down to the point where we’re offering it to other people,” said Brian Dosa, Fort Hood’s director of public works …