• Community to Cut Grass for Ft. Polk under Partnership

    Community to Cut Grass for Ft. Polk under Partnership0

    The city of Leesville, La., will provide grass-cutting services on about 5,000 acres at Fort Polk for $2.6 million per year, under an intergovernmental support agreement signed last week. “Not only does this strengthen the partnership between our communities, but it positively impacts soldier readiness, and there’s nothing more important. By signing this agreement, we

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  • Marine Corps Looks to Transform Installations

    Marine Corps Looks to Transform Installations0

    The Marine Corps is taking the first steps toward creating the installation of the future by adopting smart city and advanced transportation technologies, according to written testimony released before a House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee hearing Tuesday. “Tomorrow’s Marine Corps installations will look much different than those in existence today,” said Lt. Gen. Michael Dana,

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  • Marine Corps Plans to Expand Use of Partnership Authority following Early Success

    Marine Corps Plans to Expand Use of Partnership Authority following Early Success1

    Even before the final results are in from four pilot projects testing DOD’s new authority for forming installation-community partnerships, Marine Corps officials already are planning on rolling out the authority on a wider scale. Pilots at three locations — Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Ga.; MCLB Barstow, Calif.; and Marine Corps Base Hawaii — begun one year ago resulted in the development of 24 partnering initiatives with local agencies. The initiatives mainly involve public works, training and education, and emergency management, although the Marine Corps has not focused on any single function, said Tom Ruffini, director of government and external affairs at Marine Corps Installations Command …

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