• Air Force Launching Seminar Series on Partnerships0

    The Air Force Community Partnership program is offering a series of seminars on a range of topics to support installation and community leaders as they carry out efforts to form new partnerships. The monthly brownbag series, which is open to Air Force personnel and community stakeholders, begins next week with a session on intergovernmental support agreements. Brownbags scheduled so far include: Intergovernmental Support Agreements 101 (July 27); Legal Aspects of How to Draft Successful Partnership Agreements (Aug. 24); Building and Completing Successful Business Case Analyses for Partnerships (Sept. 21); and Morale, Welfare and Recreation: How Bases and Communities are Working Together to Provide Better Services (Oct. 26) …

  • Travis AFB, Neighbors to Explore Potential for Greater Partnering

    Travis AFB, Neighbors to Explore Potential for Greater Partnering0

    Leaders from Travis Air Force Base in northern California and surrounding communities have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration under the Air Force Community Partnership program, an initiative aimed at enhancing mission effectiveness for the base and quality of life for personnel at Travis and their neighbors. The agreement also established the Travis Community Partnership Leadership Committee, according to the base’s public affairs office. Mayors from Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Dixon, Vallejo and Benicia signed the agreement, along with the chairwoman of the Solano County Board of Supervisors and a representative from the Solano Economic Development Corp. The mayor of Rio Vista plans to sign the agreement shortly …

  • RAND Report Offers Insight into the Wealth of Installation-Community Partnerships0

    Partnerships between military installations and neighboring communities can produce a variety of benefits for both parties, including cost savings or revenue, as well as a range of non-monetary benefits such as an enhanced military mission, and improved installation and community operations and services, according to a new report by the RAND Corp. Other benefits include access to additional expertise and resources; enhanced outreach to military personnel and their families; and energy and environmental advantages. But beyond cost savings and other concrete benefits, installation partnerships “are often more about long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and strategic issues than saving money. Such partnerships are strategically important to the long-term function and mission of installations,” the report concludes …

  • Ft. Hunter Liggett, Neighbors Explore Partnership Opportunities

    Ft. Hunter Liggett, Neighbors Explore Partnership Opportunities0

    Officials from Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) and neighboring communities have signed a series of partnership agreements to leverage each other’s resources and improve services at the installation and the surrounding region near the central California coast. “We already have a history of working with many of these community partners,” said FHL Commander Col. Jan Norris. “These agreements [solidify] our partnerships and give us a platform to further enhance what we can do for each other.” FHL and community partners have been meeting for the last four months to discuss potential partnerships which culminated with a signing ceremony at Hartnell College in King City …

  • JB Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington County to Seek Partnership Opportunities

    JB Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington County to Seek Partnership Opportunities0

    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.

  • Luke AFB, West Valley Communities Commit to Partnership Initiative

    Luke AFB, West Valley Communities Commit to Partnership Initiative0

    Luke Air Force Base and the surrounding West Valley region of Phoenix on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding outlining the structure of the Luke Community Partnership program, an initiative aimed at enhancing mission effectiveness and reducing costs. “Through the program, we have identified requirements and needs amongst all the partners and collaborated to strengthen the mission capability of Luke Air Force Base, while at the same time, increasing the economic vitality and quality of life for the surrounding community,” said Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander. Thirteen municipalities, including Phoenix, and Maricopa County are participating in the partnership …