• Maryland County Offers JB Andrews Discount to Dump Garbage0

    An initiative carried out under the Air Force Community Partnership Program is saving Joint Base Andrews, Md., $280,000 over a five-year period by providing the installation a single site for dumping the 4,000 tons of garbage it generates annually. As a result, Prince George’s County, where the base is located, was able to offer the Air Force a bulk discount on its tipping fees. Previously, waste haulers contracted by the base relied on various sites across the Washington area, reported waste360. The arrangement, permitted under legislation enacted two years ago allowing military installations to enter into intergovernmental support agreements with local agencies, has other benefits as well …

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  • Dover AFB, Community Look for Partnership Possibilities0

    Officials from Dover Air Force Base and central Delaware have met twice since August to consider potential ways to take advantage of the new authority permitting installations to enter into intergovernmental support agreements with local governments to provide, receive or share support services for most municipal functions. “These first two meetings have been extremely positive for the base,” said Col. Lisa Pike, 436th Mission Support Group commander. “As we’ve looked at ‘the art of the possible,’ we’ve had immense participation from the community and tremendous support from those bringing big ideas with even bigger potential to the table …

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  • Air Force Signs 100th Partnering Agreement with Host Community0

    The Air Force Community Partnership Program has celebrated its 100th partnership agreement, an initiative to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District fill vacancies for teachers and other positions with military spouses from Eielson AFB, Alaska. The Air Force launched the partnership program to take advantage of a new authority allowing installations and communities to enter into intergovernmental support agreements to share base support services. Fifty Air Force installations currently are working with their host communities to identify opportunities to enhance support for airmen and their families, and trim installations’ operating costs. To date, the program has identified more than 1,000 initiatives from across the spectrum of installation services and mission support, according to the Air Force Community Partnership team …

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  • Wright-Patterson AFB’s Neighbors Intent on Forging Partnerships0

    One week after the Dayton Development Coalition and the state of Ohio accepted ADC’s Community Excellence Award, local leaders continued to reach out to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to identify partnership opportunities that will either help it trim spending or enhance its services. “For the base, the conversation has been on how we can avoid costs or generate revenue,” Col. John Devillier, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, said at a meeting with community representatives. “That means a new way of thinking about how we interact …

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  • Pentagon Official’s Visit Intended to Reignite Partnership Initiative at Great Falls0

    Officials from the Air Force and Great Falls, Mont., hope efforts to find mutually beneficial partnerships between Malmstrom AFB and its host community will be revitalized following a recent visit by Steve Zander, director of the Air Force Community Partnership Program. Representatives from the base and the city — along with county, education and health officials — began meeting last year to look for ways to take advantage of the new DOD authority allowing installations and communities to share support services for municipal functions and other activities. Initial ideas generated included establishing a clearinghouse for training opportunities, opening up the city’s parks and recreation department to the base, allowing the city to conduct water testing for the Air Force, integrating public works, enhancing radio communications and finding a new use for underutilized real estate at Malmstrom …

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  • Ohio Air Reserve Station to Help Neighbor Demolish Vacant Properties0

    Within the next month, reservists from Youngstown Air Reserve Station in northeast Ohio will help the city of Youngstown tear down 11 vacant homes. The partnership, an initiative under the Air Force Community Partnership program, will provide the city with the labor to perform the demolitions, while providing the airmen with experience they may not receive otherwise. “They do everything from HVAC to electrical, to plumbing and carpentry. This is an opportunity for them to operate heavy equipment, get training in equipment they might not normally see at the Air Reserve Station,” said Col. James Dignan, 910th Airlift Wing commander …

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