• Air Force to Grade Installations on Military Value

    Air Force to Grade Installations on Military Value0

    With the timing of a new BRAC round uncertain, the Air Force has decided to conduct its own evaluations of its installations that possibly could be used to assign missions or prioritize investments in facilities. “We need a better understanding of the military value of our installations and to do some more strategic thinking about where to invest our limited resources,” Richard Hartley, principal deputy assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, told the Defense Communities 2016 National Summit last week. “We don’t know exactly how we’re going to use this analysis yet …

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  • Local Leaders Hold Ribbon-Cutting for South Gate Improvements at Travis AFB

    Local Leaders Hold Ribbon-Cutting for South Gate Improvements at Travis AFB0

    Leaders from Travis Air Force Base along with state and county officials earlier this month celebrated the opening of a $3.1 million improvement project at the installation’s south gate in Suisun City, Calif. The federally funded project, which was planned more than 12 years ago, improves the safety and reliability of the entrance by creating a truck-queueing lane adjacent to the two travel lanes and connects the entrance to the Jepson Parkway …

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  • Abilene to Apply for Grant to Upgrade Visitors Control Center at Dyess AFB

    Abilene to Apply for Grant to Upgrade Visitors Control Center at Dyess AFB0

    The Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee plans to apply for a $1.75 million grant from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission to upgrade the visitor control center at Dyess Air Force Base. On Tuesday, the economic development agency for Abilene agreed to contribute $200,000 toward the application’s requirement for a local match. Those funds would be combined with $150,000 of in-kind contributions from the federal government to meet the 20 percent match, reported the Abilene Reporter-News. The city will apply for a second round of grants, totaling almost $16 million, the state will award on March 31 …

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