• Outsourcing, Mission Changes to Shape Installation of the Future

    Outsourcing, Mission Changes to Shape Installation of the Future0

    The Army’s real property footprint can be expected to evolve incrementally as past decisions about the role of the service’s installations continue to exert a critical influence on its infrastructure, according to an appendix in the Army’s new strategic framework for supporting its installation requirements. But several changes already are shaping the installation of the future, starting with a trend toward greater outsourcing for both installation and mission support activities. The extent to which an installation can rely on the surrounding community for support services — including housing, childcare, recreation and retail — will depend on local conditions …

  • Ohio Air Reserve Station Partners with City to Rebuild Landmark

    Ohio Air Reserve Station Partners with City to Rebuild Landmark0

    Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in northeastern Ohio, last month partnered with a neighboring community to rebuild a wooden staircase leading from Veteran’s Park in the city of Newton Falls to the riverside. The three-week project, which required the 910th to demolish the existing stairs and design and build a new staircase, was identified through local efforts to implement the Air Force Community Partnership program. Newton Falls provided project materials and the 910th Airlift Wing provided engineering and manpower at no cost to the city, said City Manager Jack Haney …

  • Ft. Stewart Opens Sports Facilities to Public

    Ft. Stewart Opens Sports Facilities to Public0

    Beginning next week, shooting sports facilities at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia will be open to the general public. At Fort Stewart, paintball facilities along with skeet/trap, archery, and rifle and pistol ranges will be available; at Hunter Army Airfield, paintball facilities will be open. Fort Stewart’s facilities are located just outside the post’s security gates. Hunter’s skeet/trap range, though, is located within its gates. Civilians who do not have government-issued identification cards already are permitted to use golf courses at the two locations, along with Stewart’s bowling lanes and Club Stewart …