• White House Launches Family Support Campaign; ADC Participates in Kickoff

    President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched a far-reaching campaign Tuesday calling on businesses, individuals, civic and religious groups, and communities to recognize the sacrifices made by service members and their families and to find ways to support them in their day-to-day lives. The Joining Forces initiative will focus on employment, education, and wellness, while engaging in a comprehensive effort to raise awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families …

  • Private Sector Collaboration Key to Meeting Army’s Energy Goals

    Partnering with the private sector will help the Army achieve net zero energy installations, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment, told the Army News Service last week. The Army is relying on a host of approaches to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs at installations — power-purchase agreements, enhanced use leasing, energy savings performance contracts and utilities energy service contracts …

  • Central Pennsylvania Base is Vital Part of Region’s Economy

    With almost 4,500 personnel, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, located outside of Harrisburg, Pa., is responsible for an estimated $800 million annual economic impact across six counties. Amid talk about the possibility of another BRAC round, the Central Penn Business Journal takes a detailed look at how the base fuels the region’s economy, including the retail businesses supported by the base’s payroll, and the suppliers and contractors that rely on it for a substantial share of their work …