• Hunt to Take Control of Partnership’s Military Housing

    El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Cos. will assume control of more than 8,000 units of family housing at 13 Air Force installations it owns jointly with the Dallas-based Pinnacle Family of Cos. following an agreement the two firms reached last week. The firms did not disclose the sale price for the housing units, which had been owned under the names BLB Privatized Housing LLC, AETC II Privatized Housing LLC and Falcon Group …

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  • Final Spending Deal Continues to Elude Lawmakers

    Republican and Democratic leaders as of Friday evening had moved no closer to a final agreement on funding the government through the remainder of fiscal 2011 as House and Senate staff planned to continue negotiations over the weekend. Appropriations staff from the two chambers will try to settle on specific spending cuts, while leadership staff will focus on the various policy provisions included in the House-passed budget measure …

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  • If We Do BRAC Again …

    At a House hearing Thursday, no one mentioned that a new round of base closures is under consideration inside the Pentagon, but the Air Force chief of staff provided his input on how the next BRAC should be approached if another round is authorized. After Air Force Secretary Michael Donley fielded a question from California Rep. Ken Calvert as to whether the service had determined how much savings past BRAC rounds had achieved, Gen. Norton Schwartz chimed in …

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