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The defense and military construction and veterans affairs appropriations bills would be largely shielded from budget cuts in fiscal 2012 under the draft spending allocations unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee. Spending on defense programs would rise 3.3 percent to $530.0 billion compared to funding in the current year …READ MORE
Sens. Carl Levin, John McCain and Jim Webb Wednesday called for a major revision of the plan to shift 8,000-plus Marines from Okinawa that would reduce the impact on Guam and eliminate the need for Japan to build a replacement for Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. “Much has changed since the U.S.-Japan Roadmap for Realignment Implementation agreement was signed in 2006 …READ MORE
Suggestions that the joint land use study for Naval Air Station Lemoore in central California needs further study before it is completed were the focus of last week’s meeting of the study’s policy committee. The committee agreed to consider the possibility that the base would host unmanned aerial vehicles in the future and to examine the base’s ground control approach patterns …READ MORE
Following a visit to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., the Army’s installations chief said it would be up to the community to provide the estimated $6 million needed to upgrade the 139-year-old senior officer quarters on Arsenal Island. “When we have to prioritize budgets, we’re going to prioritize in favor of the mission and the soldier first …READ MORE
The Air Force has selected Rhode Island-based Picerne Military Housing as its partner to privatize family housing at six bases comprising the Continental Group project: McConnell, Kan.; Edwards, Calif.; Eglin and Hurlburt Field in Florida; Eielson, Alaska; and Seymour Johnson, N.C. The service initially will convey 3,739 homes at the six installations and later convey 368 homes under construction at Eielson and Seymour Johnson …READ MORE
The military services would need to give “favorable consideration” to energy security in the design and development of on-base projects financed by the private sector that rely on renewable energy sources, under a provision in the portion of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill approved last week by the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee. The defense secretary would need to notify Congress if the department enters into an agreement for a facility energy project that does not pursue energy security due to cost considerations …READ MORE
About 80 leaders from defense communities, the Defense Department, Congress and the private sector came together Monday in Washington to talk about the benefits of community-military partnerships and what steps policymakers can take to expand their use. The topic is particularly relevant as DOD faces declining budgets and installation officials look for ways to stretch their base operating support budgets further …READ MORE