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Fort Lewis, Wash., could gain up to 5,700 soldiers under a record of decision released today. The option the Army approved to carry out Grow the Army actions calls for up to 1,900 soldiers to be stationed at Lewis, the potential stationing of up to 1,000 additional combat service support soldiers and the potential stationing of a combat aviation brigade of up to 2,800 soldiers …READ MORE
Officials from the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority have urged federal officials to extend the HUBZone designation for the 350-acre Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center. Congress designated BRAC closures as HUBZone sites in 2004, but the technology center only gained recognition in 2008, cutting short the period during which it could use the set-aside program to attract new tenants …READ MORE
The Army will formally take over responsibility for real property at Pope Air Force Base in a ceremony Tuesday. The March 1 transfer of Pope to Fort Bragg — mandated under the 2005 BRAC round — culminates a transition that began to pick up speed last year. The Army will provide installation support services at Pope Field, but the Air Force will continue to operate the “green ramp” …READ MORE
Meeting the Sept. 15 BRAC implementation deadline for realigning Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the National Naval Medical Center will be a close call as almost half of planned construction on the Navy’s 245-acre Bethesda, Md., campus has not yet been completed. Construction began in 2008 and is scheduled to be finished just weeks before the hospital’s opening …READ MORE
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) has been named ranking member on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee. He will be joined on the minority side of the panel by three other freshman senators — Roy Blunt (Mo.), John Hoeven (N.D.) and Dan Coats (Ind.) — along with three existing members. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) relinquished the subcommittee’s top Republican spot to become the ranking member on the Commerce-Justice-Science panel, but will remain on the milcon subcommittee …READ MORE
Surrounded by representatives from Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, Forbes Field and McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) last week signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 24 Armed Forces Appreciation Day, an act intended to show the state’s gratitude for service members’ sacrifice and to recognize the significant social and economic impact the armed forces has on Kansas. Brownback also renewed the state’s Army Community Covenant marking the state’s commitment to active and reserve personnel, as well as veterans …READ MORE
Reuse of the former Fort Ritchie, a north central Maryland installation closed following the 1995 round of base closures, continues to remain bogged down in litigation. Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) — the developer which acquired the site’s 592 acres from 2006 to 2007 for $5.0 million — announced that it expects further delays from litigation initiated in 2005 after the Army revealed earlier this month that “tactical defoliants/herbicides” were tested at numerous installations, including Ritchie …READ MORE
With one week left before the continuing resolution funding federal operations in fiscal 2011 runs out, House Republicans late Friday introduced a stopgap funding bill that would keep the government open until March 18 while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels. None of the proposed cuts would come at the expense of defense or military construction spending. And other than calling for eliminating $265 million in earmarks for Homeland Security programs, the bill does not target national security …READ MORE