- October 19, 2018
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The Association of Defense Communities is bringing its Base Redevelopment Forum back to its roots. First held in Portland, Maine in 2013, this Forum has become the nation’s leading forum focused on large-scale redevelopment. Our focus is beyond BRAC; it is about advancing economic opportunity through community-driven redevelopment.
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Partnerships that Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., has developed with private sector health systems are helping clinicians maintain both advanced life-saving skills and trauma skills needed for battlefield medicine, reports the hospital’s Public Affairs office. “These partnerships give our Navy surgeons, nurses and corpsmen an opportunity to maintain our advanced life-saving skills, with more complex cases,”READ MORE
A very small nuclear reactor could be deployed to power a domestic military installation within five to 10 years, although a handful of challenges still need to be overcome, according to a new report from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Lawmakers and DOD have been interested in the use of small nuclear reactors as aREAD MORE
Hurricane Michael powered through Tyndall Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane, causing extensive damage. The storm made landfall just miles away along the coast of the Florida Panhandle from Tyndall with winds as high as 155 mph, removing roofs from buildings, bringing down trees and power lines, and causing significant structuralREAD MORE
Alaska officials this week designated the city of North Pole as the state’s first military facility zone in an effort to spur private infrastructure development needed to accommodate 3,256 uniformed personnel, civilian employees, and family members projected to accompany the arrival of two squadrons of F-35A Lightning IIs at Eielson AFB in 2020. The designationREAD MORE
The Trump administration is continuing to work with states to ease licensing requirements that hamper military spouses striving to maintain their careers each time they move. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws designed to lower the barriers for spouses who want to transfer their licenses, they are not uniform, reportsREAD MORE
The Pentagon obtained a historic, 10 percent jump in its topline funding in fiscal 2018 and a further increase this year following a two-year budget deal lawmakers reached in February, but a possible change in control of the House and the return of the statutory spending caps could upset Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ plans toREAD MORE
Dominion Energy is suing the federal government over the $13 million cost of upgrades needed to bring the 45-year-old electrical system at the former Fort Monroe, Va., up to current standards. The Richmond, Va.-based company was awarded a 50-year contract to take over the electrical system at Fort Monroe in 2004, one year before theREAD MORE
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has directed the Air Force and Navy to raise the mission capable rates for four fighter jets — the F-35, F-22, F-16 and F-18 — to 80 percent within 12 months, a significant challenge in light of current readiness rates for those aircraft fleets. While the Air Force’s F-16C had aREAD MORE