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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said Friday that he supports DOD’s proposal to ask for another base closure round, given the failure of the last BRAC to eliminate any of the service’s installations, along with the dwindling size of the service’s fleet. “Since 2005 our inventory of aircraft, for example, has declined in the neighborhood of 500 aircraft. And so the presumption is — I think it’s a fair presumption — that there’s yet more excess infrastructure …READ MORE
A new partnership between the University of Delaware and the Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., will develop custom-made orthopedic braces for wounded warriors and civilians. The project takes advantage of the university’s expertise in rehabilitation science and the cutting-edge technologies in free-form rapid manufacturing available from the Army …READ MORE
A $16.8 million contract awarded to Siemens Government Technologies will provide 4.4-megawatts of installed photovoltaic capacity at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., making it the largest renewable energy project in the Army, more than double the size of the current largest 2-megawatt array at Fort Carson, Colo. …READ MORE
Pentagon officials Thursday outlined an array of changes to the military’s force structure, weapons systems and equipment, overhead, and personnel and retiree costs needed to slash hundreds of billions of dollars from the budget through 2021. The military will shrink in a number of ways under the fiscal 2013 budget request …READ MORE
President Obama will request Congress authorize use of the BRAC process, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said during a Pentagon news briefing held Thursday to preview DOD’s fiscal 2013 budget request, confirming speculation that had been swirling around Washington for much of the past year. While some news reports have said DOD plans to request BRAC rounds in 2013 and 2015, Panetta did not say how many rounds the administration will request or what years it wants to select bases …READ MORE
As part of an effort to ease soldiers’ transition to the civilian world, the Army now requires personnel to start the transition process one year before their separation date. An Army execution order signed late last year places the responsibility for the transition program on commanders, rather than staff …READ MORE
The Pentagon is planning to request Congress authorize two new base closure rounds to help the department cut almost a half a trillion dollars in spending over the next decade, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Officials would request one BRAC round in 2013 and the next in 2015, one source told the publication …READ MORE