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Military spouses would be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if they are forced to quit their jobs following a military transfer, under legislation approved by the Tennessee Senate last week. Currently, individuals who leave a job voluntarily in Tennessee are not eligible to collect unemployment benefits …READ MORE
A partnership between Eglin Air Force Base and Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties in Northwest Florida is evaluating potential growth conflicts that could interfere with training and other missions at the installation. The Air Force is mainly concerned with development in flight paths and cruise missile corridors. Specific concerns include light that interferes with night training, tall structures and noise complaints …READ MORE
After crafting a long-term spending plan that largely spared the National Guard and Army Reserve from personnel cuts, the Army would have to impose significant reductions on reservists in the event DOD is forced to identify an additional $500 billion in budget savings through 2021, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told reporters this week. The fiscal 2013 budget request unveiled last week calls for the number of active-duty soldiers to drop from 570,000 to 490,000 by 2017 …READ MORE
Following BRAC-led construction booms in San Antonio and El Paso, the Texas economy will have to get used to a smaller injection of military spending. The White House’s fiscal 2013 budget request includes $450 million for military construction projects in Texas, compared to about $640 million in the current year and $1.1 billion in FY 2011 …READ MORE
For the past year, DOD officials have been leading an interagency effort to make it easier for service members entering the civilian workforce to earn the job credentials states require for a host of occupations. The initiative is intended to help state licensing boards recognize service members’ training, education and experience for a broad range of jobs — such as commercial vehicle operators, IT workers and medical technicians — that require either a state license or certificate …READ MORE
To increase the value of Joint Forces Training Base at Los Alamitos, Calif., the military should consider trading portions of the installation to the private sector in exchange for construction services on the base, according to a commentary by former California Rep. Steve Kuykendall in the Orange County Breeze. Such an initiative would allow the military to obtain modern facilities with lower operating costs …READ MORE
Facing the possibility of multiple BRAC rounds, officials in Beaufort, S.C., are looking at whether providing municipal services to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort would help the installation save money and become more competitive. At a city council work session on Tuesday, City Manager Scott Dadson described the partnership agreements the city of Monterey, Calif., has with the Presidio of Monterey and the Naval Postgraduate School to provide services such as facility maintenance …READ MORE
Today marks the launch of ADC’s newest publication, the Journal of Defense Communities. The Journal will complement 360 Daily by providing a forum for ADC members and others to share in-depth accounts about their successes, best practices, as well as hurdles that remain to be overcome. The Journal will be a peer-reviewed publication covering the breadth of defense community disciplines …READ MORE