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Join us for IIF2020 in San Antonio, February 10-12, 2020.
Join us in June 8-10 in Washington, D.C. for the 2020 Defense Communities National Summit!
Four installations in California’s Mojave Desert offer the potential to generate 7,000 megawatts of solar energy that could be profitably tapped by the private sector with no capital investment required by the government, according to a comprehensive feasibility analysis released Friday by DOD’s office of Installations and Environment. The development could yield the federal government $100 million per year in revenue in the form of rental payments, discounted power or other in-kind consideration …READ MORE
Despite being more educated than their peers, military spouses are experiencing 26 percent unemployment, with the problem of underemployment likely exacerbating the problem. And for spouses that are employed, there is a 42 percent wage gap across professions in comparison to their civilian counterparts …READ MORE
The Army’s Residential Communities Initiative program, providing more than 80,000 homes for soldiers’ families across 44 installations, is playing a major role in the service’s effort to conserve energy and reduce its carbon footprint. Within one year, more than 70 percent of the service’s privatized housing will be individually metered, a feature which so far has led to a 10 to 20 percent drop in energy consumption …READ MORE
An agreement on defense spending, along with military doctrine, will be reached in 2012 only after the two parties engage in a spirited debate. Soon after the Pentagon rolled out its new strategy meant to guide the process for trimming 8 percent of the department’s budget over the next 10 years, Republicans and Democrats clashed over the prudence in scaling down the military’s force structure …READ MORE
Two of the Army’s four Europe-based brigade combat teams will be withdrawn and replaced with rotating units, Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. The change follows last week’s unveiling of a new defense strategy which emphasizes smaller, more agile ground forces, and increased reliance on air and sea assets. The guidance also indicated that the military’s footprint in Europe would “evolve” …READ MORE
Installation support functions account for 1,700 of the civilian positions the Air Force is eliminating as part of its effort to pare funding for civilian personnel to fiscal 2010 levels, the second largest activity affected by the moves. The initiative to tailor installation support is intended to increase efficiencies by standardizing the level of service for specific functions across Air Force installations; consolidating base support activities where feasible …READ MORE
While the Post-9/11 GI Bill generally has improved benefits for military veterans, a new restriction against covering out-of-state college tuition is providing a hardship. The restriction is presenting a barrier to 3,000 veterans across North Carolina from attending college, forcing them to reach into their pockets to cover their tuition bills …READ MORE
Longer rests between deployments and a new program to help separating service members are two of 21 changes affecting the Army in 2012 that are previewed in a recent story in Army Times. Active-duty units deploying after Feb. 1 will be scheduled for nine-month tours, although units with special capabilities that are in high demand, along with corps headquarters, may still deploy for 12 months …READ MORE