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ADC & Converge Strategies detail case studies and recommendations for military partnership models that deploy distributed energy resources in this new report.
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Community leaders from the Midwest and West met with Army One Source community support coordinators to discuss ways to get more local organizations involved in supporting military families on issues related to behavioral health, finance and faith. Representatives from Michigan, for example, said their greatest needs were training resources for community-based chaplains working with military families in rural areas, and first responders and mental health professionals to improve their ability to communicate with personnel and family members in crisis …READ MORE
A newly built development of 78 homes at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, received one of the nation’s first certifications for a sustainable neighborhood development, a tribute to the green building practices and smart growth principles the project followed. The Simpson Wisser neighborhood is one of 11 projects in the United States to become a LEED certified neighborhood …READ MORE
The doctors don’t make house calls, but under a new Army initiative to build medical clinics outside the gates of its posts, chances are the doctors will be a lot closer to the homes of soldiers and family members scheduled for checkups. The two clinics the Army opened this week outside of Fort Hood in Killeen offer primary care; both are located in shopping centers.READ MORE
The Army informed the Pueblo Depot Authority last week that it still considers Pueblo Chemical Depot a BRAC site, a key decision that should help promote the depot’s reuse. The status of the site, which was realigned following the 1988 round, had become uncertain in recent years, calling into question the ability of the depot to take advantage of the economic development tools allowed by the BRAC disposal process …READ MORE
In an attempt to jump start the economic recovery of BRAC installations, the House Armed Services Committee is recommending DOD work with defense contractors to consider whether any of the “unique capabilities” residing at closed installations can be retained for military applications. The committee cites secure compartmented information facilities (SCIFs) as an example of an asset at closed installations that be would expensive for the private sector to replicate and that has defense applications …READ MORE
Cannon Air Force Base has helped serve as a launching point for over 130 officers who rose to the rank of general after leaving the installation since 1943, an outcome that also benefits the surrounding communities in eastern New Mexico. When the military needs to make critical decisions about a base, it helps if the senior leadership is familiar with it …READ MORE
The Army Strong Community Center that formally opened Saturday outside of Portland, Ore., is not located on or near a military installation, making it the first of its kind in the western United States. To underscore the facility’s importance to military families, Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve, and his wife attended the grand opening of the one-stop center designed to replicate the type of assistance normally provided on base …READ MORE
The planned transfer of lodging facilities at Fort Huachuca to a private sector partnership in August will bring newly renovated facilities and two new faces to the southeastern Arizona post — Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites. Some local hoteliers, however, are not looking forward to the arrival of the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program …READ MORE