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In the latest example of a community contemplating moving forward with a planned development that could imperil the military value of a local installation, the Spokane Tribe of Indians is planning to build a casino, hotel and shopping area in a flight path used by Fairchild AFB, Wash. A commentary in the Spokesman-Review argues that while the FAA has stated the project would not be an obstruction to flights, it still could hinder military training …READ MORE
The Army will employ multiple tools to reduce its end strength by 50,000 soldiers as it leaves Iraq and begins to withdraw from Afghanistan. One way will be to recruit fewer soldiers, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler …READ MORE
The third time did not prove to be the charm as the General Services Administration rejected the single bid it received from a local developer during last month’s auction for the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut. Hartmann Development submitted a bid as part of a $1 billion plan to build a resort …READ MORE
Three Army commands, including Installation Management Command, will bear the brunt of the service’s plan to trim its civilian workforce by 8,700 positions by October 2012 so that it can comply with lower funding levels in the current fiscal year. IMCOM, along with Army Materiel Command and Training and Doctrine Command, will endure 90 percent of the cuts …READ MORE
Constellation Energy and the Navy are negotiating details of an enhanced use lease at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., which calls for construction of a 30-megawatt natural gas power plant, a 200,000-square-foot data center and a 250,000-square-foot office building. The project is estimated to cost between $300 million and $400 million and take up to 18 months to build …READ MORE
As a result of a new DOD policy, the department now is the only federal agency that can enter into power purchase agreements for up to 30 years. The military previously had been limited to 10-year agreements, which are too short for investors and developers planning renewable energy projects on installations …READ MORE
The Air Force plans to slash about 3,000 enlisted airmen from its ranks in an effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength by the end of the fiscal year. The personnel would be eliminated through involuntary, date-of-separation cuts and voluntary separations …READ MORE
After 10 years of war and multiple deployments, the challenges for the spouses and children of service members are numerous — coping with mental health issues, finding a job in a struggling economy, and meeting mortgage payments and other expenses. Unsung Heroes, a new report from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, paints a stark portrait of the economic, education and health issues military spouses and their children face …READ MORE