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After holding final inactivation ceremonies last week, officials are getting Onizuka Air Force Station ready to host at least three new tenants. The Sunnyvale, Calif., facility was closed under BRAC, with its satellite command and control mission transferred to Vandenberg AFB …READ MORE
House Armed Services Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon is working on a strategy to show fellow Republicans how additional cuts to DOD’s budget under last month’s debt ceiling agreement would cause serious harm to national security. McKeon’s goal is to hold the line on reductions in defense spending to the $350 billion in cuts over the next 10 years called for under the deal’s initial round …READ MORE
While noting that the campaign to reduce the nation’s debt will force the military to reexamine its roles and missions, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said the service is committed to maintaining an Air Force presence in each state, including at least one active-duty, Reserve or Air National Guard unit. “This reflects our commitment to the total force, our ongoing efforts to find the right balance between our active-duty and our Air Reserve component forces …READ MORE
The Army’s newly created Energy Initiatives Office Task Force is aiming to have multiple, large-scale renewable energy projects ready for solicitation by the spring or summer of 2012. The task force currently has 20 projects in the pipeline, according to Katherine Hammack …READ MORE
The city of Portales is looking for a firm to carry out recommendations found in the adopted joint land use study and regional growth management plan associated with the transition of Cannon Air Force Base from Air Combat Command to Special Operations Command. The effort includes 15-month deliverables focusing on action plans to address the changes at Cannon …READ MORE
A streamlining effort by the Air Force Reserve will result in the loss of dozens of positions at a handful of installations, while others will gain personnel. The action will remove personnel, intelligence, communications, chaplain, history, public affairs and medical directorates from the Air Force Reserve’s three numbered air forces …READ MORE