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Local officials and their congressional representatives should play a large leadership role in helping communities plan for potential defense cuts, OEA Director Patrick O’Brien told Capitol Hill staff Tuesday. “The first step is to organize and speak with one voice, which may involve multiple municipalities …READ MORE
Google launched a new set of tools for veterans transitioning to civilian life, deployed service members and their families. The Google for Veterans website links to Google’s Veterans Channel on YouTube, where users are welcomed by a video from First Lady Michelle Obama urging Americans to connect to service members …READ MORE
Dayton, Ohio, leaders are anxiously waiting to find out if the debt supercommittee will come up with a plan that calls for reductions to the Pentagon’s budget beyond the $450 billion already slated over the next 10 years. The impact would be far-reaching as Wright-Patterson AFB accounts for one-sixth of the region’s economy …READ MORE
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is urging the congressional debt supercommittee to consider closing unneeded overseas bases, rather than slashing force structure or weapons systems. The Texas senator’s call for “relocating as many of our military personnel back to America as is prudently possible” extends last month’s recommendation to cut spending on overseas military construction …READ MORE
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham pointed to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s most dire description to date of the impact of further cuts in defense spending as the latest evidence that up to $600 billion in automatic defense spending cuts “should not be allowed to occur.” “We are staunchly opposed to this draconian action …READ MORE
The Air Force held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month for two wind turbines at the Massachusetts Military Reservation in Cape Cod. The 1.5-megawatt wind turbines, in addition to an existing turbine, were built to offset electrical costs for powering numerous groundwater cleanup systems at the reservation …READ MORE
The Department of Transportation is awarding $34.6 million for 55 projects in 32 states and Guam to enhance access to local, affordable transportation services for military families and spouses, and wounded warriors. Projects funded by the initiative enable states and communities to build or expand “one-click, one-call” centers that offer comprehensive information on local transportation options, and other community services …READ MORE