Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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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
Many of the variables associated with the existing plan to shift 8,000-plus Marines from Okinawa to Guam — including the cost and who will pay, the timing and the exact scale — likely will be adjusted, according to an analysis published Tuesday in Stars and Stripes. A host of circumstances are contributing to the expected changes to DOD’s master plan for the military buildup, including the March 11 earthquake in Japan, the U.S. fiscal crisis, and opposition from residents on Okinawa to the plan to move Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Schwab …READ MORE
If you’ve been following the Pentagon’s implementation of BRAC 2005 closely over the past five-and-one-half years, it wasn’t surprising to learn from the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee that DOD is “encountering difficulties” in completing all of the round’s actions by Sept. 15. After all, in January 2009 GAO reported that about 230 locations — out of a total of 800 — planned to complete their BRAC actions within two weeks of the Sept. 15 statutory completion deadline …READ MORE
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon toured the former Joliet Arsenal last week as part of an announcement that a planned $15 million project is going ahead to build a maintenance and repair center for service freight containers, chassis and tractor trailers at the site’s BNSF Logistics Park and Union Pacific Joliet Intermodal Terminal. The development will consist of a 30,000-square-foot office building, a 14-bay repair facility and a container/trailer storage area …READ MORE
Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation are pressing the Air Force to explain its rationale to consolidate its Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals training from five locations to three, a recommendation that would close training units at Vance AFB, Okla., and Laughlin AFB, Texas. Sens. James Inhofe and Tom Coburn, and Rep. Frank Lucas (R) question the service’s conclusion that the move would result in cost savings and increased efficiency …READ MORE
With enrollment up 40 percent in the public school district serving families stationed at Ft. Riley, conditions are cramped in a number of buildings, particularly Fort Riley Elementary, where enrollment has more than doubled in the past year. The district financed the construction of two schools since the BRAC recommendations came out in 2005, but there still is a shortfall …READ MORE
A loophole allowing DOD to bypass statutory requirements to notify Congress when realigning a mission outside of a BRAC round would be eliminated, under a provision in the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill approved last week by the House Armed Services Committee. The section amends 10 U.S.C. Sec. 2687, a rarely used statute allowing base closures and realignments to be carried out when a BRAC round is not in force …READ MORE