Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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The Port of Corpus Christi approved an agreement Monday to sell about 800 acres at the former Naval Station Ingleside to Houston-based Canyon Supply and Logistics for $75.8 million. The company plans to develop the industrial part of the facility into an offshore service complex for the oil and gas industry, providing 2,500 jobs within five years …READ MORE
Many of the core missions of Joint Forces Command will remain in Hampton Roads, Va., following the Pentagon’s disestablishment of the command. Those functions — including joint training, joint force provider, joint concept and doctrine development, and joint integration — will be aligned under the Joint Staff for leadership and direction …READ MORE
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is offering military families a one-half-percent interest reduction on home mortgages. Active-duty military, reservists who have been called to active duty for at least 180 days, National Guard personnel, retirees and their spouses are eligible for three mortgage options with lenders approved by the authority …READ MORE
Community efforts to promote neighboring military installations often involve the donation or purchase of property to protect the base from encroachment or provide land for expansion. Last week, the Air Force transferred 53 acres of excess land at Ellsworth Air Force Base at no cost to a state authority, but the transaction still should pay dividends for the installation …READ MORE
The Pentagon and the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks are fighting a measure in the North Carolina legislature increasing the maximum fees lenders can charge on short-term loans, saying it allows lenders to take advantage of young service members and their families. The changes in House Bill 810 would double the annual interest rate charged on a 12-month, $1,000 loan from 37 percent to 76 percent …READ MORE
The Navy has awarded a state-funded project intended to improve the military value of Naval Submarine Base New London to a Connecticut firm, producing an immediate return on investment, Gov. Dannel Malloy said last week. “We are thrilled that the contract for this project has been awarded to a Connecticut firm that has agreed to use all local subcontractors …READ MORE
An interstate compact providing for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts now has 36 member states, accounting for 78 percent of the nation’s military student population. DOD continues to work with the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, state governments and national organizations to bring the remaining states on board …READ MORE
In at least two cases, DOD civilians whose jobs are relocating due to BRAC are twice as likely to move as workers in previous base closure rounds. Up to 65 percent of the 5,500 civilian workers at Fort Monmouth will move to Aberdeen Proving Ground, while about 50 percent of the 700-plus civilian staff at Army Materiel Command headquarters at Fort Belvoir have said they will to move to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville …READ MORE