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Officials are exploring the capabilities that microgrids and smart grids can offer installations as a way to reduce their vulnerability to fluctuations on the civilian power grid. “Our installations are 99 percent dependent on the civilian grid, so what happens to the civilian grid happens to us,” said Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs …READ MORE
With 5,500 employees and an estimated $4.4 billion economic impact, Tobyhanna Army Depot is a critical component of the economy in northeast Pennsylvania and one that local officials feel could be threatened by the belt-tightening exercise under way in Washington. To make the case that the depot is a valuable part of the military logistics enterprise, a regional economic development group has revived the Tobyhanna Army Depot Blue Ribbon Task Force …READ MORE
Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord opted not to hold a formal celebration after completing its first year as a fully operational joint base, but clearly they are proud of the accomplishments achieved by base personnel in merging installation support functions for what had been separate Army and Air Force bases outside Tacoma, Wash. …READ MORE
Even after completing BRAC 2005, the Air Force maintains “excess infrastructure,” with the issue expected to worsen as the service continues to retire additional aircraft, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said during a speech on Capitol Hill Thursday. “The Air Force is [going to] get smaller …READ MORE
Officials from the Army and Navy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for the Navy’s Minor Caliber Gun Engineering Lab, marking the Navy’s return to Picatinny Arsenal in northern New Jersey after a 50-year absence …READ MORE
Legislation advancing in the House that would create a civilian BRAC commission to expedite the disposal of unneeded federal properties should be included in the final recommendations of the congressional deficit reduction committee, Rep. Jeff Denham, the bill’s sponsor, said Thursday. “One thing that we should all agree on is that the sale of unneeded federal property is one of the few bipartisan ways to save taxpayer dollars …READ MORE