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Leaders representing Virginia Beach, Va., are pressing state lawmakers to restore $7.5 million in the coming year’s budget for purchasing land to protect Naval Air Station Oceana from encroachment. The funds represent the state’s share of a $15-million-a-year program launched in 2007 after the BRAC Commission considered closing the air station over concerns about the impact of surrounding residential development on flight training …READ MORE
Members of the military seeking to start or expand a business would gain priority access to small loans, under one of three bills Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor (D) introduced last week to support service members and their communities. The Patriot Express Authorization Act would turn a successful Small Business Administration pilot program that provides high-guarantee, express loans to active and non-active military personnel, veterans, spouses, children, and widows or widowers into a permanent program …READ MORE
A new précis by the Army Corps of Engineers detailing numerous ways for installations to improve energy efficiency, conserve resources and reduce waste makes it clear that there is no single path to sustainability, rather “one that runs in may directions at once.” The new $870 million community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va. — one element of the Walter Reed realignment — features two swooped roofs that will collect up to 140,000 gallons of rainwater in underground cisterns for landscaping irrigation …READ MORE
The House Appropriations Committee Friday introduced a stopgap spending measure to extend funding for the federal government by three weeks while trimming $6 billion in spending. Similar to the current continuing resolution, which runs through March 18, the latest proposal targets programs that are not considered controversial …READ MORE
What do community-military partnering organizations (CMPOs) talk about when they get together? For the community support groups for the three air logistics centers, discussions in Washington focused on the availability of spare parts, shrinking budgets and BRAC …READ MORE
Despite calling for a smaller increase than in past years, the Defense Department’s fiscal 2012 budget request cannot be supported in light of the nation’s mounting debt, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee underscored at a hearing Thursday. “Given the fiscal crisis, every area of the budget is going to have to come under scrutiny and is going to have to find savings, including defense,” said Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) …READ MORE
The 1,400 soldiers and civilians scheduled to move to Shaw Air Force Base with Third Army headquarters already have provided a much-needed boost to the real estate market in central South Carolina. The median price of homes sold in Sumter last year was the highest reported in the past five years …READ MORE
All signs indicate that House Republicans and Senate Democrats will come to an agreement on another short-term continuing resolution to keep the federal government running after the current one expires next week. House leaders are set to release their version of a stopgap funding bill Friday and bring it to the floor for a vote March 15. The measure most likely will cover a three-week period, but it could last only two weeks or, possibly, four weeks …READ MORE