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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
With the Pentagon urgently looking for ways to save hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming years, officials in Abilene are taking steps to preserve Dyess Air Force Base’s B-1B bomber and C-130 transport aircraft missions. “We are obviously preparing for the next round …READ MORE
The Port of Corpus Christi last week sold a 186-acre portion of the former Naval Station Ingleside for $66 million to a firm that plans to turn the site into an offshore logistics complex for the oil and gas industry. In February, when the port first reached an agreement to sell the naval base property to Canyon Supply and Logistics, the deal covered the entire 483-acre main base …READ MORE
In separate phone calls Friday to the co-chairs of the congressional debt supercommittee, President Obama warned that he would not accept any legislation to reverse the automatic spending cuts that would be imposed in 2013 if the panel fails to reach agreement on a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion …READ MORE