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ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Amid the massive construction effort still underway at Fort Sam Houston to prepare for the changes stemming from the 2005 round of base closures are a number of restoration projects reviving ancient buildings dating back 75 years or more. The most notable restoration at the San Antonio post currently is the $24 million rehabilitation of Long Barracks — originally finished in 1885 — allowing it to serve as an office building …READ MORE
In response to a recent study showing that a host of federal requirements add 25 to 40 percent to the cost of military construction, the House Armed Services Committee is directing the Defense Department to consider ways to eliminate the extra expenses. Several of the added expenditures result from federal contracting rules, including the payment of Davis-Bacon wages, subcontracting and small-business goals, and bonding requirements in the Miller Act …READ MORE
The Defense Communities Caucus, a newly formed congressional caucus dedicated to advancing issues facing communities with closed or active installations, has picked up support from throughout the House since it was formed in March. Already, 23 members have joined the bipartisan group of House lawmakers intended to provide a unified voice for the hundreds of communities that host active and closed installations …READ MORE
Delivering on a promise he made during a town hall meeting for military spouses one year ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took part in a groundbreaking Thursday at Fort Riley for a new elementary school. During the meeting last May, Gates told the spouses he was aware of their concerns about the decrepit conditions and overcrowding at the post’s public schools …READ MORE
Service members have encountered challenges in obtaining off-base housing at some growth installations, a challenge that is expected to continue or worsen, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. A shortfall in housing already exists in at least 19 of the military’s 26 mission growth installations …READ MORE
The need to obtain a reliable power supply from a clean energy source is one of the military’s highest priorities. And while that goal is shared by states and municipalities, along with utilities and developers, a number of hurdles stand in the way. On the first day of the 2011 Annual Conference, ADC will offer a special session that will address a real-world problem facing the Navy today — how to deliver 230 megawatts of offshore wind energy to supply the Navy’s facilities in the Virginia Capes region …READ MORE
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will negotiate leases with three companies interested in moving into vacant space at Brunswick Naval Air Station, an effort which, if successful, would bring the authority a total of 12 tenants and promises of up to 650 jobs in the coming years. The authority already has gained commitments from eight firms, including aircraft manufacturer Kestrel Aircraft Co., information technology firm Resilient Communications Corp., and a Swedish maker of medical products …READ MORE
Two Dayton, Ohio, organizations are trying to work out a potential conflict over their respective efforts to obtain FAA approval to use airspace for unmanned aerial vehicle research and training. The region’s plan to bolster development in UAV-related industries is at stake …READ MORE