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  • Army’s Family, MWR Command Integrated into IMCOM

    At a ceremony held last week at Fort Sam Houston, the Army deactivated its Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and integrated the activity into the staff of Installation Management Command. Family and morale, welfare and recreation programs, which had been a subcommand of IMCOM, now will be a division within IMCOM …

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  • Senate to Maintain Practice of Marking up Policy Bill behind Closed Doors

    The Senate Armed Services Committee will mark up the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill next week in closed sessions, with one exception, continuing its past practice of keeping the measure under wraps until the markup is complete. Last month, the House Armed Service Committee for the first time released the text of each section of the bill before marking it up in subcommittee or in the full committee, part of an effort by House Republicans to make the legislative process more open …

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  • New Jersey Urges HUD to Approve Monmouth Reuse Plan

    After enduring a wait of more than two-and-a-half years for the federal government to review the reuse plan for Fort Monmouth without resolution, the state of New Jersey has asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development to expedite the process and approve the plan. “Numerous possible employers and investors have already expressed interest in participating in the post-closure redevelopment activity …

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  • State Advisor Urges N.C. Legislators to Reject Bill Loosening Payday Loans Restrictions

    The North Carolina General Assembly should reject legislation allowing finance companies to raise interest rates on short-term, or payday, loans, according to a member of the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs. The House already has passed HB 810, ignoring vocal opposition from military commanders at North Carolina installations and sending “a strong negative signal to the military and military families” in the state …

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