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  • Army Opens One-Stop Community Center Far from Major Post

    The Army Strong Community Center that formally opened Saturday outside of Portland, Ore., is not located on or near a military installation, making it the first of its kind in the western United States. To underscore the facility’s importance to military families, Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve, and his wife attended the grand opening of the one-stop center designed to replicate the type of assistance normally provided on base …

  • Lodging Privatization in Arizona Prompts Complaints from Offsite Properties

    The planned transfer of lodging facilities at Fort Huachuca to a private sector partnership in August will bring newly renovated facilities and two new faces to the southeastern Arizona post — Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites. Some local hoteliers, however, are not looking forward to the arrival of the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program …

  • Analysis: Plan for Marine Corps Buildup on Guam Likely to Change

    Many of the variables associated with the existing plan to shift 8,000-plus Marines from Okinawa to Guam — including the cost and who will pay, the timing and the exact scale — likely will be adjusted, according to an analysis published Tuesday in Stars and Stripes. A host of circumstances are contributing to the expected changes to DOD’s master plan for the military buildup, including the March 11 earthquake in Japan, the U.S. fiscal crisis, and opposition from residents on Okinawa to the plan to move Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Schwab …

  • Hospital Moves Top Committee’s Concerns over BRAC Deadline

    If you’ve been following the Pentagon’s implementation of BRAC 2005 closely over the past five-and-one-half years, it wasn’t surprising to learn from the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee that DOD is “encountering difficulties” in completing all of the round’s actions by Sept. 15. After all, in January 2009 GAO reported that about 230 locations — out of a total of 800 — planned to complete their BRAC actions within two weeks of the Sept. 15 statutory completion deadline …


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