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  • Long-Term Fiscal Review to Extend Search for Efficiencies at Pentagon

    The comprehensive review of military spending dictated by President Obama’s plan to trim $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget over the next 12 years will primarily rely on an assessment of the nation’s future defense strategy, but a continuation of last year’s effort to reduce overhead expenditures also will contribute to the exercise. “We must be even more aggressive in curtailing bureaucratic excess and overhead before considering fundamental changes in national strategy or force capabilities …

  • State Representatives Work with Army One Source to Improve Family Support

    Community leaders from the Midwest and West met with Army One Source community support coordinators to discuss ways to get more local organizations involved in supporting military families on issues related to behavioral health, finance and faith. Representatives from Michigan, for example, said their greatest needs were training resources for community-based chaplains working with military families in rural areas, and first responders and mental health professionals to improve their ability to communicate with personnel and family members in crisis …

  • Council Recognizes Green Building Practices in Fort Shafter Neighborhood

    A newly built development of 78 homes at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, received one of the nation’s first certifications for a sustainable neighborhood development, a tribute to the green building practices and smart growth principles the project followed. The Simpson Wisser neighborhood is one of 11 projects in the United States to become a LEED certified neighborhood …

  • Fort Hood Opens Two Clinics for Army Families in Killeen

    The doctors don’t make house calls, but under a new Army initiative to build medical clinics outside the gates of its posts, chances are the doctors will be a lot closer to the homes of soldiers and family members scheduled for checkups. The two clinics the Army opened this week outside of Fort Hood in Killeen offer primary care; both are located in shopping centers.


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