- July 19, 2018
The Association of Defense Communities is joining forces with the Governor's Military Council of California to host a special two-day event bringing key leaders from around the state and DOD to explore issues that are defining the future of California's defense communities.
The Association of Defense Communities is bringing its Base Redevelopment Forum back to its roots. First held in Portland, Maine in 2013, this Forum has become the nation’s leading forum focused on large-scale redevelopment. Our focus is beyond BRAC; it is about advancing economic opportunity through community-driven redevelopment.
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Advancing appropriations bills was supposed to be easier this year, after lawmakers reached a two-year budget deal on topline spending levels covering fiscal 2018 and 2019 in February. But defense hawks understandably are anxious that the military once again will be forced to operate under a continuing resolution (CR) when FY 2019 begins. Both chambersREAD MORE
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in northwest Washington, already known as “Torpedo Town, U.S.A.,” is the home of the Navy’s first squadron of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). The squadron, which began operating last October with 28 sailors and a handful of UUVs, is responsible for developing the tactics, techniques and procedures that will guide howREAD MORE
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus and a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, won her Republican primary runoff Tuesday over a challenger who attacked her as insufficiently supportive of President Trump. Trump, however, tweeted an endorsement of Roby last month, a culmination of her efforts to make amendsREAD MORE
Brunswick Landing, the reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick, is now home to 1,700 employees and 110 organizations, an increase of 500 jobs over the past year, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority reports. Five new companies arrived his summer, with more slated to be added by the end of the year. AREAD MORE
On Base will be taking a short vacation; look for the next issue on Wednesday, July 25.READ MORE
The individual components that now make up the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment would be shifted to a newly created ASD for sustainment, as part of the reorganization plan triggered by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics (AT&L) office into twoREAD MORE
The Red River Army Depot in northeastern Texas will lay off 305 workers, including 98 DOD civilians and 207 contractor employees, beginning Aug. 31 as part of the second phase of a restructuring plan. The cutbacks come as the facility’s workload drops by about 1.3 million direct labor hours from the previous year, reported theREAD MORE
New Jersey lawmakers and local officials believe legislation recently approved by the Legislature authorizing 12 additional alcoholic beverage licenses at the former Fort Monmouth will spur development at the former post. “The area has suffered since Fort Monmouth’s departure and this legislation will help spur economic growth in the district,” said state Sen. Vin GopalREAD MORE