In Our Communities

November 14, 2019

Louisiana will spend $10 million of hurricane recovery funds to build 50 permanent homes for Louisiana National Guard soldiers and airmen at Camp Beauregard, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced this week. The initiative is a joint effort among the state, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana National Guard Foundation, according to The Donaldsville Chief….
Development company Lennar and its partners are considering a plan to build homes at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, Calif. Lennar is already building homes at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, Calif., and the former Naval Station Treasure Island, Calif., Business Insider reported….
The Greater Columbia Region – a 2019 Great American Defense Community – served as grand marshal of the Columbia, S.C., Veterans Day parade Monday. “Support for our military is woven into the very fabric of our community,” said Susan McPherson, director of public policy and military affairs at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Photo provided by Columbia Chamber of Commerce

November 14, 2019

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