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June 20, 2024

Navy Transfers Land for Recreation in Hawaii

The city and county of Honolulu took control of about 400 acres of former Navy land recently, as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The area will be used for public recreation, Mayor Rick Blangiardi said.

“It is a place of significance for the Navy, and now it is a place that will continue that significance for the future of the community,” Assistant Secretary of the Navy Meredith Berger said at a ceremony. “There is so much potential here in all that we can do, and we are glad to be a part of it and continue to be a part of it.”

PFAS Cleanup in Ohio and Across the Air Force

The Air Force has spent almost $59 million to address PFAS contamination at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio – part of $2.2 billion it has spent nationally on cleaning up forever chemicals since EPA announced new allowable standards in April, Military.com reported.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristan Labuguen

June 20, 2024

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