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July 10, 2024
New Aircraft Maintenance Facility Breaks Ground in North Carolina

Construction recently began on a new Fleet Readiness Center East complex at North Carolina Global TransPark in Kinston. The site will provide maintenance and repair work for Navy, Marines and Air Force aircraft through 2064, the Navy said. The partnership between the state and FRCE for the development is the first of its kind in the Navy and was facilitated by Salas O’Brien, according to a press release. It will create 400 local jobs.

Georgia Base Replaces Diesel to Save $6 Million a Year

Fort Eisenhower is partnering with Georgia Power to replace its old diesel generation with a new natural gas system. The change, along with energy optimization across the base, looks to reduce carbon emissions significantly by 2026, according to a Southern Company press release. It’s “a huge step toward reducing the installation’s carbon footprint,” Col. Reginald Evans said.

Private Housing Company Pays $10.3 Million in Mold Suit

The family of Sgt. Jason Kiernan was awarded $10.3 million for suffering from mold exposure in a home run by Cavalry Family Housing, a private military housing company in Texas, Military.com reported.

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July 10, 2024

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Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the USS George Washington while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 10. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Julianna J. Lynch

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North Carolina Squadron Reactivated after Two-Year Closure Marine Corps Times reported that the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 has been reactivated, two years after it had been closed as a part of a restructuring effort. The move brings back an important...

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

The Senate’s top appropriators, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), have reached an agreement to increase the defense budget by 3.4% and the non-defense budget by 2.7%, AP reported. Those figures will set up a showdown with the House. Their...

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