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The Telegraph: Robins AFB buffer project heading toward 300 property buys

… Several Georgia and county agencies have agreed that they want to reduce the number of people who live in …

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The Telegraph: Isakson sees progress in VA system, makes BRAC comments

… On Tuesday, Isakson also addressed the potential of a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission. He said he does …

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Pentagon Could Be Stuck with Full-Year CRPentagon Could Be Stuck with Full-Year CR

With Congress still uncertain how it will approve funding to keep the federal government operating in fiscal 2016, one option …

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House Leaders Try to Steer Conservatives from Shutdown Path

House Republicans continue to search for a strategy to placate conservative lawmakers intent on defunding Planned Parenthood without risking the …

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In the Boar’s Nest: JSTARS hosts large joint-force exercise: integrates with Navy

The 116th Air Control Wing hosted the eighth annual Boar’s Nest Large Force Exercise involving more than 20 joint-force units …

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Robins to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Robins Air Force Base will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day October 3. The day-long event will kick off …

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BRAC

The Telegraph: Isakson sees progress in VA system, makes BRAC comments

… On Tuesday, Isakson also addressed the potential of a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission. He said he does …

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Base Redevelopment Forum to Feature Special Track for LRA Board Members

ADC’s 3rd Annual Base Redevelopment Forum, which will run from Oct. 21-23 in San Antonio, will feature a new format …

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High-Tech Workforce Represents Key Asset for Massachusetts Bases

Massachusetts officials are highlighting the state’s concentration of high-tech talent, including academic and industry resources, as the state promotes its …

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DOD’s Fiscal Straits Unlikely to Improve, Washington Lawmakers Tell Forum

Two Washington state lawmakers offered a downcast outlook for the defense budget and the prospects for Congress to alleviate the …

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Northwest Community Leaders Prepare for Defense Changes at ADC Regional Forum

At the two-day Defense Community Regional Forum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., this week, community and industry leaders are discussing …

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The Past Lingers at Two Former Airfields

A North Carolina fine art photographer drawn to long-forgotten, abandoned places has released a series of photos of decaying buildings …

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ADC Welcomes Five New Board Members

Five new directors representing a range of defense communities and private sector firms have joined the ADC board following the …

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Virginia Installations Poised for Growth, Governor’s Commission Concludes

There are a variety of actions Virginia officials can take — including investing in infrastructure on and outside military bases, …

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Inside Defense: Panel Eyes Update On Study To Save Billions Of Dollars On Real Property

A Defense Business Board task group will provide an update today on an ongoing effort to find ways the Defense …

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Fargo Leaders Highlight Assets of ‘Hooligans’

Leaders from the Fargo, N.D., business community believe this week’s visit by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James strengthened the …

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Public Service Commission Approves Solar Project at Georgia Marine Corps Base

The Georgia Public Service Commission this week approved the construction of a 46-megawatt solar plant at Marine Corps Logistics Base …

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Conference Agreement on Defense Bill May Be Delayed

Lawmakers’ goal to hash out a compromise version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill before Congress’ August recess may …

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‘Battle’ against future budget cuts to Army, Fort Benning under way

BY TONY ADAMS tadams@ledger-enquirer.com The way Brian Anderson sees it, now is not a moment for taking a deep breath …

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Army Cuts Could Place Housing Bonds at Risk, Ratings Agency Says

The Army’s latest round of restructuring, which is designed to shrink the service’s end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers …

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Connecticut Military Affairs Office Keeps Sights on Sub Base

Connecticut’s Office Military Affairs (OMA) has begun to evolve after it was first created eight years ago, but its primary …

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BRAC Coming Soon, Principi Says

A new BRAC round is closer than ever, with Congress certain to approve the next round by 2019, Anthony Principi, …

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It’s Time to ‘Fortify Our Bases,’ New Jersey Officials Say

With the looming threat of either a new BRAC round or the loss of critical missions due to belt-tightening at …

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McCain Worried about President’s Veto Threat on Policy Bill

The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill includes critical reforms to the military retirement system and DOD’s procurement process and will …

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Defense Bill Conference Talks on Fast Track

Members of the House-Senate conference committee negotiating a compromise version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill are hoping to …

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Executives Concerned about Impact of Ft. Benning Cuts on Local Real Estate Market

The conversion of a brigade combat team at Fort Benning into a much smaller maneuver battalion task force as the …

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Communities Likely to Recover from Loss of Military Presence, Researcher Says

As about two dozen communities contemplate the impact of the Army’s announcement last week about new force reductions, a Cato …

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Congressional Tide Has Turned on BRAC, Smith Says

Congressional opposition to approving a new round of base closures is loosening, even as this year’s Congress has resisted the …

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Pending Army Cuts Underscore Changing Attitudes about BRAC

With the Army expected this week to identify up to 30 installations that could lose thousands of personnel, defense communities …

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Florida Grants to Help Communities Strengthen Local Installations

Thirteen defense communities in Florida will receive more than $3 million to enhance 19 installations through a variety of activities, …

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Conger’s Nomination to Comptroller’s Office Stuck for Now

John Conger’s wait before the Senate votes on his nomination to be the principal deputy to the Pentagon comptroller could …

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Planning Board Postpones Votes on Zoning Changes outside Moody AFB

The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission this week tabled several zoning changes involving property outside Moody Air Force Base due to …

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Highway Interchange at Former March AFB Honors Region’s Historical Military Role

The Inland Empire region of Southern California lacked a significant tribute to the role played by the military over the …

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Leaders in Alabama Community Upgrade Schools ahead of Next BRAC

The southeastern Alabama city of Enterprise has been investing in its local schools and upgrading the school system’s curriculum to …

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If the National Summit Were Covered on the Network News

In case you missed last week’s Defense Communities National Summit — or want to see if you were caught on …

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Ohio Lawmakers Approve $5M for Military Facilities Commission

The Ohio Legislature last week passed a two-year state budget with $5 million to invest in infrastructure projects at the …

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Smith Outlines Recipe for Sustaining DOD

Washington — It’s not exactly a tightly-held secret that the Defense Department would like to spend a lot more money …

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House Votes to Go to Conference on Defense Bill

The House on Thursday voted to go to conference on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill after the Senate removed …

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Lawmakers Honor Top Defense Communities, Leaders at ADC Awards Ceremony

Washington — Defense communities and their leaders take enormous pride in hosting and partnering with military installations, service members, military …

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House Vote on Conference Committee for Policy Bill Hits Snag

A House vote on a motion to request a conference committee for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill was postponed …

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Army, Air Force Not Currently Planning to Bypass BRAC

Washington — Despite threats from the Obama administration to resort to alternative options if Congress fails to approve its request …

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Army Faces Limited Options in Addressing Excess Capacity

Washington — The Army is paying $480 million a year to maintain more than 160 million square feet of excess …

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BRAC Round Inevitable, Experts Say

Washington — Congress is likely to approve a new round of base closures within five years, as BRAC is not …

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Levesque Has Led Transformation of Shuttered Air Station into Thriving Business Mecca

Steve Levesque’s determination to tap into Americans’ entrepreneurial spirit and help a community develop a strategy to deal with the …

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OEA Plans to Support Communities Coping with Downsizing

Washington — With more than a dozen communities experiencing downsizing at neighboring military installations over the past several years and …

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Congress Needs to Place Communities on a More Certain Path

America’s defense communities are being gradually undermined as stringent spending caps force cuts in DOD funding for operations and training, …

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Congress Needs to Place Communities on a More Certain Path, ADC CEO Says

America’s defense communities are being gradually undermined as stringent spending caps force cuts in DOD funding for operations and training, …

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Senate Democrats Make Their Stand on Defense Spending Bill

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the chamber from starting debate on the fiscal 2016 defense spending bill, the first step …

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Senate Approves Authorization Bill Early

The Senate on Thursday passed a defense authorization bill for the first time in three years, an achievement that should …

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Monterey Steps up Effort to Defend Area Installations

The city of Monterey, Calif., on Tuesday approved a contract to hire a Washington-area consultant to craft a strategy to …

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Eastern Washington Leaders Raise Alarm over Casino Project

Lawmakers in Eastern Washington and other advocates for Fairchild Air Force Base are hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee …

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Senate Could Finish Work This Week on Authorization Bill

The Senate could move to a final vote on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill before the end of the …

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South Georgia Support Group Fights to Retain Moody AFB

The South Georgia Military Affairs Council met last week to continue its ongoing effort to support Moody Air Force Base …

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Biloxi Looks to Raise Millions for New Gate at Keesler AFB

The mayor of Biloxi, Miss., has launched an initiative to finance a new gate at Keesler Air Force Base, an …

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House Adopts Language Barring BRAC

House lawmakers approved an amendment prohibiting the Defense Department from spending funds to propose, plan for or carry out a …

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Washington Insiders to Examine Likely Future for Defense Communities

The Defense Department has struggled the past three years under sequestration, prompting cuts in funding for operations and training, a …

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Lawmakers to Discuss BRAC, Installation Issues in FY’16 Defense Policy Bill

This year’s defense authorization bill almost certainly won’t give DoD the green light it wants to hold a new BRAC …

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BRAC Featured Prominently in Latest White House Veto Threat

The House’s fiscal 2016 defense spending bill would undermine a new round of base closures and prevent DOD from aligning …

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Two Army Communities Suffer Population Loss, Report Shows

Two cities with large Army posts have landed on a U.S. Census Bureau list of shrinking cities, with Columbus, Ga., …

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Connecticut Sub Base to Host New Command

A new command to train Navy forces in advanced tactics, techniques and procedures for anti-submarine warfare will be formed over …

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Texas Communities to Pursue Higher Level of Funding to Support Installations

After securing $30 million in defense economic adjustment assistance in Texas’ budget for the fiscal 2016-2017 biennium to help support …

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Academic Standards Can Help Support the Military, Report Says

Academic standards adopted by Florida for its public schools, along with associated assessment tests, could help the state retains its …

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Davis-Monthan AFB, Community Narrow List of Partnership Ideas

Officials at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Pima County and area institutions are considering moving ahead with six initiatives that …

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‘We’ll Get There,’ Carter Says about a New BRAC Round

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter vowed to continue pursuing another BRAC round until Congress relents, during remarks Thursday at a town …

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White House Objects to Language Mandating Personnel Cuts in Senate Bill

The Obama administration said it opposes a section in the Senate’s fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill that would streamline the …

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White House Highlights Need for BRAC in Veto Threat over Senate Measure

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday cited the lack of language authorizing a new BRAC round as …

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Youngstown Chamber Launches Commission to Protect Air Reserve Station

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber this week launched the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission to promote Youngstown Air Reserve Station in …

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Opening of Interstate to Spur Activity at Chaffee Crossing

The executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority is eagerly awaiting the opening of a 6.5-mile stretch of Interstate …

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Base Redevelopment Track Set for Summit

The base redevelopment track for the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit will include seven sessions covering the key challenges facing …

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Pennsylvania County Forms Group to Advocate for Ft. Indiantown Gap

Lebanon County commissioners have formed a local defense group to shield Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training center in …

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Colorado Should Focus on Encroachment, Local Infrastructure to Fend off BRAC, Report Says

While Colorado has numerous assets that can be expected to work in its favor in the event of a new …

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Planned EUL Expected to Move ahead at Pax River

Plans for a developer to construct four office buildings inside the fence line at Naval Air Station Patuxent River under …

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Civilian Ambassadors Forge Links between Grand Forks AFB, Community

A group of civilian ambassadors appointed by the wing commander of Grand Forks Air Force Base has been staying busy, …

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Connecticut Sub Base Not Threatened by BRAC, Commander Says

Naval Submarine Base New London is well positioned to weather the next BRAC round, the base commander said Thursday at …

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Texas Legislature Expected to Provide $30M for Installations

Texas lawmakers are expected to include $30 million in the state’s next two-year budget to support military installations, reports the …

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House Votes to Authorize $25M in Defense Bill for Transportation Upgrades at Growth Bases

Defense communities still coping with mission growth stemming from the 2005 round of base closures could apply for a total …

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Senate Committee Advances Milcon Funding Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a fiscal 2016 spending bill that would provide $8.1 billion for military construction …

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ADC Salutes the 2015 Defense Community Award Winners

ADC is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Defense Community Awards, the association’s effort to recognize the achievements …

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Florida County Considers Acquiring Airport Property from Eglin AFB

In a bid to save money and help shield Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., during a future round of base …

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Budget Proposal includes Limited Funds for North Carolina Bases

North Carolina defense communities would receive $345,100 to get ready for a future BRAC round under the new biennial budget …

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Effort to Ease HUBZone Eligibility Requirements at Closed Bases Gains Momentum

A long-standing effort to make it easier for tenants at closed installations to qualify for the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone …

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ADC Membership to Vote on Five New Board Candidates

ADC members will have an opportunity to vote on five new candidates to the association’s board of directors during the …

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House Bill Would Relax Restrictions on Funding Public Infrastructure Projects on Guam

The draft fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill passed by the House last week would amend existing restrictions on the development …

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Authorization Bill Passes in House despite Democratic Opposition

House Republicans overcame an uncharacteristic lack of Democratic support on Friday to pass the chamber’s fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, …

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Paper Questions Lack of Job Growth at Federal City Project

At the 10-year anniversary of the 2005 round of base closures, the Times-Picayune takes the opportunity to chronicle the history …

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Pre-Conference Workshop to Explore Origins of BRAC, Likely Focus of Next Round

Congress so far has successfully ignored the Obama administration’s requests to hold a new BRAC round, but as Pentagon budget …

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Senate Readiness Panel Denies Pentagon’s BRAC Request

The Defense Department would be prohibited from holding a round of base closures, under the portion of the fiscal 2016 …

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Lack of BRAC, Extra War Funds Prompt White House Veto Threat over House Defense Bill

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, citing a …

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Economic Impact of Maryland Installations Jumps 46% over Four Years

The economic impact of Maryland’s military bases grew 46 percent between 2008 and 2012, and the state’s 15 installations now …

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Redesignation last step in realignment for Robins unit

During a redesignation ceremony May 1, members of the 53rd Air Traffic Control Squadron embraced a new name, continuing a …

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Senate Panel Unlikely to Adopt DOD’s BRAC Request, McCain Says

The Senate’s version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill probably won’t endorse the Obama administration’s request to hold a …

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Budget Differences Put Military at Risk, Top Pentagon Officials Testify

Defense Secretary Ash Carter reiterated the administration’s threat to veto legislation that adds $38 billion to DOD’s war account to …

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Marketing Blitz to Promote MacDill AFB

The Tampa Bay Defense Alliance is rolling out a campaign to promote MacDill Air Force Base at a time when …

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House committee approves bill rejecting BRAC

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.comApril 30, 2015 Another year, and another Pentagon request for a Base Realignment and Closure Commission getting …

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Congress Eventually Will Approve BRAC, Right?

The fiscal 2016 budget request the Obama administration sent Congress in February marked the fourth consecutive year it has asked …

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Defense Alliance Launches Campaign to Elevate Profile of MacDill AFB

Advocacy groups for military installations are ramping up efforts to promote their bases, either through specific initiatives intended to increase …

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Panel Votes to Rescue A-10 Fleet before Completing Authorization Bill Markup

After more than 18 hours of deliberations, the House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning approved the fiscal 2016 defense …

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Milcon Spending Bill includes Missile Site, BRAC Amendments

House lawmakers approved two amendments of interest to defense communities — one that would provide funding for an East Coast …

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BRAC Needed Now, Bipartisan Coalition of Defense Experts Tells Congress

Citing rising threats around the globe and a military force declining in size and capability, a bipartisan coalition of 38 …

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Committee Postpones Debate over BRAC

One of the most prominent supporters of the Pentagon’s request to conduct a new round of base closures withdrew an …

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Smith to Introduce BRAC Authorization Amendment Again

For the second consecutive year, Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, plans to …

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Armed Services Chair Remains ‘Deeply Skeptical’ of BRAC Request

Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a …

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Texas Mayors Urge Lawmakers to Include $150M in Budget for Installations

A coalition of defense communities in Texas is asking the state Legislature to include $150 million in the next two-year …

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BRAC Needed to Help Army ‘Right-Size’ Its Infrastructure, Halverson Says

With the size of the Army’s active-duty force steadily dropping, the service needs to conduct a new round of base …

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Carter Calls On Silicon Valley

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to “embrace” the culture and capabilities of Silicon Valley, he said in an April …

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How is DOD Assessing the Risks Posed by Turbines, Panel Asks

With the number of wind farm projects with the potential to interfere with military training and testing activities on the …

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Community

The Telegraph: Robins AFB buffer project heading toward 300 property buys

… Several Georgia and county agencies have agreed that they want to reduce the number of people who live in …

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Charlie Stenner on the 21st Century Partnership

CEO of the 21st Century Partnership Charlie Stenner talks about the Partnership and what it does to advocate for Robins …

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B-17 vets honored as museum displays pieces of ‘Miss Liberty Belle’

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS — The Museum of Aviation on Friday celebrated an event that was 33 years in …

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Fruge-Cirilli elected as Association Old Crows National President

ELECTION RESULTS: AOC 2015 Board of Directors The AOC would like to sincerely thank those of you who participated in …

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Georgia GUARD Initiative – Meeting Information

GUARD Initiative – Meeting Information The Guard Initiative is the umbrella effort by the State of Georgia to protect DoD …

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State tax break helps keep military retirees in Ohio

By Barrie Barber and Jim Otte, Dayton Daily News, Ohio DAYTON, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — State efforts to attract military …

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S.C. Legislature Approves Seven Bills Aiding Service Members, Veterans

A measure establishing a committee to assess the state’s delivery of veterans services was one of seven bills the South …

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Air Force Birthday celebration slated for Sept. 19

The 68th Anniversary Air Force Ball will take place Sept. 19 at the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight hangar. …

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State Lawmakers Eye Military Retirees

Note from the editor: Robins AFB retiree payroll was $699M in FY14, the highest ever, according to the base’s economic impact …

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Odierno Remains Anxious over Army’s Declining End Strength

Posted on defensecommunities.com Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno on Wednesday warned that the service risks sacrificing its long-term …

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At Chattanooga remembrence, SecDef vows to protect troops

By Andrew Tilghman, Staff writer, Posted on www.airforcetimes.com CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — One month after the fatal shooting of four Marines …

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ACC: High op tempo is taking a toll on airmen

By Phillip Swarts, Staff writer Last year saw 18,745 Air Combat Command airmen deploy to 101 countries in support of U.S. …

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Base POW/MIA recognition ceremony Sept. 17

Team Robins will remember and honor the sacrifice of America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action during the …

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Museum of Aviation announces date of B-17 arrival in Warner Robins

On Aug. 21 people in Warner Robins will have a chance to see a historic World War II airplane rolling …

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Ocmulgee Monument, threats to freedom among topics at Coffee with Congressmen event

U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott joined members of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning for …

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AFMC commander highlights new AFMC mission/vision, family

Without a culture of respect and resilience, Airmen can’t carry forward the Air Force’s core missions of air and space …

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Atlanta to Launch Planning Process for Remaining Acreage at Ft. McPherson

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org With the sale of about two-thirds of the former Fort McPherson to filmmaker Tyler Perry complete, the …

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Defense secretary calls for review of security policies

By Kevin Freking, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that …

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Savannah port dredging ‘shifts into high gear’ with September dig date

By Greg Bluestein, Posted on www.AJC.com The $706 million deepening of Savannah’s harbor and waterway is set to begin in September …

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Services to Consider Additional Force Protection Measures in Wake of Tennessee Shootings

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has approved “immediate force protection steps” following last week’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed four …

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Solar Project at Robins AFB Falls behind Schedule

Plans to develop a 10-megawatt solar array at Robins Air Force Base through an enhanced use lease have fallen behind …

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‘Battle’ against future budget cuts to Army, Fort Benning under way

BY TONY ADAMS tadams@ledger-enquirer.com The way Brian Anderson sees it, now is not a moment for taking a deep breath …

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Correction

A story in Wednesday’s Telegraph about the state House District 146 candidate forum incorrectly identified the chamber of commerce. It …

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*Event Reminder* VA secretary coming to Macon

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald will be in Macon on July 1 and veterans …

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Changing of the Guard: New commanders scheduled to take reins of base units

There will be several leadership changes happening across Robins Air Force Base in the next few weeks. 461st Air Control …

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Officials say deeply personal information in hackers’ hands

By KEN DILANIAN and TED BRIDIS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply personal information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military …

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Flying Fortress hopes led Air Force retiree to Museum of Aviation

WARNER ROBINS — A lot of people are excited about a B-17 bomber finally coming to the Museum of Aviation …

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Central Ga. leaders travel to Tinker for Air Force ceremony

By Lorra Lynch-Jones, Posted on www.13wmaz.com Several leaders in the Robins Air Force Base community flew to Tinker Air Force …

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Museum of Aviation confirms B-17 coming in August

WARNER ROBINS — The Museum of Aviation expects to get a long-sought prize later this summer. Click to Continue »

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FireStarter Entrepreneur Initiative

Flint Energies, in conjunction with local Chambers of Commerce and the State of Georgia’s Small Business Week, has created the FireStarter Entrepreneur …

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Florida Approves Solar Farms at Three Military Airfields

The Florida Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Gulf Power’s plans to build a total of 120 megawatts of solar …

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Commanders give community overall view at State of the Base event

Robins Air Force Base leadership took to the stage April 8 as part of a Robins State of the Base …

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New scorecard shows 10-year progress of the Macon Now initiative

To celebrate the 10th year of an economic development initiative called Macon Now, the Macon Economic Development Commission and the …

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Darius Rucker to perform for Independence Day Celebration

Darius Rucker will be the performer for the 33rd annual Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration on July 3. Col. Chris …

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DOD Intervention Needed to Fully Leverage Partnership Authorities, Paper Says

The military services are increasingly relying on public-private and public-public partnerships (P4s) to enhance the military value of bases and …

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State settles whistleblower case with former 21st Century Partnership leader

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle a woman’s claims that she was …

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Companies looking to expand eyeing Bibb County

Eleven new projects have been brought to the Macon Economic Development Commission since last month. Click to Continue »

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OEA Grant to Fund Study of Georgia’s Aerospace, Defense Sectors

The Georgia Department of Economic Development is launching a study of the state’s aerospace and defense industries and how they …

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Millennials leaving government over lack of innovation, study finds

By Jory Heckman Federal News Radio If federal agencies want to get ahead of the shutdown culture in Washington and attract …

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AF requirements, Robins future top PEO discussions

Delivering more Air Force capabilities on time and at less cost was a central message of the 2015 Program Executive …

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Students enjoy Dixie Crows Symposium at Museum of Aviation

People stared and pointed as the red and white drone circled overhead. Click to Continue »

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Building blocks to regional economic security

I believe Middle Georgia is truly one of the most patriotic, friendly and welcoming communities that I have had the …

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Not the SAME old song and dance: Robins works with Mercer – shares knowledge, exposes students to STEM career fields

3/20/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Mentoring the next generation of engineers, establishing and fostering relationships, and improving and protecting the security …

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Crows to host 40th symposium

The Dixie Crows chapter of the Association of Old Crows will host its 40th annual Technical Symposium Sunday through Thursday. …

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Dixie Crow EW/IO Technical Symposium XL, 22-26 March 2015, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA

The Dixie Crow Chapter of the Association of Old Crows is proud to announce their 40th Annual Dixie Crow EW/IO …

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Army Moving Ahead with Community-Military Partnerships under New Rules

Language in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill is spurring the Army to fully embrace an authority first enacted two …

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BRAC Process Would Help VA Replace Obsolete Facilities

Veterans Affairs officials have concluded the agency is badly in need of a BRAC-like process that would allow it to …

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New Group Intends to Serve as Forum for Existing Veterans Providers

A new membership organization intended to serve as a resource for existing veterans groups through information-sharing and increased collaboration formally …

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Helping Hands: Event brings base, local clergy together

It’s about building a collaborative and ongoing relationship between Robins and local clergy members and faith-based organizations in the community, …

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Third-graders simulate world economy at museum

Hundreds of small-business owners came to the Museum of Aviation on Thursday to sell their wares. Click to Continue »

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Warner Robins named No. 2 place for engineers

WARNER ROBINS — The Warner Robins metropolitan region is the second-best place in the country for engineers, the website Nerd …

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Forging base, community ties

Community leaders were inducted as Team Robins Honorary Commanders in a ceremony Tuesday at the Museum of Aviation’s Eagle Building. …

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Annual dental conference grows, saves money

An annual dental conference Feb. 19 and 20 at the Museum of Aviation drew a crowd of more than 300 …

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2015 Chief Recognition Ceremony

The 2015 Chief Recognition Ceremony and dinner will be conducted Feb. 21 at  6 p.m. in the Museum of Aviation …

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TSA agents gone from Macon until passenger flights resume

While the search continues for a new commercial passenger carrier at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, the Transportation Security Administration agents …

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Contracting made simple at PEO R&O

Contracting made simple at PEO R&O Posted 2/6/2015   Updated 2/6/2015 Email story   Print story Robins Public Affairs 2/6/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, …

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Reichert predicts bright future for Macon-Bibb, but budget worries remain

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert gave a consistently upbeat, energetic assessment of the year-old consolidated government’s progress and prospects Thursday …

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Education Notebook: Georgia College hosting science and engineering fair

College hosting science, engineering fair Elementary, middle and high school students will share their scientific findings during Georgia College’s 38th …

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Legislation

Pentagon Could Be Stuck with Full-Year CRPentagon Could Be Stuck with Full-Year CR

With Congress still uncertain how it will approve funding to keep the federal government operating in fiscal 2016, one option …

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House Leaders Try to Steer Conservatives from Shutdown Path

House Republicans continue to search for a strategy to placate conservative lawmakers intent on defunding Planned Parenthood without risking the …

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In the Boar’s Nest: JSTARS hosts large joint-force exercise: integrates with Navy

The 116th Air Control Wing hosted the eighth annual Boar’s Nest Large Force Exercise involving more than 20 joint-force units …

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Oshkosh Wins $6.7 Billion JLTV Contract

Oshkosh Corp., the truck-maker based in the Wisconsin city of the same name, on Tuesday won a $6.7 billion military …

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S.C. Legislature Approves Seven Bills Aiding Service Members, Veterans

A measure establishing a committee to assess the state’s delivery of veterans services was one of seven bills the South …

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Senate Democrats Urge McConnell to Begin Budget Talks

With only limited time available after lawmakers return to Washington next month, Senate Democrats this week urged Majority Leader Mitch …

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Pentagon fighting Senate plan to cut allowances for married service members

By Jared Serbu, Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com The chiefs of all of the military services are lobbying Congress to drop legislation that …

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Sequestration spending cuts will be in the billions unless caps lifted

By Sam Ufret, Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com The Office of Management and Budget warns that unless Congress gets rid of sequestration, civilian …

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Robins diversity panel explores difficult topics

In order to promote diversity at Robins, a six-person panel was held Aug. 14 at the Heritage Club Ballroom. Pre-selected …

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Cubic selected for $20.9bn USAF training system acquisition III contract

The US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Training Systems Product Group has selected Cubic Global Defense (CGD) …

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Carter Congratulates Army Ranger School Graduates

The women who passed through the Army’s elite Ranger School are trailblazers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a Pentagon …

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Quick Agreement over CR Needed to Avoid Shutdown following Hectic September

Posted on defensecommunities.org A busy September for Congress punctuated by debate over the Iran nuclear deal, high-priority highway and cybersecurity …

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Carter Crafts Close Team of Chiefs to Finish Out Obama Years

BY MARCUS WEISGERBER, Posted on www.defenseone.com With a background that includes infantry command and Special Forces, Gen. Mark Milley on Friday will become …

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AFMC commander cites AFSC focus on generating combat power

The new commander of Air Force Materiel Command may have had to cross three time zones to complete her immersion …

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Pentagon Issues Surface — A Bit — At Presidential Debate

By COLIN CLARK At last night’s debate for those with a real shot at the nomination, there was an inverse proportion …

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Policy Bill Talks Stuck on Military Benefits

A proposed increase in co-pays for prescriptions has emerged as one of the thorniest issues in negotiations between the House …

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First JSTARS Competition Contracts Awarded

The competition to replace the Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet is officially underway.        

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Prospect of Federal Shutdown Reaches 40 Percent, Expert Says

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org With Republicans leaders resisting President Obama’s latest call for budget talks to resolve the impasse over fiscal …

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McCain, Thornberry to Continue Talks over Defense Bill

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his House counterpart, Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), are expected to …

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Congress Will Aim to Approve CR after August Recess

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org One of Congress’ primary goals when it returns to Capitol Hill in September will be clearing a …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

By Jay Clemons, Posted on www.execgov.com Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford received Senate confirmation Wednesday to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs …

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Marines: F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Ready For War

By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR., Posted on www.breakingdefense.com WASHINGTON: The first variant of the most expensive weapons program ever is now officially ready …

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DoD to scrub out burdensome, costly acquisition regulations

By Jason Miller, Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com The Defense Department is taking a scrub brush to its acquisition regulations and getting …

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402nd CMXG looks to future with continued change, growth

It’s been a time of steady transformation across the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group here.  From tracking every aircraft at Robins …

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Housing Allowance, Retirement Benefits Remain Sticking Points for Conferees

A handful of outstanding issues are hindering progress by House and Senate conferees negotiating a final version of the fiscal …

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Congress to Take up CR in September, Boehner Says

Lawmakers most likely will rely on a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open when the new fiscal year …

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Obama VFW Speech Rails Against Sequestration

The president reiterated his pledge to veto defense budget bills if Congress doesn’t undo mandatory spending caps.        

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SecAF James: Hill Refusal To Retire Planes May Force F-35, LRSB, KC-46 Delays

By COLIN CLARK WASHINGTON: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James warned Congress today that its effort to stop the retirement of the A-10 Warthog and …

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Primes Line Up to Compete for JSTARS Recap Program

By Stew Magnuson The next version of the Air Force’s joint surveillance and attack radar aircraft will have a smaller …

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McCain Renews Call to Supply Ukraine with Javelin Missile

Sen. John McCain renewed his call for the U.S. to supply Ukrainian forces with the Javelin anti-tank missile in their fight against pro-Russian separatists. …

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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta resigns

By Julia Ziegler | @jzieglerWFED Dena Levitz and Michael O’Connell Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta stepped down today. Archuleta offered …

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The Hare And The Tortoise: Slowing The Growth in Military Pay, Benefits

Robert Hale, former budget god (comptroller) at the Pentagon, is good with numbers, especially defense budget numbers. And he speaks …

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Obama: Won’t Accept Budget That Shortchanges Readiness

During a news briefing at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama assured service members that they “are going to get paid” …

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US ANG and AFRC’s KC-135 Stratotankers to receive three system pods

The US Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) are set to receive three new system pods …

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AF small business event coming to Macon

The Air Force will host a Small Business Industry Day in Macon July 14-15 at the Middle Georgia State College …

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Northrop to deliver anti-missile system US Air Force Reserve Command and ANG

Northrop Grumman has secured a contract from Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to provide an advanced anti-missile system to the US …

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Boeing’s Defense Outlook

Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing vice chairman, president and chief operating officer, discusses his company’s outlook of the US defense budget and …

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An enduring commitment: JSTARS hits milestone with over 100,000 combat flying hours

There’s only one Team JSTARS and its home is Robins Air Force Base.  That same team of men and women …

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Lockheed, Raytheon and Bombardier team up for USAF’s JSTARS programme

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Raytheon and Bombardier to provide a low-risk, affordable solution for the US Air Force’s (USAF) …

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Democrats Retreat In the Battle Over Defense Budget ‘Gimmick’

An ‘overstuffed’ war fund is ok with Democrats in a defense policy bill but not in a spending bill, adding …

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Flournoy: No Quick Fix Likely to Pentagon Budget Woes

PARIS — The former highest-ranking woman at the U.S. Defense Department who turned down the Pentagon’s top job said there …

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Lockheed-Raytheon-Bombardier JSTARS Team

PARIS — Lockheed Martin will partner with Bombardier and Raytheon to compete for the US Air Force’s next-generation Joint Surveillance …

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Northrop Teams with Gulfstream, L-3 on JSTARS

Northrop Grumman has formally partnered Gulfstream and L-3 on its offering to the US Air Force Joint STARS recapitalization effort. …

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House Adopts Language Barring BRAC

House lawmakers approved an amendment prohibiting the Defense Department from spending funds to propose, plan for or carry out a …

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Forbes Leads House Battle For Ohio Replacement Fund

WASHINGTON: Two powerful committees are headed for a rare House floor fight over a controversial fund to build new nuclear …

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Israel Military Awaits OK of Multiyear Plan

Israel’s security situation going into annual defense budget debates is extraordinarily good, and the military’s proposed multiyear spending plan        

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Carter Wants More European Defense Spending

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter remains concerned about declining defense budgets in Europe, at a time he says NATO …

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Issue Tracker: Summer Showdown

The Senate this week will continue, and perhaps finish, work on its 2016 Pentagon policy bill. The House could take …

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Hill Preview: House Appropriations

Congress resumes work on the defense budget for fiscal 2016 and renewed questions about problems at the Department of Veterans …

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Texas Legislature Expected to Provide $30M for Installations

Texas lawmakers are expected to include $30 million in the state’s next two-year budget to support military installations, reports the …

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Peace of mind: Portable tester provides reliable capabilities to warfighters

When an AIM-9X air intercept missile is deployed from an Air Force weapon system, the pilot needs to be confident …

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Pentagon to Prioritize Boeing Missile Defense Program

The Pentagon plans to prioritize funding for the ground-based missile defense system being developed by Boeing Co., the second highest-ranking …

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White House Opposes Defense Bill Language Mandating Headquarters Downsizing

Language in the House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill requiring DOD to trim its headquarters budgets and …

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Democrats to Oppose House Authorization Bill over Reliance on OCO Funds

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will whip Democrats against the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill over opposition to the …

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Armed Services Panel Applauds Utilities Privatization, School Renovation Initiatives

The House Armed Services Committee praised two initiatives that are resulting in upgraded facilities across DOD installations — utilities privatization …

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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

By Jared Serbu, www.federalnewsradio.com The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to overhaul the military’s compensation system, nudging it away …

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USAF’s JSTARS Recap programme enters materiel solution analysis phase

The US Air Force’s (USAF) Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Recapitalization programme has entered into the materiel solution …

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Senate Readiness Panel Denies Pentagon’s BRAC Request

The Defense Department would be prohibited from holding a round of base closures, under the portion of the fiscal 2016 …

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Lack of BRAC, Extra War Funds Prompt White House Veto Threat over House Defense Bill

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, citing a …

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Japan Boosts ISR Abilities Across Domains

Japan’s defense budget for 2015 prioritizes ISR improvements as the Ministry of Defense attempts to bolster, in particular, its ability …

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‘Road to Nowhere’: Defense Secretary Slams GOP Defense Budget

One day after Republicans passed a budget resolution that would boost defense spending, Pentagon leaders called it irresponsible and dangerous.

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Carter Urges Senators to Support Stable Defense Budget

Slashed budgets and high worldwide demand for U.S. military forces have created an unbalanced defense program that is taking on …

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Breedlove Warns Congress of Russian Aggression

Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Eucom’s responsibilities as part of …

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Obama could tap new top general this week

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama is expected to announce his pick for the next chairman …

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House Cuts $460M from Air Force’s Next Generation Stealth Bomber

The Air Force would lose about $460 million from its development program to build the next generation long range, stealth …

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Thornberry Releases Defense Authorization Act

Thornberry Releases Defense Authorization Act Reform The Cornerstone Of Annual Defense Bill WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of …

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Congress’ Flabby Defense Budgets Aren’t Entirely Lawmakers’ Fault

The Obama administration’s national security strategy is too vague to promote efficient budgeting.

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House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

Congress authorized more funding to pay for next generation ballistic missile submarines, F/A-18 Super Hornets, new amphibious assault ships, Tomahawk missiles …

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Ryan-Murray 2.0: The 2016 Defense Budget By The Numbers

This week, the Republican Congress is expected to unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution just as House defense authorizers …

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Procedural Hurdle to Extra Defense Spending May Not Survive Compromise Budget Talks

The compromise version of the fiscal 2016 budget resolution may jettison a procedural hurdle that could block the Senate from …

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McCain to Let Panel Decide on Opening up Authorization Bill Markup

John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would let his committee vote whether to hold …

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Authorization Bill Would Allow Pentagon to Use Extra War Funds, Defense Chairs Say

The heads of the House and Senate Armed Services committees plan to include language in the fiscal 2016 defense authorization …

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Compromise Budget Resolution Unlikely to Clarify Fate of Spending Caps

An amendment to the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 budget resolution calling for relief from the statutory spending caps …

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Pentagon Pushing Plan to Consolidate Exchanges, Commissaries, Sources Say

Defense Department leaders appear to be moving ahead with a plan to consolidate the military’s commissary and exchange systems, according …

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McCain to Seek Sixth Senate Term

John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Tuesday he will run for a sixth term in the Senate, paving the way for Congress’ …

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Reliance on War Funding Account Allows Congress, DOD to Postpone Defense Reforms

The ability of Congress and the Pentagon to stash spending in the military’s war funding account and sidestep the statutory …

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House Panels to Mark up Authorization Bill in Two Weeks

Six subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee will mark up their portions of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill …

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DOD Intervention Needed to Fully Leverage Partnership Authorities, Paper Says

The military services are increasingly relying on public-private and public-public partnerships (P4s) to enhance the military value of bases and …

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Air Force General Fired for A-10 ‘Treason’ Comments

The U.S. Air Force general who warned subordinates that praising the A-10 aircraft to lawmakers amounts to “treason” has been …

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White House Endorses Recommendations to Overhaul Military Compensation

President Obama said Monday he will support the broad package of reforms to military pay and benefits proposed earlier this …

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Defense Budget Update

A roundtable of experts discuss the defense spending debate in Congress.        

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Experts: OCO Strangling Budget Reform Attempts

Experts say the presence of the overseas contingency operations (OCO) fund is preventing needed reforms to the defense budget        

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Experts: OCO Strangling Budget Reform

Experts say the presence of the overseas contingency operations (OCO) fund is preventing needed reforms to the defense budget        

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Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

U.S. military leadership has known the Pentagon is falling quickly behind the technological curve and opening itself to new and …

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John McCain to Air Force: Fire More Civilians

The Arizona senator says that the Air Force’s claims it met staffing cuts are in fact a ruse that resulted …

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Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

In the budget war between defense hawks and fiscal hawks in the Republican-controlled Congress, the former appear to have won …

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Report: Navy Adds Super Hornets and F-35s to Congressional Wish List

The Navy’s 2016 “wish list” for Congress includes requests to buy more F/A-18 Super Hornets and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, according …

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Senate Budget Panel Approves 2016 Plan with Added Defense Funding

The Senate Budget Committee on Thursday raised a special war funding account for defense to $89 billion next year, offsetting …

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Senate GOP budget ignores pleas to boost defense cap

The new Senate Republican budget blueprint constrains defense spending under the Budget Control Act spending cap, ignoring pleas from Senate Armed Services …

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How the White House and Congress Plan To Boost Defense: Ignore Sequestration

The House and the Senate may have found a sweet spot for their budget strategies: they’re both planning on using …

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Cut Red Tape: HASC Chair Thornberry Rolls Out 1st Major Acquisition Changes

CAPITOL HILL: After over a year of preparation, House Armed Services chairman Mac Thornberry will announce Monday a plan to fix Pentagon procurement. In intentional …

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Military leaders express misgivings about House plan to boost their budget

This year’s round of Defense budget hearings have been characterized mostly by military officials’ unanimous insistence that Congress find a …

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Defense Spending

The Senate fiscal 2016 budget resolution sets up a major obstacle to agreement with the House over differences in defense …

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Saudi, UAE Influence Grows With Purchases

The political influence of two of the world’s biggest arms buyers is growing throughout major capitals in the world as …

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Navy’s Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

The Navy and Congress have yet to find money for a newly created account designed to pay for the services’ …

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Carter: Sequestration Will Make the U.S. Less Secure

The proposed defense budget is in line with fiscal year 2015 projections, halting the decline in defense spending and making …

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COMMITTEE QUESTIONS

From left, Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Vice Chief …

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Winnefeld Gives Blunt Assessment of Budget Options

The U.S. defense budget is strategy-driven and the nation will be at greater risk if the budget is cut or …

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Graham Pushes for Solution to Sequestration

A small group of senators, led by Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), is hard at work looking for a way out of …

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Reserve Fund Plan May Draw Necessary Support for Budget Resolution

Republican lawmakers have come up with a maneuver that may satisfy both defense and fiscal hawks as the House and …

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Robins AFB

The Telegraph: Robins AFB buffer project heading toward 300 property buys

… Several Georgia and county agencies have agreed that they want to reduce the number of people who live in …

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In the Boar’s Nest: JSTARS hosts large joint-force exercise: integrates with Navy

The 116th Air Control Wing hosted the eighth annual Boar’s Nest Large Force Exercise involving more than 20 joint-force units …

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Robins to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Robins Air Force Base will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day October 3. The day-long event will kick off …

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USAF prepares to accommodate C-5 colour weather radar updates

The C-5 System Integration Lab at US Robins Air Force Base is set to accommodate new changes to the weapon …

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10 Years After — Team Robins remembers Hurricane Katrina

The stories tell the same tales. The destruction Hurricane Katrina left when it made landfall Aug. 29, 2005 was immense. …

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Fruge-Cirilli elected as Association Old Crows National President

ELECTION RESULTS: AOC 2015 Board of Directors The AOC would like to sincerely thank those of you who participated in …

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Georgia GUARD Initiative – Meeting Information

GUARD Initiative – Meeting Information The Guard Initiative is the umbrella effort by the State of Georgia to protect DoD …

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This is depot work – this is what this base was meant to do

Heavy structural repairs occur every single day at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, yet one in particular has received …

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Thousands still need sexual assault prevention training as deadline nears

Robins Air Force Base’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator team is working hard to get all base employees trained on sexual …

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Robins newest staff sergeants

A big Team Robins congratulations is in order to the base’s newest staff sergeants! They are: Alexander Acevedo, 5th Combat …

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Robins to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 3

Robins Air Force Base will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day October 3. The day-long event will kick off …

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Due Date performance ˜ You ain˜t seen nothing yet

It’s about the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex being a reliable supplier and the first choice for its worldwide customers. …

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New UGA professors stop at Robins as part of statewide tour

New faculty at the University of Georgia toured Robins Air Force Base and the Museum of Aviation on Wednesday. It …

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Air Force Narrows JSTARS Field with Design Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has awarded contracts to three major defense contractors to finish designs on a new fleet of …

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Operation Inherent resolve marks one-year anniversary

by Angela Woolen Robins Public Affairs 8/7/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Last year, President Barrack Obama authorized Operation Inherent Resolve to …

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F-15 FMS Branch holds Industry Day at Robins

by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs 8/7/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — With $2.5 billion in F-15 foreign military sales contracts up …

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First JSTARS Competition Contracts Awarded

The competition to replace the Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet is officially underway.        

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Standing desks starting to catch on at Robins Air Force Base

Some workers at Robins are taking a stand for their health. Click to Continue » This post was originally published …

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402nd CMXG looks to future with continued change, growth

It’s been a time of steady transformation across the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group here.  From tracking every aircraft at Robins …

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Celebrating victory – the end of World War II

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Japan formally surrendered to the Allied Forces …

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Iconic military truck makes last ride to Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — An era rumbled to an end at the Museum of Aviation on Tuesday. Click to …

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Air Force Materiel Command in Ohio aims at more agility

By: The associated press DAYTON, Ohio — Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command in southwest Ohio says the command will roll …

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Standing desks catching on at Robins Air Force Base

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — Some workers at Robins are taking a stand for their health. Click to Continue » …

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Robins solar project behind schedule but ‘moving forward’

WARNER ROBINS — A year ago, Robins Air Force Base announced a large solar project that was supposed to be …

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Bad AC shuts down Robins Air Force Base library

The library at Robins Air Force Base is closed the rest of the week while the air conditioning system is …

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116th Air Control Wing changes command

Story by Tech. Sgt. Julie Parker ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard …

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Flight line mechanics at Robins Air Force Base cope with the heat

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — The functional test area at Robins is no place for anyone who can’t handle the …

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Warner Robins man takes key job in Wisconsin Air National Guard

WARNER ROBINS — A longtime officer at Robins Air Force Base now holds a top position in the Wisconsin Air …

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Putting the brakes on civilian motorcycle PPE rumors

Over the past few months the 78th Air Base Wing Safety Office has received multiple calls concerning questions related to …

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Demolition work begins on homes near Robins Air Force Base

Workers have started demolishing about a dozen homes near Robins Air Force Base. Click to Continue » This post was …

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State tearing down homes near Robins Air Force Base

WARNER ROBINS — Demolition began this week on about a dozen homes the state bought in an area near Robins …

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First-time fix: C-5C LAIRCM mod benefits warfighters, NASA

For the first time at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, a C-5C model is currently undergoing modifications to outfit …

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DLA welcomes new commander

At a Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Warner Robins change of command ceremony Monday at the Heritage Club, Col. Daniel Hicks …

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Col. King takes command of installation, 78th ABW

Col. Jeffrey King is the new 78th Air Base wing and Installation commander at Robins.  King was formerly the 18th …

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Worldwide Reach: Robins C-17 program office has global ties, impact

With the recent announcement of the sale of four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to Qatar, an expected chapter will soon …

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Robins Air Force Base unit gets new commander

One of the highest profile units at Robins Air Force Base has a new leader. Click to Continue » This …

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Former Falcons players teach football safety to moms

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — Atlanta Falcons fans who remember watching Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler play in the 1980s …

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J-STARS wing gets new commander

WARNER ROBINS — One of the highest profile units at Robins Air Force Base has a new leader. Click to …

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AFSC Commander’s Message: Transition of command, not a change in direction

by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II Air Force Sustainment Center 6/10/2015 – TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — To …

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An enduring commitment: JSTARS hits milestone with over 100,000 combat flying hours

There’s only one Team JSTARS and its home is Robins Air Force Base.  That same team of men and women …

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Contracting leader has roots at Robins

Maj. Gen. Casey Blake is no stranger to Robins Air Force Base. Blake, the deputy assistant secretary for contracting at …

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Lockheed, Raytheon and Bombardier team up for USAF’s JSTARS programme

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Raytheon and Bombardier to provide a low-risk, affordable solution for the US Air Force’s (USAF) …

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Lockheed-Raytheon-Bombardier JSTARS Team

PARIS — Lockheed Martin will partner with Bombardier and Raytheon to compete for the US Air Force’s next-generation Joint Surveillance …

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Third round of early retirements, buyouts coming to Air Force civilians

By Nicole Ogrysko Federal News Radio The Air Force will offer a third round of early retirement and buyouts to …

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Northrop Teams with Gulfstream, L-3 on JSTARS

Northrop Grumman has formally partnered Gulfstream and L-3 on its offering to the US Air Force Joint STARS recapitalization effort. …

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General Levy succeeds General Litchfield as AFSC commander

by Tinker Public Affairs 6/5/2015 – TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lieutenant Gen. Lee Levy II succeeded Lt. Gen. …

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Unique C-5M repairs showcase collective Team Robins efforts

by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs 6/5/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BAE, Ga. — It’s a first for the Air …

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Turning challenges into opportunities hallmark of Wolfenbarger’s tenure as AFMC commander

by Kim Bowden Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs 6/1/2015 – WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — After 35 years …

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Deployed JSTARS E-8C mission surpasses 100,000 combat flying hours supporting USCENTCOM

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.—Team JSTARS set a major milestone Friday when they surpassed 100,000-combat flying hours in support of …

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Team Robins’ role in ensuring aircraft operability is vital

by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs 5/29/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled over the Atlantic Ocean …

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Date set for 78th Air Base Wing change of command

Robins Air Force Base will have a new “mayor” on June 25. Click to Continue » This post was originally …

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<p>Airman 1st Class Maria Baca has been a member&hellip;

Airman 1st Class Maria Baca has been a member of the Robins Air Force Base Honor Guard for two months. …

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Annual ceremony honors those who contributed to Robins Air Force Base

A bell rang 76 times for the men and women who were memorialized at Robins Air Force Base on Thursday. …

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Air Force Installation Support Agency One Step Closer to Reaching Operational Capability

The Air Force’s newly created agency responsible for consolidating installation management functions across the service is on track to reach …

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J-STARS replacement program moves forward

The effort to buy new jets for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System at Robins Air Force Base has …

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Blind man finds purpose at Robins Air Force Base snack bar

Korey Williams runs one of the snack bars in Building 300 at Robins Air Force Base. Click to Continue » …

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USAF’s JSTARS Recap programme enters materiel solution analysis phase

The US Air Force’s (USAF) Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Recapitalization programme has entered into the materiel solution …

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Gris: He&#x92;s the leader of the snack

Korey Williams runs one of the snack bars in Building 300 at Robins Air Force Base. Click to Continue » …

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Military raises security measures at bases nationwide

By Andrew Tilghman, Staff writer The four-star commander who oversees U.S. military operations in North America ordered domestic military bases …

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Going the distance: Globemaster III hits major milestone, flies 3,000,000 hours

by Jenny Gordon 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 5/8/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster fleet celebrated …

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Sustainment Center commander to retire

By Brian Everstine, Staff writer Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, announced Thursday he will …

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Robins raises security procedures

WARNER ROBINS — Robins Air Force Base officials say an increase in security procedures is not a response to a …

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JSTARS provides maritime over-watch for lost diver simulation

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., April 23, 2015— The E-8C Joint Stars, provided real-time maritime over-watch to personnel on the …

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New birds in town: Marine unit adds three helicopters to its fleet

The number of helicopters flying in and out of Robins Air Force Base is increasing. The Marine Aircraft Group at …

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Robins workers trained in storm watching

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — For all of the technology that the National Weather Service uses to track weather, there’s …

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SecDef gives environmental nod to Robins

by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs 4/24/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The 78th Civil Engineer Group Environmental Management Branch has earned …

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Marines at Robins get more Super Cobra attack choppers

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — The Marine helicopter unit at Robins will be seen in the skies a lot more …

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Air Force Names Four Candidates to Host New Tanker Reserve Unit

The Air Force is considering four locations to host the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus unit — Tinker Air Force Base, …

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Common Ground: Union, management sign local supplement agreement

An update to a Local Supplement Agreement to the Master Labor Agreement has been signed between Robins Air Force Base …

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Commanders give community overall view at State of the Base event

Robins Air Force Base leadership took to the stage April 8 as part of a Robins State of the Base …

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Former Robins leader named AFMC vice commander

Another former Robins Air Force Base commander has been named to a top post in the Air Force Materiel Command. …

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Local solutions yield DOD-level award

The Precision Attack System Program Office here, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, has been awarded the 2014 Secretary of Defense …

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Robins commanders deliver positive news

WARNER ROBINS — Leaders at Robins Air Force Base gave reasons for optimism at Wednesday’s first State of the Base …

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J-STARS participates in hurricane practice

While the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System unit based at Robins Air Force Base is commonly deployed to combat …

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Check 1, 2, 3… C-5M completes ground checks, goes airborne same day

A C-5M Super Galaxy which had undergone programmed depot maintenance at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex recently experienced a …

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Robins names new installation commander

A maintenance commander at Kadena Air Base in Japan will be the next installation commander at Robins Air Force Base. …

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From roofing to missile fins, Robins may need some help

WARNER ROBINS — If your business can provide laundry service, painting, roofing or perhaps trailers to carry around bombs and …

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Senate confirms AFMC senior leader nominations

Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs 3/27/2015 – WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced March 27, 2015, the Senate confirmation …

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F-15 production machine forges ahead

It took about six months to clear a backorder of 48 F-15 ramps. By working together as a team, the …

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General: Robins Air Force Base setting efficiency records

WARNER ROBINS — Robins Air Force Base is doing well in the Air Force’s push for a more efficient and …

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JSTARS dominates as agile Airborne Battle Management Crew of the Year

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A squadron within the 116th Air Control Wing was chosen as the National Guard …

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Air Force Rejects Commission’s Call to Eliminate Reserve Command

The Air Force has no plans to carry out the recommendation made last year by a congressionally established panel to …

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Robins completes major C-17 upgrade

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — In a specialized hangar on base, aircraft mechanics have worked for years to make C-17s …

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Ga. air base rethinks ban on ‘blessed day’ greeting

Robins Air Force base officials have backed down from banning gate guards from telling visitors to “have a blessed day.” …

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Outcry leads Air Force to rescind &#x91;blessed day&#x92; ban

After widespread outcry, the Air Force reversed a decision to ban Robins Air Force Base security personnel from saying “Have …

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Officials look to civilian use of Robins Air Force Base

WARNER ROBINS — Houston County officials have launched an effort that could put civilian businesses inside Robins Air Force Base …

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Out of the Blocks: Maintainers complete C-17 avionics, weather radar mods

When one door closes at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex regarding aviation modernization, that same door swings open for …

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Robins announces Earth Day photo contest

In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, Environmental Management invites you to participate in the inaugural Robins Air …

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Robins holds summit with local clergy

WARNER ROBINS — In the past couple of years Robins Air Force Base leaders have sought more ways to partner …

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Old hospital at Robins AFB getting full renovation

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — The oldest part of the medical clinic at Robins is about to undergo a major …

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The future of warfighting: 116th, 461st ACWs partner with Navy for joint exercise

The 116th and 461st Air Control wings, worked with the Navy here to enhance joint-service training in a contested environment. …

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Military Saves Week emphasizes fiscal fitness

Robins Air Force Base is readying for its Military Saves week-long campaign as part of the Department of Defense Financial …

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Former Robins commander nominated to be top maintenance leader

A former Robins Air Force Base commander has been tapped to be the Air Force’s top man over depot maintenance. …

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Warner Robins seeks to increase G-RAMP land

WARNER ROBINS — A proposed public-private partnership at Robins Air Force Base edged a bit closer to reality Monday, when …

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City, County Support Expansion of Tinker AFB for KC-46A Depot

A ceremony last week at Tinker Air Force Base marked a collaboration among the Air Force, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma …

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3-D printer creates models that save time, money

  Photos     3-D printer creates models that save time, money Posted 1/30/2015   Updated 1/30/2015 Email story   Print story by …

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Being a good wingman important for military, civilians

Being a good wingman important for military, civilians Posted 1/30/2015   Updated 1/30/2015 Email story   Print story by Holly Logan-ArringtonRobins Public Affairs …

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Gris & more

Random thoughts and meanderings on a Monday. In my annual “Resolutions I Can Keep” column, I resolved to make a …

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Robins has $2.7B economic impact on Peach State

  Robins has $2.7B economic impact on Peach State Posted 1/23/2015   Updated 1/23/2015 Email story   Print story by Geoff JanesRobins Public …

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Flag Officer Assignments

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release No: NR-024-15January 23, 2015 The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. …

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Sequestration

Senate Democrats Urge McConnell to Begin Budget Talks

With only limited time available after lawmakers return to Washington next month, Senate Democrats this week urged Majority Leader Mitch …

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Member-Led Efforts to Solve Sequestration Yield Little in Results

Lawmakers regularly tout their participation in behind-the-scenes talks to produce a bipartisan plan to lift the statutory spending caps on …

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Obama VFW Speech Rails Against Sequestration

The president reiterated his pledge to veto defense budget bills if Congress doesn’t undo mandatory spending caps.        

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Amid Diversification, Goodyear Continues to Leverage Presence of Luke AFB

The city of Goodyear, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix located close by Luke Air Force Base, is trying to recruit …

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Defense Spending Bill Advances in House

The House Appropriations Committee approved a $579 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday after rejecting a Democratic attempt to overturn …

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Sequestration’s lessons prove elusive at DoD

By Emily Kopp, www.federalnewsradio.com In a new report, the Government Accountability Office warns the Defense Department to record the hardships of …

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Medical Leaders Warn of 2016 Sequestration Effects

The president’s fiscal year 2016 defense budget proposal supports the Military Health Systems’ core values, Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) …

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Future Readiness Requires Investment, Officials Say

The vice chiefs of staff for the Army, Navy and Air Force and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps …

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How the White House and Congress Plan To Boost Defense: Ignore Sequestration

The House and the Senate may have found a sweet spot for their budget strategies: they’re both planning on using …

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Defense Cuts Harming Readiness; Service Leaders Call for New BRAC Round

Service infrastructure officials told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s military construction and veterans affairs subcommittee Tuesday that budget cuts have harmed …

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Carter: Sequestration Will Make the U.S. Less Secure

The proposed defense budget is in line with fiscal year 2015 projections, halting the decline in defense spending and making …

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Graham Pushes for Solution to Sequestration

A small group of senators, led by Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), is hard at work looking for a way out of …

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President’s FY’16 Request Falls Short of DOD’s Needs, HASC Republicans Say

Funding for national security should be set at $577 billion in fiscal 2016, a level that is $16 billion higher …

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House GOP Splits On Defense Sequestration

CAPITOL HILL: Tensions within the GOP over the mandatory budget caps set by the Budget Control Act burst into the …

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Welsh: Sequestration Harms Aging, Shrinking Air Force

The capability gap separating the U.S. Air Force from others is narrowing and requires modernization to help the service maintain …

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James: In-Demand Air Force Experiences Strain

The Air Force is requesting $10 billion above what sequestration-level funding provides in order to support its global responsibilities, Secretary …

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Budget Hearing to Focus on DOD’s Declining Investment in Facilities

The House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee next week will hold a hearing to assess the long-term impact of the steep …

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Sequestration Harms Air Force Readiness, James Says

The Air Force’s readiness edge could slip away if sequestration is not lifted permanently, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James …

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State of Readiness Approaches Troublesome Levels, Briefing Reveals

The overall readiness of the nation’s military has been severely degraded, with units scheduled for deployment receiving a disproportionate share …

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Former Navy secretary talks sequestration, military preparedness in Savannah

The closure of military bases in the U.S. is unlikely in the near future, but shrinking budgets and cuts to …

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House panel leaning toward lower defense budget

The House Budget Committee is planning to cap defense spending at constrained levels required under the Budget Control Act, setting …

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OMB Raises Sequester Warning

OMB has released a report warning that without action during this year’s budget cycle to prevent it, sequestration would return …

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Reaching a Pentagon budget deal: From wishful thinking to reality

President Barack Obama’s sequester-busting budget plan may be just wishful thinking until it passes through Congress, but on the defense …

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USAF needs additional $10bn to meet capabilities’ demand in 2016

The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking $10bn more than what is provided by sequestration-level funding in 2016 to meet …

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Gen. Welsh Defends F-35 For Close Air Support; Hopes Summit Will ‘Reset”

ORLANDO: Sequestration. Base closures. Readiness. Modernization. ISIL. Russia. The list of challenges faced by Air Force leaders is long. But …

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Air Force Seeks $10 Billion Over Sequestration Funding

The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides, …

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A-10 Tops List for Friendly Fire Deaths

Air Force crews rearm, refuel and ready A-10 Warthogs.(Photo: Alan Lessig, Air Force Times) WASHINGTON — The Air Force A-10 …

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Key lawmakers want to boost Navy shipbuilding plan

The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and cruiser Cape St. George transit the Strait of Hormuz in 2012. The Navy’s shipbuilding …

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Republicans Go Easy on Ash Carter, Keep Focus on White House

For months, the go-to Republican critique of President Barack Obama’s national security strategy — which they blame for the current …

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The Pentagon’s Weapon Wish Lists Could Disappear

Long live the Pentagon wish list? Lawmakers this year might not ask the military services to send them wish lists …

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Carter’s Confirmation Hug: SASC Shows He May Be A Strong SecDef

WASHINGTON: Nomination hearings are never just about the nominee. But today’s Senate lovefest for Ash Carter was remarkably dominated by …

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Carter: Cuts Make Strategy ‘Not Executable’

Nominee Vows to Give Obama ‘Most Candid’ Advice Ash Carter takes his seat for his confirmation hearing to become US …

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Army Forces to Continue Decline, Air Force to Edge Up, under Budget

The Army’s active-duty end strength would continue its steady decline under the president’s fiscal 2016 budget request, falling by 15,000 …

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Smith Expects Groundhog Day on DoD Budget

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill.(Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The House …

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DoD Request Blows By Budget Caps in ’16

Adds $155 Billion to Long-Term Outlook The fiscal 2016 Defense Department budget proposal was released on Monday/(Photo: US Defense Department) …

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Sources: U-2 in USAF Budget Request

Technicians work on the U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane.(Photo: US Air Force) WASHINGTON — The US Air Force will include …

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Special Coverage: US Budget 2016

Congress Sequestration: GOP, Dems ‘Don’t Have a Plan’ Sequestration: GOP, Dems ‘Don’t Have a Plan’President Barack Obama on Thursday will …

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US Air Force Launches Trio of Tech Studies

What is the future of unmanned systems? The Scientific Advisory Board hopes to find out in a study this year.(Photo: …

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The Latest National Security News From Capitol Hill

Congress GOP Holds Fire at Carter Hearing GOP Holds Fire at Carter HearingRepublican senators held fire Wednesday, opting against using …

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