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Long-Term CR Likely

—Wilson Brissett On the federal budget, the Republican leadership’s plan is to “get it into the next administration and then …

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Defense panels roll out $619 billion NDAA compromise

A compromise version of fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act totals $618.7 billion in authorized defense funding, including additional money …

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U.S. Air Force finalizing C-17 drag reduction tests

By Ryan Maass   |   Nov. 30, 2016 at 4:12 PM EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force …

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Northrop Got $1.1 Billion From Air Force for ‘Degraded’ Services

Anthony Capaccio, Bloomberg Technology November 18, 2016 — 5:00 AM EST Some missions affected by lack of planes, audit shows …

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Decision Time: Half of US F-15s Need Overhauls — Or Retirement

BY MARCUS WEISGERBER, Defense one WESTFIELD, Massachusetts — The F-15C Eagle weighs about 16 tons, but with nearly 47,000 pounds …

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Air Force to Sustain A-10s ‘Indefinitely,’ General Says

Defense Tech The depot line for the A-10 Thunderbolt is cranking back up as part of an effort to keep the Cold …

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BRAC

A ‘FOCUSED’ BRAC COULD FLY

The best bet for Congress to approve a BRAC would be for the incoming Trump administration to propose a base …

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New report pushes for ways to boost military, protect bases

MAGGIE LEE, THE TELEGRAPH LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Georgia leaders should talk about enacting …

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Defense panels roll out $619 billion NDAA compromise

A compromise version of fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act totals $618.7 billion in authorized defense funding, including additional money …

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Compromise Defense Policy Bill Would Boost Force Levels

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have settled on a compromise fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would halt …

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Pentagon Could Look to Close Bases Without BRAC Authorization

  By: Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould, Defense News November 7, 2016 (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – For several years, the …

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Defense Business Board calls for BRAC and DLA restructure

October 21, 2016, Tony Bertuca In an aim to find efficiencies in the Pentagon’s $150 billion logistics enterprise, the Defense …

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Expanding Goals of BRAC Could Improve Its Political Prospects, O’Hanlon Says

BRAC has always been a hard sell, a point borne out by the Obama administration’s failure to persuade lawmakers to …

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Army Chief Calls for Joint Basing Review

Military.com Six years after the Army completed a program to consolidate military bases, the service’s top official says the system needs to …

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We’re Updating 360!

Starting Monday, Defense Communities 360 will be getting a makeover. The static five-stories-a-day format will be replaced with a more …

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LRA for Plattsburgh AFB Winds Down

Twenty-one years after Plattsburgh Air Force Base in New York’s Champlain Valley region was shuttered, the base’s local redevelopment authority …

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Orlando Leaders Hope to Extend Effort to Relocate Simulation Workers

Local leaders in Central Florida are hoping to purchase at least two more buildings in Orlando as part of an …

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Large Share of Population Unfamiliar with Military, Research Shows

While most Americans admire the military and service members, they know very little about our armed forces. “Most people know …

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DAVE BELTON: Georgia’s military bases an investment we can’t afford to lose

By State Rep. Dave Belton National defense is our government’s greatest responsibility, which is why I am chairing the new …

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State Agency Strives to Enhance Military Value of Ellsworth AFB

Since it was created in 2009, the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority has reduced encroachment surrounding Ellsworth Air Force Base, …

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Some Armed Services Panelists Feel Urgency to Complete Conference Agreement Quickly

The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees remain optimistic they can reach a compromise on a final …

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Support Group Approves New Plan to Promote Ft. Drum

The Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization last week approved a new strategic plan, calling for the region to enhance the …

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Scott AFB Could Gain from BRAC, Local Officials Say

A future BRAC could represent a threat to Scott Air Force Base, but St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern …

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Local Officials Consider Anniston Army Depot’s Future

With the prospect of a new round of base closures looming, leaders in northeastern Alabama have reason to be concerned …

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House Study Committee discusses future of Georgia’s military bases

Georgia House committee focused on potential BRAC threat meets in Albany By Jennifer Parks, jennifer.parks@albanyherald.com ALBANY — The House Military …

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Quality of public schools can be a BRAC factor

By Jim Cowen, Special to Stars and Stripes, Published: August 29, 2016 While Congress balks at the Department of Defense’s …

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Act fast and don’t assume Fort Benning is safe, BRAC expert tells Georgia lawmakers

tadams@ledger-enquirer.com Those with the job of protecting Fort Benning from future budget cuts need not procrastinate. And the Columbus area …

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‘BRAC Could Happen Anywhere,’ Principi Tells Columbus Leaders

Elected officials shouldn’t take anything for granted when it comes to preparing for the next round of base closures, Anthony …

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Mayor’s Budget Omits Funding for Ellsworth AFB Support Group

The local group supporting Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., would lose most of its funding under the 2017 budget proposed …

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Communities Take Notice of Military’s Focus on School Quality

With the looming possibility of base closures or another form of downsizing, defense communities are paying more attention to the …

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Georgia House Committee Begins Statewide Review of Base Support Efforts

A 15-member study committee formed by the Georgia House to help the state’s defense communities prepare for a future BRAC …

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ADC’s Fall Conference to Address Redevelopment Issues at Active, Closed Bases

ADC will hold its first Installation Reuse Forum in October to discuss redevelopment issues affecting both active and closed installations. …

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SBA Rule Incorporates Statutory Changes Easing HUBZone Eligibility Requirements at BRAC Sites

The Small Business Administration (SBA) last week issued a final rule implementing changes to the HUBZone program enacted in the …

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Navy Would Have a Role to Play in Next BRAC Round, Mabus Says

Since the Obama administration first proposed holding new rounds of base closure four years ago, Navy leaders have consistently supported …

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‘Could Scott Air Force Base Just Fly Away?’

An editorial in the Belleville News-Democrat laments the stark possibility that Scott Air Force Base, Ill., could be shuttered in …

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County Bolsters Support for Readiness Center at Youngstown ARS

Trumbull County last week approved shifting a small piece of the county’s lodging tax to the Western Reserve Port Authority …

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Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Issues RFPs for Range of Services Needed to Advance Reuse Effort

PuebloPlex, the local redevelopment authority for the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo., is soliciting proposals for a range of services needed …

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Boozman Praises Pine Bluff Arsenal, New Support Group

Arkansas Sen. John Boozman (R) expressed his support for the new initiative by Pine Bluff Arsenal’s host community to promote …

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New 21st Century Partnership Executive Director sets priorities

The new Executive Director of the 21st Century Partnership says Robins Air Force Base is in a good place. However, …

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New Leader of Robins AFB Support Group Cites BRAC as Top Priority

The incoming executive director of the 21st Century Partnership says his most important task will be preparing Robins Air Force …

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Presidio of Monterey Shines Bright in Pursuit of Energy Conservation

The Presidio of Monterey may be the nation’s greenest military installation. It has captured the Secretary of the Army’s Energy …

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Navy Yard Sets Course to Become Philadelphia’s Second Commercial Hub

With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, a number of experts in military base redevelopment have recommended lawmakers …

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State Grant Critical to Goodfellow AFB’s Long-Term Plans

Leaders in San Angelo, Texas, and Goodfellow Air Force Base are confident a $2.0 million grant the Texas Military Preparedness …

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Head of Sheppard AFB Support Group Aims to Strengthen Base

Jon Larvick, the new president of the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee, plans to leverage the close relationship between the Air …

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Kaine Supports Base Closures, but not BRAC

Like many of his fellow lawmakers, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has opposed the Obama administration’s repeated requests to hold one …

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Tenants Fill First Campus at TexAmericas Center

TexAmericas Center, the reuse authority responsible for redeveloping the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in northeastern Texas and surplus …

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Massachusetts Focuses on Improving Bases’ Efficiency

Massachusetts officials lately have been looking at ways to trim the operating costs of the state’s six military installations. “If …

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Community Forms Advisory Committee to Enhance Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal

White Hall, the host community for Pine Bluff Arsenal, on Monday formed an advisory committee to bolster support for the …

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Carter Highlights Policy Bill Provisions Likely to Prompt Presidential Veto

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday reiterated the administration’s veto threat over provisions in the House and Senate versions of …

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New White House Could Advance BRAC, Analyst Says

While the Obama administration’s fifth consecutive request to approve one or more BRAC rounds was soundly rejected in the defense …

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Wind Farms Don’t Jeopardize Flight Training, Former Navy Instructor Pilot Says

Officials and other stakeholders in Corpus Christi concerned about the impact of a planned wind farm south of the city …

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BRAC Reform Bill Is ‘Different,’ Smith Says

While the legislation he introduced last month to authorize a round of base closures includes a number of reforms to …

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ADC Honors Defense Community Award Winners

ADC celebrated the defense communities, installations and their leaders who were recipients of the 2016 Defense Community Awards during last …

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State BRAC group concerned about future defense budget cuts

By Sylvia Carignan scarignan@newspost.com A state advisory group is planning to meet soon with Fort Detrick officials to talk budget …

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Contaminated Groundwater to Postpone Property Transfer by Two Years at Willow Grove

Transfer of the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove to the Horsham LRA will be pushed back …

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Texas Comptroller Touts Impact of State’s Military Installations

Texas’ 15 military installations contribute $136.4 billion in total output and $81.3 billion to the gross domestic product, Comptroller Glenn …

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More states supporting military base infrastructure as cuts loom

By Julia Bergman  j.bergman@theday.com More states are supporting the military installations within their borders as the Pentagon targets reducing excess capacity as …

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Air Force to Grade Installations on Military Value

With the timing of a new BRAC round uncertain, the Air Force has decided to conduct its own evaluations of …

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Base Closures Needed to Generate True Savings, Army Officials Say

Senior Army officials on Thursday made the case that shedding some of the service’s inventory of unneeded facilities by closing …

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Senate Unlikely to Pass Milcon Spending Package

The conference report for the fiscal 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill likely will not garner enough votes to clear …

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House Democrats’ Bill Would Reform BRAC Process, Authorize New Round in 2019

The next round of base closures would be held in 2019 and incorporate a series of reforms aimed at increasing …

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New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bill to Minimize Encroachment

The New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday approved a measure requiring a state official to intervene when potential land use …

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BRAC Vote in House Gains Moderate Support

House lawmakers on Thursday easily defeated an amendment that would have stripped out a prohibition in the fiscal 2017 defense …

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Senate Easily Approves Defense Bill

The Senate easily passed the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill 85-13 on Tuesday after another skirmish on the floor blocked …

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Region must plan for loss of soldiers

BY LARRY GIERER, Columbus Ledger Enquirer Representatives from the Matrix Design Group said Monday that there is much work to …

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In Wake of BRAC, Crystal City Has Transformed into an Innovation District

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), created in the wake of the 2005 BRAC round, is marking its 10-year …

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Book Explores Base Redevelopment around the World

A new book of case studies of base redevelopment chronicles the intricate and lengthy challenges community leaders and other government …

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White House Aims Ire at Organizational Reforms in Senate Policy Bill

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the Senate version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill over dozens …

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Tobyhanna Is Postured to Survive Possible BRAC Round, Senior Official Says

Despite Tobyhanna Army Depot’s positive track record and modern facilities, supporters of the northeast Pennsylvania facility and the region’s leaders …

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DOD Needs a BRAC Focused on Slashing Costs, Berteau Says

A new round of base closures is urgently needed for the Pentagon to handle its growing responsibilities in the face …

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Too Many Bases, Not Enough Air Force

Air Force Magazine, JUNE 2016 BY ADAM J. HEBERT, EDITOR IN CHIEF USAF is spread among nearly a third more bases than …

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OEA Survives Lawmaker’s Attempt to Restrict Assistance Programs

An effort by Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell (R) to limit the availability of a variety of community assistance programs offered …

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Support Group for Pennsylvania Installation Gears up for BRAC

The community support group for Fort Indiantown Gap, a state-owned training site for National Guard and Army Reserve units in …

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Senate Clears FY’17 Milcon Spending Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed a two-bill appropriations package that includes $7.9 billion for military construction and family housing programs …

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House Adds BRAC Ban to FY‘17 Milcon Spending Bill

House lawmakers on Wednesday approved language barring DOD from spending funds to propose, plan for or carry out a new …

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Carter Concerned About NDAA Proposals

Jennifer Hlad, Air Force Magazine Defense Secretary Ash Carter has “concerns” about some of Congress’ current defense reform proposals, including …

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Sub Base Supporters Learned Lessons in Last BRAC

Naval Submarine Base New London averted closure in the 2005 round of base closures, but leaders from eastern Connecticut realize …

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White House Veto Threat Cites Use of OCO Funds, Failure to Approve BRAC

The White House on Monday threatened to veto the House version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill over its …

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Report Recommends Actions to Strengthen New Jersey’s Installations

Two steps that could better position Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in a future BRAC round include conducting a study of the …

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Army to Cover $39M Cleanup Cost at Former Riverbank Ammo Plant

The city of Riverbank will receive a $39.5 million environmental services grant from the Army to remediate contaminated buildings and …

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Senate Panel Blocks Administration’s BRAC Request

The Senate Armed Services’ Readiness and Management Subcommittee moved to block the Pentagon’s request to hold a new round of …

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Maryland Creates Advisory Group to Preserve Military’s Role

In an attempt to prepare for further cutbacks in defense spending and the likelihood of a new round of base …

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ADC Congratulates 2016 Defense Community Award Winners

ADC is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of its Defense Community Awards. Winners will be recognized during the 2016 …

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Georgia House Forms BRAC Committee

The Georgia House last week formed a 15-member study committee to identify ways to safeguard the state’s military installations in …

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Smith Makes Case for Rightsizing Defense Infrastructure

Language prohibiting the Defense Department from launching a new round of base closures appears to have survived the House Armed …

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Smith to Introduce Base Closure Plan

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has crafted a plan to allow the Defense Department to shed excess infrastructure that would follow …

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Wittman Says He Remains Open to DOD’s BRAC Request

Despite inserting an ironclad ban on the Pentagon launching a BRAC round in 2019 in his panel’s portion of the …

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In the Face of Opposition, Smith Vows to Advance Pentagon’s BRAC Request

DOD’s new analysis of excess capacity failed to persuade one of its key targets, House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry …

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Readiness Subcommittee Retains Ban on BRAC

The House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee dismisses the Obama administration’s latest request to hold a BRAC round in 2019, according …

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Armbrust to Step Down as Director of Kansas Military Council

After serving as the executive director of the Kansas Governor’s Military Council for the past 12 years, John Armbrust will …

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Thornberry Rejects Pentagon’s Latest Case for BRAC

The Defense Department’s new analysis of its excess capacity may provide ammunition for top officials to press the case for …

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DOD Analysis Reveals Significant Excess Capacity in Army, Air Force Facilities

About one-third of Army and Air Force infrastructure is excess to those services’ needs, according to a broad capacity analysis …

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Senate Advances FY’17 Milcon Spending Bill to Floor

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved spending $7.9 billion on military construction and family housing programs in fiscal 2017, …

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House Appropriators Want to Accelerate Cleanup at BRAC Sites

House Appropriators added $25 million to the administration’s fiscal 2017 budget request for the cleanup of installations closed during past …

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BRAC off the Table, Ayotte Declares

At the outset of her panel’s budget hearing Tuesday, Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), chair of the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness and …

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New York Lawmakers Add $3M to State Budget to Preserve Installations

New York’s 2016-2017 budget will include $3 million to strengthen military facilities in the state in the face of a …

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Army Rethinking Model for Delivering Installation Support Services

The Army has launched a formal effort to consider a new model for providing installation support services with the aim …

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Congress to Hold off New Base Closures for Now, Colorado Lawmaker Says

The leadership of the House Armed Services Committee remains opposed to DOD’s request for a new BRAC round, said Colorado …

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Michigan Looks to Economic Study to Help Grow Defense Presence

A study sponsored by the Michigan Defense Center is expected to shape state efforts to preserve its Army and Air …

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Another Push for BRAC

Will Skowronski The Air Force “needs” another round of base realignment and closure, Miranda Ballentine, the assistant secretary of the …

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Amid Budget Cuts, Installations Look for Creative Ways to Support Army Missions, Hammack Says

The combination of growing mission requirements and sharp funding constraints has forced the Army to find ways to manage its …

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New Army Analysis Reveals Higher Excess Capacity Figure

The Army believes that up to 33 percent of its infrastructure could be excess to its needs by fiscal 2019 …

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State Funds to Support Construction at Goodfellow, Laughlin Air Bases

Grants awarded last week by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) will be used to renovate the International Training Center …

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Language Cluster Fuels Monterey’s Case for Retaining Defense Missions

By the early 1990s, leaders in Monterey, Calif., started branding the region as the “Language Capital of the World,” to …

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Maryland Allocating $93M to Expand Corridor outside Ft. Meade

The state of Maryland will invest $93.2 million in construction projects designed to alleviate congestion on one of the primary …

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Questions DOD’s Request for Base Closures

Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster (R) has asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to justify the Pentagon’s request to hold a BRAC …

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Community

Army recognizes community partnerships that saved millions in costs

By Sean Kimmons December 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Fighting fires with civil partners, contracting city workers to …

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21st Century Partnership hires new deputy director

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS The 21st Century Partnership will have a new deputy director starting Monday. Hillary Strickland …

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He created EDIMGIAFAD and Happy Hour

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS Services are set for Saturday for Dan Callahan, a World War II medic who …

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Georgia lawmakers push for ways to boost military, protect bases

Next Story  Prev Story Friday Dec 2 Read more: Stars and Stripes The state needs to consider ideas such as school choice for …

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Georgia ranked No. 1 state for business for fourth consecutive year

November 2, 2016 Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation …

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Central Georgia resources for PTSD treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be a life-threatening problem for veterans and active service members returning from combat. Roughly 11-20% of …

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Tinker opens drone engine maintenance center

U.S. Air Force personnel look over a drone engine during a Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the F137 …

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Outsourcing, Mission Changes to Shape Installation of the Future

In Mission Support/Community Partnerships The Army’s real property footprint can be expected to evolve incrementally as past decisions about the role …

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Delays in completion of Warner Robins’ Veterans Park

Jacob Reynolds, WMAZ 6:01 PM. EST October 31, 2016 13 WMAZ told you in August about the new “Veterans Park” being built …

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Company scores $4.2B military contract for Warner Robins location

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS S&K Aerospace has won a $4.2 billion Air Force contract with most of the …

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There’s More than One Way to Forge a Partnership, Hammack Says

In Mission Support/Community Partnerships November 2, 2016 The new authority enacted in the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill allowing military installations …

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Military affairs committee to visit Liberty County

  Nov 1 – 2, 2016 Members of the Georgia House Military Affairs Study Committee will visit Liberty County on …

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Simulated shooting, hostage situation helps responders train for emergencies

A mass shooting, a hostage situation, and a bomb…all at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. Thankfully, this was all staged. …

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A big thank you to Robins Financial Credit Union!

Thank you Robins Financial for donating 58 care packages for Robins Air Force Base deployed personnel!  These boxes were STUFFED with …

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Thank you for all the donations to support the deployed troops from Robins AFB!

Thank you Bry-Mel Homes, Larry Warnock, Pat Topping, Rep. Austin Scott, Linda Shingler, and Flint Energies for donating over $600 …

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Aerospace Industry Committee Meeting – Guest Speaker Brig Gen John Kubinec

The next Aerospace Industry Committee Meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Art Gallery, Museum …

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NOW TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 GREAT AMERICAN DEFENSE COMMUNITIES AWARD

As the home to our military, America’s defense communities recognize the unique challenges and hard work needed to ensure that military …

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NOW ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS PARADE APPLICATIONS

Date: December 3, 2016, 10:00 am Register: www.robinsregion.com  Event Description:  NOTES FOR PARADE APPLICANTS NEW THIS YEAR – ONLINE FORMS & …

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Vets, retirees will see a 0.3% COLA hike in 2017

By: Leo Shane III, Military Times, October 18, 2016, Military Times Military retirees and individuals receiving veterans benefits will see only a …

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Federal Retirees to Receive a 0.3 Percent Cost-of-Living Bump in 2017

By Amelia Gruber, October 18, 2016, Government Executive Federal retirees will receive a cost-of-living adjustment of 0.3 percent next year, according …

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County, Scott AFB Renew Airport’s Joint-Use Agreement

  In Mission Support/Community Partnerships The St. Clair County Board this week approved a new 25-year joint-use agreement for the airport …

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Vietnam veterans park coming to Warner Robins

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, wcrenshaw@macon.com The City Council on Monday approved funding for a long-sought Vietnam veterans park as well as …

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Boeing to close Macon plant

BY LINDA S. MORRIS, lmorris@macon.com The Boeing Co. announced Monday it is closing its Macon plant by the end of …

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New Director Looking to Take Air Force’s Partnership Program to the Next Level

  In Mission Support/Community Partnerships After reaching a major achievement last month, the Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) program is expected …

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10 Military Discounts for Spouses

OCTOBER 2016 Military discounts are all around us. Some offer better deals than others. Some are advertised. Some are little …

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Military Care Packages – Cut off October 28, 2016

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Museum of Aviation

Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail, Friday and Saturday Nights in October The Museum of Aviation Foundation is proud to present for …

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Military Care Packages

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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Putting post’s economic impact into perspective

BY DUSTY NIX dnix@ledger-enquirer.com The next round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decisions isn’t expected until between three and …

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Large Share of Population Unfamiliar with Military, Research Shows

While most Americans admire the military and service members, they know very little about our armed forces. “Most people know …

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Warner Robins growth

Letter to the Editor – The Telegraph Recently a friend was telling me about the growth and expected growth in …

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DAVE BELTON: Georgia’s military bases an investment we can’t afford to lose

By State Rep. Dave Belton National defense is our government’s greatest responsibility, which is why I am chairing the new …

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21st Century Partnership hires new Deputy Director

September 14, 2016  WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership announced today the selection of Stacy S. Campbell as …

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Lessons from Housing Privatization Can Be Applied to New Installation Initiatives

Association of Defense Communities The Army’s successful housing privatization initiative can be used as a model to guide future reforms …

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Interested in Exhibit/Booth Space during the Robins AFB Air Show?

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: If you are interested in submitting your business for exhibit/booth space during the Robins Air Force Base Air …

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Rep. Austin Scott hosting Military Service Academy Day

Event set for Sept. 10 at Warner Robins museum WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, will host the 2016 …

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Quality of public schools can be a BRAC factor

By Jim Cowen, Special to Stars and Stripes, Published: August 29, 2016 While Congress balks at the Department of Defense’s …

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Support Homeless Veterans

If you are interested in supporting the homeless stand down in Macon on 24 September, the Georgia Veterans Education Career …

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Military Care Packages

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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In Moody’s defense: Officials support base

By Jennifer Dandron jennifer.dandron@gaflnews.com VALDOSTA — State and local officials are preparing for the threat of another round of a …

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Georgia House Committee Begins Statewide Review of Base Support Efforts

A 15-member study committee formed by the Georgia House to help the state’s defense communities prepare for a future BRAC …

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ADC’s Fall Conference to Address Redevelopment Issues at Active, Closed Bases

ADC will hold its first Installation Reuse Forum in October to discuss redevelopment issues affecting both active and closed installations. …

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TOP GEORGIA OFFICIALS MEET TO DISCUSS MILITARY AFFAIRS AT MUSEUM OF AVIATION

By: Michael Warrick Submitted: 08/10/2016 – 7:05pm ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – 21st Century Partnership hosted a committee meeting on …

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New Robins defender had a varied career

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com Dan Penny doesn’t have the rank of his two predecessors at the 21st Century Partnership, but …

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New training center shows commitment to veterans, official says

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, The Telegraph WARNER ROBINS Several prominent people spoke at Tuesday’s opening of a new veterans training center, …

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Final workshops, graduation being held for employment skills program

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission Workforce Development Department is holding the final workshops and graduation for its E3 Career Jumpstart …

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Pentagon seeks smooth transition for Tricare contracts

Patricia Kime, Military Times2:23 p.m. EDT July 27, 2016 The Defense Health Agency has taken steps to ensure that Tricare …

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21st Century Partnership names new Executive Director

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership announced today the appointment of Col. (ret.) Daniel (Dan) Penny as a …

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Veteran training center opens next week

Karli Barnett, WMAZ 9:20 AM. EST July 25, 2016 For many who serve our country, coming home is where the real …

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A Growing Number of State Programs Benefit Veteran Entrepreneurs

by Rex Caswell, Military.com A growing number of states are encouraging entrepreneurship among veterans by either waiving or steeply discounting …

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Vets will see same cost-of-living hike as Social Security in 2017

 Leo Shane III, Military Times Veterans benefits will match the Social Security cost-of-living increase in 2017, thanks to a measure …

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RAND Report Offers Insight into the Wealth of Installation-Community Partnerships

Association of Defense Communities, Mission Support/Community Partnerships, Dan Cohen Partnerships between military installations and neighboring communities can produce a variety of …

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Emergency Responders train for disaster situation at Airport

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport will host a disaster scenario training with emergency response agencies from the central Georgia area …

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Blackbird Day, SR-71 Celebration at Museum of Aviation, July 30, 2016

Mark your calendar for Blackbird Day! Come meet the men who set the World Absolute Speed Record, along with other …

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Doolittle Institute Awarded State Grant

  WALTON BEACH, Fla., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Governor Rick Scott announced that $1.8 million was awarded through …

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Student leaders learn about airport’s economic impact

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of an airport…is flying! But the operations …

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Senate Easily Approves Defense Bill

The Senate easily passed the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill 85-13 on Tuesday after another skirmish on the floor blocked …

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White House Criticizes Spending Bill over Reliance on OCO Funds

The White House on Tuesday threated to veto the House’s $576 billion defense spending billion primarily over the measure’s use …

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Recovery from Ft. Benning Cuts Requires Comprehensive Economic Development Effort

There are a variety of measures the region around Columbus, Ga., as well as the state, should pursue to help …

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Defense contracts awarded on 13 June 2016

Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc., Byron, Georgia (FA8213-16-D-0005); and Amtec Corp., doing business as Tech Ord, Clear Lake, South Dakota (FA8213-16-D-0006), have …

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Thunderbirds Show Returns, Team Honors Fallen Angel

Air Force Magazine The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team has resumed flying operations and will participate in its first …

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31st Annual Auction, Raffle & Taste of Local Cuisine – Saturday, July 23, 2016

Get your tickets for one of the most enjoyable evening events in Middle Georgia; AND, help support the Museum of …

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Volunteers needed for the 27th Annual Georgia Invitational

The 27th Annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament will be held September 15 and 16, 2016 at the Pine Oaks Golf …

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Hill AFB has $3.3 Billion Economic Impact on Utah

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A new report says Hill Air Force Base pumped nearly $3.3 billion into Utah’s economy in 2015. …

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Georgia Delegation Highlights Importance of Robins Air Force Base

Hosts first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast to promote military, economic value of base  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators …

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Georgia Annual Young Astronauts’ Day Coming May 7th

Museum of Aviation What’s Happening page The National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation will be hosting the 27th …

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More acts sign on for Thunder over Georgia Air Show

4/19/2016 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. The Army Black Daggers, the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), and Randy Ball and his MIG-17F …

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Urban Redevelopment Plan feedback sought

Macon-Bibb County and the Middle Georgia Regional Commission are updating the city’s Urban Redevelopment Plan to determine strategies to address …

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FORMER HOTEL TURNED SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS OPENS IN MACON

BY ERIC MOCK, WGXA George Brown is a retired major of the Marine Corps. He opened what once was a …

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MUSEUM OF AVIATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Museum of Aviation is looking for individuals who would like to spend four hours each week working as a …

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Retired Robins Colonel Named Director of Veterans training center

by Wayne Crenshaw, The Telegraph   A retired Robins Air Force Base colonel will serve as the director of the …

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21st Century Partnership seeks leader, funds

Karli Barnett, WMAZ Robins Air Force Base employs 23,000 people.  With an economic impact of $ 2.75 billion, central Georgia …

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Air Force might build innovation center near Robins

BY WAYNE CRENSHAWwcrenshaw@macon.comThe center could cost up to $40 million, most of it to pay for high-tech equipment to develop …

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2016 RO&PEO to highlight requirements, acquisition

BY JENNY GORDON Senior leaders from Air Force Materiel Command will participate in the annual 2016 Program Executive Officer Review …

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Recognize Your Community, Local Leadership through Defense Community Awards Program

ADC has opened the nominations process for the 2016 Defense Community Awards program. The awards highlight the accomplishments of defense …

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Museum of Aviation Restores Combat Airplane Flown in Vietnam

BY BECKY PURSERbpurser@macon.com  WARNER ROBINS — Museum of Aviation restoration specialists are putting back together an F-100D Super Sabre airplane …

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Yulista Aviation moves into hangar at Middle Georgia Regional Airport

New jobs and industry are coming to the region thanks to a partnership between Macon-Bibb County, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial …

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Perdue makes first official visit to Robins

Global security and the nation’s debt crisis were top concerns addressed by U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., during a visit …

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Fort Walton Beach, Fla. recognized for awarding grants to veteran-owned businesses

By Heath Druzin, Stars and Stripes A small city in Florida that hosted a veteran-focused entrepreneurial program is now ranked as one …

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Veterans Would Receive Free Public Education under Massachusetts Bill

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Legislation introduced in the Massachusetts House would eliminate any gaps in federal G.I. benefits allowing veterans to …

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VA Initiative to Expand Employment, Education Opportunities at the Community Level

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org The Department of Veterans Affairs is doubling the number of communities it will include in a program …

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Tech Expo slated for Oct. 20

The 78th Air Base Wing Communication Directorate is partnering with Air Force Reserve Command, the 116th Air Control Wing, the …

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Arkansas Governor Establishes Panel to Promote State’s Military Installations

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Monday created a committee to support and promote the state’s military installations and related …

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OEA Grant to Fund Workforce Diversification Effort in Southwest Ohio

The Dayton, Ohio, region has been awarded a $7.0 million grant by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment to help diversify …

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Boeing to convert its Macon military plant to a commercial airplane facility

By Linda Morris, Posted on www.macon.com The Boeing Co. will invest $81.7 million to convert its existing military facility in …

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Long-awaited dredging begins in Savannah River’s outer channel

By: Mary Carr Mayle Posted on www.businesssavannah.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey vessel Georgia left the docks at …

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Local Initiative Provides Pennsylvania Depot Opportunity for Expansion

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Local leaders and officials from Tobyhanna Army Depot last month celebrated the transfer of a 40-acre parcel …

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Departures Slated to Begin Shortly at Ft. Benning

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Less than two months after the Army outlined a restructuring plan for shrinking its active-duty end strength …

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New Year Ushers in New Funding for Texas Program Supporting Installations

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org With state funding to help support local installations available for the first time in years, defense communities …

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Legislation

Union’s hopes, fears for incoming Trump administration

By: Aaron Boyd, Federal Times December 8, 2016 (Photo Credit: Staff David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, …

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Obama Boosts 2017 Civilian Federal Pay Raise to 2.1 Percent

By Tom Shoop, December 8, 2016, Government Executive In a surprise move, President Obama on Thursday evening increased next year’s average …

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Deals this week: Raytheon Missile Systems, United Launch Services, Northrop Grumman

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has placed an order with Raytheon Missile Systems for Griffin A Block …

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Defense Lobby’s Answer to Trump? Don’t Tweet Back

When President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter this week to attack the projected costs of a new Air Force One …

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Georgia lawmakers push for ways to boost military, protect bases

Next Story  Prev Story Friday Dec 2 Read more: Stars and Stripes The state needs to consider ideas such as school choice for …

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In Bashing Air Force One Costs, Trump Seems to Target Defense Spending

In bashing plans for a potential $4 billion program to upgrade the Air Force One presidential aircraft, Republican President-elect Donald …

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Navy Shipbuilding, Uniforms Under Scrutiny in Defense Budget

This story has been updated to note that the $440 million in the NDAA may be spent on one of …

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Carter Pleads with Lawmakers to Pass Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Tuesday that more delays by Congress in passing a defense budget would impact the campaign …

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Carter Pleads with Lawmakers to Pass Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Tuesday that more delays by Congress in passing a defense budget would impact the campaign …

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House plans final NDAA action this week.

House leaders plan to roll out a final fiscal 2017 defense policy bill this week with the aim of taking …

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Pentagon Stops Buying Helos from Russia for Afghanistan

The Pentagon and the White House have relented and stopped doing business that evaded economic sanctions on Russia with the …

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Pentagon Stops Buying Helos from Russia for Afghanistan

The Pentagon and the White House have relented and stopped doing business that evaded economic sanctions on Russia with the …

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What Election Will Mean For The Defense Budget

No one has done a better job of predicting the final outcomes of deals on the defense budget since sequestration …

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Lockheed ‘Disappointed’ by Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Contract

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp. finally came to an agreement for 57 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters after months …

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Northrop Sees Good Times Ahead for Big Defense Firms

Northrop Grumman Corp., which won the contract last year to build the new B-21 “Raider” bomber for the Air Force, …

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Deals this week: Valdez, Northrop Grumman, Battelle

Battelle Memorial Institute and the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center are collaborating on the research and development (R&D) …

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Wanted: More Veterans in Congress to Break Gridlock

A retired two-star general has come up with a new explanation for what’s wrong with Congress — not enough veterans …

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US AFLCMC and Battelle sign CRADA for aircraft anti-icing technology development

The US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and Battelle Memorial Institute have reached a cooperative research and …

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Georgia lawmakers stressing military funding as another long recess looms

By Peter Zampa | WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Funding our nation’s military may have to wait until after the election. With just one …

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Army’s ‘Multi-Domain Battle:’ Jamming, Hacking & Long Range Missiles

Days before the biggest defense conference of the year, one of the Army’s top thinkers is unveiling the service’s new …

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Carter Describes Security Challenges, Budget Issues at Senate Panel Hearing

With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter implored the Senate Armed …

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Air Force Outlook for Modernizing Fleet Likely to Prompt Showdown with Capitol Hill

The Air Force plans to shrink it fleet by 235 planes over the next five years as it sheds legacy …

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Deals this week: Boeing, Tronair, Raytheon

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded a $700m-worth contract to The Boeing Company for the production …

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MacB wins contract to provide EPASS services for US AFLCMC

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a task order to support the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) …

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Senate Rejects Defense Bills Again, Foreshadowing CR

Defense News WASHINGTON — US Senate Democrats voted down the 2017 Pentagon and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs spending bills on Tuesday …

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Cocaine Bust Highlights Growing Air Force Role in Southern Hemisphere

The line of cocaine the Air Force and Joint Interagency Task Force-South seized last month in the Caribbean would stretch …

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Military, political, business leaders discuss military needs, how to deal with Sequestration

By wrbljoeyripley, WRBL.COM  FORT BENNING, Ga. – As warning shots of sequestration ring soundly in the ears of the military amid …

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MTSI wins engineering support contract for AATC in US

Modern Technology Solutions (MTSI) has received a modernisation and engineering support contract from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) for the …

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More Problems Ahead for Long-Delayed KC-46 Refueler

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James warned this week of more hurdles ahead — some of them political — for …

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USAF Sounds Alarm on Long-Term CR

  —Brian Everstine, Air Force MAGAZINE Air Force officials are sounding the alarm in Washington on a possible long-term continuing …

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US Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt arrive at Estonia to practise highway landing

The US Air Force Reserve Command’s eight A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft have landed in Estonia to practise landing.

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Deals this week: ViaSat, ECAPS, Seyer Industries

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has announced an $88m modification to the Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts …

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Pentagon Wants Brain-Stimulating Headset to Improve Combat Skills

The Pentagon’s new innovation unit will be testing a high-tech headset to see whether it can make special operators even …

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Marines’ New King Stallion Won’t Have to Borrow Spare Parts

FARNBOROUGH, England — Under the hood of the much-anticipated CH-53K King Stallion helicopter is a slew of smart systems that …

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Air Force Doesn’t Need New Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lawmaker Says

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee made his case Wednesday for cutting the new nuclear cruise missile …

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Leaving More Troops in Afghanistan Will Cost Extra $3.5 Billion in 2017: Analyst

As my colleague Richard Sisk reported earlier today at Military.com, President Barack Obama has announced plans to keep more U.S. …

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GE wins $1bn contract to develop three-stream engine for combat aircraft

GE Aviation has secured a $1bn contract to continue developing the three-stream adaptive cycle engine for the US Air Force …

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SASC Likely To Agree To HASC’s $18B Plus-Up: Staff Directors

WASHINGTON: Senate authorizers will probably go along with the House in adding $18 billion to the base defense budget, setting …

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US Air Force develops new ISR payload adapter for RQ-4 Global Hawk

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has developed a new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payload adapter (IPA) …

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MacB and Exeter to provide logistics and system sustainment support for USAF

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has partnered with Exeter Government Services to provide logistics and system sustainment support for the US Air Force …

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Dems Counterattack On McCain’s $18B For ‘Readiness’

WASHINGTON: The battle lines were drawn today between Republicans and Democrats over the $18 billion Sen. John McCain wants to …

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Lockheed wins contract to supply C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for USAF

Lockheed Martin has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center’s Mobility Directorate to supply 78 …

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Senate Appropriations Bill Would Cut End Strength

—Jennifer Hlad The Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee approved its version of the defense appropriations bill on Tuesday, which recommends more …

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Secretary Speaks With Troops at Submarine Base in Connecticut

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., where he delivered remarks to troops and took questions …

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Carter Concerned About NDAA Proposals

Jennifer Hlad, Air Force Magazine Defense Secretary Ash Carter has “concerns” about some of Congress’ current defense reform proposals, including …

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USAF’s total force airmen to train KC-46 Pegasus pilots

The US Air Force’s (USAF) Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard have selected a …

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Pentagon Chief Denounces ‘Gimmickry’ in Defense Budget Bill

Defense Secretary Ash Carter voiced his disapproval Tuesday of provisions in versions of next year’s defense budget bill that would …

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USAF Reserve Command receives Block 45 upgrade to first KC-135

The US Air Force (USAF) has received a Block 45 upgrade to its Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) first KC-135 …

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Accelerating Recapitalization

—Jennifer Hlad The House Armed Services Committee wants to speed up JSTARS recapitalization, it makes clear in a report on …

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No Fair Fights for U.S. Troops, Chairman Says

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized during testimony on the defense budget request that the DoD must …

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Defense Leaders Say Budget Request Must Focus on Long-Term Threats

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate subcommittee the fiscal 2017 defense budget request prepares the Department for challenges now …

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Media Advisory – Georgia Delegation to Hold Robins Air Force Base Congressional Breakfast in Washington

Attendees include Georgia delegation members along with Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins community leaders  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny …

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Congressional Panel Questions USAF’s JSTARS Radar Plan

By James Drew, WASHINGTON DC, Military Times Members of Congress have cautioned the US Air Force against “pursuing multiple radar …

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House panel seeks $610B for defense spending in 2017

The Hill.com – Kristina Wong The House Armed Services Committee will authorize $610 billion for defense spending in 2017, according …

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It’s ‘War’ Twixt Appropriators & Authorizers Over RD-180s: Sen. Durbin

CAPITOL HILL: The Senate battle over Russian rockets keeps rocking. Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Shelby sent most of this …

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Here’s the Proposal to Study Restarting the F-22 Production Line

The idea of restarting the F-22 production line gained some traction on Tuesday when Republicans on the House Armed Services …

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Georgia Lawmakers Aim to Offer Military Hospitality

By MAGGIE LEEmlee@macon.com ATLANTA — As the state Legislature gears down for the year, it’s made a couple of moves …

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New JSTARS Could Begin Testing in 2021, Welsh Says

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the replacement for the service’s aging ground surveillance plane could …

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Fiscal ’17 Budget Request Starts to Fund Defense Needs, Chairman Says

The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request is a good start toward maintaining a military capable of winning today’s wars …

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Watch Live at 9:30 a.m. EST: Pacom, U.S. Forces Korea Commanders to Testify at Budget Hearing

The commanders of U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea testify at a Senate committee hearing reviewing the fiscal year …

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Cruz Wants $750B For Defense: Boost Services, Not Special Ops

Ted Cruz now leads Donald Trump in at least some national polls. So when the senator offered a fairly detailed …

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Department of Defense Press Briefing by Deputy Secretary Work and Gen. Selva on the FY 2017 Defense Department Budget Request in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE BOB WORK:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Thanks for joining us as we roll out the FY 2017 …

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Budget Request Balances Resources, Capabilities, Vice Chairman Says

The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request represents “the best possible balance of capacity, capability and readiness investments based upon …

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Deputy Secretary: Fiscal 2017 Budget Request Takes Long View

The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request sustains national security and defense strategies, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.

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Understanding the Budget Worth the Time

The president’s FY 2017 defense budget request is strategy driven – meaning every capability funded in it is tied to …

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Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Addresses Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Terrorism

President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 defense budget request highlights defending against challenges posed by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea …

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Comptroller: FY2017 Defense Budget Request Seeks Balance

Budgeteers had to maintain balance among compensation, readiness, modernization and size of the force, said Mike McCord, the department’s chief …

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Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EST: Defense Leaders to Discuss Proposed FY 2017 Defense Budget

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

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Department of Defense Press Briefings on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva will conduct …

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Carter Lays Out Proposed Marine Corps Budget Investments

The fiscal year 2017 defense budget proposal would invest in assisting the Marine Corps as it faces potential broad-spectrum threats, …

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Carter Details Proposed 2017 Budget Capability Improvements for Navy

Previewing the fiscal year 2017 defense budget proposal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted for sailors in San Diego the new …

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Three Reasons the 2017 Defense Budget Won’t Be Enough (And How to Fix It)

The responsible path is not the easy path, but there is bipartisan support for a stronger defense budget and ways …

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Watch Live at 6:55 p.m. EST: Carter to Speak to Troops

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to speak to troops at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., where he plans …

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Carter Highlights Investments in Navy Capabilities

Speaking to sailors during a visit to the USS Princeton, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined plans for investments in the …

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HASC Chair Signals Push For More OCO Funding

WASHINGTON: None of us knows many details about what’s in the last of the Obama defense budgets, but House Republicans …

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Remarks Previewing the FY 2017 Defense Budget

Thanks, David.  Appreciate it.  And good morning, everyone.  Appreciate you being here.  It’s a pleasure for me to be — …

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Carter Previews FY2017 Defense Budget Request

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said there are five evolving challenges that are addressed in the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 budget …

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Watch Live: Carter Makes Remarks on Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discusses “A Year of Change for the Future” in remarks about the Defense Department budget during …

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F-35A, LRSB, KC-46 Spark Spending Spike In 2020s: CSIS

WASHINGTON: The Air Force’s top priority programs — the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Long Range Strike Bomber, and the …

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Defense Investors Eye Rising Budgets, Changing Business Strategies

The financial outlook for defense firms is complicated, with growing defense budgets potentially counteracted by outsized growth in other government …

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USAF Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers to undergo upgrades next month

The US Air Force (USAF) has revealed plans to begin the first Block 45 upgrades to its Air Force Reserve …

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McCain Loses To Appropriators, Threatens Russian RD-180 Ban

WASHINGTON: John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, believes fervently in the importance of the authorizing committees, those …

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JSTARS replacement programme receives US approval

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the Milestone A phase of the multibillion-dollar programme to replace the ageing …

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Will Paris Attacks Spur Congress To Hike Defense Spending?

Though the president and congressional leadership have a two-year budget deal in hand that was touted for creating stability and …

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Authorization Bill Heads Back to President for Second Time

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed a revised version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization …

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Despite Spending Deal, Pentagon Still Must Cope with Long-Term Budget Pressure

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Top DOD officials and defense hawks for the most part breathed a sigh of relief after congressional …

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In Wake of Paris Attacks, McCain Attempts to Exempt DOD from Spending Caps

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday called for lifting the Budget Control Act caps on national security …

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Committee Resumes Consideration of Civilian Nominees

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, appears to have relented on his pledge …

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More Ships Can’t Save Overworked Navy; Basing Ships Abroad Can: CSBA

CAPITOL HILL: The Navy and Marines are deploying at a pace they can’t sustain, says a report released today.And no feasible …

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Five things you should know about the Defense bill

By Scott Maucione, Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com After a dramatic showdown, the fiscal 2016 Defense authorization bill looks like it will finally …

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Senate Approval of Milcon Spending Bill Will Not Cut Short Negotiations over Omnibus

The Senate’s planned vote this week on a fiscal 2016 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill won’t save Congress any time …

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Senate Approves Milcon Spending Bill in Unanimous Vote

The Senate on Tuesday approved the fiscal 2016 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill by a 93-0 vote, wrapping up debate …

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Obama Expected to Sign Policy Bill despite Guantánamo Restrictions

President Obama is expected to sign the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill even though it includes language that would prevent …

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Senate Reaches Agreement to Debate FY’16 Milcon Spending Bill

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org The Senate on Thursday voted to start debate on the military construction-veterans affairs spending bill, following an …

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Enactment of Defense Bill Should Ease Blockade of Civilian Nominees

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) this week indicated he would allow civilian nominations to the …

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Potential Remains for Political Bickering to Upset Plans for a 12-Bill Omnibus

Posted on www.defensecommunties.org With topline spending levels established in the two-year budget deal cleared last week, appropriators believe they can …

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House Opts to Move New Defense Bill Reflecting $5B Reduction

Posted on www.defensecommunties.org The House will take up a new version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill this week …

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Budget Agreement Leaves DOD $14B Short in FY’17, Work Says

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org The two-year budget deal signed into law Monday by President Obama is good news for the Pentagon …

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Budget Deal Cleared, Next Step Will Be Shaping Omnibus

Posted on www.defensecommunities.org The Senate early Friday approved a two-year budget deal that will raise the defense and non-defense spending …

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Budget Deal Trims Bomber, Destroyer, Missile and Drone Programs

U.S. lawmakers wasted little time in identifying which programs to trim as part of a bipartisan budget deal that required …

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Robins AFB

4th Fighter Wing commander personally delivers F-15 to WR-ALC

  By Tim Kurtz, Robins Public Affairs / Published December 07, 2016 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE Ga. — Col. Christopher Sage …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

  BAE Systems – Electronic Systems Sector, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $15,300,000 firm-fixed-price supply contract for 242 retrofit …

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James vows JSTARS, T-X RFPs by Jan. 20

  By Bryan Bender 12/06/2016 05:13 PM EDT Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the service plans to release …

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78th Med Group wins big at AFMC

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Congratulations are in order for the 78th Medical Group for winning the following 2016 …

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New report pushes for ways to boost military, protect bases

MAGGIE LEE, THE TELEGRAPH LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Georgia leaders should talk about enacting …

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Rep. Graves votes to give troops a pay raise, strengthen Georgia’s contribution to our national defense

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to accompany S. …

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Authorizers push for new JSTARS AQ strategy and B-21 transparency

 November 29, 2016 | Courtney Albon Lawmakers are holding the line on a push for the Air Force to award …

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Contract Awarded

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $67,308,132 definitive contract for replenishment spares and incidental …

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NDAA Will Let Air Force Begin to Move on from Compass Call

—Brian Everstine The compromise on the Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will give the Air Force some flexibility in …

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Air Force finds multiple issues with JSTARS aircraft after earlier grounding

November 28, 2016 Rachel Karas, Inside Defense An Air Force inspection of five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System …

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Contract awarded

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $91,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for all functions required to support foreign military …

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Russell Parkway Gate open, project continues with Green Street

By Geoff Janes, Robins Public Affairs / Published November 17, 2016  ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE Ga. – And there ya have …

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Air Force base winning the battle against high comp costs

For the past several years, excessive workers’ compensation costs have been the target of a concerted effort at Robins Air …

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Tinker opens drone engine maintenance center

U.S. Air Force personnel look over a drone engine during a Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the F137 …

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IG blasts JSTARS contract

By: Michael Peck, November 11, 2016    A Department of Defense Inspector General audit has faulted the Air Force for its handling …

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New Reserve Cyber Squadron Activated

  Air Force Reserve Command’s 960th Cyberspace Operations Group activated its newest squadron Nov. 6 at Robins AFB, Ga. Maj. …

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Warner Robins City Council hears from 21st Century Partnership

Latasha Ford/Staff Writer, Houston Home Journal Wed, Nov 09, 2016 The Warner Robins City Council heard from retired Col. Dan …

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Newest Super Galaxy Delivered

The latest C-5M Super Galaxy was ferried from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Ga., to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., on Oct. …

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Boeing Receives Contract for F-15 Electronics Upgrade

—Wilson Brissett The Air Force awarded Boeing a $478.8 million contract to develop the Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) …

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Contract Awarded for Control Display Units for HH-60G Aircraft

Canadian Commercial Corp., Saint-Laurent, Canada, has been awarded a $7,081,709 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for integration and production of the control display …

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Georgia House Military Affairs meets in Hinesville

Georgia’s military bases are a vital part of the economic engine for the Peach State. And now a newly formed …

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More donations for Robins AFB deployed troops!

Thank you Greens Community Group from Harvest Church for your donation to the RAFB deployed personnel!

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Robins Air Force Base encourages Boeing employees to apply

41WMGT (NBC) – Macon, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2016) BY EDNA RUIZ MACON, Georgia – Executive Director of 21st Century Partnership, …

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Work together, plan accordingly

BY GEOFF JANES With the first part of a three-phase construction project kicking off at the Russell Gate Oct. 31, …

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Robins to make room for C-5 workload

BY JENNY GORDON Shops across the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group and many others are currently experiencing a renaissance of sorts. …

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Taking care of people, sustaining CPI: Complex closes out fiscal 2016 with 182 aircraft

BY JENNY GORDON For Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, the continued mission success the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex experienced in …

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Thank you Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce

Received a great donation of books to send to our Robins AFB deployed troops – thank you Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of …

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BAE and DAR – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

A big thank you to BAE employees and to the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Lt James Monroe Chapter.  …

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THANK YOU YULISTA AVIATION

Many thanks to Michael Neely and Chris Hendrix from Yulista Aviation for the donations made in support of Robins AFB …

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Combat Communications Engineering Integration Center opens at Robins AFB

By JBSA-Lackland, 24th Air Force / Published October 26, 2016 Public Affairs — Members of the 5th Combat Communications Group, along …

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A big thank you to Robins Financial Credit Union!

Thank you Robins Financial for donating 58 care packages for Robins Air Force Base deployed personnel!  These boxes were STUFFED with …

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Thank you for all the donations to support the deployed troops from Robins AFB!

Thank you Bry-Mel Homes, Larry Warnock, Pat Topping, Rep. Austin Scott, Linda Shingler, and Flint Energies for donating over $600 …

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Aerospace Industry Committee Meeting – Guest Speaker Brig Gen John Kubinec

The next Aerospace Industry Committee Meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Art Gallery, Museum …

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Vets, retirees will see a 0.3% COLA hike in 2017

By: Leo Shane III, Military Times, October 18, 2016, Military Times Military retirees and individuals receiving veterans benefits will see only a …

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Want to be part of a winning team?

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Do you want to be part of a winning team? Well there’s no better …

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Officer Appraisals

The Air Force is starting work on a widespread revamp of how it evaluates and promotes its officers, about a …

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Important Message for Team Robins Motorists

A military construction project will require closures at each of the base gates starting at the end of this month. …

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Thunder Over Georgia

  On behalf of the Middle Georgia Military Affairs Committee and the residents of Middle Georgia, thank Col. Jeff King, …

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116th Air Control Wing Citizen Airmen respond to Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dennis Tippens, 116th Air Control Wing (ACW), 116th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Georgia Air National …

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10 Military Discounts for Spouses

OCTOBER 2016 Military discounts are all around us. Some offer better deals than others. Some are advertised. Some are little …

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Military Care Packages – Cut off October 28, 2016

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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USAF taps Boeing to select new F-15 sensor supplier

FlightGlobal, 10 October 2016 The US Air Force has delegated to Boeing the task of selecting a supplier for a …

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CONTRACTS AWARDED

 International Logistics Group LLC, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $38,531,105 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aircraft painters. Contractor will provide …

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Museum of Aviation

Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail, Friday and Saturday Nights in October The Museum of Aviation Foundation is proud to present for …

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Rock and Rollover: 5th MOB School helps airmen come full circle with MRAP training

By Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs  ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There are just inches to spare. As you’re …

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Military Care Packages

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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Will ousted Robins union leaders be forbidden to seek re-election?

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS A hearing began Thursday on unspecified allegations against the former leadership of the largest …

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JSTARS Return to Operational Status

—Will Skowronski The four E-8 JSTARS aircraft that were grounded for inspections at Robins AFB, Ga., returned to operational status …

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New Contracts for F-15, B-2 Work

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, awarded Boeing a $27.5 million modification contract to provide …

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Jugglers playing with fire when it comes to Robins

Editorial, The Telegraph We’ve all seen jugglers. Some juggle various balls, bowling pins or other objects. Real adventurous ones throw …

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Air Force Outlook for Modernizing Fleet Likely to Prompt Showdown with Capitol Hill

The Air Force plans to shrink it fleet by 235 planes over the next five years as it sheds legacy …

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Union Issues at Robins AFB

In the next couple of weeks, national leaders from the American Federation of Government Employees will descend upon Middle Georgia …

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JSTARS Fleet Hits 1 Million Flight Hours

  The Air Force’s E-8 JSTARS fleet completed one million hours of flight time on Sept. 6 while deployed to …

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USAF releases draft call for bids on $6B surveillance deal

The US Air Force has released to industry a draft copy of a document soliciting bids for a $6 billion …

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Air Force Hopes to Shrink Inventory, but Congress will have say

Update 9/20/16 — This story has been updated to clarify that the data provided by Avascent is based on company …

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Air Force on track to retire Air Force on track to retire Predator drones by 2018

By: Mark Pomerleau, September 16, 2016 (Photo Credit: John Moore/Getty Images) The Air Force announced recently that its last squadron operating MQ-1 Predators has launched …

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Long Live the C-17

John A. Tirpak Though Air Mobility Command is already looking ahead to a stealthy penetrating tanker in the 2035 timeframe, …

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Reserve Force Suited to Era of Budgetary Constraints

Wilson Brissett The Air Force Reserve is a 70,000-member force of “citizen-airmen” providing “an affordable, cost-effective option” for national defense …

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F-35 May Require More Sophisticated Supply Chain

Wars in multiple theaters and a new fifth-generation fighter coming on line for the Air Force are raising the stakes …

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Negative consequences – Letter to the Editors

Letter to the Editors, The Telegraph, Sep 13, 2016 Many readers may think the goings on with the American Federation …

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STEM-related education crucial for future of Robins Air Force Base

BY JACOB REYNOLDS On Saturday, the Museum of Aviation will be hosting the 6th Annual Georgia NASA STEM Conference. STEM …

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Companies Eagerly Await Start of JSTARS Bidding Process

Defense News WASHINGTON — Three companies are in a holding pattern as the Air Force gets ready to drop a request for …

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Food, Family and Fun to converge at Robins air show

BY TANNYR WATKINS, Rev-Up A lot of work has gone into planning Robins’ Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, Oct. 1 …

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Cocaine Bust Highlights Growing Air Force Role in Southern Hemisphere

The line of cocaine the Air Force and Joint Interagency Task Force-South seized last month in the Caribbean would stretch …

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Obama orders 1.6 percent military pay raise for 2017

By: Leo Shane III, Military Times, August 31, 2016 President Obama on Wednesday confirmed plans to cap the military pay …

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Robins home to C-17 Foreign Liaison Officers

BY ANGELA WOOLEN, Robins Rev-Up The work done at Robins Air Force Base has worldwide implications – not just for …

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Time for union membership to speak up

Editorial, The Telegraph The echoes of the coup d’état at Local 987 of the American Federation of Government Employees are …

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South, Midwest Provide Best Rental Home Investments in Defense Communities, Analysis Shows

Association of Defense Communities,  Mission Support/Community Partnerships The best returns for investors in single-family rental properties located in defense communities …

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Isakson says J-STARS down to four operational aircraft

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS The Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System at Robins Air Force Base is down …

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Air Force cuts, trims 21 additional duties for airmen

Air Force Times Good news, airmen. The Air Force has made its first round of cuts to “additional duties,” miscellaneous …

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Military Care Packages

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be providing Military Care Packages for deployed personnel stationed at Robins Air Force …

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In Moody’s defense: Officials support base

By Jennifer Dandron jennifer.dandron@gaflnews.com VALDOSTA — State and local officials are preparing for the threat of another round of a …

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Union shakeup could impact perception of Robins AFB

Jacob Reynolds, WMAZ 10:24 PM. EST August 17, 2016 The American Federation of Government Employees Local 987 chapter’s leadership was replaced …

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Air Force Buys 30 More Reapers

—Brian Everstine, Air Force Magazine The Air Force recently awarded General Atomics a $371 million contract for 30 more MQ-9 …

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‘Stay the course’: Robins welcomes back Kubinec who assumes command of WR-ALC

By Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs / Published August 11, 2016 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, …

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Local Robins union taken over by national group

Wayne Crenshaw The Telegraph The national American Federation of Government Employees has taken over the Robins Air Force Base chapter. Local …

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Georgia House Committee Begins Statewide Review of Base Support Efforts

A 15-member study committee formed by the Georgia House to help the state’s defense communities prepare for a future BRAC …

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Familiar face takes command of Air Logistics Complex

Katelyn Heck, WMAZ 5:57 PM. EST August 09, 2016 After two years as head of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, …

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TOP GEORGIA OFFICIALS MEET TO DISCUSS MILITARY AFFAIRS AT MUSEUM OF AVIATION

By: Michael Warrick Submitted: 08/10/2016 – 7:05pm ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – 21st Century Partnership hosted a committee meeting on …

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House military committee meets in Warner Robins

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS A new Georgia House of Representatives committee formed to protect the state’s military bases …

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60 US Air Force Programs Could Be Delayed by CR

 Aaron Mehta, Defense News3:32 p.m. EDT August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — With expectations that Congress will fail to pass a budget …

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Base Gives Strong performance during Unit Effectiveness Inspection

BY ROBINS PUBLIC AFFAIRS During the last two weeks of July, Team Robins people and organizations were able to demonstrate …

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A Living Legacy: Team Robins celebrates milestone projecting power, still keeping ’em flying

BY ANGELA WOOLEN Robins Air Force Base has been involved in every major war, contingency and humanitarian effort since World …

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Defense contracts awarded on 29 July 2016

Defenselink: Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $71,383,146 firm-fixed-price, time and material, cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for …

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New 21st Century Partnership Executive Director sets priorities

The new Executive Director of the 21st Century Partnership says Robins Air Force Base is in a good place. However, …

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New Leader of Robins AFB Support Group Cites BRAC as Top Priority

The incoming executive director of the 21st Century Partnership says his most important task will be preparing Robins Air Force …

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Global Hawks Pass 200,000 Flight Hours

Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft have surpassed 200,000 flight hours, many of which were accumulated in direct support of US …

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21st Century Partnership names new Executive Director

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership announced today the appointment of Col. (ret.) Daniel (Dan) Penny as a …

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Air Force works to keep older planes in air longer

Dayton Daily News WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force could potentially fly the aging …

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DLA tool gets parts quicker

by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs 7/15/2016 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins has developed …

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2016 Georgia Invitational, 27th Annual Golf Tournament

The Museum of Aviation Foundation is gearing up for its 27th Annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament to be held September …

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Thunder Over Georgia Air Show to include warbirds

BY TANNYR WATKINS Don’t miss the chance to relive history as several vintage military aircraft take the sky at the …

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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. 5th Combat Communications …

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OLMA alumna assumes command

djneighbors@thedailyjournal.com9:34 p.m. EDT July 4, 2016 NEWFIELD – When it comes to great leaders, Our Lady of Mercy Academy is …

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Air Force seeks F-16 wreckage in east Georgia

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW AND LIZ FABIAN Air Force investigators are looking for two key pieces of wreckage from a mid-air …

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Sequestration

Four Service Chiefs Say They Can’t Defend US Under Sequestration

WASHINGTON: Today, we got a very clear look at the biggest problem with sequestration for the military. If the Budget …

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Yuma Leaders Form Support Group for Air Station, Proving Ground

Business and civic leaders in Yuma have formed a community support group for the two military installations in southwestern Arizona …

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Graham Urges ADC Members to Go Toe to Toe with Lawmakers over Sequestration

Washington — Pledging to go on a “political jihad” if Congress fails to undo the statutory spending caps that are …

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Spending Caps Are Jeopardizing Armed Forces’ Readiness, Vice Chiefs Say

Recent budget cuts and 15 years of war have degraded the military’s readiness to the point that senior leaders told …

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Sequestration Poses Biggest Threat to Readiness, Military Leaders Say

Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps leaders detailed challenges posed by sequestration in testimony before the Senate Armed Services …

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Readiness Gap Continues to Plague Air Force

The Air Force’s target date for restoring readiness to levels that existed prior to sequestration has been postponed once again, …

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Air Force Plans to Shave Civilian Workforce

The Air Force could be forced to lay off hundreds of civilian employees this year to meet funding targets and …

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Unclear How Defense Hawks Can Obtain Higher Funding for DOD in FY’17

Despite the recent budget agreement allowing the Pentagon to exceed the statutory spending caps by $56 billion over fiscal 2016 …

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Atlanta-Area Support Group Aims to Preserve Dobbins ARB

One of the primary missions of the local organization dedicated to promoting Dobbins Air Reserve Base, located about 20 miles …

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Sequestration effects would reach far beyond Capitol Hill

By Meredith Somers, Posted on www.federalnewsradio.com Sequestration effects would reach far beyond Capitol Hill Sequestration would impact more than national security, …

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Senate Republicans Open to Budget Deal to Lift Spending Caps

With much of Capitol Hill focused on averting a government shutdown next Thursday, Senate Republicans say it is likely Majority …

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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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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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