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Mulvaney tells agencies to prepare for shutdown, says risk is ‘low’

April 21, 2017 By: Carten Cordell While Mick Mulvaney may not be betting on a government shutdown, he’s not taking …

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Trump ‘Buy America’ order could drive costs in defense supply chain

April 18, 2017 By: Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould WASHINGTON – With a swipe of a pen Tuesday, President Donald …

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DoD in process of splitting responsibilities for two new acquisition offices

April 18, 2017 By Scott Maucione The Defense Department is parsing out exactly how it will split one of its …

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US nuclear modernization programs put at risk by yearlong continuing resolution

April 18, 2017 By: Valerie Insinna WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force’s nuclear programs, including those for its new bomber …

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After Their Break, Congress Will Have 4 Days to Avoid a Government Shutdown

April 16, 2017 By: Eric Pianin and Rob Garver When members of the House of Representatives return to Washington from a …

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U.S. Air Force Stages Massive “Elephant Walk” in Japan

Apr 14, 2017 By Jay Bennett The United States Air Force staged a massive “elephant walk” yesterday at Kadena Air …

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BRAC

State to ramp up military strategy with BRAC task force

Dayton Business Journal, Apr 12, 2017, 5:33pm EDT   A new task force led by a local lawmaker will lead …

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Infrastructure bill could offset impacts of new BRAC round, Flournoy says

Congress could offset the economic pain of a new round of base closures occur by passing an infrastructure spending bill …

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New Climate Policies Needn’t Disrupt DOD’s Reliance on Renewables, Conger Says

President Trump’s steps so far to back away from existing policies intended to address climate change have not upended the …

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Oklahoma must prepare to preserve its military installations

The Oklahoman Editorial Board SINCE 1988, there have been five Base Closure and Realignment Commissions (BRAC) that have led to …

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Trump Presidency Improves Prospects for Base Closures 

By Jon Harper, National Defense Lawmakers have repeatedly refused to authorize another round of U.S. military base realignment and closure, …

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While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

  BY ROB HOTAKAINEN, rhotakainen@mcclatchydc.com   WASHINGTON At the same time that President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to …

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Making BRAC politically palatable

BY CHRISTOPHER M. SCHNAUBELT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 03/15/17 – The HILL It is widely believed that the Department of Defense is …

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County Economic Development Director Underscores Challenges in Finding New Uses for Closed Bases

A new round of base closures may allow the Pentagon to redirect spending on unneeded facilities into higher priority requirements, …

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Despite big savings, Congress not eyeing BRAC for another five years

By Gregory Hellman, 03/07/2017 04:10 PM EDT Supporters in Congress of a new round of military base closures plan to propose …

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What Does America Really Gain From Excess Military Bases?

Christopher A. PrebleTodd Harrison, The National Interest, February 25, 2017 In a recent piece at the National Interest, MIT Professor Harvey …

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BRAC finds some stable ground in 2017

By Scott Maucione | @smaucioneWFEDFebruary 27, 2017 2:01 pm, Federal News Radio After 12 years and numerous requests from the Defense Department since …

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Top general: Today’s Air Force ‘smallest we’ve ever been’

BY SARA SIROTA A top Air Force general is sounding the alarm about the service’s size and readiness. Air Force …

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Why military base closures could actually happen this time

By JACQUELINE KLIMAS (@JACQKLIMAS),  2/21/17, Washington advisor The election of a businessman with a focus on cutting waste to the White House.  Growing …

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News Flash: Closing U.S. Military Bases Might Not Save America Money

February 19, 2017 By: Harvey M. Sapolsky It is that time again, when all the quick-fix budgeteers call for another Base Closure and …

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Scott named to additional defense subcommittee

By Terry Richards terry.richards@gaflnews.com  VALDOSTA — A congressman from South Georgia has gained a seat on a House Armed Services …

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Senior military officials express support for new BRAC

The second-ranking officers in the Army and Air Force today declared their support for a new round of base closures. …

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Inhofe Leads Charge Against BRAC

— Wilson Brissett, Air Force Magazine Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) sharply questioned the four vice chiefs of the military services …

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BRAC Could Save USAF $25 Billion

—Wilson Brissett, Air Force Magazine ​Another round of base realignment and closure could save the Air Force $25 billion, Vice …

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Vice chiefs push for a new round of military base closures

Jacqueline Klimas (@jacqklimas), Washington Examiner, Another round of base closures would go a long way toward paying for billions in …

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Air Force claims 25 percent excess base infrastructure

February 08, 2017 By: Courtney Albon As top Democratic lawmakers call for a new round of base realignments and closures, Air …

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America Has Too Many Military Bases

February 6, 2017 Members of Congress have a hard time agreeing on virtually anything, and they’re already butting heads with …

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Democratic lawmakers file bill calling for new BRAC round with reforms

February 01, 2017 By: Jordana Mishory   The top Democrats on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee and Armed Services Committee have …

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Stefanik remains opposed to BRAC

By: Maury Thompson U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, remains opposed to Congress authorizing another Base Closure and Realignment Commission, said …

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BRAC Talk in Senate and House — And so it Begins!

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee today reintroduced a bill to establish a new round of military …

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McCain blasts congressional ‘cowardice’ in avoiding base closings

By: Leo Shane III   The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee said he will consider starting another military …

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BRAC MAY REQUIRE PERSONAL ATTENTION OF THE SECDEF

ADC 360 In a list of 10 business reforms the incoming Trump administration should consider, former Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale …

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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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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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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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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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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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Community

‘Danger zone’ demolitions winding down near Robins AFB

March 31, 2017 BY WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS A nearly $30 million initiative to reduce the number of people living …

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$243 million contract is designed to make Tinker Air Force Base more efficient

By Adam Wilmoth The Oklahoman  OKLAHOMA CITY – A new energy efficiency project at Tinker Air Force Base is expected …

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Air Force exempted 54,000 civilians from hiring freeze

March 28, 2017 By Scott Maucione The Air Force is finding a way to hire the people it needs despite …

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21st Century Partnership offering new scholarships for high school seniors in 2018

The 21st Century Partnership is creating a new scholarship program for high schoolers right here in Central Georgia. Patrick Morris …

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Letter to the Editor – BRAC and quality of life

Dan Rhoades’ letter on “defense or offense” was interesting as far as it went. But he fails to specifically tell …

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Georgia Air National Guard constructs trail at Wellston Park

bpurser@macon.com WARNER ROBINS Civil engineers for the Georgia Air National Guard stationed at Robins Air Force Base have been busy. …

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Houston Healthcare Spring Nursing Recruitment Fair & Open House

Friday, March 24th, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Will be held at the Cary Martin Conference Center (Enter through …

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The 28th Georgia Annual Young Astronauts’ Day

Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm Grades:  1st – 8th Cost:  $40  Celebrating 28 years …

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Georgia Tech program offers transition training for active-duty military

Albany Herald SAVANNAH — The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced plans to fund an online entry-level course that …

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Air Force ready to offer commercial operators spots for WGS partnership effort, general says

by Phillip Swarts — March 8, 2017, SpaceNews WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Space Command is looking to increase its partnership with industry, …

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He once ruled the state House. Now he works for Warner Robins

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS Terry Coleman once reigned over the Georgia House of Representatives, but now he speaks for …

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Lead to Federal Employee Layoffs, Furloughs

February 28, 2017 By Eric Katz In March 2013, the Obama administration ordered a sequestration of $80.5 billion from federal …

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Quality Schools Key To Economic Development

Charlie Harper, Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 The sales pitch for investment in education is tried and true.  We can pay …

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House panel approves pitch for base community matching grants

BY MAGGIE LEE, mlee@macon.com Dozens of legislators have signed onto a new Georgia House bill that could set aside funds …

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21st Century Partnership Receives Thank You for 2016 Holiday Care Package Event

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership worked with the Robins Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center …

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Connecting Aerospace and Defense Suppliers Event, April 19-20, 2017

The Georgia Department of Economic Development is hosting an aerospace and defense suppliers event April 19-20th at Middle Georgia State University …

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Georgia House panel OKs school choice for on-base families

BY MAGGIE LEE mlee@macon.com ATLANTA Kindergartners through 12th-graders who live on military bases could go to any school in their …

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State changes management of veterans training center

wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS Less than a year after veterans training center opened, the state is changing how it is managed. The Veterans Education Career …

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Technology Expo and Cyber Forum, March 7, 2017

The Air Force Reserve Command/A6, 78th Communications Directorate, 116th Communications Squadron, 461st Air Control Wing, 5th Combat Communications Group, and …

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Air Force plans more private-sector teaming to cut energy use

February 6, 2017, Cameron Leuthy,  Bloomberg Government The U.S. Air Force wants “reliable, resilient, cost-effective power” for its bases. A …

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‘This is a good news forecast’ for Georgia in 2017

BY LINDA S. MORRIS Personal income is expected to grow in Georgia, jobs will be easier to find and home …

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Construction begins on new AF Reserve headquarters

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command broke ground on construction of phase one of the new …

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Partnership recognizes Platinum Sponsor – State Bank and Trust Company

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership is pleased to recognize State Bank and Trust Company as a 2017 …

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AF Reserve breaks ground on new Robins facility Feb. 2

HQ AFRC Public Affairs / Published January 27, 2017 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command will break …

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Rutland High School looking for volunteers for the Business Ethics Student Training Program

The Georgia Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) Program is an effort to provide all students with an …

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21st Century Partnership Hosts Air Show Discussions with Hill AFB Air Show Coordinator, Kevin Ireland

January 19, 2017 WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership invited Mr. Kevin Ireland, Top of Utah Military Affairs …

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Georgia lawmakers to advocate for military communities

BY MAGGIE LEE mlee@macon.com ATLANTA Georgia lawmakers are taking a new step to raise the profile of the state’s military …

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USAF Releases Energy Flight Plan

​The Air Force released an Energy Flight Plan on Tuesday, which outlines a long-term path toward energy assurance. Because the …

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Get Free Lunch, Help AFA

The Air Force Association is looking for 45 volunteers, who are interested in maintaining a dominant Air Force, to participate …

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Huge road project will improve access to airport, RAFB; create transportation hub

BY LINDA S. MORRIS, lmorris@macon.com A massive road building project expected to have a major impact on transportation and economic …

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100 Most Influential Georgians of 2017: Wielding Power

Georgia Trend, January 2017 http://www.georgiatrend.com/January-2017/100-Most-Influential-Georgians-of-2017-Wielding-Power/

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Army, Georgia Power build 250-acre solar energy farm on Fort Stewart

Savannah Morning News       Fort Stewart has a bright future of renewable energy. On Friday, the U.S. Army …

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Camden County critical to national defense

GoldenIsles.news, Dec 9, 2016 Our coastal community has a great motto: “Every Day in Camden County is Military Appreciation Day.” …

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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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Legislation

US nuclear modernization programs put at risk by yearlong continuing resolution

April 18, 2017 By: Valerie Insinna WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force’s nuclear programs, including those for its new bomber …

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Looming federal budget fight could hit military pay and bonuses

April 17, 2017 By: Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — The latest congressional impasse over the federal budget could hit troops’ bonuses starting …

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‘It’d be devastating’: Air Force chief sounds the alarm how budget cuts will affect you

April 16, 2017 By: Stephen Losey Squadrons across the Air Force will be grounded. Moves will be put on hold, …

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Vice Chairman Makes Case for Congress to Pass Defense Budget

At an Air Force Association breakfast, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his desire for Congress …

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US Air Force chief ambivalent on F-15 Eagle retirement

April 12, 2017 By: Valerie Insinna WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top general isn’t sold on the potential retirement of …

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OMB Director: Shutdown Consequences Have Been ‘Blown Out of Proportion’

April 12, 2017 By Eric Katz Lawmakers have a little more than two weeks to reach an agreement on how …

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Trump Ends Federal Hiring Freeze, but Workforce Cuts Loom

April 11, 2017 By Eric Katz The Trump administration announced its hiring freeze will end Wednesday, while delivering to agencies …

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Senate Democrats Introduce Bill Protecting Federal Employee Pay Ahead of Possible Shutdown

April 7, 2017 By Erich Wagner As the possibility of a government shutdown at the end of April looms, some …

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Consequence of Budget Failure? ‘Dead Americans,’ Chief Says

The U.S. military’s service chiefs pushed back against lawmakers who floated the notion that Congress’ continuing failure to agree on …

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Mitch McConnell ‘very confident’ government will not shut down

April 2, 2017 By Bradford Richardson Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s “very confident” Republicans and Democrats in Congress …

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Stratcom Chief Presses for Nuke Force Upgrade

The head of U.S. Strategic Command on Friday acknowledged the potential high cost of upgrading the military’s nuclear force but …

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McCain and Graham: We won’t back short-term government funding bill

BY JORDAIN CARNEY – 03/29/17, The Hill A pair of Senate Republicans are signaling they will not support a short-term funding bill ahead …

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MacB wins contract to support air force equipment management system in US

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a contract to support the air force equipment management system (AFEMS) of the US Air Force …

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Dunford: Now is the Time to Address Military Readiness Shortfalls

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked a Senate …

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Pilots Can’t Fly, Ships Can’t Sail & Trump’s Budget Is DOA, Say McCain & Thornberry

WASHINGTON: As Defense Secretary Jim Mattis readied for the task of appearing before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to defend …

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Admiral: Carrier Gaps Could Return in 2018

If U.S. lawmakers fail to approve a full-year budget and rely on a stopgap measure instead, the Navy will face …

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Pentagon delivers fiscal 2017 supplemental defense request to OMB

March 10, 2017 By: Aaron Mehta WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense has delivered its fiscal 2017 budget supplemental plan to …

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GAO Weighs in on the State of Federal Contracting

March 10, 2017 By Charles S. Clark Contractors working with major federal agencies delivered $438 billion in products and services …

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Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce

March 12, 2017 By: Damian Paletta President Trump’s budget proposal this week would shake the federal government to its core …

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QinetiQ wins USAF contract for airborne WiPPR technology

QinetiQ North America (QNA) has secured a contract to supply its wind profiling portable radar (WiPPR) technology to the US …

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More Powerful Helicopter Engines Among Army’s Top Priorities

U.S. Army leaders recently told lawmakers that the plan to equip Black Hawks and Apaches with the Improved Turbine Engine …

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US House passes 2017 defense appropriations to uncertain prospects in Senate

March 8, 2017 By: Joe Gould WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted 371-48 to pass an overdue $578 billion defense spending bill for fiscal …

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2018 Budget Battle Between Defense, Budget Hawks Begins; Nukes Top Priority

CAPITOL HILL: The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee thinks President Trump’s 2018 spending plan is dead on …

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Trump ignites hopes around Georgia military bases

March 06, 2017 By Craig Schneider and Tamar Hallerman President Donald Trump’s plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion …

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DoD civilians could see an extra pay boost, thanks to Trump’s hiring freeze

March 3, 2017 By: Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilian employees could see a another pay boost later this year, …

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National security adviser to make rare appearance before Senate Armed Services Committee

March 2, 2017 By: Joe Gould WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, will do …

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Georgia base advocates move bills, get attention

BY MAGGIE LEE ATLANTA — Just about a year ago, the Georgia House voted to start looking at how to …

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Lawmakers propose strict new timelines for JSTARS

House and Senate appropriators want to make sure the Air Force doesn’t hold up replacing the aging fleet of Northrop …

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Mac Thornberry says Trump military budget proposal falls short

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 By Seth McLaughlin The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday President Trump’s budget proposal …

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House to vote on $578 billion defense appropriations for 2017

March 2, 2017 By: Joe Gould WASHINGTON – House appropriators introduced a $578 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2017 on …

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Deals this week: Raytheon, L-3 Communications, MBDA

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base has awarded a $1.1bn-worth contract to Raytheon to provide …

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Mattis discusses budget with House Armed Services Committee in closed session

March 1, 2017 By JACQUELINE KLIMAS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with members of the House Armed Services Committee on …

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McCain, Thornberry Decry Trump Pentagon Budget Boost

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is pledging “an historic increase in defense spending” of $54 billion to $603 billion for the fiscal …

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Air Force Chief: Lack of Defense Budget More Dangerous Than Any Enemy

The chief of staff of the Air Force on Thursday warned decision-makers that failing to pass a defense budget will …

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Deals this week: ELTA North America, Teradyne, Leonardo

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based at Hanscom Air Force Base has awarded a contract to ELTA …

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Smart Mines, A Smaller Army, & The Trump Buildup That Won’t Happen: Winnefeld

SAN DIEGO: Trump’s promised defense budget boost probably won’t materialize, the former Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said today, so …

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Georiga lawmakers look to better serve children of service members

Will Robinson, 4:25 p.m Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017  Atlanta Education News The Georgia House Education Committee approved two bills Thursday to better serve …

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Budget Woes May Force Navy to Shutter Two Carrier Air Wings

  If the Pentagon must contend with a year-long continuing resolution that keeps funding levels flat — or if Congress …

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Democrats name new House Armed Services Committee leadership posts

February 08, 2017 | By: Tony Bertuca Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee today named several new subcommittee ranking members. …

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This week in Congress: Military readiness hearings preview budget fights

By: Leo Shane III, February 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will unofficially begin their annual defense budget work this week with a pair of …

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Congress May Pass $18 Billion in More Defense Funds

Early next month, Congress expects to receive a supplemental defense budget request from the White House that House Armed Services …

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Want to fill a DoD civilian job? Here’s how you get a waiver to Trump’s freeze

By: Aaron Mehta, February 2, 2017 WASHINGTON — When U.S. President Donald Trump signed a Jan. 23 hiring freeze on civilian government jobs, it …

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Deals this week: Boeing Aerospace, Environmental Tectonics, Gulfstream Aerospace

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded a $983m contract to Boeing Aerospace to provide engineering support …

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Jim Mattis begins to build Donald Trump’s bigger, deadlier military

By: Andrew deGrandpre, February 1, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has directed Pentagon budget planners to lay the groundwork for an ambitious …

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Senator David Perdue Announces Senate Armed Services Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress on the Senate Armed Services …

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Stefanik remains opposed to BRAC

By: Maury Thompson U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, remains opposed to Congress authorizing another Base Closure and Realignment Commission, said …

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McCain blasts congressional ‘cowardice’ in avoiding base closings

By: Leo Shane III   The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee said he will consider starting another military …

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Georgia lawmakers to advocate for military communities

BY MAGGIE LEE mlee@macon.com ATLANTA Georgia lawmakers are taking a new step to raise the profile of the state’s military …

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Trump’s ‘Debt Bomb’: Deficit May Grow, Defense Budget May Not

WASHINGTON: “Trump is going to explode the debt,” GOP pundit Mackenzie Eaglen said. “What you’re going to see is a …

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Former congresswoman Heather Wilson is Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON  — President Trump plans to nominate former congresswoman Heather Wilson to serve as Air Force secretary, the White House …

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McCain Calls for Massive Increase in Defense Spending

—Brian Everstine Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is proposing a massive increase in defense spending to avoid …

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Cost of Air War Against ISIS Climbs to $11 Billion: Pentagon

The cost of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State has climbed to nearly $11 billion since its inception, …

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Cost of Air War Against ISIS Climbs to $11 Billion: Pentagon

The cost of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State has climbed to nearly $11 billion since its inception, …

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McCain’s 300 Low-End Fighters A ‘Great Idea:’ CSAF Gen. Goldfein

WASHINGTON: A key part of Sen. John Mclain’s alternative defense budget proposal is the rapid purchase of 300 “low-cost, light-attack …

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McCain’s Excellent White Paper: Smaller Carriers, High-Low Weapons Mix, Frigates, Cheap Fighters

Sen. John McCain issued a provocative and comprehensive alternative budget for the Pentagon on Monday, Restoring American Power: Recommendations for …

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McCain Pitches $430 Billion Boost in 5-Year Defense Budget

An influential senator on a key defense panel has proposed spending $430 billion more on defense over the next five …

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McCain Pitches $430 Billion Boost in 5-Year Defense Budget

An influential senator on a key defense panel has proposed spending $430 billion more on defense over the next five …

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Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With General James Mattis

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with General James Mattis, President-elect Donald …

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State-owned cyberwarfare training facility planned for Georgia

GEORGIA-POLITICS   By Greg Bluestein – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gov. Nathan Deal will unveil plans Wednesday for a new state-owned training center …

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Georgia Sen. David Perdue lands powerful Armed Services Committee seat

BY TONY PUGH, tpugh@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s appointment to the Senate Armed Services Committee will give the state …

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David Perdue’s new committee perches give him more say over defense, financial regs

Tamar Hallerman, January 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — It may have taken him two years, but Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue on …

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Senator David Perdue Announces New Committee Assignments

Perdue To Sit On Powerful Armed Services, Banking, Agriculture, Budget Committees WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today …

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Air Force Opens $16 Billion Trainer Aircraft Competition

The U.S. Air Force has opened a potentially $16 billion competition to develop a new T-X trainer jet. The service …

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Congress, Don’t Wait On Trump To Boost Defense Budget

Congress is setting the defense budget on autopilot and high-tailing it out of town, leaving a lot of unfinished business …

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Did Trump Tweets Just Lower the Cost of Air Force One?

Did President-elect Donald Trump’s tweetstorm criticizing the projected costs of the future Air Force One planes just lower the price …

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Did Trump Tweets Just Lower the Cost of Air Force One?

Did President-elect Donald Trump’s tweetstorm criticizing the projected costs of the future Air Force One planes just lower the price …

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Average BAH Rate Set to Increase for 2017, BAS Unchanged

  Military.com The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate will increase an average of $41 per month nationwide Jan. 1, even as …

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Trump Blasts Air Force One, F-35 — and Revolving Door

President-elect Donald Trump used a speech last night in Pennsylvania to criticize major defense acquisition programs including Boeing Co.’s Air …

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Final NDAA trims civilian and military jobs in DoD

Federal News Radio While many Americans are trimming their tree this holiday season, the Defense Department will most likely be …

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Government Shutdown Averted With Spending Through April

By: Joe Gould, December 10, 2016 (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open …

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Electronic Warfare Language included in the NDAA:

SEC. 234. PILOT PROGRAM ON MODERNIZATION AND FIELDING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM WARFARE SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE CAPABILITIES. (a) PILOT PROGRAM.— …

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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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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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Robins AFB

Air Force Reserve Command’s 2016 Outstanding Airman of the Year Winners

The Air Force Reserve Command’s 2016 Outstanding Airman of the Year winners were announced during the OAY banquet at the Marriott …

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Russian observation jet makes stop at Robins AFB

April 15, 2017 A Russian jet conducting an observation flight over the U.S. stopped for one night at Robins Air …

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White House Confirms It Will Propose 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Feds Next Year

April 11, 2017 By Eric Katz Civilian federal employees would receive an across-the-board 1.9 percent pay raise next year under …

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COMMANDER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR COMMUNITY AT ROBINS AFB FORUM

  By: Edna Ruiz, WGMT WARNER, ROBINS (41NBC/WMGT) – Robins Air Force base’s top leaders informed the community on the latest on the …

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Goldfein: Full-year CR would delay JSTARS recap five months, among other woes

Rachel Karas Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Wednesday a continuing resolution that lasts until October would …

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Robins leaders seeking more exemptions from hiring freeze

APRIL 4, 2017 BY: WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS–Leaders at Robins Air Force Base are seeking a broader exemption of the …

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Boeing plans $18.7M in radar work at Mississippi factory

April 3, 2017 By: The Associated Press FOREST, Miss. — The U.S. Air Force has given Boeing an $18.7 million …

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‘Danger zone’ demolitions winding down near Robins AFB

March 31, 2017 BY WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS A nearly $30 million initiative to reduce the number of people living …

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Contract Awarded March 30, 2017

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded an $11,935,451 modification (P00008) to previously awarded contract FA8504-14-C-0003 for the C-130J …

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Northrop Maintenance for U.S. Surveillance Plane Dogged by Flaws

by Anthony Capaccio, March 30, 2017, Bloomberg Air Force says Joint Stars contractor took casual approach Inspections find that many bolts were incorrectly …

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CONTRACT AWARDED March 29, 2017

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $18,719,151 modification (19) to previously awarded contract F33657‐01‐D‐0026‐RJ80. Contractor will …

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AFMC leaders craft new command vision and goals, strive for more agility, cost effectiveness

March 16, 2017 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — A revised vision statement and updated goals reinforce Air Force Materiel Command’s …

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F-15 retirement likely not a possibility until 2020s, Air Force officials say

March 29, 2017 By: Valerie Insinna WASHINGTON — The Air Force general who oversees long-term strategy downplayed the potential retirement …

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Air Force exempted 54,000 civilians from hiring freeze

March 28, 2017 By Scott Maucione The Air Force is finding a way to hire the people it needs despite …

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General hopes hiring freeze exemption will be expanded

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, wcrenshaw@macon.com The federal hiring freeze exemption for aircraft maintenance at Robins Air Force Base is good news, a top …

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Contract Awarded

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $750m-worth contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency to provide logistics support for the …

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Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft

By Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs / Published March 17, 2017 Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint …

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Letter to the Editor – BRAC and quality of life

Dan Rhoades’ letter on “defense or offense” was interesting as far as it went. But he fails to specifically tell …

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JSTARS Recap avoids schedule stoppage, ‘significant risk’ to EMD schedule

March 22, 2017 By: Jason Sherman Lawmakers have tossed a lifeline to the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System Recapitalization …

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Are the F-15 Eagle’s days numbered? Top generals say maybe

March 22, 2017 By: Stephen Losey The Air Force is considering retiring its F-15 C and D fighter aircraft and …

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Exchanges, MWR, family readiness programs get some relief from hiring freeze

March 16, 2017 By: Karen Jowers A number of quality of life programs on military installations have gotten a reprieve …

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Georgia Air National Guard constructs trail at Wellston Park

bpurser@macon.com WARNER ROBINS Civil engineers for the Georgia Air National Guard stationed at Robins Air Force Base have been busy. …

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Robins Air Force Base wins Air Force maintenance award

March 14, 2017 By: Jacob Reynolds Robins Air Force Base was named the top depot maintenance facility in the entire Air …

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Trump wants the public to help cut waste at DoD, VA

March 14, 2017 By: Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — If you have suggestions on how to save money on building the …

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Air Force civilians are critically important to our success

March 12, 2017 By: Lisa Disbrow At Air Force bases around the country and across the world, our civilian employees …

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WR-ALC best in Air Force for second consecutive year

March 09, 2017 By Tim Kurtz ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex has been …

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Georgia Tech program offers transition training for active-duty military

Albany Herald SAVANNAH — The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced plans to fund an online entry-level course that …

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Northrop made JSTARS leadership changes after Air Force grounded planes last year

By:  Valerie Insinna, March 8, 2017, Defense News  WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman replaced at least one official at its JSTARS depot …

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US House passes 2017 defense appropriations to uncertain prospects in Senate

March 8, 2017 By: Joe Gould WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted 371-48 to pass an overdue $578 billion defense spending bill for fiscal …

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ALC team uses Art of the Possible to boost security program

March 08, 2017 By Tim Kurtz An operations management revolution that spurred aircraft production is now propelling the personnel security …

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Trump ignites hopes around Georgia military bases

March 06, 2017 By Craig Schneider and Tamar Hallerman President Donald Trump’s plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion …

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He once ruled the state House. Now he works for Warner Robins

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW WARNER ROBINS Terry Coleman once reigned over the Georgia House of Representatives, but now he speaks for …

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DoD civilians could see an extra pay boost, thanks to Trump’s hiring freeze

March 3, 2017 By: Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilian employees could see a another pay boost later this year, …

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Georgia base advocates move bills, get attention

BY MAGGIE LEE ATLANTA — Just about a year ago, the Georgia House voted to start looking at how to …

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Northrop changes JSTARS leadership after grounding aircraft

03 MARCH, 2017 BY: LEIGH GIANGRECO Northrop Grumman changed leadership at its JSTARS sustainment facility after the US Air Force …

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Lawmakers propose strict new timelines for JSTARS

House and Senate appropriators want to make sure the Air Force doesn’t hold up replacing the aging fleet of Northrop …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, doing business as ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket Center, West Virginia, has been awarded an …

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CONTRACTSDEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCYHitachi Aloka Medical America Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut, has

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Warner Robins business hopeful for good news in President Trump’s Tuesday night speech

February 28, 2017 By: Jacob Reynolds One of the issues President Trump is expected to discuss Tuesday night before Congress is …

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Robins had $2.86 billion economic impact in 2016

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW,wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS Robins Air Force Base pumped $2.86 billion into Georgia in 2016, according to the base’s …

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21st Century Partnership Receives Thank You for 2016 Holiday Care Package Event

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership worked with the Robins Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center …

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Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Agency To Work With Administration To Protect National Security, Military Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently joined several of their Senate colleagues in a …

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Georgia House panel OKs school choice for on-base families

BY MAGGIE LEE mlee@macon.com ATLANTA Kindergartners through 12th-graders who live on military bases could go to any school in their …

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Keeping the Depots Healthy

Air Force Magazine A little-noticed provision in the sprawling Pentagon policy bill could give the Air Force a big boost …

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AFSOC general returns to thank Robins maintainers; provides gunship tour

By Tim Kurtz, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Management Operations Office / Published February 16, 2017 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

Teradyne Inc., North Reading, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $10,138,465 modification (P00002) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract …

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AF Reserve celebrates 20th anniversary as major command

  By Bo Joyner , Hq Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs / Published February 17, 2017 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, …

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Scott named to additional defense subcommittee

By Terry Richards terry.richards@gaflnews.com  VALDOSTA — A congressman from South Georgia has gained a seat on a House Armed Services …

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AFMC commander talks goals, successes at CC call

By Samuel King Jr., Team Eglin Public Affairs / Published February 16, 2017 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Air Force …

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Technology Expo and Cyber Forum, March 7, 2017

The Air Force Reserve Command/A6, 78th Communications Directorate, 116th Communications Squadron, 461st Air Control Wing, 5th Combat Communications Group, and …

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Air Force releases Civilian Hiring Freeze FAQs

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published February 13, 2017 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $18,290,920 modification (14) to previously awarded contract F33657‐01‐D‐0026‐RJ80 for Royal …

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The ‘pain train’: C-130s ferry troops to Iraq, keep bases supplied

February 12, 2017 By: Stephen Losey UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, Southwest Asia — It’s an often unheralded and sometimes painful task, but the resupply …

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Military: Maintenance workers getting waivers to Trump hiring freeze

Stars & Stripes: The military is keeping work going at its depots and shipyards by giving needed maintenance employees waivers …

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‘This is a good news forecast’ for Georgia in 2017

BY LINDA S. MORRIS Personal income is expected to grow in Georgia, jobs will be easier to find and home …

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ROBINS AFB TECHNICIANS FIX RADAR SITE AFTER SEVERE STORMS

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – When severe storms hit the weekend of January 21st, the Middle Georgia weather radar site went …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $17,230,441 task order (FA8525-17-F-0008) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA8525-16-D-0003 for …

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Construction begins on new AF Reserve headquarters

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command broke ground on construction of phase one of the new …

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Contract Awarded

Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $7,262,572 modification (P00011) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract …

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Robins union leaders blast Trump hiring freeze

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW wcrenshaw@macon.com   WARNER ROBINS Leaders of the union at Robins Air Force Base said Monday that a …

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Air Force defends acquisition strategy for JSTARS recap; fatigue tests move ahead

By: Rachel Karas   Following through on the current Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System acquisition strategy is the fastest …

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AF Reserve breaks ground on new Robins facility Feb. 2

HQ AFRC Public Affairs / Published January 27, 2017 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command will break …

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AFMC commander’s message on civilian hiring freeze

By Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Our people are key in …

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Northrop ready for one aircraft replacement program, noncommittal on another

By: James Bach Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) appeared eager to bid on the program to build the next generation of …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

K Manufacturing Co. Inc., Arab, Alabama, has been awarded an estimated $11,025,295  firm-fixed-price and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for wings and fins …

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21st Century Partnership Hosts Air Show Discussions with Hill AFB Air Show Coordinator, Kevin Ireland

January 19, 2017 WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership invited Mr. Kevin Ireland, Top of Utah Military Affairs …

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Georgia lawmakers to advocate for military communities

BY MAGGIE LEE mlee@macon.com ATLANTA Georgia lawmakers are taking a new step to raise the profile of the state’s military …

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USAF Releases Energy Flight Plan

​The Air Force released an Energy Flight Plan on Tuesday, which outlines a long-term path toward energy assurance. Because the …

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Robins Air Force Base hopeful for more work in 2017

The 21st Century Partnership held its first quarterly meeting of 2017 on Thursday. The meeting had a special guest, Brigadier …

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Cost of Air War Against ISIS Climbs to $11 Billion: Pentagon

The cost of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State has climbed to nearly $11 billion since its inception, …

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Cost of Air War Against ISIS Climbs to $11 Billion: Pentagon

The cost of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State has climbed to nearly $11 billion since its inception, …

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First-ever unmanned aircraft flying in to Robins Air Force Base

BY WAYNE CRENSHAW, wcrenshaw@macon.com WARNER ROBINS For the first time ever, an unmanned aircraft is expected to fly into Robins Air …

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Director of the Defense Logistics Agency: Who Is Andrew Busch?

Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, who served in logistics management positions for much of his career in the Air Force, was …

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CONTRACT AWARDED

Bae Systems Information and Electronic Integration Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $67,696,276 modification (P00010) to exercise the …

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Georgia Sen. David Perdue lands powerful Armed Services Committee seat

BY TONY PUGH, tpugh@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s appointment to the Senate Armed Services Committee will give the state …

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Huge road project will improve access to airport, RAFB; create transportation hub

BY LINDA S. MORRIS, lmorris@macon.com A massive road building project expected to have a major impact on transportation and economic …

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Contracts Awarded

A-VET/MGC II JV, LLC, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $7,953,660 task order (FA8501-17-F-0006) from a previous multiple award, …

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JSTARS Recap Program Moves Forward After DoD Nixes Fixed-Price Requirement

By: Valerie Insinna, Defense News, December 28, 2016  WASHINGTON — The US Air Force on Wednesday released a request for proposals (RFP) …

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Air Force Launches $6.9 Billion JSTARS Competition

POSTED BY: ORIANA PAWLYK, Defense Tech, DECEMBER 29, 2016 The Air Force has kicked off an open contest to build new radar planes capable …

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USAF solicits final bids for $6.9 billion JSTARS deal

The US Air Force has launched the bidding phase in a $6.9 billion competition to select a replacement the Northrop …

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People are going to be taking to the streets on Robins Air Force Base

BY MARSHA PRIEST BUZZELL CVB@WRGA.GOV  Since 1996, each new year has kicked off in Warner Robins with runners and walkers …

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DOD gives top honors to 448th Supply Chain Management Wing

December 29, 2016 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing was recognized as being the …

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Air Force Opens $16 Billion Trainer Aircraft Competition

The U.S. Air Force has opened a potentially $16 billion competition to develop a new T-X trainer jet. The service …

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Fick, acquisition pros from Pentagon tour WR-ALC

By Tim Kurtz, WR-ALC Management Operations  ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As the surrey rolled past stripped-down F-15 fuselages …

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Air Force Eyes Congressional Waiver From Fixed-Price Deal on JSTARS

By: Valerie Insinna, December 9, 2016, Defense News9, 2016 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lockheed Martin) WASHINGTON — The Air Force hopes to release …

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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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Sequestration

Mulvaney tells agencies to prepare for shutdown, says risk is ‘low’

April 21, 2017 By: Carten Cordell While Mick Mulvaney may not be betting on a government shutdown, he’s not taking …

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OMB Director: Shutdown Consequences Have Been ‘Blown Out of Proportion’

April 12, 2017 By Eric Katz Lawmakers have a little more than two weeks to reach an agreement on how …

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Mitch McConnell ‘very confident’ government will not shut down

April 2, 2017 By Bradford Richardson Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s “very confident” Republicans and Democrats in Congress …

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Smith, DelBene Reintroduce Legislation to End Harmful Effects of Sequestration

Mar 28, 2017 WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced the …

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Lead to Federal Employee Layoffs, Furloughs

February 28, 2017 By Eric Katz In March 2013, the Obama administration ordered a sequestration of $80.5 billion from federal …

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Trump WH Makes It Official: Bigger Navy, Air Force & ‘End’ To Sequestration:

WASHINGTON: Soon after President Donald Trump took the oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” the White House posted …

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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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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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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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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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