The complete letter is here (http://www.garamendi.house.gov/KC10Letter.pdf) (pdf) and below. Garamendi believes the KC-10 CNS/ATM program should be housed at Travis, because it would limit the amount of time the aircraft are out of service and could save the Air Force money through decreased transit time and distance. Garamendi has also been leading the charge (http://garamendi.house.gov/2012/08/congressman-garamendi-urges-pentagon-to-center-kc-46a-tanker-at-travis-air-force-
There is political chatter in Washington, D.C. that Congress may alter its self-imposed ban on earmarks in January. Earmarks are the local pet projects of lawmakers that the federal government pays for. It’s unlikely that lawmakers will revert back to the large allocations seen in the earlier part of this century.
Be careful what you wish for, the old adage goes, because you just may get it. There was rejoicing in some quarters when the cadre of freshman members of the 112th Congress took office in January, gung ho to strangle federal spending, and rammed through a moratorium on the earmarks that lawmakers had long been using to fund a myriad of projects back home. The Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2012 Congressional Pig Bookdetails a precipitous drop in both the number and cost
New Strategic Weapons Systems Ashore Will Replace 1950s-Era Facility Cape Canaveral, FL (August 2, 2012) – The Navy Strategic Systems Program at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) will refurbish and update a 1950s-era submarine missile test complex. The new Strategic Weapons System Ashore (SWS Ashore) facility at CCAFS Complexes 25 and 29 will provide the U.S. Navy with a single, land-based facility for testing submarine missile systems. CCAFS Launch Complexes 25 and 29
Dear Representative Farr and Representative Jenkins: The Association of Defense Communities appreciates your long-standing leadership in supporting the men and women who serve our nation and the communities that support them now and have supported them in the past. ADC is the nation’s leading association representing U.S. communities and states with a significant military presence. As our nation continues toward a time of great fiscal uncertainty, our Association asks that yo