LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Airmen and civilians from the 47th Flying Training Wing joined with Del Rio, Texas and San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District community members for a ground-breaking ceremony of Laughlin Air Force Base’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Magnet Elementary School, June 23.
The ceremony came shortly after the San Felipe Del Rio CISD board of trustees voted unanimously to accept the propos
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week told the House Armed Services Committee that a new round of military base closings in 2021 would save $10 billion over five years. But locally, it could bring much pain. "Oceana was almost gone. Let me be perfectly clear about that," said Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms. It came as a total surprise, 12 years ago in 2005, when the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission suddenly and without warning
In what may turn out to be a thaw in the years-long congressional refusal to even consider the possibility of conducting another round of military base realignments and closures (BRAC), two key senators are circulating draft legislation that could finally authorize a BRAC-like process in 2021. BRAC-like, because the draft proposal being quietly floated by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee