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Base, Community Emergency Management Teams Stronger Bonds Build

The REPC is a product of the Secretary of the Air Force's Public-Public, Public-Private Partnership initiative. The community has been working this P4 initiative together since earlier in the summer during a sequence of workshops facilitated by a team from the Pentagon.

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Millions Reached By Army's Hire A Soldier Campaign

Story by Jenny Hale on 09/19/2017

The events included Facebook Live guest speakers sharing their transition experience and advice, various graphics, reasons to hire a Soldier segments, and a contest with the winner announced by the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey. Companies joining in the social media events shared advice, best practices, and job seeking tips for transitioning Soldiers throughout the campaign. They reported receiving resumes from Soldiers participating and that the interview process had begun for qualified participants.

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Fort McClellan Celebrates Centennial

Story by SGT Jeremy Dunkle on 08/26/2017

Colonel Larry B. Vaughn, Fort McClellan Garrison Commander, kicked off proceedings by introducing many former commanders and special guests in attendance, and presented them with commemorative coins to mark the occasion. Only 25 coins were given the distinct engravings.

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Civil-Military Partnership Results In Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio Completion

By Ensign Clara Navarro
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Naval Air Station Pensacola, along with Gulf Power and Coronal Energy, celebrated completion of the largest combined portfolio of solar facilities on Department of Navy property during an Aug. 22 ceremony at Navy Outlying Field Saufley Field.
The 122.2 megawatt (MW) alternate current (AC) Gulf Coast Solar Center spans 940 acres across two Navy sites in Northwest Florida and is part of a three-project portfolio that also includes a field on Eglin Air Force Base.
"We are pleased to know these facilities will help provide clean energy to thousands of homes across Northwest Florida," said NAS Pensacola commanding officer Capt. Christopher Martin.
The project completion was commemorated with a ceremonial switch-flipping at NOLF Saufley Field, home to the largest of the three solar installations.
Along with Martin, presenters and attendees at the ceremony included: Jennifer Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy; Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, commander, 96th Test Wing; Capt. Todd A. Bahlau, commanding officer, NAS Whiting Field; Col. John Schuliger, commander, 96th Civil Engineer Group; Mayor Pro-Tempore Charlotte McKamy, city of Mary Esther; Ed Feo, president, Coronal Energy; Jamie Evans, managing director, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions; Mike Walters, director project development, Coronal Energy; and Michael Burroughs, vice president, Gulf Power.
Construction of the three facilities - one at NAS Pensacola (NOLF Saufley Field), one at NAS Whiting Field (NOLF Holley Field) and one at Eglin Air Force Base - was approved by the Florida Public Service Commission in April of 2015. Groundbreaking took place in December of that same year.
"Each installation and mission throughout the Southeast is unique and it is imperative for us [the Navy] to have energy security and resilience needed to support the greater Navy mission," Martin said. "There are eight renewable generation projects that DON is supporting in the southeast and today you are seeing the completion of two solar facilities in Northwest Florida totaling 122.2 MW DC at Saufley and Holley."
Gulf Power's third-party solar energy developer, Coronal Development Services, built, owns, operates and maintains the facilities. Gulf Power will acquire all of the energy and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the projects to serve all of its customers, including the DON.
"Adding clean, affordable energy to our energy grid through the innovative public-private partnership that enabled the completion of all three of the portfolio's solar facilities is a proud accomplishment for Gulf Power, and a significant milestone for the local economy, our customers and the environment," Stan Connally, Gulf Power Chairman, President and CEO, said.
NOLF Saufley Field holds nearly 600,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on 366 acres, while NOLF Holley comprises a 336.4-acre, 40 MW AC facility, and Eglin Air Force Base houses a 240-acre, 30 MW AC set-up. Totaling around 1.5 million solar panels, the portfolio is able to generate enough energy to power more than 18,000 homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties annually. They are the largest photovoltaic arrays in Florida and have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 43.5 million tons over 25 years.
"The partnerships that we enjoy with the community here in Northwest Florida are incredibly gratifying," said NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau. "Today we get to observe the culmination of two years' worth of teamwork and dedication to a project that has benefited the Navy and Air Force teams, the community, as well as the industries involved. NAS Whiting Field is committed to being a good neighbor to our communities, and I am thrilled to be a part of an endeavor that helps our local residents secure a new source of renewable energy."
The Holley and Saufley projects together fulfill 12 percent of the Navy's goal of obtaining 1 gigawatt (GW) alternative energy before the end of the year. These initiatives also support the Department of Defense's commitment to renewable energy and pursuit of energy security.
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Carderock, Umbc Open Door For Collaboration With Epa

Story by Daniel Daglis on 08/01/2017

"I've very excited about this opportunity and really look forward to this being a success for the government, for UMBC and for the students," Arcano said. "This EPA is mutually beneficial because it connects UMBC to Carderock and the government for research purposes and cultivates an environment for collaboration."

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Alaska Fisher House "we Are Glad You Are Here"

Story by SSgt Michael Campbell on 07/24/2017

"The Fisher House Foundation Motto is Because a family's love is good medicine.' Most people spend more waking hours at their jobs than with their own families. I feel each of the families served at the Alaska Fisher House become an extension of my family," said Jenny Hall, manager of the Alaska Fisher House. "The Fisher House becomes an extension of their family story during difficult times of illness and injury. I am blessed to have a job where home' is my work and I spend the day with different members of my family every day."

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Army Launches Summer Campaign To Get Soldiers Hired

Story by Jenny Hale on 07/16/2017

Several events online are taking place during the course of the campaign, including a Twitter Chat, several Wednesday Facebook Live guest speakers, and a contest for the public to submit their best advice for a transitioning Soldier.

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Renown Health Recipient Of The Department Of Defense Freedom Award

Story by A1C Matthew Greiner on 07/15/2017

More than 3,000 nominations were submitted by Guardsmen and Reservists from all 50 states, including Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

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The Search For 4,000

The Los Angeles and Riverside recruiting offices are staffed with more than 15 recruiters combined and represent a diverse background of Coast Guard military specialties. The diversity of specialty backgrounds includes: Boatswain Mate, Maritime Enforcement Specialist, Gunner's Mate, Damage Controlman, Storekeeper, Yeoman, Aviation Maintenance Technician, Electronics Technician, Machinery Technician, Yeoman and Operational Specialist. This variety of education and training provides the team with more information to share with potential applicants.

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Spawar Shares Thoughts On Regional Cybersecurity At San Diego Startup Week

Story by Dawn Stankus on 06/26/2017

Once a year, SDSW brings together entrepreneurs from various industries to share progress, exchange resources, strengthen connections and celebrate the San Diego training innovation community. This year's SDSW took place from June 19 to 23 and consisted of more than 250 events.

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Marine Corps Band New Orleans Performs For New York City

Story by LCpl Niles Lee on 06/21/2017
NEW YORK The Marine Corps Band New Orleans performed at multiple concerts, to mark the closure of the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial celebrations, at Washington Square Park, Hunter College and Four Freedoms Park in New York City, June 14-16, 2017.
New York served as the starting and ending point for the celebration of the 100 years of service the Marine Corps Reserves has contributed to the U.S.
"It's an honor for the Marine Corps to choose New York to begin and end the Centennial celebrations here," said Trooper Kristen Erario, a recruitment officer with the New York State Police and Gunnery Sgt. in the Marine Corps Reserves. "For the band to come here and show their talent, it really gives a positive image and influence of what the Marine Corps is."
During the concerts, the band played songs such as "Semper Fidelis", "March of the Women Marines" and "The Montford Point Marines," in order to highlight historical points throughout the Marine Corps Reserve timeline and the missions of the Marine Corps Reserve.
"The music tells the story of the Marine Corps Reserve," said Gunnery Sgt. Justin A. Hauser, enlisted conductor of Marine Corps Band New Orleans. "Each tune we picked is either from that time period or a point of conflict during the Marine Corps Reserve history."
With a small Marine Corps presence in New York City, the band's performances allowed the citizens of New York a chance to interact with Marines and look into the culture and history of the Marine Corps Reserves.
"The civilians here in the city aren't used to having military around," said Jason A. Mangone, the senior advisor and director for Public Private Partnerships and Development at New York City Department of Veterans' Services, and a former Marine. "You get many people who have served and many people who haven't served in the same place, sharing the same experiences, it can really give them a window into that culture and build a good relationship between the communities."
Throughout the hundred years of service the Marine Corps Reserves have played a large role in our society, history fighting wars and helping on the home front.
Established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson in response to WWI, the Marine Corps Reserve have served in every major conflict since then, ready to augment, reinforce and support the Marine Corps Active component.
Besides being warfighters, the Marine Corps Reserve offers many programs to Reserve Marines to help out in their local hometown, such as conducting funeral honors, color guards and leading the annual Toys for Tots campaign.
The Marine Corps Band New Orleans' performances ended the 100 year anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial and showed the dedicated service of the Marine Corps Reserves.
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Usace Looks To Highlight Long Term Assistance Programs

Local, county and state officials can request long term assistance measures through the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP), Planning Assistance to States and through the Interagency and International Services Program. Each program offers many partnership opportunities on flood risk mitigation, shoreline protection, preparing plans to manage water and related land resources, and relief and recovery work to name a few examples.

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Nmotc Sailor Receives Heroes Of Military Medicine Award

Story by PO2 Michael Lieberknecht on 05/05/2017

Lt. Cmdr. Tatana Olson was presented the award by the Center for Public-Private Partnerships and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

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