John Conger

climate change

What military bases are most vulnerable to climate change? A new DoD report will tell you

The Defense Department just gave Congress a list of the 10 most susceptible installations to climate change for each military service.

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This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. Surging unexpectedly strong and up to 7 feet high, the Missouri River floodwaters that poured on to much the Nebraska air base that houses the U.S. Strategic Command overwhelmed the frantic sandbagging by troops and their scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and aircraft. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)

DoD justifies climate change report, says response was mission-centric

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In this Jan. 9, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Navy, tThe Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.  Nuclear-armed U.S. submarines that went more than a decade without calling on foreign ports in part because of post-Sept. 11 security concerns are once again visiting other countries, a shift intended to underscore their global presence and lift sailor morale. A stop in September 2015 by USS Wyoming in the United Kingdom was the first of what are expected to be occasional visits to foreign ports. (Lt. Rebecca Rebarich/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy personnel services and facilities jeopardized by lack of funding

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2015 a ‘pivotal year’ on path to clean DoD audit, which is also quite expensive

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2016 budget aims to ‘arrest’ deterioration in military facilities

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Pentagon to shutter 15 facilities in Europe, saving $500 million per year

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Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD’s tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon’s 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators…

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DoD’s military construction budget appears safe from sequestration cuts

Funding reductions in 2013 appropriations act are sufficient to protect military construction accounts from further sequestration cuts, but funds used…

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DoD’s BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

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