Katherine Hammack

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A recently released transcript from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, features new allegations of involvement in terrorism by officials in Saudi Arabia, including an unnamed member of the royal family.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

26 percent of Army hangars are in poor or failing condition

Facilities that house combat units are in bad condition and the funds are not there to fix them.

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A Yemeni and a Tajik national who have been held for over a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been freed and sent to the Balkan nation of Serbia, the Pentagon announced Monday, July 11, 2016. The Yemeni national is Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and the Takik is Muhammadi Davlatov. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Smart bases may be a smart idea, but can the military afford them?

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It’s not just the fatigues that are green in the Army

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With no BRAC on the horizon, Army pursues ‘base of the future’

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Soldiers face prospect of paying rent for on-base housing

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Nearly 1 in 5 DoD facilities now in ‘failing’ condition after years of maintenance cutbacks

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DoD sticks to its guns on independent R&D

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Katherine Hammack: Army expands footprint in South Korea

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Army tells commanders to move out of and mothball older facilities

The service is implementing one of the few alternatives it has to a base realignment and closure (BRAC) round: moving soldiers and civilians out of its…

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Katherine Hammack: understanding energy impacts for smart decisions

The Army’s Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy is in the execution phase now. It includes five goals the Army will strive for to make the it more…

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New Army energy strategy: security, sustainability among goals

The Army has released its new Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy, designed to enhance the force’s readiness, capabilities, and performance. The strategy includes five goals. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment, was my guest to review each of the five goals, and explain how the Army will meet them.

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