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Wednesday | Stars and Stripes

Where is the best place for airmen to be based in the U.S? Think corn, not Hawaii.

Scott Air Force Base is one of the best places for airmen to be stationed, according to an Air Force Times analysis of 68 bases in the U.S. The military newspaper said Monday that it had evaluated and weighed regional housing prices, school performance, on-base health care, crime, commissary size, commutes and other quality-of-life indicators.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Elmendorf, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Carson, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, US Air Force

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Air Force Times

Editorial: Surprises in base rankings

Eight months ago, Air Force Times embarked on an ambitious project to rank Air Force bases across the U.S., measuring cost of living, housing, schools, traffic and amenities for each area.

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Related Topix: Luke Air Force Base, US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Hanscom Air Force Base, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Guest view: Stronger education compact helps military families

The people of Illinois -- and particularly those living here in "Scott country" -- should be proud of recent action by our elected officials to correct glaring deficiencies in state law that have for years penalized military parents seeking to enroll their children in public schools when they transfer into Illinois for assignments at Scott Air ... (more)

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Durbin Wants Scott Air Force Base Building Named After Dixon

A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illinois gets his way.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, US News

Belleville News Democrat

Scott ties for 1st in best places to be stationed in America

Scott Air Force Base tied for first place with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in southwestern Ohio, according to an Air Force Times assessment of 68 Air Force bases nationwide that goes online Monday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Northwest Herald

Durbin wants air base site named in Dixon's honor

MASCOUTAH – A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illinois gets his way.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, US Military, US Air Force, Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

State Rep. Bost on Friday hosts veterans roundtable

The roundtable will emphasize funding for Scott Air Force Base, in Mascoutah, and the U.S. Veterans Affairs hospital in Marion, according to an announcement from Bost.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, O'Fallon, IL, US Military, US Air Force, Belleville, IL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Air Force to name building at Scott to honor Dixon's legacy

Durbin included the provision in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, which was passed by the Subcommittee on Tuesday and is scheduled to be considered by the full Senate Appropriations Committee this week.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

U.S. Department of Defense

Contracts for July 15, 2014

Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $450,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control systems and similar services such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems with an estimated completion date of July 14, 2019.

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Related Topix: Oak Brook, IL, US Military, US Air Force

Belleville News Democrat

Mayor Eckert: German Christmas Market not meant to hurt downtown businesses

The City Council recently approved the German Christmas Market by a 12-2 vote. Vendors selling goods and crafts influenced by cultures in Germany, Austria, the Ukraine and Egypt will occupy chalets that will stand on the north east and southeast quadrants of Public Square during the holiday shopping season between the day after Thanksgiving and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, US Military, US Air Force, O'Fallon, IL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Air Force targets 238 jobs to slash in Hawaii

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will lose 238 positions in a move announced Monday by the Air Force to cut costs and eliminate almost 3,500 positions worldwide over the next five years.

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Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Journal Gazette

US Air Force to cut 3,459 positions

NORFOLK, Va. The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state.

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Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Hill Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base

Business Journal

Scott Air Force Base could see more cybersecurity jobs

The Air Force two weeks ago announced that Scott Air Force Base would get two new cybersecurity squadrons, bringing a total of 320 civilian and military jobs and $16 million in investments to remodel and expand existing buildings.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Military cybersecurity by the numbers

6,000: The total number of personnel from all military branches the Pentagon plans to recruit by 2016 to staff the 133 cyber teams.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Post and Courier

General: Joint Base Charleston is a 'crown jewel' of Air Mobility Command

Gen. Darren McDew, Air Mobility Command commander, is greeted by airmen from the 628th Force Support Squadron as he enters the Gaylor Dining Facility at Joint Base Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Military, Charleston Air Force Base, US Air Force

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily Republic

Travis air refueling squadron honored

The 6th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base was awarded the Albert L. Evans award at the 35th annual Boom Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

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Related Topix: Travis Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force

Daily Herald

Scott air base finalist for agency relocation

Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois is among six finalist sites for a relocation-minded secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Washington Times

Charleston Joint Base visit by mobility commander

The four-star Air Force general in charge of cargo, personnel, refueling and medical evacuation flights for U.S. forces around the globe is scheduled to visit Joint Base Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Belleville City Council to vote on German Christmas Market

The Belleville City Council will decide Monday night if a German Christmas Market will be held to commemorate Belleville's bicentennial year.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

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