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Jun 21, 2012

Solar panels planned at Fort Detrick

FREDERICK — Army officials say they hope to reduce Fort Detrick’s reliance on the electrical grid by installing solar panels on an undeveloped part of the installation in Frederick. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that Detrick is among four posts involved in a renewable power plan announced last week by an Army task force. Detrick […]

Feb 24, 2011

David R. Craig: Maryland needs to meet its unfulfilled BRAC obligations

As we enter the final year for Maryland’s implementation of its preparations for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), I applaud the progress made to date by all levels of government and by the private sector to prepare for the influx of thousands of new workers and residents to the state. I am concerned, however, that […]

Feb 23, 2011

New Agent Orange concerns raised at Fort Detrick

FREDERICK — Military records are shedding new light on Agent Orange testing decades ago at Maryland military installations and raising new concerns about health hazards from the Vietnam War-era chemical defoliant. Fort Detrick released fresh details Tuesday on outdoor experiments with Agent Orange and similar compounds at the Army installation in Frederick. The Army says […]

Feb 7, 2011

Report: Pentagon should share BRAC costs

ANNAPOLIS — The Pentagon should pay more for transportation improvements around military bases that are getting tens of thousands of new workers under a national plan to reconfigure bases, a report commissioned by Congress recommended Monday. The report by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board looked at six large bases: Fort George C. Meade […]

Jan 31, 2011

Maryland reports progress on prep for military influx

ANNAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Maryland is largely on track in preparing for an influx of 60,000 jobs by 2015 due to military base realignment. He details the progress in a report released Friday. Brown chairs a state subcabinet facing a September 2011 deadline for achieving goals to meet increased demands for transportation, […]

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