Updates | Cherry Point

Central Georgia Communities concerned for Robins AFB, Depot

November 17, 2013


During a briefing last week with members of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition, consultants and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., while on the same page, had different timetables about what could happen to Robins Air Force Base. >>READ MORE

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2013/11/17/2780052/middle-georgia-has-work-to-do.html#storylink=cpy

Lockheed-Martin cuts jobs in face of less US spending

November 14, 2013

Workers on the assembly areas for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Corp's factory in Fort Worth, Texas. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said on Thursday it plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its worldwide workforce, to cope with declines in U.S. spending. >>READ MORE


Wichita Chamber forms a MAC to support McConnell AFB

November 13, 2013


The Wichita Independent Business Association and the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce have formed a Joint Military Affairs Committee to build the relationship between the local business community and local military leaders. >>READ MORE

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/04/19/2768866/wichita-business-groups-join-forces.html#storylink=cpy

Sequestration harms Air Force generally, Wright-Patterson AFB specifically

November 11, 2013



The Air Force will have fewer airmen and civilian employees and entire fleets of aircraft may be pulled out of the air because of sequestration reductions, the service’s top civilian leader said.

“If the sequestered numbers are the new normal, we’re too big of an Air Force,” said Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning. “The military is too big for the budget so we’ll have to reshape, resize.” >>READ MORE


Military leaders complain about sequestration, Senators aren’t overly sympathetic

November 08, 2013


Top U.S. military officers warned a Senate panel Thursday that automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, will imperil national security and hurt the economies of military-dependent regions such as Hampton Roads. >>READ MORE