24 Jun '16, 4am

#USArmy tells #Veterans' and military service organizations excess facilities must close

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- The Army is spending at least $500 million annually to maintain excess infrastructure, a facilities expert told veterans and other groups visiting the Pentagon. About 30 representatives from veterans' service organizations, military service organizations, non-federal entities and defense community associations met for a summit in the Pentagon, June 23 to meet with Army leaders on an array of topics relevant to their own service missions. Andy Napoli, assistant for Base Realignment and Closure with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, discussed the urgent need for the Army to reduce excess infrastructure, as a way to free up now dwindling resources for use in more critical areas. "The real issue is underutilized capacity that is costing a lot of money," Napoli said. "It costs roughly t...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/170343

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