SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Defense communities have submitted more than 108,000 comments to Army Environmental Command in response to the service’s assessment of the environmental and economic impacts expected from shrinking its active-duty end strength by 70,000 troops by 2020.

The England Board, at its August meeting, awarded a contract for the replacement of Alexandria International Airport Airfield Signage to Kaough & Jones Electric in the amount of $657,630.40.

The England Authority continues its efforts to support Ft. Polk and increase public safety by renewing a Mutual Aid Agreement for the provision of emergency fire and rescue services at its August board meeting.  In the event of severe circumstances either party may call for support to overcome the safety challenge at hand.  Thank you Ft. Polk for being such a great neighbor.

The England Authority is happy to announce the receipt of a $45,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation Aviation Trust fund for the elimination of wildlife hazard at AEX. This project continues England’s efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of Alexandria International Airport.

Army Environmental Command (AEC) has received more than 93,000 comments so far from defense communities to its assessment of the environmental and economic impacts from shrinking the service’s active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 420,000 by 2020.

The England Authority continues to support the growth and expansion of the Proctor & Gamble manufacturing complex by accepting a donation of additional rail spur from Calvary Industries to be a part of the rail complex constructed by England approximately ten years ago.