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Air Armament Center. Florida Base Commanders Update to the Florida Senate 5 Nov 09. Col Bruce McClintock 96th Air Base Wing Commander. Overview. History of Base Commanders Forum Main Issues -- Encroachment/Land Use -- Transportation -- Energy -- Quality of Life .
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Col Bruce McClintock
96th Air Base Wing
-- Encroachment/Land Use
-- Quality of Life
-- Feb Meeting at Eglin AFB (Military/State)
-- Sep VTC hosted by Eglin AFB (Military)
-- Oct Meeting at MacDill AFB (Military/State)
-- Dec Meeting at Camp Blanding (Senior Leader Forum)
Current Status: While most installations have completed a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), encroachment continues to impact mission performance.
Impact: This information aids installation commanders and community leaders plan for growth and make informed decisions when used properly. Florida Statute 163.3175 is helpful but application varies by community and there is no enforcement mechanism.
grow – resulting in a decline in service conditions
Commissions Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
recommendations in its last session
Current Status: Florida requires additional education and/or fees for careers which
require licensing. State has recognized nursing/education reciprocity
Impact: Spouses/dependents who transfer on military orders to another state find it
difficult to continue in current working in certain field because their
credentials are not accepted in Florida. This can be very costly to DoD
What We Need:
- Elimination or reduction of any reciprocity barriers for family members on military
orders and eliminate or minimize associated fees
- Identify other career areas and work with the Department of Business and
Professional Regulation to institute provisions for reciprocity
Current Status: Reciprocity for high school students from other states does not
exist and results in the loss of credit hours which effects their
Impact: This creates an undue burden on military members who are residents of the state. This issue is particularly problematic for those who must move during or before their senior year.
What We Need: Reciprocity agreements such as those in Georgia that allow
transferring students credit for work recognized by their state and
also allow for the waiving of state specific requirements such as
unique history courses.
Current Status: State currently uses three agencies for childcare facility/agency accreditation. The Department of Defense only recognizes one of the agencies—off-base childcare facilities may not meet DoD standards.
Impact: State currently forfeiting possible Federal subsidies, training and facility funding since it doesn’t meet DoD standards; therefore, many of our members will not use off-base facilities—when Federal subsidies are provided, it saves our members money and aids the state as noted above (win/win).
What We Need: State accreditation standards to mirror those required by DoD