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March 17, 1996 | Reuters
The military's Southern Command said it has selected a site here for its new headquarters. SouthCom is the regional unified command responsible for U.S. military activities in Central and South America south of Mexico. The Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 requires the U.S. military to relocate SouthCom from that nation by Dec. 31, 1999. Construction of the facility was set to begin in April, with completion set for March 1997. The building will be erected by SMPO Properties Inc. of Memphis, Tenn.
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March 17, 1996 | Reuters
The military's Southern Command said it has selected a site here for its new headquarters. SouthCom is the regional unified command responsible for U.S. military activities in Central and South America south of Mexico. The Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 requires the U.S. military to relocate SouthCom from that nation by Dec. 31, 1999. Construction of the facility was set to begin in April, with completion set for March 1997. The building will be erected by SMPO Properties Inc. of Memphis, Tenn.
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September 3, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney on Wednesday conceded that the proposed rebuilding of Homestead Air Force Base in hurricane-struck southern Florida is not based on strictly military grounds. But he fired back at critics charging that President Bush's decision is the result of election-year politics.
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September 14, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lots of people who live in the hurricane-torn tip of immigration-rich southern Florida thought they had left behind this kind of physical and economic terrain. Spotty restoration of phones, electricity and water. Makeshift housing and chaotic traffic. Improvisational medical care. Soldiers in the streets. Charges that government incompetence contributed to the disaster.
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September 11, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to provide $7.2 billion in disaster relief for storm-ravaged South Florida and Louisiana but rejected President Bush's request for nearly $500 million to reconstruct devastated Homestead Air Force Base. The package, to be considered by the full Senate early next week, is only slightly smaller than the $7.6-billion proposal outlined earlier by the President.
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September 14, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lots of people who live in the hurricane-torn tip of immigration-rich southern Florida thought they had left behind this kind of physical and economic terrain. Spotty restoration of phones, electricity and water. Makeshift housing and chaotic traffic. Improvisational medical care. Soldiers in the streets. Charges that government incompetence contributed to the disaster.
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October 22, 1990 | Washington Post
The Navy has a serious problem with rapes, sexual assaults and violations of fraternization rules at its sprawling Orlando Naval Training Center in Florida, but often has failed to seek appropriate punishment for offenders, a Pentagon investigation concluded. In the 18 months ended June 30, the Navy's inspector general reported there were at least six rapes of female students or recruits, but no one has been prosecuted.
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August 6, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a hotbed of flying saucer sightings, this small town long ago earned its dot on the map--perhaps even the intergalactic map. Nearby are five major military bases, including one where explosives are tested, and the skies overhead are often chockablock with blinking lights and fiery flashes. Reports of UFOs--Unidentified Flying Objects--are as common here as powdery white beaches and tourists with third-degree sunburns.
NEWS
September 11, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to provide $7.2 billion in disaster relief for storm-ravaged South Florida and Louisiana but rejected President Bush's request for nearly $500 million to reconstruct devastated Homestead Air Force Base. The package, to be considered by the full Senate early next week, is only slightly smaller than the $7.6-billion proposal outlined earlier by the President.
NEWS
September 3, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney on Wednesday conceded that the proposed rebuilding of Homestead Air Force Base in hurricane-struck southern Florida is not based on strictly military grounds. But he fired back at critics charging that President Bush's decision is the result of election-year politics.
NEWS
October 22, 1990 | Washington Post
The Navy has a serious problem with rapes, sexual assaults and violations of fraternization rules at its sprawling Orlando Naval Training Center in Florida, but often has failed to seek appropriate punishment for offenders, a Pentagon investigation concluded. In the 18 months ended June 30, the Navy's inspector general reported there were at least six rapes of female students or recruits, but no one has been prosecuted.
NEWS
August 6, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a hotbed of flying saucer sightings, this small town long ago earned its dot on the map--perhaps even the intergalactic map. Nearby are five major military bases, including one where explosives are tested, and the skies overhead are often chockablock with blinking lights and fiery flashes. Reports of UFOs--Unidentified Flying Objects--are as common here as powdery white beaches and tourists with third-degree sunburns.
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