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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | December 7, 1992
Anne Arundel County has delayed a study on turning Tipton Army Airfield into a general aviation airport because of encroachment and noise concerns raised by the nearby National Security Agency, officials said Friday.County Executive Robert R. Neall, who in February announced receipt of a $175,000 federal grant for a feasibility study, now must wait until Jan. 15 for a decision by the Army on Tipton'sfate, his spokeswoman, Louise Hayman, said Friday.The airfield's 400 acres at Fort Meade were included in the Army's base closure and realignment plan, an effort to streamline domestic Army operations that so far has resulted in nearly 9,000 acres at that base being declared surplus and turned over to to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
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December 18, 2005
ISSUE: -- The proposal for joint civilian-military use of an airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground is close to becoming a reality as a key feasibility study nears completion and officials explore development options for the oft-derailed project. For nearly 20 years, the Army has considered opening Phillips Army Airfield - its 10,000-foot runway is one of the longest on the East Coast - to civilian and commercial traffic. The new interest in the project is likely to renew concerns, which include security, noise, air traffic and whether APG needs such enhancements given that the base was a big winner in the recent base realignment and consolidation program.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | November 25, 1993
Gov. William Donald Schaefer, apparently intent on moving the state prison boot camp to the Tipton Army Airfield, has asked President Bill Clinton to expedite the transfer of the federal land to the state.In a two-page letter sent to Mr. Clinton yesterday, Mr. Schaefer wrote that "I know you are serious about making boot camps a priority in your crime package and I hope you will help me."Mr. Schaefer first discussed the Herman J. Toulson Correctional Boot Camp with Mr. Clinton in August, when the two men met privately during an event at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
The push for joint civilian-military use of an airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground is close to being cleared for takeoff. As a feasibility study nears completion, officials are exploring development options for the oft-derailed project, which the county bowed out of four years ago and which has drawn criticism from the community and some base officials. For nearly 20 years, the Army has considered the prospect of opening Phillips Army Airfield - its 10,000-foot runway is one of the longest on the East Coast - to civilian and commercial traffic.
NEWS
January 23, 2001
IT'S NOT OFTEN that local government gets a chance to acquire joint ownership of prime property next to a military airfield that holds vast economic development potential. Yet that's the situation in Harford County, where the county council votes today on measures to locate aviation-related businesses at Phillips Army Airfield on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. This doesn't just hold huge economic potential for the county. It could also ward off future downsizing efforts at APG during the next round of military base closings.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
ISSUE: -- The proposal for joint civilian-military use of an airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground is close to becoming a reality as a key feasibility study nears completion and officials explore development options for the oft-derailed project. For nearly 20 years, the Army has considered opening Phillips Army Airfield - its 10,000-foot runway is one of the longest on the East Coast - to civilian and commercial traffic. The new interest in the project is likely to renew concerns, which include security, noise, air traffic and whether APG needs such enhancements given that the base was a big winner in the recent base realignment and consolidation program.
NEWS
February 10, 1991
The U.S. Army has taken a step toward opening the Phillips Army Airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground to civilian and commercial traffic.Military officials announced Monday that the Army approved the concept of expanding the airfield's use for the community, but wants several issues resolved before moving ahead with the plan.The Army must answer questions of security and liability, officials said. They also are concerned that the opening of the airfield could set a precedent for other military installations.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 7, 1995
Richard H. Howell has spent the last six years following Pentagon orders to strip Fort Meade of 9,000 acres.And now, with his work almost done, he finds himself downsized out of a job.When the 1st U.S. Army's mission ends June 30, so will Mr. Howell's role as the man who makes sure base closure and realignment gets done with the community's help.This week Department of Defense officials told Mr. Howell, 56, he would not be replaced after the 1st Army is inactivated and consolidated at Fort Gillem, Ga."
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2000
Tipton Airport's first year under Anne Arundel County's control has been something of a whirlwind. Since the airport opened, the former Army airfield and one-time Superfund environmental cleanup site has increased its traffic, opportunities for revenue and visibility with area pilots. And, through no fault of its own, it became the launching pad for an investigation of a county councilman. "We have had some teething pains that you might expect with a start-up business," said David Almy, a private pilot who serves on the nine-member board of Tipton Airport Authority.
NEWS
August 18, 1993
Neall urged to study Tipton AirfieldThe West County Chamber of Commerce is urging the county executive to study the cost-effectiveness of converting Tipton Army Airfield into a locally owned airport."
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
The push for joint civilian-military use of an airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground is close to being cleared for takeoff. As a feasibility study nears completion, officials are exploring development options for the oft-derailed project, which the county bowed out of four years ago and which has drawn criticism from the community and some base officials. For nearly 20 years, the Army has considered the prospect of opening Phillips Army Airfield - its 10,000-foot runway is one of the longest on the East Coast - to civilian and commercial traffic.
NEWS
January 23, 2001
IT'S NOT OFTEN that local government gets a chance to acquire joint ownership of prime property next to a military airfield that holds vast economic development potential. Yet that's the situation in Harford County, where the county council votes today on measures to locate aviation-related businesses at Phillips Army Airfield on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. This doesn't just hold huge economic potential for the county. It could also ward off future downsizing efforts at APG during the next round of military base closings.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2000
Tipton Airport's first year under Anne Arundel County's control has been something of a whirlwind. Since the airport opened, the former Army airfield and one-time Superfund environmental cleanup site has increased its traffic, opportunities for revenue and visibility with area pilots. And, through no fault of its own, it became the launching pad for an investigation of a county councilman. "We have had some teething pains that you might expect with a start-up business," said David Almy, a private pilot who serves on the nine-member board of Tipton Airport Authority.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1999
When it comes to Tipton Airport, Sam Minnitte doesn't want to talk dates anymore."A lot of folks I work with always tease me about how long it's taken Tipton to come together," said Minnitte, who for five years has been at the forefront of Anne Arundel County's push to turn a former Fort Meade landfill and Army airfield into a general aviation airport.Minnitte, assistant to the county executive and former airport project manager, has made numerous predictions that the 346-acre site would be transferred to the county within months.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | March 1, 1999
In their latest push to take civilian advantage of Aberdeen Proving Ground, officials in Harford County are discussing a plan to give private industry access to the Army's 8,000-foot-long airstrip. If successful, the plan could allow cargo and corporate jets to share Phillips Airfield, used by the Army for military transport and as a testing site -- including take-off and landing exercises for the aircraft that serve as Air Force One. "As we go out and seek to bring good, clean industry to Harford County, this would be another draw that makes our county a good place to do business," said County Executive James M. Harkins.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1998
Anne Arundel County could get a delayed holiday gift next month if plans to expand a lease for Tipton Airport go through as scheduled.Army officials are working on an addendum to the lease it signed with the county this year that would let the county start using most of the airfield, including the runway and taxiways.Tipton Airport is an Army airfield that closed in September 1995 because of military budget cuts. The county wants to convert it into a general aviation airport and has spent $300,000 in the past three years on an airport manager, consultants and other costs to open it.The county now has use of only a small parcel there that includes three hangars.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
The push for joint civilian-military use of an airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground is close to being cleared for takeoff. As a feasibility study nears completion, officials are exploring development options for the oft-derailed project, which the county bowed out of four years ago and which has drawn criticism from the community and some base officials. For nearly 20 years, the Army has considered the prospect of opening Phillips Army Airfield - its 10,000-foot runway is one of the longest on the East Coast - to civilian and commercial traffic.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1998
Anne Arundel County could get a delayed holiday gift next month if plans to expand a lease for Tipton Airport go through as scheduled.Army officials are working on an addendum to the lease it signed with the county this year that would let the county start using most of the airfield, including the runway and taxiways.Tipton Airport is an Army airfield that closed in September 1995 because of military budget cuts. The county wants to convert it into a general aviation airport and has spent $300,000 in the past three years on an airport manager, consultants and other costs to open it.The county now has use of only a small parcel there that includes three hangars.
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