Ohio air base to lease some property to cut costs

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio Air Force base plans to lease property on and off the base to cut costs amid shrinking defense budgets and to bolster public and private partnerships.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1fmwPPR ) reports the possibilities could include sharing services and creating buildings along the edges of the military installation with dual military and civilian use.

At least 130 people got together this week to brainstorm how the land might be used and how the base could partner with outside organizations and develop partnerships in fields such as research and supply chain management.

A Dayton Development Coalition official says it's a break from the tradition of self-containment for military bases.

Military figures show the Air Force has brokered $1 billion in enhanced use leases at other bases.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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