Air Force, Army, Navy partner on gift deal

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Two recent gift offers at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., highlight successful collaboration between the Air Force, Army and Navy.

The Air Force Real Property Agency, located in San Antonio Texas, executed a gift of real property on behalf of the Air Force Materiel Command, from the Navy League, for the permanent display of a U.S. Navy EA-6B "Prowler" at Tinker AFB, Okla.

The Oklahoma City Council of the Navy League of the United States offered the display in commemoration of the year-long Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration, which began in January 2011.

The unconditional gift, valued at approximately $70,000, includes engineering design services and construction activities necessary to prepare the site, as well as restoration of the site once the aircraft is installed. The aircraft, which will be provided by the U.S. Navy Command Strategic Communications Wing One will be placed in the Charles B. Hall Air Park at the entrance to Tinker AFB, adjacent to other aircraft on static display.

AFRPA Director Robert M. Moore said, "This gift is just one example of the successful efforts that result from the long-standing partnership that exists between the services, the local communities and charitable organizations that honor the men and women in our armed forces."

At Shaw AFB, AFRPA executed a gift of real property on behalf of the Air Combat Command for the construction of a Fallen Heroes Memorial Fountain and Reflecting Pool near the Third Army/U. S. Army Central facility on the base.

Caddell Construction Company, Inc., offered the construction gift, valued at approximately $50,000, to serve as a reminder of the accomplishments of the Third Army and USARCENT in past and current operations in the U.S. Central Command Theater of Operations. The installation of the memorial fountain and reflecting pool will create a park adjacent to Patton Hall, the new Third Army/USARCENT headquarters building at Shaw AFB.

"Due to Base Realignment and Closure requirements, USARCENT moved from Fort McPherson to Shaw Air Force Base, making it a perfect location for a memorial to honor and commemorate all the Third Army and USARCENT soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice for our nation," said Moore.