Regional Compatibility Project Maguire Economic Impact Military Installation Fund


Introduction


The diverse network of federal military facilities located in Arizona provide the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with unequaled access to high-quality, weather friendly, cost-effective training for American armed forces. More significantly, this network comprises an integrated array of bases, testing and training facilities, ranges, and airspace that operate within a physical environment that is uniquely suited to their individual and combined mission objectives and to the nation’s evolving defense posture. In short, Arizona provides DoD with unparalleled resources.

 

Since the late 1970s, the State of Arizona has been fully committed to and has taken significant steps toward ensuring DoD’s long-term partnership in Arizona.  In December 2003, the Governors Military Facilities Task Force put forth twenty-seven recommendations to ensure long-term retention of the State’s military facilities so that they may continue to perform their vital national defense functions and maintain their critical role in the Arizona economy.  On May 17, 2004, the Governor signed HB 2140, a comprehensive military bill that included a number of the recommendations of the Task Force, including the establishment of the Military Affairs Commission (MAC) and the Military Installation Fund (MIF)

 

Purpose


The Military Affairs Commission (MAC) serves a critical mission in the State of Arizona to ensure that the missions of federal military installations located in Arizona are protected and can meet any future need that this country faces.  To accomplish this mission, the MAC monitors and makes recommendations on executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustain and grow Arizona’s network of military installations, training and testing ranges and associated airspace. Through the MAC, Arizona is able to keep issues impacting federal military installations in the forefront, balancing private property rights with insuring that state and local policy positions maintain and enhance military missions at the installation. Included within the jurisdiction of the MAC is the Military Installation Fund (MIF), the purpose of which is to ensure that private property rights are addressed as efforts are made to maintain and enhance military missions at the military installations located within Arizona.

 

The specific responsibilities of the MAC are to advise the Executive and Legislative Branches on pertinent issues relating to the military and installations throughout Arizona, to protect the ongoing strategic missions of federal military installations located within Arizona, and to prioritize property applications as part of the administration of the MIF.  MAC Membership is comprised of 15 appointed Commissioners representing expertise in military affairs, local elected officials, and private property interests; as well as four Advisory members comprised of the Arizona Adjutant General, the Arizona State Land Commissioner, a federal land use agency, and a military installation commander.

 

Military Affairs Commission Agenda Minutes
 

 

January 14, 2015

MAC Meeting Agenda

MAC Meeting Minutes

 

July 14, 2014

MAC Meeting Agenda

MAC Meeting Minutes

 

May 7, 2014

MAC Meeting Agenda

MAC Meeting Minutes

 

November 5, 2013

MAC Meeting Agenda

MAC Meeting Minutes

TAG Decision on MAC MIF Recommendation

 

September 24, 2013

MAC Meeting Agenda

MAC Meeting Minutes

 

May 13, 2003
MAC Meeting Agenda
MAC Meeting Minutes

 

December 27, 2012 10:00 a.m

Proposed MIF Rules Open Comments Meeting

 

November 28, 2012
MAC Meeting Agenda
MAC Meeting Minutes

 

Feburary 1, 2012
MAC Meeting Agenda
MAC Meeting Minutes


December 13, 2011

Agenda Minutes

 

July 18, 2008 
Agenda Minutes

 

July 10, 2007
Agenda Minutes

December 5, 2006
Agenda Minutes

November 30, 2006
Agenda Minutes

 

For questions concerning the MIF application process and acquisition of land, land appraisal, title searches, environmental studies or any other items involved in the land/development right purchase, please contact:

 

Travis Schulte

Legislative Liaison

Military Installation Fund Program Manager
Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
Ph: (602) 267-2732