• Editor’s Note0

    Defense Communities 360 will be going on summer vacation for the next two weeks. Stay cool and look for the next issue on Aug. 30.

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  • ADC Announces Dates for Ohio, New England Regional Forums

    ADC Announces Dates for Ohio, New England Regional Forums0

    ADC is holding regional forums this October in Columbus, Ohio, and Newport, R.I., to help local and state officials and community leaders learn more about the role they can play in supporting their military installations at a time when defense communities face a growing set of challenges. The two forums — at Ohio State University from Oct. 5-6 and Newport on Oct. 21 — will cover the range of issues facing defense communities, including the long-term consequences of sequestration, how to prepare for military downsizing, the BRAC process and evolving missions. The forums are designed to bring local officials up to speed on what’s going on in Washington, as well as introduce participants to the tools and strategies available to support defense communities …

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  • Editor’s Note0

    360 will take tomorrow off. Look for the next issue on Monday, Aug. 8.

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  • ADC Honors Defense Community Award Winners

    ADC Honors Defense Community Award Winners0

    ADC celebrated the defense communities, installations and their leaders who were recipients of the 2016 Defense Community Awards during last month’s Defense Communities National Summit. Below are descriptions of each of the award winners: Base Redevelopment Excellence — Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. The LRA’s redevelopment of 6,000 acres of excess property in western Arkansas under the direction of Ivy Owen has come a long way since the post closed. Chaffee Crossing, a mixed-use, “smart growth” community, has attracted more than $1.1 billion in capital improvements, generated 1,400 jobs and become the home for 1,600 single- and multi-family residences across 19 developments …

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  • Editor’s Note0

    360 will take several days off over the July Fourth weekend. Look for the next issue on Tuesday, July 5.

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  • Graham Urges ADC Members to Go Toe to Toe with Lawmakers over Sequestration

    Graham Urges ADC Members to Go Toe to Toe with Lawmakers over Sequestration0

    Pledging to go on a “political jihad” if Congress fails to undo the statutory spending caps that are hampering the nation’s military from meeting current and future threats, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged attendees at the Defense Communities 2016 National Summit to make it their highest priority as well. “If you want to do something, don’t advocate for your base. Come up here and advocate for Congress not to decimate the military as a whole,” Graham said Tuesday during the Defense Community Awards Luncheon …

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