• Book Explores Base Redevelopment around the World

    Book Explores Base Redevelopment around the World0

    A new book of case studies of base redevelopment chronicles the intricate and lengthy challenges community leaders and other government officials, planners and developers faced in converting more than a dozen urban and rural military installations across the globe to new uses. Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites includes chapters on well-known closures during the BRAC era — Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, and the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard — along with several older ones — the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Frankford Arsenal, Pa. …

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  • Military Appreciation Event Helps Dayton Earn ADC Recognition

    Military Appreciation Event Helps Dayton Earn ADC Recognition0

    For the past 10 years, the Dayton region has held an annual appreciation effort to celebrate the military personnel serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Springfield Air National Guard Base in western Ohio. The “Hometown Heroes” program, spearheaded by the Dayton Development Coalition, provides thousands of tickets to military members to local sporting events and other entertainment. At a Dayton Dragons baseball game, airmen from Wright-Patterson are welcomed onto the field and recognized for their service. “This is a chance to celebrate the airmen of Wright-Patt,” said Jeff Hoagland, president and CEO of the coalition …

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  • OEA Survives Lawmaker’s Attempt to Restrict Assistance Programs0

    An effort by Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell (R) to limit the availability of a variety of community assistance programs offered by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) was deflected in recent weeks, following a joint effort by ADC, the Defense Communities Caucus and the office of Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam). Russell initially filed an amendment to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill before it was marked up by the House Armed Services Committee in April. The provision would have severely restricted OEA’s defense industry adjustment, compatible use and BRAC assistance programs …

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  • Editor’s Note0

    360 will take several days off over the Memorial Day weekend. Look for the next issue on Thursday, June 2.

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  • Four Candidates on Slate to Join ADC Board0

    ADC members will have an opportunity to vote on four new candidates to the association’s board of directors during the annual business meeting at next month’s National Summit in Washington. The elections will mark the last phase in the expansion of the board, with the number of directors increasing from 14 to 15, including the past president, following June’s elections. The board’s expansion from 13 directors was approved during a special vote of the membership in March 2015. The four new candidates for the board are: Kathleen Ferguson, senior advisor, The Roosevelt Group; Susan Morris, principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Kevin Sullivan, executive director, Utah Defense Alliance; and John Walker, specialist leader, Deloitte …

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  • ADC Award Reflects City’s Heart, Colorado Springs Mayor Says

    ADC Award Reflects City’s Heart, Colorado Springs Mayor Says0

    Colorado Springs, Colo., has been praised for a variety of attributes related to its quality of life, but Mayor John Suthers on Tuesday said being honored by ADC as one of the Great American Defense Communities was the most meaningful recognition because it reflected the city’s heart.
    “It’s an honor to be accepting this recognition on behalf of the thousands of people in our community who give their time and resources to help members of the military and military families,” Suthers said at a media event held to officially announce the region’s selection as one of 10 Great American Defense Communities. Colorado Springs is home to five military installations and about 40,000 active-duty troops …

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