ADC announces 2017 class of Great American Defense Communities
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Through its annual Defense Community Awards program, ADC honors the achievements and leadership present in our defense communities, on military installations, within the Department of Defense and on Capitol Hill.
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The Obama administration this week unveiled a detailed plan for supporting military families, committing the federal government to 50 initiatives intended to address the most pressing challenges facing troops and their families at home and in their communities …READ MORE
Republican and Democratic leadership named new lineups for the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee this week. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who had been the panel’s ranking member since 2008, is now chairman. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) was named ranking member after Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) opted to become the top Democrat on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee …READ MORE
Republicans and Democrats in the House named new leaders for the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in the 112th Congress following organizational meetings earlier this month. John Culberson (R-Texas), in his sixth-term, will chair the subcommittee, replacing former Rep. Zach Wamp as the panel’s top Republican after Wamp made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Tennessee …READ MORE
The closure of Joint Force Command, which could begin before the end of the year, will result in the elimination of about 1,900 jobs in southeastern Virginia, Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the activity’s commander, said this week. The announcement follows last week’s decision by President Obama to approve Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ controversial recommendation to disestablish the mission …READ MORE