• 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 …

  • Editor’s Note0

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

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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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