• Summit Highlights Now on YouTube

    Summit Highlights Now on YouTube0

    Keynote sessions from the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit, along with other conference highlights, are now available on ADC’s YouTube channel: Opening keynote — Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment; and Phyllis Bayer, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment Creating Great American Defense Communities keynote —

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  • Welcome to the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit!

    Welcome to the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit!0

    The next three days promise a packed schedule of keynote speeches, service briefings, town halls, concurrent sessions and networking events as a record 800 attendees from communities, DOD and the private sector gather in the nation’s capital. It’s a critical time for community leaders and installation officials to meet, with a variety of pressing budget

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  • Editor’s Note0

    On Base will take Monday off. Look for the next issue on Tuesday, June 12.

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  • Summit Town Hall Will Provide Update on Federal Efforts to Address Water Contamination

    Summit Town Hall Will Provide Update on Federal Efforts to Address Water Contamination0

    Over the past several years, communities outside more than 100 active and closed installations have been grappling with the discovery of contamination in either their drinking water systems or groundwater supplies believed to stem from the use of firefighting foam by the military. The problem has posed a significant financial burden on communities, which still

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  • Ft. Knox Region Celebrates ADC Honor

    Ft. Knox Region Celebrates ADC Honor0

    Local officials and leaders from Fort Knox, Ky., gathered on the post’s parade field last week to celebrate two events — the Greater Fort Knox region being named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities (GADC) and the post’s centennial. ADC board member Bob Ross presented the community with the GADC banner. At

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  • Pentagon CMO Favors Thornberry’s Proposal to Reform Support Agencies

    Pentagon CMO Favors Thornberry’s Proposal to Reform Support Agencies0

    John Gibson II, the Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer (CMO), said that “at the high level” the Defense Department supports House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry’s plan to streamline its support agencies by cutting duplicative activities and reorganizing others, according to a recent interview. “In the spirit of where the chairman’s going, I’d say we’re

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