Defense Communities Find Themselves at a Crossroads

We have arrived at a crossroads for communities and installations — a juncture defined by years of budget battles and indecision.

No matter which way you turn, the path forward is full of challenges and unknowns. In one direction is the status quo — sequestration, continued deadlock, death by a thousand cuts and the hollowing out of our bases and the communities they call home. In another direction is BRAC – a painful process that doesn’t solve every problem, but may add some clarity to the way ahead. There is a third path emerging, one defined by partnership and collaboration as a way to forge a vision of the base of the future.

This crossroads requires every path be explored, and preparations made for what is to come. It is a time for communities and installation supporters to be heard and have an opportunity to understand how the decisions of policymakers will impact them in the near future.

This June, ADC will host the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C. This yearly gathering of 600-plus public and private leaders has become the go-to policy event for defense communities and our military leadership. Make plans to join us for this important event as we explore this crossroads that will define the future of our defense communities and installations.


The last chance for early registration is Friday, May 1. To register and save $100, please visit the Summit website.


ADC has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $229/night. To make a reservation, click here or call the hotel at (202) 393-1000, and mention the ADC Defense Communities National Summit. As always, these rooms are filled very quickly.

Our block rate is the prevailing per diem rate, so if you require a per diem rate room, be sure to book early.


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