ADC has opened the nomination period for the 2019 Great American Defense Communities (GADC) program, an initiative that recognizes the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and their families. Since the program was launched in 2016, it has shined a light on the regions and individuals that are making an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of military members and veterans.
The 2019 GADC application can be found on the ADC website. Nominations are due Oct. 26. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on joining a webinar on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. for a walkthrough of the program and nomination process.
Communities are selected following a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support.
The initiative, now entering its fourth year, is sponsored by USAA. The 2019 class will be announced in November.