• Deadline Extended to Enter Defense Community Awards Program

    Deadline Extended to Enter Defense Community Awards Program0

    ADC has extended the nominations deadline for the 2018 Defense Community Awards program to March 8, providing members six more days to recognize the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations. ADC will present this year’s awards at the Defense Communities Congressional Luncheon during the Defense Communities National Summit, June 18 – 20 at the

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • ADC Launches America’s Defense Communities Magazine0

    ADC is launching a new magazine designed to share the stories of its members and military partners. Titled America’s Defense Communities, the magazine will debut at the Defense Communities 2016 National Summit — held June 20-22 in Washington, D.C. — and feature a story on the inaugural class of the Great American Defense Communities program. “There is an amazing story to tell about how communities, regions and states are supporting our military in enhancing missions and creating great places for service members and their families to live,” said Tim Ford, CEO of ADC. “This unique publication will allow us to share those stories in new ways with an even larger audience …

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  • ADC Congratulates 2016 Defense Community Award Winners

    ADC Congratulates 2016 Defense Community Award Winners0

    ADC is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of its Defense Community Awards. Winners will be recognized during the 2016 Defense Communities National Summit, June 20-22 in Washington, D.C. Community Leadership Award — Michael Reese, Chairman of Fort Polk Progress, Leesville, La.; Military Leadership Award — Col. John Devillier, Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Military Leadership Award — Lt. Col. Ralph Taylor Jr., P4 Lead, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; Base Redevelopment Excellence Award — Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, Fort Smith, Ark.; Community Excellence Award — City of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Installation Excellence Award — Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. ADC will announce the winners of the Congressional Leadership Award, which recognizes sitting members of the Senate and House of Representatives, at a later date …

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  • Deadline Extended for Defense Community Awards Nominations

    Deadline Extended for Defense Community Awards Nominations0

    There still is time to recognize the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations. ADC has extended the nominations deadline for the 2016 Defense Community Awards program to April 8. ADC will present this year’s awards at the 2016 Defense Community Awards Luncheon that will take place at the Capital Hilton during the Defense Communities National Summit, June 20-22. Awards honor a community, installation, public official or military leader demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence. Specific categories are: Base Redevelopment Excellence; Community or State Excellence; Community or State Leadership; Congressional Leadership; Installation Excellence; and Military Leadership. Award criteria and other information are available on the ADC website …

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