• Recognize Your Community, Local Leadership through Defense Community Awards Program

    Recognize Your Community, Local Leadership through Defense Community Awards Program0

    ADC has opened the nominations process for the 2016 Defense Community Awards program. The awards highlight the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations in front of key decision-makers from Congress and DOD. 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 …

  • Strong Bond between Eglin AFB, Host Communities Helps Preserve Base’s Military Missions0

    Eglin Air Force Base is the beneficiary of long-standing support from the 14 municipalities that surround it. A series of mutually beneficial partnerships have helped preserve the base’s vital flight training mission and other activities, and sustain the region’s infrastructure and natural resources. For anyone flying into the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, this close relationship becomes immediately apparent. Okaloosa County’s commercial service airport is located on land Eglin leases to it. The joint-use airfield accommodates more than a dozen types of military aircraft and all of the area’s civilian air traffic …

  • Highway Interchange at Former March AFB Honors Region’s Historical Military Role0

    The Inland Empire region of Southern California lacked a significant tribute to the role played by the military over the past century, so when officials at the March Joint Powers Authority (JPA) began thinking about the design for a new highway interchange, they saw an opportunity to highlight the site’s military past. The authority decided to pursue a design for the $65 million I-215/Van Buren Overcrossing project that would meet the region’s current and future needs while acknowledging the Air Force’s historic and continuing presence across Southern California. The recently completed freeway interchange, which is located within the former March AFB, was largely funded through the efforts of the JPA …

  • Murkowski Led Charge to Keep F-16s at Eielson AFB0

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been a strong advocate for preserving military installations in Alaska since joining the Senate in 2002, and was one of the central players responsible for blocking the Air Force’s 2012 plan to relocate the F-16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. Since the Air Force announced its plan to transfer the squadron, which could have harmed public services in Fairbanks as well as Anchorage, Murkowski led the Alaska’s delegation response, which included meeting with senior Air Force and DOD officials, advancing legislation and holding public forums. After two years the Air Force reversed its plans, preserving the base’s operations and the surrounding community’s quality of life …

  • Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Partnership Enhances Support for Wright-Patt0

    The P4 Partnership Program, a collaboration among the Dayton Development Coalition, several Ohio agencies and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has shaved operating costs for the Air Force at the same time it has improved support for the installation. The partnership brought together the Coalition, the governor’s office, the governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Administrative Services, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Veteran’s Affairs, JobsOhio and Sinclair Community College (SCC). The partners have focused on projects that provide education, job training and employment search opportunities; leverage resources to reduce costs on large commodity purchases; and permit the mutually beneficial use of emergency response facilities and equipment, and recreation facilities …

  • Courtney Has Proven to Be Fierce Advocate for Submarine Fleet, Connecticut Sub Base0

    During his five terms in Congress, Connecticut Rep. Joe Courtney has made increased funding for submarine production and support for Naval Submarine Base New London two of his signature issues. Courtney secured more federal funding outside the president’s budget for the sub base in his first two years in Congress than had been secured in the previous 10. The $80 million-plus in financial support he obtained will ensure that New England’s largest military installation will thrive well into the 21st Century …