• Deadline Fast Approaching for 2019 Great American Defense Communities Program

    Deadline Fast Approaching for 2019 Great American Defense Communities Program0

    Your last opportunity to apply to join the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities (GADC) is this Friday, Oct. 26! The 2019 GADC application can be found on the ADC website. The initiative recognizes the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and their families.

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  • Celebrate Your Community for Its Support of Military Families and Veterans

    Celebrate Your Community for Its Support of Military Families and Veterans0

    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

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  • Northwest Florida Touts ADC Honor

    Northwest Florida Touts ADC Honor0

    Officials from Northwest Florida gathered Wednesday to celebrate the designation of the Eglin Air Force Base – Hurlburt community as one of 10 Great American Defense Communities. “Everyone in this room is aware of the importance of our military installations,” Nathan Sparks, executive director of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, told the hundreds of military, business and community leaders. “We also know that those installations are made up of people with families, and all of you here are working to find ways to serve them …

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  • Fort Leonard Wood Region Celebrates ADC Honor

    Fort Leonard Wood Region Celebrates ADC Honor0

    The Fort Leonard Wood Region in central Missouri last month celebrated is designation as one of the Great American Defense Communities, as more than 125 stakeholders, business leaders and elected officials gathered for an official ceremony. ADC President Mike Cooper spoke about the award’s importance to the region and presented the Great American Defense Communities banner to the region’s leaders; Cooper also led the group in an official cake-cutting ceremony. “The Fort Leonard Wood Region offers military members and their families an extremely high quality of life. Everyone at the city and county level down to the individual citizen appreciates the service and sacrifice our military makes and they are ready to work together to ensure they are fully supported while they are at Fort Leonard Wood,” said SOP Executive Director Kent Thomas …

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  • Military Appreciation Event Helps Dayton Earn ADC Recognition

    Military Appreciation Event Helps Dayton Earn ADC Recognition0

    For the past 10 years, the Dayton region has held an annual appreciation effort to celebrate the military personnel serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Springfield Air National Guard Base in western Ohio. The “Hometown Heroes” program, spearheaded by the Dayton Development Coalition, provides thousands of tickets to military members to local sporting events and other entertainment. At a Dayton Dragons baseball game, airmen from Wright-Patterson are welcomed onto the field and recognized for their service. “This is a chance to celebrate the airmen of Wright-Patt,” said Jeff Hoagland, president and CEO of the coalition …

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  • ADC Award Reflects City’s Heart, Colorado Springs Mayor Says

    ADC Award Reflects City’s Heart, Colorado Springs Mayor Says0

    Colorado Springs, Colo., has been praised for a variety of attributes related to its quality of life, but Mayor John Suthers on Tuesday said being honored by ADC as one of the Great American Defense Communities was the most meaningful recognition because it reflected the city’s heart.
    “It’s an honor to be accepting this recognition on behalf of the thousands of people in our community who give their time and resources to help members of the military and military families,” Suthers said at a media event held to officially announce the region’s selection as one of 10 Great American Defense Communities. Colorado Springs is home to five military installations and about 40,000 active-duty troops …

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