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An infantry brigade combat team (BCT) stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., that is being converted to an armored BCT is likely to remain in Colorado Springs as the post already has the necessary infrastructure to support adding tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the unit, reports the Colorado Springs Gazette. Moving the new BCT toREAD MORE
Navy officials told lawmakers Thursday the service plans to achieve a fleet of 355 ships by the mid-2030s, moving up the date for reaching the target by two decades. To expedite the effort to reach 355 ships, the Navy plans to extend the service life of its entire class of Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers toREAD MORE
During a hearing Thursday of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, DOD’s installations chief acknowledged the department’s recent failure to secure lawmakers’ support for a new round of base closures and reached out to find common ground on an approach that would allow the military to rightsize its infrastructure. “We realize weREAD MORE
While House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been a champion for military spending, and frequently cited the benefits the recent two-year budget agreement would provide the Pentagon in garnering support for the deal from skeptical Republicans in February, it’s not clear that his retirement at the end of the current session will significantly affect congressionalREAD MORE
The 2018 Defense Communities National Summit is coming to D.C. in two months and will bring together hundreds of leaders from communities, DOD and industry to discuss pressing defense policy and budget issues and explore how our defense communities and military installations can work together to meet the challenges ahead. The program — which buildsREAD MORE
ADC is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of its Defense Community Awards. Winners will be recognized during the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit, June 18-20, in Washington, D.C. Community Leadership Award — recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership helps build a military-community partnership to enhance the mission of an active installation. A nominee mayREAD MORE
Almost 100 people who live near Fairchild AFB outside of Spokane, Wash., last week filed a federal class-action lawsuit against multiple manufacturers of a firefighting foam they say caused a range of health issues after contaminating the local water supply. The lawsuit alleges the manufacturers negligently created a dangerous product and marketed it without adequateREAD MORE
The Navy needs to make a clear case to the public for a fleet of 355 ships, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, told reporters Wednesday at the Sea-Air-Space expo. “This wasn’t just a number just a number that was pulled out of the air, thisREAD MORE