Meet the Great American Defense Communities that ADC and USAA will be highlighting in the coming year!
Join us for ADC’s 2019 DOD Energy and Water Forum, the leading policy event that gathers decision-makers across DOD, industry and communities for a one-day look at the big issues impacting energy and water on installations.
Join us for IIF2020 in San Antonio, February 10-12, 2020.
Join us in June 8-10 in Washington, D.C. for the 2020 Defense Communities National Summit!
Here is a roundup of some of the latest Space Force updates: Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond had what Raymond called “a really good conversation” with President Donald Trump about planning to get the new branch off the ground. Raymond talked in depth with Space News about theREAD MORE
Kenneth Braithwaite, President Trump’s announced nominee to become Navy secretary, failed to disclose ties to Cambridge Analytica, CBS News reported. The former political consulting firm was part of disinformation campaigns during U.S. and U.K. elections. Cambridge Analytica documents showed Braithwaite was a consultant, but he said he never did work for the company that would’veREAD MORE
A tentative agreement between Fort Knox, Ky., and nearby Hardin Co. for the county to manage the base’s refuse services will bring $200,000 in additional revenue to the county and save the installation another $200,000 on top of that, The Elizabethtown News Enterprise reported. “Today marks another huge win for Hardin County taxpayers,” Judge-Executive HarryREAD MORE
The Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war “to guarantee that the decision to send Americans into harm’s way would be made by the individuals most accountable to the people,” seven House lawmakers from across the political spectrum wrote Friday in a Washington Post op-ed, calling on Congress to re-assert its war powers. TheyREAD MORE
Charles Williams told senators last week that he was “livid” about problems in the military’s privatized housing system and would address the concerns as his first action if confirmed as the Navy’s assistant secretary for installations. Williams is a St. Louis real estate executive and retired Navy admiral. It’s unclear when the Senate will voteREAD MORE
Jennifer Miller is the Air Force’s new principal deputy assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy. She replaced Rich Hartley, who has left the position. Miller previously worked on installation issues in the Air Force general counsel’s office and is also a U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel. Air Force photoREAD MORE
Leaders from communities, the military and their partner organizations are preparing for Installation Innovation Forum 2020 in San Antonio next month. On Base asked Lucian Niemeyer, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, what he is looking forward to at IIF. What stand out to you as the top issues facingREAD MORE
Defense Secretary Mark Esper will visit Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., next week to talk with installation leaders and give them a preview of enhanced security procedures at all bases worldwide, Military.com reported. NAS Pensacola was the site of a deadly mass shooting last month that federal investigators have labeled an act of terrorism. TheREAD MORE