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The Association of Defense Communities is bringing its Base Redevelopment Forum back to its roots. First held in Portland, Maine in 2013, this Forum has become the nation’s leading forum focused on large-scale redevelopment. Our focus is beyond BRAC; it is about advancing economic opportunity through community-driven redevelopment.
ADC is launching a reboot of its annual fall policy event with a focus on defining the organization’s annual policy agenda. Join us November 8 in Washington, D.C.
Join us at the DOD Defense Energy & Water Forum for the leading industry event focused on defense installation resiliency. The Forum will feature expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.
Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
The defense sector, including military and veterans-related activity, was responsible for 247,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in total economic output in Colorado in 2017, a significantly greater impact on the state than previously believed, according to a recent study. A 2015 study found that the military was responsible for 170,000 jobs and $27 billion inREAD MORE
Lorna Estep, who now is director of resource integration, deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection for the Air Force, will become executive director of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) later this fall, the support center announced last week. Terry Edwards, the current executive director of AFIMSC, willREAD MORE
Defense spending on contracts and payroll accounted for 8.5 percent of Virginia’s gross domestic product, making it the top ranked state by that metric in fiscal 2016. Virginia was followed by Hawaii (7.6 percent), Alaska (5.5 percent), Maryland (5.2 percent) and Alabama (5.2 percent) in the ranking of states by defense spending as a portionREAD MORE
A recent decision to raise the maximum altitude aircraft can fly within a vast training range in the western Dakotas, southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming will significantly boost the military value of Ellsworth AFB, S.D., says Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). The change will allow pilots to fly missions at up to 52,000 feet, twice theREAD MORE
North Carolina officials are improving their understanding of the state’s defense supply chain in an effort to improve the competitiveness of its defense firms and increase their ability to absorb fluctuations in demand from the military. Last month, the state awarded the one-year-old Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (DIDI) a $3 million grant, after allocating itREAD MORE
The Army has been conducting a pilot test of food trucks at Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Carson, Colo., to serve soldiers who can’t make it to a dining facility because they are in the field training. The trucks will offer healthy menu options such as rice bowls, sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit and lean beefREAD MORE
Preparations made by installations along the Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to South Carolina last month to evacuate tens of thousands of personnel, along with dozens of ships and aircraft, in advance of Hurricane Florence served as a “dress rehearsal” for future storms and a possible response to rising sea levels, reports Bloomberg. Florence’s southward turnREAD MORE