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!
The Hawaii Air National Guard will start recruiting for an 88-member Space Force squadron, AP reported…. The New Mexico Environment Department is fining the Air Force almost $1.7 million for groundwater contamination near Cannon Air Force Base, AP reported…. Fort Hood Army Base, Texas, and the nearby town of Copperas Cove plan to partner onREAD MORE
The House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Friday that would classify PFAS chemicals as hazardous and subject to cleanup under the Superfund program. Most Republicans opposed the bill, but 24 voted with Democrats to pass it. The bill’s proponents said the Environmental Protection Agency is not doing enough to clean up PFAS-contaminated water, like hasREAD MORE
DOD is finalizing the tenant bill of rights it has promised will help fix the concerns of some residents of privatized military housing, Air Force Magazine reported. Each service’s leaders will need to sign off on the plan before it is released. The Pentagon said it plans to begin implementing the plan early this year.READ MORE
A pilot program from the Department of Veterans Affairs is helping veterans like San Antonio’s Gerald Bennett live in their own homes for longer. “I have nobody down here, no relations,” Bennett, 92, a World War II veteran, told Texas Public Radio. “If it gets a little lonely, if I feel like I’m getting depressed,READ MORE
Another court has ruled on the Trump administration’s plan to move $3.6 billion from military construction projects to southern border wall construction. The Wednesday night ruling from a federal court in Louisiana reverses a previous court’s ruling that diverting the funds is unconstitutional. The appeals process is still ongoing. Customs and Border Protection photo byREAD MORE
The House passed a nonbinding resolution Thursday that would limit President Donald Trump’s authority to take further military action against Iran without congressional approval. It includes an exemption for cases of imminent threat. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Lee (R-Utah) have said they would join Democrats to vote for similar legislation limiting war powers,READ MORE
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wants to bring the National Defense Authorization Act to the floor in May and dedicate June to passing as many fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills as possible, he told reporters this week, according to CQ. House budget leaders have said they may not try to pass a formal budgetREAD MORE
A panel of senior leaders will talk about how the military services are addressing emerging threats at installations across the U.S., when Installation Innovation Forum 2020 convenes in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 10-12. Many installations face some of the same issues, such as encroachment, extreme weather events, force protection and deteriorating infrastructure both off andREAD MORE