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!
DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs are continuing to roll out details on how veterans and caretakers can access exchanges and commissaries when a new policy takes effect in January – and the delays that will slow some of the new customers’ access. Military.com has a roundup of what you need to know. DefenseREAD MORE
Louisiana will spend $10 million of hurricane recovery funds to build 50 permanent homes for Louisiana National Guard soldiers and airmen at Camp Beauregard, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced this week. The initiative is a joint effort among the state, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana National Guard Foundation, according to The DonaldsvilleREAD MORE
The White House has signaled a willingness to accept a lower level of homeland security funding for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border than it originally requested, CQ reported Wednesday night, a potential small first step in breaking an appropriations stalemate that could stretch into 2020. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), chair of the Transportation-HUDREAD MORE
The Air Force’s F-35 program continues to fall short of the Pentagon’s combat readiness goals, a senior DOD official told Congress Wednesday. “No F-35 variant meets the specified reliability or maintainability metrics,” Robert Behler, director of the DOD Operational Test and Evaluation Office, told a House Armed Services subcommittee, according to Military.com. “The aircraft areREAD MORE
The Army will celebrate 10 community partnership projects at a Dec. 5 ceremony at the Pentagon, it announced Wednesday in a statement to On Base that also describes the honorees. The Community Partner Awards recognize “exceptional” installation-community partnerships that support the Army’s readiness, modernization and reform initiatives. “This is exciting news for the Army andREAD MORE
Ten military families are suing Corvias and Meade Communities LLC over continued moldy living conditions in Corvias-managed homes at Fort Meade, Md. The families’ attorneys are asking to certify the case as a class action lawsuit, which could open it up to residents in more than 800 Fort Meade homes, Federal News Network reported. InREAD MORE
Appropriators seem to have reached consensus that the next stopgap spending bill will run through Dec. 20, in hopes that an extra month will give them time to negotiate all 12 spending bills by the end of the year. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) – the chairs of their respective chambers’READ MORE
Expect cuts in to some programs in the 2021 defense budget proposal as DOD looks for ways to trim spending in some areas to find priorities in the National Defense Strategy, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said this week. As Army secretary, Esper made it a priority to trim spending, a process the Air Force isREAD MORE