- October 19, 2018
Apply to join the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities. Celebrate your defense community for its outstanding support of the service members, families, and veterans who call your region home.
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.
Community activists and lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday pressed federal officials to act more quickly to respond to widespread contamination of local drinking water supplies caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Arnie Leriche, community co-chair of the Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board, expressed the frustration of fellow Oscoda, Mich., residents over contamination in local waterwaysREAD MORE
The Senate Armed Services Committee this week favorably reported out two presidential nominees for headquarters positions dealing with installation and energy issues — Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment and Alex Beehler for assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment. The two now must be confirmed by theREAD MORE
ADC has extended the deadline to Oct. 5 for submitting nominations to participate in the 2019 Innovators program. We will be highlighting up to six innovative projects at the 2019 Installation Innovation Forum that demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches defense communities are using to support installations and military families, sustain military missions and promote defense-based economic development.READ MORE
The Pentagon is on the cusp of receiving a full-year spending measure for fiscal 2019 after the House on Wednesday easily adopted the conference report for a two-bill spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles. The legislation, which provides $606.5 billion for the base defense budget and $67.9 billion in overseas contingency funds, nowREAD MORE
Clark State Community College will offer courses on base to airmen in the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing, allowing them to earn an associate’s degree with the Community College of the Air Force, under a recent agreement the wing based at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport reached with the school. The college already offers a 50READ MORE
DOD is considering Poland’s offer to invest up to $2 billion to develop a base to host a permanent American military force, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Monday. “The first thing we have to do is look at what are they offering, because then you would size up what it can actually hold andREAD MORE
The Army should place an increased emphasis on the energy resilience of its installations as the nation’s homeland faces cyber and other threats from adversaries and a dependence on the commercial grid leaves the service vulnerable to a variety of risks, according to a paper by Daniel Roper, director of national security studies for theREAD MORE
ADC has opened the nomination period for the 2019 Great American Defense Communities (GADC) program, an initiative that recognizes the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and their families. Since the program was launched in 2016, it has shined a light on the regions andREAD MORE