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    Powerful New Program

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    Annual Report

    ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.

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  • ADC Congratulates 2019 Defense Community Award Winners

    ADC Congratulates 2019 Defense Community Award Winners

    ADC is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of its Defense Community Awards. Winners will be recognized during the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit, June 10-12, in Washington. Community/State Leadership Award, recognizing an individual whose outstanding leadership helps build a military-community partnership to enhance the mission of an active installation: Kay Ivey, Governor, State of

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  • Senate Passes Disaster Aid Package, Lawmaker Blocks House Approval

    Senate Passes Disaster Aid Package, Lawmaker Blocks House Approval

    The GOP-controlled Senate easily passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Thursday after lawmakers persuaded President Donald Trump to pull border aid from the stalled bill, CQ reported Thursday. The aid package included $2.7 billion to help military installations damaged by Hurricanes Florence and Michael last year and in flooding this year, including Offutt Air

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  • Senate NDAA Includes Raise in Military Pay, Privatized Housing Reforms

    Senate NDAA Includes Raise in Military Pay, Privatized Housing Reforms

    The GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee advanced its version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday, authorizing $750 billion in defense spending while departing from the White House on how some DOD funding is allocated. The measure aligns with President Donald Trump’s overall fiscal 2020 defense request, but notably reduced from $164 billion

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  • Senate, House Lawmakers Consider Veterans Mental Health, Women Veteran Health Bills

    Senate, House Lawmakers Consider Veterans Mental Health, Women Veteran Health Bills

    The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee considered several bills that included measures on mental health and improving women’s health care, matching a similar House push, Military.com reported Thursday. The Senate mental health bill would create grants for outside mental health organizations, require access to alternative animal and sports therapies, and increase the number of VA mental

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., held a ribbon-cutting event for a new Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, a new technology venture that will produce specialized parts through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The center features a hub of machines and highly-trained technicians producing on-demand parts for warfighters throughout the world… NextEra Energy Resources dropped plans to

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  • Senate Confirms Top Army, Navy Military Leaders

    Senate Confirms Top Army, Navy Military Leaders

    President Donald Trump’s nominees to become the top officers of the Army and Navy were confirmed Thursday, The Hill reported. The Senate confirmed newly appointed senior leaders Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConnville by unanimous consent. Moran will replace Adm. John Richardson while McConnville will take

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  • Senate Armed Services Committee Wraps Up NDAA Markup

    Senate Armed Services Committee Wraps Up NDAA Markup

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has completed its closed-door markup of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, CQ reported Wednesday. The markup session of the annual defense legislation, finished in under seven hours, authorizes $750 billion for defense spending next year, according to the report. Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the committee’s topline spending

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  • Negotiations Stall in Effort to Reach Two-Year Spending Deal

    Negotiations Stall in Effort to Reach Two-Year Spending Deal

    Negotiations for a two-year spending deal and a possible lift of the nation’s debt limit broke down Tuesday evening without agreement, Roll Call reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and senior administration officials met Tuesday in hopes of avoiding a lengthy

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