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ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
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 ofREAD MORE
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 AirREAD MORE
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 mentalREAD MORE
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 toREAD MORE
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 takeREAD MORE
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 lengthyREAD MORE