- 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.
The smooth transition the Army and Air Force made in forming Joint Base Lewis-McChord over the past 18 months has earned the joint base national recognition for creating a culture of collaboration. Perhaps the largest success officials have achieved is integrating the two services while ensuring neither would lose its identity …READ MORE
Starting Jan. 1, soldiers will deploy for nine months rather than a year, a move intended to provide greater dwell time for service members and their families. The change, announced last week by the Army, should help to ease the strain on families forced over the past decade to cope with multiple deployments lasting up to 15 months …READ MORE
While school districts neighboring Ft. Benning have yet to see hard evidence that an influx of students will be enrolling for the coming school year, schools located on the post are getting ready for swelling enrollments as BRAC growth arrives in full force. “Last year we had 355 students. We are at 400 as of a few minutes ago, and we’re expecting another 100 more between now and Christmas …READ MORE
The LRA for the former Memphis Defense Depot, Tenn., has agreed to sell 260 acres at the site containing 4.2 million square feet of industrial buildings to Mayfield Properties LP for $35.8 million. The Memphis Depot Business Park had been on the market for five months …READ MORE
President Obama on Friday proposed a variety of programs, including tax credits and a “reverse boot camp,” intended to make a dent in the number of unemployed military veterans. As of June, one million veterans were unemployed; the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 13.3 percent …READ MORE
The Army will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by more than 8,700 people by September 2012, with Installation Management, Army Materiel and Training and Doctrine commands, and the department’s headquarters, absorbing 80 percent of the cuts. All together, the cutbacks will affect more than 30 different commands and agencies …READ MORE
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown last week introduced companion legislation to a measure moving in the House that would slash thousands of unneeded federal properties via a Civilian BRAC Commission. Brown has been working with Rep. Jeff Denham, whose bill, H.R. 1734, was approved in May by the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee that he chairs …READ MORE