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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.
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ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Military veterans are significantly more likely than the general population to be homeless, with a substantial gap between male and female veterans’ rates, according to a new study. Males veterans were almost 50 percent as likely as nonveterans to be homeless, while female veterans were twice as likely as nonveterans to be homeless …READ MORE
As DOD slashes almost a half a trillion dollars in spending through 2021, military installations will need to change accordingly, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday. “When we talk about balancing the force and our investment in balance, there’s manpower costs, there’s modernization and equipment costs, there’s training and maintenance costs, and then there’s this thing called infrastructure …READ MORE
A group of Republican senators unveiled legislation Thursday that would postpone government-wide spending cuts until fiscal 2014 by trimming the number of federal civilians by 5 percent through attrition. The plan would reverse the first year’s portion of the automatic spending cuts — $55 billion on both defense and non-defense programs — slated to go into effect next January …READ MORE
The Pentagon’s announcement that it plans to request a new BRAC round has placed lobbyists on high alert, triggering a surge in interest from defense communities. “If they approve a BRAC, you will see a lot of hires. But proactive communities already have representation …READ MORE
For defense communities whose local installations have been the target of previous BRAC rounds, the possibility of a new one is particularly troubling. Six years after Portsmouth Naval Shipyard narrowly averted a recommendation for closure, the supporters of the Kittery, Maine, shipyard are ready for battle again …READ MORE
The Air Force’s fiscal 2013 budget submission will call for eliminating more than 280 aircraft across all components over the next five years, according to the ‘Air Force Priorities for a New Strategy with Constrained Budgets’ white paper released Wednesday. “Multiple units and every state and territory will be affected by aircraft or manpower reductions …READ MORE
The uncertainty created by the possibility of a new BRAC round could limit developers’ interest in expanding the housing supply outside of Fort Drum, say local officials in the greater Watertown, N.Y., region. The region already suffers a significant housing deficit, a situation likely to worsen as troops return from overseas deployments …READ MORE
Legislation approved in committee last year to create a civilian BRAC commission could receive a vote on the House floor after a controversial provision requiring the federal government to sell or swap a number of properties in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere was removed from the measure …READ MORE