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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.
Five Republican Senators — Jon Kyl (Ariz.), John McCain (Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John Cornyn (Texas) — are set to announce legislation today to undo some or all of the $500 billion in automatic spending cuts to be imposed on the Pentagon’s budget starting next January …READ MORE
Efforts to save California’s 400 redevelopment agencies from being dissolved on Wednesday failed, but the state Senate passed a measure Tuesday allowing the agencies to spend redevelopment funds earmarked for affordable housing projects. The measure would allow local governments to spend about $1.4 billion contained in the redevelopment agencies’ low- and moderate-income housing funds …READ MORE
The Navy is preparing a force structure study over the next several months that will be based on the new strategic guidance the Pentagon released in January, Adm. John Harvey, commander of Fleet Forces Command, told reporters Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert has “a strategic view now from the commander in chief. He’s got a budget that is coming from the Congress. Okay, let’s figure out what kind of Navy matches those two together …READ MORE
A lone voice on Capitol Hill, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) said Tuesday he would support authorizing a new round of base closures as a logical step to curtail defense spending. “We can’t have it both ways. We can’t say, ‘Okay we’re going to fundamentally overhaul the military but not close bases …READ MORE
While no host to a military facility relishes the prospect of a new round of base closures, a number of defense communities believe they are in good shape as the Pentagon plans to request Congress authorize another BRAC. “China Lake is well prepared to defend itself and well prepared to advocate for the work we do,” China Lake Alliance Executive Director Mick Gleason told the Ridgecrest Daily Independent …READ MORE
Since 2009, Fayetteville, N.C., has been among the nation’s leaders in several economic indicators, yet economic growth in Cumberland County, which borders Fort Bragg’s southeastern perimeter, has failed to meet expectations regarding the impact of BRAC, reports the Fayetteville Observer. Projections that the addition of Forces Command and Reserve Command to Bragg would attract 1,000 defense contractors remain unfilled …READ MORE