- Mission Support/Community Partnerships
- August 14, 2018
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.
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Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
The Great American Defense Community Program showcases selected communities at the local and national level, and promotes the innovative programs, community leaders and best practices of the 2018 class.
The March Joint Powers Authority continues to move ahead with plans to open up the joint use airfield at March Air Reserve Base to private aircraft and corporate jets despite opposition from at least one nearby neighborhood. The FAA previously disqualified the authority from receiving grant funding because it did not allow general aviation flights …READ MORE
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall last week unveiled legislation designed to further DOD’s effort to adopt renewable energy to power its installations and to replace conventional fuels in vehicles. The 2011 Department of Defense Energy Security Act is an updated version of legislation Udall and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords each introduced last year …READ MORE
The White House initiative to sell off thousands of underused federal properties would not focus only on real estate that currently is vacant but also would consider disposing of a small set of high-value properties whose function may be obsolete, Danny Werfel, controller for the Office of Management and Budget, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management last week during that panel’s first hearing on the administration’s proposal to create a BRAC-like panel to shrink the government’s real estate holdings …READ MORE
Prior to his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next secretary of defense, Leon Panetta was asked by the Senate Armed Services Committee to respond to questions of policy covering 94 subjects. Only a handful of the questions deal with defense community issues, but in those Panetta makes clear the critical role he believes communities should play in supporting the military …READ MORE
Four missions at three Air Force bases were honored Wednesday for their stewardship of natural and cultural resources during a Pentagon ceremony marking the 2011 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. “When I visit installations, I am humbled by the dedication, and the skill and competence when it comes to protecting the natural and cultural environment — and today we honor the best …READ MORE
After four years and roughly $2 billion in construction projects, the massive effort to ready San Antonio bases for BRAC 2005 is almost complete. Only several of the planned 75 facilities are still under construction, with the most prominent being the expansion and renovation of Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston …READ MORE
The threat presented by residential growth to an installation’s core missions is a widespread issue, one that is expected to worsen as development creeps closer and closer to bases that once were relatively isolated. The problems caused by encroachment almost resulted in Naval Air Station Oceana being closed by the 2005 BRAC Commission before its host community, Virginia Beach, and the state of Virginia stepped in to address the issue and ensure the Navy’s east coast master jet base could continue to provide first-class training for the service’s pilots …READ MORE
The Pentagon should be able to meet President Obama’s goal of reducing national security spending by $400 billion over the next 12 years without impairing the nation’s defense, Leon Panetta said at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next secretary of defense. “I don’t deny that there are going to be tough decisions that have to be made and tough choices that have to be made …READ MORE