Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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.
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell recommended Tuesday eliminating the state office responsible for preserving and enhancing its military facilities as part of an effort to shrink state government. The Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority was established in 2005 by the General Assembly to provide technical assistance and improve coordination between the state, its defense communities and the military …READ MORE
For ADC, 2011 was a year to redefine its role as the association embarked on an array of new initiatives designed to raise the profile of defense communities on Capitol Hill, help communities forge stronger ties with military installations and enhance the services offered to members. Amid a backdrop of looming cuts in defense spending, ADC rolled out new programs in each of the association’s focus areas …READ MORE
Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) will not use the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill now on the Senate floor to attempt to undo the automatic spending cuts that would dramatically scale back defense spending starting in 2013, although the two lawmakers have not dropped plans to blunt the sequester’s impact on the Pentagon’s budget …READ MORE
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu last week urged Army Secretary John McHugh to support Fort Polk’s acquisition of 8,250 acres, a move needed to help the Army carry out its mission there. The letter is the most recent example of the senator’s effort to work with surrounding communities to advance the post’s mission …READ MORE
Seven civilian families call Patrick AFB home, a move made possible after base officials lifted the restrictions two years ago on who could lease the installation’s family housing in an effort to increase the project’s occupancy rate. “I like the fact that we don’t have unwanted visitors …READ MORE
Americans are much more likely to have helped a military family if they have an immediate family member who has served in the military, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About two-thirds of those with family ties to the military say they have reached out to help a service member …READ MORE