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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.
Wichita Falls and three neighboring communities in north central Texas received the Altus Trophy earlier this month for providing “outstanding support” to Sheppard AFB. The trophy is awarded annually to a civilian community for partnering with an Air Education and Training Command base …READ MORE
The Army plans to eliminate up to 13 brigade combat teams and 80,000 soldiers as the Pentagon attempts to trim spending by $487 billion over 10 years, officials said Wednesday. The Army’s plan calls for cutting at least eight of its 45 brigades …READ MORE
President Obama on Tuesday nominated DOD officials to fill two vacancies in the department’s senior ranks. Frank Kendall III was nominated as the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, filling the vacancy created when Ashton Carter was sworn in as deputy defense secretary in October …READ MORE
A commission created by the Alabama legislature last year is stepping up its efforts to help the state’s defense communities support local installations and make the case that the military should consider moving missions to Alabama in any future reorganization. Individual communities historically have supported the state’s military installations, but, to date, the state has not coordinated those local initiatives …READ MORE
Installations participating in the Army’s Net Zero Installation initiative increasingly are partnering with local utilities and energy service providers to cut their use of energy and water, and to reduce their waste stream …READ MORE
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline a $525 billion fiscal 2013 budget request Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The request would represent a $6 billion decline from the current year’s baseline spending, and a $51 billion drop from a previous budget projection …READ MORE
In an attempt to galvanize the nation’s production of energy from alternative sources, President Obama during his State of the Union address announced an initiative to allow the development of clean energy on public lands sufficient to power 3 million homes. Obama said that DOD, the world’s largest consumer of energy, “will make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history — with the Navy purchasing enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year …READ MORE