- 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.
Spending money on roads is not the only way to address increased levels of traffic congestion around growing military installations, according to a recent article from the American Public Transportation Association. Alternatives such as expanded transit services, transit benefit programs, bus shuttles and vanpooling should also be considered, concluded a study last month by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board …READ MORE
Military children face many challenges, starting with the need to cope with extended absences when a parent is deployed overseas, Robert Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, said during a Washington, D.C., education summit this week. Gordon highlighted the efforts of Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, to bring attention to the plight of military children, and mentioned several initiatives now under way to support them …READ MORE
DOD is requesting $30 million as part of its fiscal 2012 budget to demonstrate energy technologies that have the potential to dramatically reduce the department’s facility energy demand. Emerging technologies can reduce energy usage by 50 percent in existing buildings and 70 percent in new construction …READ MORE
As preparations continue for the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va., ADC is asking its members and military partners for session ideas, the most important step in developing our program of events. This year’s call for sessions has been simplified — you only need to submit session abstracts and proposed speakers. If your session abstract is selected, then you will be asked to provide additional details …READ MORE
Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii are demonstrating the Army’s first smart-charging microgrid, one step in a bid to make the installation energy independent. The prototype consists of 25 kilowatts of solar power array, 200 kilowatt-hours of battery storage and four plug-in electric vehicles. The system powers four electric vehicles and has the ability to provide instant backup power to support three buildings for 72 hours …READ MORE
While several communities in Eastern North Carolina still are preparing for the arrival of the last of the 14,000 Marines coming as part of the Grow the Force initiative, local officials are assessing the impact of the Pentagon’s plan to reduce the Marine Corps’ end strength by about 15,000 troops starting in 2015. With the latest news, the housing and banking industry will need to keep a close watch on market demand …READ MORE
There are ways around the ban on earmarks in the House and Senate, as two recent articles make all too clear. Lawmakers, particularly ones with clout, are contacting agency officials directly to request that they make projects in their home districts a priority …READ MORE