Apply to join the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities. Celebrate your defense community for its outstanding support of the service members, families, and veterans who call your region home.
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.
ADC is launching a reboot of its annual fall policy event with a focus on defining the organization’s annual policy agenda. Join us November 8 in Washington, D.C.
Join us at the DOD Defense Energy & Water Forum for the leading industry event focused on defense installation resiliency. The Forum will feature expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.
Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
Talks between party leaders and the White House over a measure to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal 2011 made little headway during last week’s congressional recess, raising the possibility that Congress may be forced to pass another continuing resolution to keep the government running if leaders can’t reach a deal before the existing stopgap expires April 8 …READ MORE
Leaders in south central Pennsylvania are considering ways to strengthen Letterkenny Army Depot in advance of a prospective base closure round. One way would be to re-establish the Pennsylvania Base Development Commission, which then-Gov. Ed Rendell eliminated two years ago as part of a budget-cutting exercise …READ MORE
Longtime ADC supporter Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and second-term Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) will co-chair a newly formed congressional caucus dedicated to advancing issues facing communities with closed or active installations. The Defense Community Caucus, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, will provide a unified voice for the hundreds of communities that host active and closed installations, raise awareness of the unique issues and challenges facing defense communities …READ MORE
The redevelopment of Treasure Island could survive a 10-foot wave as long as the ground is compacted and elevated, as the plan’s design calls for, and buildings are 300 feet away from the coastline. Several other factors would reduce the likelihood that the former Navy base would experience a tsunami in the first place …READ MORE
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