- April 25, 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.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
The Des Moines Water Works plans more testing for PFAS pollutants at the Iowa Air National Guard base after levels 200 times the federal governments health advisory were detected, according to a report by Iowa Public Radio. Water Works officials don’t think PFAS are present in customers’ water lines, but it requires testing because theREAD MORE
Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript: Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component ofREAD MORE
House Democrats are pushing a budget plan that would raise the statutory spending caps on fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The legislation – not an official budget resolution – would allow for $733 billion in defense spending. “[W]e will bring responsible governing back to the budget process, avoid uncertainty and the unrelenting threats of aREAD MORE
The House Joint Strike Fighter Caucus sent a bipartisan letter Monday signed by 99 members to push for an increase in F-35A purchases, following the Air Force’s recent budget request that proposed keeping them at a flat rate, DefenseNews reported. The letter to defense authorizers and appropriators argued the caucus’s proposed F-35 production hike wouldREAD MORE
President Trump does not want a deal to raise mandatory spending caps, Axios reported Monday. The White House appears to be dug in on the topline numbers in the administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. The request pushes defense spending to $750 billion by putting extra money in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, whichREAD MORE
Recent natural disasters and damage from extreme weather events are increasingly challenging DOD leaders to address long-term issues of installation resiliency, according to a DefenseOne Radio report. “California wildfires led to the evacuation of family housing at Camp Pendleton, Naval Air Station Point Mugu and the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center,” Rep. John GaramendiREAD MORE
DOD leaders will be on Capitol Hill over the next few days to talk about the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. Here are some of the hearings to watch online: House Armed Services Committee hearing with Army Secretary Mark Esper, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and AirREAD MORE
Navy leaders last week defended their decision to retire the carrier USS Truman decades ahead of schedule to fund other preferred new technology projects, Military.com reported. In a House Armed Services Seapower subcommittee hearing, lawmakers pressed the Navy to explain the decision detailed in the 2020 defense budget request. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a retiredREAD MORE