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.
Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation criticized the Defense Department’s occupancy plan for the Mark Center on Thursday, saying it conflicts with reassurances officials had provided earlier that the relocation of 6,400 workers to the Alexandria, Va., site would not cause failing levels of service to local roads. Almost 5,000 workers would move to the facility by the end of the year, with the remaining 1,400 relocating sometime after the new year …READ MORE
The Army last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Tooele Army Depot in northern Utah to mark the completion of the first wind turbine at an Army installation. The 262-foot turbine has 126-foot-long blades and will generate 1.5 megawatts of electricity, saving the depot $200,000 per year …READ MORE
An association of utilities and federal agencies are partnering to provide transitional career training and counseling to help military veterans obtain jobs in the energy industry. The Troops to Energy Jobs program will be managed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development in conjunction with the Defense, Labor and Energy departments, community colleges and other groups …READ MORE
Eglin AFB officials have forged partnerships with local governments and nonprofit groups to protect valuable natural resource areas, enhance wildlife corridors and expand opportunities for biodiversity, while at the same time preserving its mission, helping the installation to be named DOD Installation of the Year by ADC. As the home to 19 federal and 95 state listed, rare or local endemic species, Eglin places a high priority on conserving its natural resources …READ MORE
Houston-based Canyon Supply and Logistics, which plans to develop the industrial part of the former Naval Station Ingleside into an offshore service complex for the oil and gas industry, is in negotiations with four tenants interested in leasing space at the base. The update comes as Canyon advances toward the Sept. 15 closing date to purchase the 483-acre base along with 435 acres of green field property …READ MORE
The White House warned Wednesday that Senate appropriators’ decision to defer funding for fiscal 2012 military construction projects needed to carry out the relocation of 8,600 Marines from Okinawa to Guam “could signal that the U.S. does not stand by its allies or its agreements.” The Obama administration’s protest comes as the Senate Wednesday approved a motion to take up the FY 2012 milcon spending bill …READ MORE
Sen. Charles Schumer is pressing Army Secretary John McHugh to expedite the service’s approval of the development and financing plan for an enhanced use lease project at Watervliet Arsenal located outside of Albany. The $350 million, high-tech development planned for a 60-acre site at the arsenal would create 350 permanent jobs …READ MORE