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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.
Recent moves by the Hampton City Council to implement several recommendations from the joint land use study completed last year for Joint Base Langley-Eustis in southeastern Virginia should help protect the installation from incompatible development. Planning amendments approved by the council will restrict development within Langley airfield’s accident potential zones and high noise zones …READ MORE
Three public entities in the North Country region of New York have pledged to invest $7 million in incentives to encourage developers to build 500 to 700 rental housing units near Fort Drum over the next two years. The construction is needed to address the current and projected housing shortage for personnel assigned to Drum …READ MORE
The Senate Tuesday rejected a motion to limit debate on a measure to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration at $500 million a year through fiscal 2015, ending Democrats’ effort to pass legislation they described as a “jobs bill.” Majority Leader Harry Reid was forced to hold the cloture vote to avoid allowing the chamber to debate almost 100 amendments, most of which were not related to economic development …READ MORE
Leon Panetta will become the next secretary of defense early next month after the Senate Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm him for the post. Prior to the Senate’s vote, Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin delivered a lengthy floor statement supporting Panetta and, at the same time, chronicling the challenges he would face as the next Pentagon chief …READ MORE
Top U.S. and Japanese officials Tuesday conceded that the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma elsewhere on Okinawa would miss a 2014 target, but vowed to press ahead with existing plans to replace the air station and shift 8,000 Marines and 9,000 family members to Guam. “It is critical that we move forward with the relocation of Futenma and construction of facilities in Guam for the U.S. Marines …READ MORE
Much of the $700 million economic boost generated annually by the Navy, the Air National Guard and Army National Guard at three airfields in northern Nevada does not come as a part of a steady flow. Prior to deployment on an aircraft carrier, air wings train at Air Naval Air Station Fallon for four weeks, bringing 75 aircraft and at least 2,000 personnel to the region …READ MORE