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 Pentagon will bring home one of its four Europe-based brigade combat teams, a change from its 2004 plan to withdraw two of the units and reduce U.S. forces in Europe from 100,000 to 60,000. The original plan was suspended over concerns that it would hamper the military’s ability to respond to trouble in Africa and the Middle East, and leave it unable to fulfill its commitments to NATO and to engage effectively with its allies …READ MORE
Five years after the Pentagon highlighted the problems payday lenders inflict on service members and their families, military personnel are still getting in financial trouble as a result of predatory lending, reports DailyFinance.com. Congress limited lenders to charging 36 percent interest on certain types of loans, but the industry has found ways to skirt the rules …READ MORE
With Defense Secretary Robert Gates slated to depart before the end of the year, the Washington Post writes about two potential candidates to replace him — Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, and Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. Panetta, a surprise candidate for his current post, likely would continue Gates’ initiative to streamline the department and reform the weapons acquisition process …READ MORE
In the largest “milcon exchange” in Army Reserve history, SunCal Cos. will construct $80 million worth of much-needed facilities at Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in northern California in return for 180 acres of land at the post where the Irvine, Calif.-based developer will build a master-planned community. SunCal will construct a new main gate, an administrative building for base police, a maintenance support facility, a regional medical training facility, an Army Reserve training facility …READ MORE
Late Friday night House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a final deal to fund the government through September that would cut about $38 billion in fiscal 2011 spending. The two sides also agreed on the terms of a short-term spending bill needed to avert the federal shutdown scheduled to begin at midnight Friday …READ MORE
Anthony Principi, the star witness at a House hearing Wednesday evaluating the adoption of a BRAC-like process to unload thousands of excess federal buildings, told lawmakers he supports the White House’s proposed Civilian Property Realignment Board for expediting the disposal of surplus property. He told the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee, however, that he had several suggestions to improve the administration’s proposal …READ MORE
The Army plans to announce April 19 which installations will participate in its pilot Net Zero Installation Initiative, a program intended to conserve energy, water and waste. By 2020, the Army aims to have five posts in each of those three net zero resource categories, including one or more that are net zero in all three categories …READ MORE