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July 25, 2024 | Washington, DC

Our military installations rely on dynamic partnerships with defense communities for strength. As the reliance on partnerships grows and new challenges emerge, now is the time to define where we go next with collaboration. ADC is gathering top leaders from DoD, communities, and industry for a half-day event to explore the future of partnership and support ADC’s Partnership Roadmap Initiative.

October 28 – 30, 2024 | San Antonio, TX

Join us in San Antonio for ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum, the nation’s largest gathering of leaders from military, community and industry for a cross-service look at innovative ways build partnership and collaboration on our bases and in our communities. It’s an unparalleled occasion to cultivate your collaborative spirit and develop your partnership mindset.


Behind every mission, base and family there is a community that provides a home to our military. From small towns to cities, regions and entire states – defense communities take different forms, but their role is the same – providing a foundation for our national security and a home for our military families.

Representing every major defense community and state in the country, The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) is a 300+ member organization dedicated to advancing issues that build strong communities and strengthen the ability for service members to defend our nation.

“Final Flight,” Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook, F-35A Demo Team Public Affairs


Florida’s Space Coast Will House Space Force Training HQ
Space Training and Readiness Command headquarters will be established at Patrick Space Force Base in Florida’s Space Coast region, The Orlando Sentinel  reported. “Great news for Florida!” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) posted on X. “Patrick Space Force Base has received final approval to become the...
HASC Marks Up NDAA with Focus on Quality of Life
The House Armed Services Committee held its marathon hearing Wednesday to work through hundreds of amendments to the annual defense policy bill. This year’s bill is officially titled “The Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act.” Committee Chair Mike Rogers...
Exchange Shoppers Donate Millions to Military Relief Funds
Shoppers at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service made $2.5 million in donations to military relief funds in 2023, the Exchange said in a press release. “Year after year, Exchange shoppers give selflessly and generously to support their fellow service members,” Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull...
DOD Expanding Spouse Fellowship Program to Include Early-Career Fellows
DOD’s Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot program will this year include opportunities for military spouses starting their careers, Military Times reported. The program, now in year two of a three-year trial, places spouses in paid fellowship positions with private and public sector...
In Our Communities
Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico and the U.S. Forest Service unveiled upgrades last week at Albuquerque Air Tanker Base to increase the speed, efficiency and readiness of tankers outfitted to douse the dangerous flames. “Team Kirtland is happy to be able assist in this very vital mission,” said...


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Home slider: “76th and 78th ARS Homecoming,” Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Hong, 514th Air Mobility Wing/Public Affairs