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.

Defense Community Champions is Back

The Defense Community Champions program is open for the 2024-2025 season. Take the first step in participating in the program by submitting a partner agreement form today.

Call for Stories!

ADC’s magazine, America’s Defense Communities, covers quality-of-life issues impacting military families and defense communities. Send us stories from your community or purchase ad space!

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


ADC Connect Preview: IGSA Allows Army Installations to Buy Supplies from Minnesota Entity
A new partnership signed earlier this year authorizes Army installation staff in the U.S. to purchase municipal supplies from Sourcewell, a regional service cooperative that supports local schools in five economically challenged counties in Minnesota. Sourcewell is a state entity but generates its...
Snap of the Week
Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the USS George Washington while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 10. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Julianna J. Lynch
In Our Communities
North Carolina Squadron Reactivated after Two-Year Closure Marine Corps Times reported that the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 has been reactivated, two years after it had been closed as a part of a restructuring effort. The move brings back an important strategic piece to the East...
Feds Propose Adding More Installations to List for Review of Nearby Land Deals
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) would review potential land purchases by foreigners near more than 50 additional military sites across 30 states, under a proposed Treasury Department rule published this week, as AP and The Hill reported. That would bring the number...
Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending
The Senate’s top appropriators, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), have reached an agreement to increase the defense budget by 3.4% and the non-defense budget by 2.7%, AP reported. Those figures will set up a showdown with the House. Their committee is just beginning to mark...


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