Nomination Period Now Open!

ADC is searching for the 2022 Class of Great American Defense Communities! Five communities will be chosen and recognized throughout the year for their outstanding work supporting service members and military families.

Click below to learn more and sign up for the informational webinar. Applications are due by January 31st.

ADC’s 2022 Defense Communities National Summit is the leading policy-focused event that provides communities, states and partners with the most comprehensive look at the issues that will define our military’s readiness.

Introducing Defense Community Champions—a new program from ADC focused on recognizing the work of people whose actions make a difference in the lives of our military, military families, and veterans.

MEET AMERICA’S
DEFENSE COMMUNITIES

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kendall Reiterates Urgency of Modernizing Air and Space Forces
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said seven operational imperatives he has outlined are immediate goals and not theoretical approaches to future...
In Our Communities
New Mexico is asking National Guard members and other state workers to fill in as substitute teachers amid a national omicron-related teacher...
House-Passed Bill Would Automatically Enroll Vets in VA Health Care
The House passed a bill Thursday that would automatically enroll eligible veterans in VA health care programs when they leave the military....
Snap of the Week
2021 Mrs. South Carolina America Felicia Clark poses for photos after completing the MLK 5K Jan. 17, 2022 in near-freezing conditions at Fort...
In Our Communities
Expansion Industries is opening an ammunition manufacturing company in Hooks, Texas at the site of the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant on the...

NATIONAL PARTNERS

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