Our Mission Continues.

ADC’s 2024 Defense Communities National Summit is your guide to the year ahead and beyond. Our new program will focus on the big issues that will define defense policy for the next decade and what defense communities need to know to remain mission-ready for years to come.


ADC’s annual magazine, America’s Defense Communities, features interviews with DOD leaders, industry news and innovations and an abundance of stories from defense communities across the country.

This is where you’ll hear stories from military communities across the country. We’ll also let you know what’s happening in D.C. that impacts defense communities, military families and community members who are proud to support their local missions.


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


Army Announces Major Restructuring Plan
The Army is cutting its force by 24,000 soldiers – about 5% – it announced Tuesday, as PBS News Hour and other outlets reported. The Army said the plan will make it more capable for future wars. “These planned reductions are to authorizations (spaces), and not to individual soldiers (faces). The...
Lawmakers May Consider ‘Very Short-Term’ CR to Buy Time on Spending Agreement
A potential partial government shutdown is looming Friday night. As of Wednesday morning, there is still no agreement on a spending plan. “For the first time, [House Speaker Mike] Johnson [R-La.] is making explicit to Democrats and the White House that he’s willing to shut down federal agencies...
Pentagon Releases Review of Austin Hospitalization Handling
The Pentagon found that there was no “ill intent” in the decisions that led Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his top staff to keep secret that he was hospitalized in January. An unclassified summary of DOD’s 30-day review into the incident, released Monday, said that staff, facing an...
Senate GOP Tries to Nudge House to Come Along on Spending
Senate Republicans are putting pressure on the House GOP to agree to a spending bill and avert a government shutdown that would start this weekend. “Shutting down the government is harmful to the country. And it never produces positive outcomes — on policy or politics,” Senate Minority Leader...
No Spending Deal Yet
Part of the federal government is set to shut down Friday night if Congress does not pass annual appropriations bills or a continuing resolution. Negotiators working on a bipartisan deal had expected to release it Sunday, but there is still no agreement, as The Hill reported. Military...


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