America's Defense Communities Magazine

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The 2023 Program is Live!

Our second year of the program will include some big changes, and exciting new opportunities for you to recognize champions in your community.


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.


Lawmakers Increasingly Unlikely to Meet Dec. 16 Spending Deadline
Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have made little to no progress on an omnibus spending bill, with current spending set to expire next...
Facing Rules Revolt, House Leaders Plan New Floor Approach for NDAA
House leaders scrambled late Wednesday to find a new way to bring the National Defense Authorization Act to the floor, with the Congressional Black...
NDAA Asks Space Force to Flesh Out Its Part-Time Guardian Plan
The negotiated NDAA does not create a separate Space Force Guard component, as some hoped it would. Instead, lawmakers are giving the Space Force a...
NDAA Compromise Includes Pay Hike, DCIP Increase, Vax Mandate Reversal
House and Senate negotiators released their fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act language late Tuesday. The compromise bill would:...
Warnock Win Gives Senate Dems More Committee Control
Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-Ga.) re-election in a runoff Tuesday gives Democrats an outright 51-49 majority in the Senate, ending two years of a 50-50...


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