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


New DOD Strategy Focuses on Housing, Quality of Life and Integration with Surrounding Communities
The Pentagon released a new strategy Thursday to improve quality of life by improving “built and natural spaces” on military installations, including housing. The document, “Resilient and Healthy Defense Communities,” also calls for installations to be “integrated with surrounding communities.”...
In Our Communities
About 15 high school students and parents from Alaska’s Raven Homeschool toured the Army National Guard’s Combined Support Maintenance Shop and Bryant Army Airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska last week, according to a DVIDS story. “The Guard does not simply have a presence in the...
Snap of the Week
Marine Corps Cpl. Gerald Wells III, a member of the Silent Drill Platoon, conducts a rifle inspection during a flyover of the Navy’s Blue Angels C-130 Super Hercules aircraft, nicknamed “Fat Albert,” at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona Feb. 13. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chloe...
Space Force Considers Eight-Year Commitment for New Recruits
The Space Force is considering asking prospective guardians to enlist for an initial eight-year term as a way to create a stable workforce, Military Times reported. That’s twice as long as the typical-first term enlistment. “I know eight years is a big commitment to make if you’re 20 years old, 21...
DOD Awards REPI Challenge Funding at 22 Installations
The DOD Readiness and Environment Protection Integration Program has awarded REPI Challenge funds for 17 projects, benefitting 22 installations and many nearby communities, according to a recent announcement. DOD contributed $23 million to the projects, with more than $36 million in additional...


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