One Military, One Community

ADC’s One Military, One Community Initiative is a national conversation within the greater military community working to ensure that every military family arriving at their new duty station will never have to face racism, intolerance or inequality.



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.


DoD Scraps Proposal to Extend Exchange Shopping Benefits to DoD Civilians
A proposal pushed forward by Department of Defense officials in October to extend exchange shopping benefits to the department's civilian workforce...
Over 1 Million Tricare Beneficiaries Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Military retiree and spouses over the age of 75 who are Tricare for Life beneficiaries are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but supply...
DoD Seeks to Expand AI Capability Across Military in 2021
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is hoping the services will...
Norquist to Serve as Acting SecDef
The Biden team has selected Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist to serve as the acting secretary of defense while retired Army General Lloyd...
Jill Biden Addresses Military Family Organizations
  Incoming first lady Jill Biden announced plans to reintroduce the Joining Forces initiative, a program that supports veteran and military...


“Final Flight”  Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook