ADC’s Defense Community Regional Forums are an opportunity to advance the conversations around military installation resiliency, infrastructure and policy with the ability to focus on local needs.

Join us this year in Alaska, California, Maryland and North Carolina.

Installation Innovation X

When it comes to solving a wide range of challenges facing our military, we know installation-community partnerships work. Ten years ago, ADC launched the Installation Innovation Forum (IIF) to create a place where leaders from all services, communities and across the defense industry could share new ways of thinking about how our bases operate. There is no other event like it, and this year will be our biggest IIF yet.

The 2023 Great American Defense Communities

  • The City of El Paso
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Greater Omaha
  • Montgomery-River Region
  • Fort George G. Meade Region

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.


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