Introducing the 2023 Champions!

Our 2023 local champions represent a wide range of leaders who, in different ways, are all committed to serving and improving the lives of service members, their families and veterans. Join us in congratulating these champions for the work they do!

We Are One Community.

ADC’s 2023 Defense Communities National Summit aims to maximize the impact of America’s defense communities to advance policies and ideas that address the key challenges facing installations, military families and the communities they call home.


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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