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.


State of the Union: Biden Touches on Russia, China, Military Innovation
Much of President Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night focused on domestic issues such as the economy and the looming debt limit crisis,...
ADC Summit Session to Focus on Community Role in Military Recruitment, Retention
The military services’ recruitment teams are facing new realities as they struggle to meet recruitment targets. After being forced to quickly...
In Our Communities
Edwards Air Force Base, California is now home to the largest ground-mounted solar array project on any U.S. Air Force installation in the world,...
Heritage Foundation Head Calls for BRAC, Defense Cuts
Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts says something feels different in the latest debt limit showdown. “In my conversations with members of...
SASC Lineup Remains Almost the Same, with a Few GOP Changes
The Republican side of the Senate Armed Services Committee will look different this Congress. Former Sen. James Inhofe, the committee’s top...


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