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July 25, 2024 | Washington, DC

Our military installations rely on dynamic partnerships with defense communities for strength. As the reliance on partnerships grows and new challenges emerge, now is the time to define where we go next with collaboration. ADC is gathering top leaders from DoD, communities, and industry for a half-day event to explore the future of partnership and support ADC’s Partnership Roadmap Initiative.

October 28 – 30, 2024 | San Antonio, TX

Join us in San Antonio for ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum, the nation’s largest gathering of leaders from military, community and industry for a cross-service look at innovative ways build partnership and collaboration on our bases and in our communities. It’s an unparalleled occasion to cultivate your collaborative spirit and develop your partnership mindset.


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


Snap of the Week
Soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” place U.S. flags at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia May 23 ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Arlington National Cemetery photo by Elizabeth Fraser
In Our Communities
DOD and NASCAR will commemorate Memorial Day during the Coca-Cola 600, which starts today at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, with a tribute to fallen service members, according to a press release. The weekend-long programming includes a STEAM Expo today for local students, a...
House Committee Advances Authorization Bill with Pay Hikes
The House Armed Services Committee approved its version of the National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday. The committee’s bill is focused largely on military quality of life improvements, as On Base reported. It includes a 4.5% raise for service members. E-1s through E-4s would get another 15%...
Dalton Confirmed as Air Force Undersecretary; Abercrombie to Become Acting Policy Chief
The Senate Thursday confirmed Melissa Dalton to serve as undersecretary of the Air Force, as Air & Space Forces Magazine reported. Air Force Comptroller Krysten E. Jones has performed the job’s duties for more than a year. Dalton has served as assistant secretary of defense for homeland...
Florida’s Space Coast Will House Space Force Training HQ
Space Training and Readiness Command headquarters will be established at Patrick Space Force Base in Florida’s Space Coast region, The Orlando Sentinel  reported. “Great news for Florida!” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) posted on X. “Patrick Space Force Base has received final approval to become the...


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