Defined by a mission of force and family, readiness and resiliency, our defense infrastructure is the foundation of our military’s competitive edge. Join us in the nation’s capital June 18-20 for the Defense Communities National Summit.
The Great American Defense Community Program showcases selected communities at the local and national level, and promotes the innovative programs, community leaders and best practices of the 2018 class.
The 2017 State of Base Redevelopment Report is based on a survey of local redevelopment authorities (LRAs) conducted in the spring of 2017, along with earlier versions of the report. Click here to download report.
Washington, D.C. — With the Trump administration’s decision not to request additional base closures with this year’s budget submission, the Pentagon’s uphill battle to demonstrate the benefits of a new BRAC round to lawmakers has been placed on the back burner, but the discussion can be expected to return to Capitol Hill eventually. At someREAD MORE
Military installations may be used to house families crossing the nation’s southern border, after the executive order President Trump signed Wednesday to end family separations called for the Pentagon to prepare for that prospect. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the department would carry out the order. “We support DHS, and right now this isREAD MORE
Washington, D.C. — DOD is open to new ways of doing business and community leaders should continue to reach out to officials at the installation level with ideas for partnerships or other ways of providing mission support. That was the overarching message John Gibson II, the Pentagon’s first chief management officer, delivered during a question-and-answerREAD MORE
Washington, D.C. — Last month Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a series of steps the agency would take to respond to growing concern over the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies across the country. One of the steps Pruitt cited would be an effort to explore the possibilityREAD MORE
In the stirring conclusion to her keynote remarks at the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit Monday, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson recounted the courage of a B-1 crew responding to a fire in the wing. When the seat of the first crew member attempting to eject malfunctioned, the commander of the B-1 Lancer decided toREAD MORE
Washington, D.C. — While much of the opening day of the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit focused on recognizing the contributions communities make on behalf of the missions and personnel at neighboring installations, keynote speakers highlighted additional actions local leaders can take to support military readiness. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson urged community officials toREAD MORE