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.


In Our Communities
The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington recently hosted volunteer firefighter recruits from the...
Austin Backs Removing Sexual Assault Cases from Chain of Command; Chiefs Warn Against Broader Reform
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will recommend to President Joe Biden that the military remove commanders from investigating sexual assault claims,...
DOD Leaders Continue Facing Lawmakers on Defense Budget
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley are once again testifying before lawmakers Wednesday morning about President...
Hicks Driving Cross-Branch Collaboration on Innovations
DOD needs to bring its many innovations into a more unified ecosystem, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said Monday at the Defense One Tech...
ADC Announces Session Lineup for 2-Day Conference in July
Attendees at ADC’s first in-person conference in a year and a half will take part in conversations about the defense budget, the impact of climate...


“Final Flight”  Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook