ADC’s annual magazine, America’s Defense Communities, features interviews with DOD leaders, industry news and innovations and an abundance of stories from defense communities across the country.

This is where you’ll hear stories from military communities across the country. We’ll also let you know what’s happening in D.C. that impacts defense communities, military families and community members who are proud to support their local missions.


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.


Senate to Vote on NDAA Early Next Week
The Senate is set to vote early next week on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was released Wednesday night, as On Base reported. The House is expected to follow suit before Congress leaves for its holiday break at the end of next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck...
Registration Open for Defense Communities National Summit
You can now register to join ADC at the Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C. April 8-10, along with hundreds of community leaders, installation leaders, lawmakers, decisionmakers, policy experts and industry partners. It’s an “opportunity to look at policy and some of those...
Snap of the Week
In collaboration with Make-A-Wish, the 125th Fighter Wing fulfilled the wish of Easton, 10, to become a fighter pilot for the day at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida Thursday. The day included a swear-in ceremony, touring the flight line to watch jets takeoff, sitting inside an...
Final NDAA Bill Teed Up for Consideration Next Week
House and Senate conferees filed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday. They stripped many of the “culture war” provisions added by the House, which has disappointed some conservative Republicans but makes it more likely the bill will easily pass before...
23 Officers’ Nominations Still in Limbo; Bill Would Offer Backpay for Blockade-Delayed Officers
With Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blockade lifted, the Senate passed more than 400 delayed nominees Tuesday, as On Base reported. But 23 nominations remain stalled, as Military Times reported. Tuberville has a hold on 11 of them, all four-star officers, vowing to delay their confirmation to...


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