Media Center

Welcome to ADC’s Media Center. Below is a list of our recent press releases and media advisories.

All media inquiries and requests should be directed to Grace Marvin at


May 2022

ACS Financial Advisor Snares Top Honor


April 2022

Space Coast is named a ‘Great American Defense Community,’ one of Five to make the National List

Brevard County Honored as a Veteran-Friendly Community

James Bradshaw Lauded for Efforts at Grand Forks Air Force Base


March 2022

A ‘Great American Defense Community’

A Special Congratulations to Commissioner James Burns

Tullahoma named Great American Defense Community


September 2021

‘Little Comments, Outright Inappropriateness’: Why Minority Military Families May Feel Unwelcome Off-Base


June 2021

Navy Federal Credit Union and Association of Defense Communities Launch Guiding Your Mission Program to Recognize Military Counselors 


April 2021

Altus Named One of 5 Great American Defense Communities

Coastal Georgia Selected for National Military Community Award


January 2021

The Climate Threat 


December 2020 

One Military, One Community in Politico’s Morning Defense


August 2020 

Air Force Assesses Education Quality, License Portability Near USAF Installations


April 2020

Kilmer Leads Bipartisan Call to Ramp Up Defense Manufacturing Capabilities in Response to Coronavirus

Guard Members, Spouses: Sound Off on How You’re Coping with COVID-19

National Guard Looks Out for Members’ Benefits During Pandemic

March 2020

Military Families Struggle as Coronavirus Interrupts Benefits 

USAA Donates $2.3 Million to Military-Focused Nonprofits, 4.4 Million Nationally


February 2020

New IMCOM Commander Addresses Installation Innovation Forum

Fort Knox Lands New U.S. Army Corps 

Great American Defense Communities


March 2022

Defense Community Infrastructure Program Given Major Boost to $90 million in Budget

ADC and Navy Federal Credit Union Recognize Inaugural Class of Guidepost Awards Recipients

May 2021

ADC Announces New Program, Guiding Your Mission

April 2021

Bob Ross Elected President of Association of Defense Communities 

March 2021

ADC Announces 2021 Great American Defense Communities 

January 2021 

ADC Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Climate Change

ADC Statement on the Desecration of the U.S. Capitol 

January 2021 

ADC Statement on the Desecration of the U.S. Capitol 

December 2020

ADC Launches Survey to Examine Diversity and Inclusion in Defense Communities 

October 2020

ADC Launches New Initiative One Military, One Community

August 2020

Diane Rath Elected to ADC Board of Directors

Karen Holt Elected to ADC Board of Directors

April 2020


March 2020

Letter to Secretary Esper on COVID-19 

December 2019

Spending Bill Provides $50 Million in Funding for Defense Community Program

Five Communities Named 2020 Great American Defense Communities

July 2019

Secretary Esper Confirmation Letter

June 2019

Joe Driskill Elected President of Association of Defense Communities

Ivan Bolden Receives Association of Defense Communities Award for Military Leadership

Michael Houlemard, Jr. Received Association of Defense Communities Redevelopment Leadership Award

Col. Marc Packler Receives Association of Defense Communities Military Leadership Award

Michael Coleman Receives Association of Defense Communities Award for Community Leadership

October 2018

Five Communities Named 2018 Great American Defense Communities