In Our Communities [1/20/2021]
In Our Communities [1/20/2021]

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded $750 million to multiple contractors for new construction, repair, and renovation of waterfront facilities at various government installations in the region... Naval Station Norfolk held a ribbon...

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DoD Seeks to Expand AI Capability Across Military in 2021
DoD Seeks to Expand AI Capability Across Military in 2021

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is hoping the services will embrace and adopt innovation across the force this upcoming year, CQ reports. “What we're trying to do is generate...

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In Our Communities [12/14/2020]

The Okaloosa County School District, which services Eglin Air Force Base, was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity to benefit the district's STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)... DOD's...

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In Our Communities [12/11/2020]

Yakima Training Center received a 2020 Army Community Partnership Award for its mutual-aid agreement with Yakima’s fire department... The Scholarships for Military Children Program for academic year 2021 – 2022 is accepting applications from Dec. 14 to Feb. 17,...

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In Our Communities [12/08/2020]

The 1051st Fire Fighter Tactical Group from Camp Ripley Training Camp partnered with Central Lakes College to train from November 30 through December 4, 2020 in preparation for their deployment to Romania in 2021... A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at Scott...

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Biden Selects Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former four-star officer Lloyd Austin to serve as the Secretary of Defense in the upcoming administration, outlets report. Gen. Austin was the first Black general to command an Army division in combat and the first to oversee an...

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ADC Opens 2021 Board Nominations Process

The Association of Defense Communities has opened its nomination process to fill new Board of Directors positions. The nominating committee is interested in applications from both the public and private sectors. The ideal candidate should fall into one or more of the...

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In Our Communities [12/7/2020]

The Army National Guard has chosen Richland (Horn Rapids), WA as the home of its newest Readiness Center. The 40-acre site is slated to open January 2022... Fort Leonard Wood upgraded its health protection condition to "Charlie" last week as a response to rising...

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NDAA Highlights for Defense Communities

Congress unveiled its conference report of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. Among the provisions of the $731.6 billion defense bill include a 3 percent military pay raise, bolstering the military's response to the pandemic, and a...

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In Our Communities [12/4/2020]

The U.S. Air Force is appealing a federal court ruling preventing exercises against urban military training in Idaho. The judge argues that the service violated environmental laws by not adequately studying how noise from the military jets could harm humans and...

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