Creating a more equitable place for all service members and their families to call home.

Once separated by fences and uniforms, defenses communities and bases are now interconnected in every way – except in their diversity. While our country’s military today is more diverse than ever, many defense communities are some of the least diverse places in the country. This means we are still asking our service members to live in some communities where they may not feel completely welcomed.

As the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), we believe this is something that can change, and we are committed to supporting our communities in their local efforts to create a more equitable place for all service members and their families to call home.

ADC’s One Military, One Community Initiative is a national conversation within the greater military community working to ensure that every military family arriving at their new duty station will never have to face racism, intolerance or inequality. The initiative will advance this goal by focusing on four key actions:

  • Listening to those who have experienced the impact of racism and inequality to ground our efforts in their experiences;
  • Understanding the issues of racism and inequality in military communities, and developing a strong analytical foundation;
  • Planning for collective action in every defense community by creating a roadmap; and
  • Learning from each other through resources and engagements that enhance awareness, increase understanding, and keep this conversation alive.

The One Military, One Community Initiative is made possible through the support of Booz Allen Hamilton, a global firm driven to excel, do right, and realize positive change. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into the firm’s purpose and core values and are an integral part of the firm’s Racial and Social Equity Agenda. With Booz Allen’s support, ADC will move forward to foster collaboration on-and-off base, across defense communities, and through the organizations that support our service members and their families.

One Military, One Community in Action

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