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.


Draft Plan to Ban Confederate Flags on Bases Could Lead to DOD-Trump Clash
Senior Pentagon leaders are circulating a draft plan that would ban confederate flags from all military installations, CNN reported this week,...
Navy Comptroller Takes on Double Duty as Acting DOD Comptroller
Thomas Harker is now the acting undersecretary of defense (comptroller), Defense News reported, citing a DOD spokesperson. Harker will also continue...
DOD Lifts Some Travel Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise
  The number of COVID-19 cases within the military has doubled within the past month, but DOD is moving forward with plans to open travel at...
Draft Defense Spending Bill Released by House Falls $3.7B Short of Administration Request
The House Appropriations Committee released a draft fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill Tuesday, with a cost of $694.6 billion. That is a $1.3...
Remains of Missing Fort Hood Soldier Identified
Army investigators announced they have recovered the remains of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, a Fort Hood soldier who went missing over two months ago from...


“Final Flight”  Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook