2009 Defense Community Conference
The Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) hosted the 2009 Defense Community Conference, “Partnering for Success” for state and community public officials, installations, DoD and Military Department headquarters’ officials, Federal agencies, and other stakeholders. To carry out their missions and to ensure that warfighters and their families have access to good schools, housing and other services, military installations and ranges must engage and partner with the communities and states that host them. These local partnerships are increasingly important in a variety of settings, including mission growth that brings additional warfighters and their dependents to a host community; possible threats to an installation’s mission activities from incompatible land use or development in the surrounding area; and BRAC actions that require the Services to dispose of property they no longer need. The conference objective is to provide states and communities the information, skills and resources necessary for creating and sustaining effective partnerships with the Military Services.