Davis and Weber Counties named 2020 ‘Great American Defense Community’

Together, Davis and Weber counties, Utah, are one of five communities across the country named to the 2020 Class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced in conjunction with USAA, the program’s official sponsor.

“The strength of our military starts at home, in America’s defense communities,” said ADC President Joe Driskill. “We are proud to recognize Davis and Weber counties as a community that goes above and beyond to support Hill Air Force Base. We are excited to share their story.”

The communities recognized by the Great American Defense Communities program demonstrate exemplary work in improving the quality of life of military personnel and their families through programs, initiatives and partnerships in their regions.

“We are extremely pleased to be selected as a 2020 Great American Defense Community,” said Tage Flint, president of the Utah Defense Alliance. “The whole community works tirelessly to improve the quality of life and mission effectiveness for over 20,000 military professionals, civilians, and family members who make up Hill’s military family.”

The Great American Defense Communities program, now in its fifth year, was established to recognize the role that communities and regions with active installations in the U.S. play in supporting service members and military families. Communities are chosen through a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, and educational and employment opportunities, and family support.