Election of New Officers

Congratulations to these newly elected officers: Chuck Sargent – Chairman Rochelle Stachel – First Vice Chair Doug Strawbridge – Second Vice Chair J.E.B. Bolen – Treasurer Polly Bozdech-Veater – Secretary Marcel C. Minutolo, Ph.D. – Immediate Past Chair Special thanks to the outgoing officers for your time and dedication to our current military members and […]


4th of July C-17 Flyover

See a C-17 flyover from the 911th Airlift Wing to start the Zelienople 4th of July parade. Log into Facebook and then copy and paste or click on this link: If the content isn’t available, you can log into Facebook and search for the Zelienople Area Community Forum.


DDC Susquehanna wins Award for Installation Excellence

Defense Distribution Center (DDC) Susquehanna led by Colonel Trent Conner, U.S. Army, is one of five bases to receive the 2022 Commander-in-Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for […]


New Funding to Improve Transportation, Safety for Military Installations in Cumberland and Philadelphia Counties

Governor Tom Wolf, on March 04, announced new funding has been awarded through the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC) to help make transportation and safety improvements for military installations in Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. “Transportation safety is critical in all walks of life, but particularly when it involves members of our armed forces,” said Gov. […]


PA is in the top 10 of defense contract spending

The Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Spending by State supplemental report. This report documents the results of a state-by-state analysis of Department of Defense personnel and contractual spending during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania ranks #9. […]


Study of Western PA as a DoD Military Logistics Hub

A study is underway to highlight the benefits and opportunities of Western Pennsylvania as a logistics center for the military. This study is a joint effort between the Joseph M. Katz International Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University and is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of […]