The Association of Defense Communities recently awarded Central Arkansas as one of the five 2020 classes of Great American Defense Communities. The ADC is an organization with the mission of supporting all branches of service at the national level with and through the support of communities and states that are home to military installations.

1st Lt. Thomas Van Dorple, a 223rd Cyberspace Operations Squadron flight chief, interviews for the Association of Defense Communities 2020 'Great American Defense Community' award Feb. 25, 2020, in Jacksonville, Ark. The award was given to the community through the partnership the 223rd COS established with Jacksonville High School, establishing a cybersecurity course for interested students. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jessica Roles)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jessica Roles
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