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Military Value Assessment Survey

The Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group (CYALDG) is conducting a military value assessment. We would appreciate your input on different aspects of the military’s presence in this region. We’re looking for your perspectives on the value (economic, social, other) that the Department of Defense brings to the region and the value that the region provides to the military.

Please provide your feedback on the value of our military installations by taking the Survey here.

About the Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group (CYALDG)

The Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission approached Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) in 2014 to establish a Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group to coordinate, advocate, develop and implement recommendations to enhance the military value of the installations in the area. These installations include the Carlisle Barracks, the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg and the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna, New Cumberland. The Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group’s primary responsibilities are to gather interested and invested individuals, businesses and organizations to meet regularly to identify and enact upon opportunities that will enhance the military value of our resident military installations through: project development and funding; articulating the support, recommendations and opportunities with one voice; coordinating efforts within the County; and conducting studies to illustrate the benefits of the installations in the area. CAEDC believes that by creating and sustaining a successful Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group our area will be able to proactively identify and resolve issues affecting our installations here in Cumberland and Northern York Counties. Learn more about these installations and their economic impact on our local economy.

The Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group is made up of a closed board. View the board member list.

Upcoming Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group Meetings:

  • November: DLA, New Cumberland

Mission Statement:

To enhance military value of and advocacy for the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, the Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College, organizations, and defense related stakeholders throughout South Central Pennsylvania.

Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Retention of military bases
  • Enhancement of military bases
  • Expansion of military bases
  • Military and community partnerships

Goal/Objective

To position the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg and Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College, whereby all installations preserve/expand existing and provide opportunity for additional workloads and missions.

How to Get Involved

  • Contact Laura Potthoff to sign the petition to protect our installations.
  • Sign up for military updates and eNewsletters
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