Joining Forces to Support Military Communities and Families Through COVID-19 Crisis

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Our nation, our military families, and the communities they live in are facing a crisis like we have not faced in one hundred years. It is a public health crisis first, but its ripples are impacting every aspect of life. Our national security depends on ensuring we provide our defense communities and military families with understanding, information, and support.

The Association of Defense Communities (ADC), Blue Star Families, and participants of the White Oak Collaborative have joined forces to create the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative (CMSI)—a united, national platform to provide resources and expertise to support communities, states, and military families through this crisis. Ultimately, the mission of the CMSI is to share information, maintain engagement, and develop best practices and policy approaches to ensure our military receives the support it deserves. 

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August 7, 2020

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Expand Virtual Health for Veterans

The House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs announced two new bipartisan bills that will help prevent veteran suicide by expanding access to virtual mental healthcare and teaching critical coping strategies to…
August 7, 2020

GOP Lawmakers: Next Stimulus Should Include Defense Spending

As negotiations continue on another emergency funding bill for coronavirus relief, a group of Republican lawmakers are asking that a deal include additional defense spending. “As in any crisis, the…
August 7, 2020

Military Families’ Travel Reimbursements Depend on Following New Moving Guidance

New guidance from DOD says that any approved travel must begin with a risk assessment by all members of the traveling party, including whether they have exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms…

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