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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June 17, 2021

Number of Homeless Vets Expected to Grow When Eviction Moratorium Ends

The number of veterans experiencing homelessness is likely to increase drastically when the federal eviction moratorium expires at the end of this month, according to advocate groups and federal officials,…
June 17, 2021

Austin: Readiness at Risk if Guard Isn’t Reimbursed for Deployment to D.C.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley urged lawmakers Thursday to reimburse the National Guard for months of deployment to secure the U.S. Capitol complex. The…
June 8, 2021

In Our Communities

The Pentagon has shut down all but five of the mass vaccination sites it opened with FEMA. At one point there were 35 of the sites, administering 16 million vaccines,…

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