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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October 14, 2021

IIF21 COVID-19 Protocols: What to Know Before You Get to San Antonio

As ADC plans for its first Installation Innovation Forum since 2019 – happening Nov. 1-3 in San Antonio, Texas – it is taking important COVID-19 control measures to protect its…
October 14, 2021

Navy Outlines Discharge Procedures for Vaccine Refusers

Sailors who do not comply with DOD’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate could receive an honorable or general discharge, according to new guidance the Navy released Thursday. The chief of Naval personnel…
October 13, 2021

National Guard Leaders Describe Strain of Ongoing Missions

Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager said at the Association of the U.S. Army conference that in some ways the troops she commands in the California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division have…

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