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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September 14, 2021

Services Set Vaccine Deadlines

The Army on Tuesday became the final military service to set the deadline for service members to be fully vaccinated. Here is what the services have said: Army: Active duty…
August 25, 2021

Austin Memo Makes Vax Shots Mandatory

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin officially made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in a memo that was publicly released Wednesday. “I… direct the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full…
August 24, 2021

Navy Reconsiders Cutting Medical Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the Navy reconsider its plan to cut medical staff, the service’s top doctor told reporters last week. A pre-pandemic proposal would have cut 18,000 medical…

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