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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April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Community Updates

Here are some of the coronavirus updates ADC is following: The Army says it is on track to have 80% of active duty service members vaccinated by July 4,…
April 6, 2021

In Our Communities

Thirty-six states have expanded vaccine eligibility to include all residents over the age of 16, according to the latest Stateside Associates tracker. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he wants all…
April 6, 2021

Suicide among Reservists Spiked at End of 2020

Suicide among active-duty service members surged last summer, at the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic but evened off in the final quarter of 2020, Military Times reported, based on…

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