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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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May 13, 2021

In Our Communities

Tampa has received this year’s Military Spouse Impact Award for Community of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative, according to a press release.…
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May 10, 2021

DOD to Keep Speeding Payments to Contractors

The Pentagon will continue paying contractors at the expedited pace started in the early days of the pandemic, Bloomberg reported. The Trump administration first sped up the payments to ensure…
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May 10, 2021

VA Clinics Taking Walk-Ins for Vaccinations

All Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities are now administering COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis for veterans, spouses and caregivers, Military.com reported. “VA encourages those who wish to get…

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