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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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July 29, 2021

Biden to DOD: Decide ‘How and When’ to Mandate Vaccine

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that federal employees and contractors will now be required to “attest to” their COVID-19 vaccination status. Those who don’t comply or who are known to…
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July 28, 2021

Masks Are Back at High-Risk Installations

DOD is once again requiring face masks at the Pentagon and in communities at high risk of COVID-19 transmission amid rapid spread of the more contagious delta variant. The news,…
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July 27, 2021

Report: Biden to Require Vaccines for Federal Employees, Contractors; Service Members Free from Mandate for Now

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that all federal employees and contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly, CNN reported late Tuesday, citing a knowledgeable…

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