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 21, 2021

Air Force Vaccine Refusers Could Be Court-Martialed

The Air Force said this week that airmen and guardians who are not fully vaccinated by the Nov. 2 deadline will face disciplinary action including potential prosecution. “Should a service…
October 20, 2021

Unvaccinated DOD Civilians Will Be Fired, Pentagon Says; VA Starts Counseling for Unvaxed Staff

Civilian employees and contractor personnel will be fired if they are not vaccinated by Nov. 22, DOD announced in a memo. Those with approved or pending exemptions can stay on…
October 19, 2021

Inhofe: DOD Vaccine Mandate as Risky to National Defense as Sequestration

The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee has called for the Defense Department to drop its requirement that service members get vaccinated. “This haphazardly implemented and politically motivated…

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