COVID-19 Military Support Initiative

Together, in light of the current worldwide crisis, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), Blue Star Families, and participants of the White Oak Collaborative have formed the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative (CMSI) to provide resources and expertise to support communities, states, and military families, including:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the COVID-19 crisis through a new daily publication, building on ADC’s widely read On Base daily newsletter; the newsletter will feature updates on substantial national stories and local coverage of how our military is responding
  • Virtual town halls on critical issues impacting our military, defense communities, and their families during this time
  • Military Community and Family Organizations and experts convening to identify and advance promising practices and policy solutions and pinpoint and track ongoing issues
  • An ever-evolving platform for sharing information and resources and a repository to capture and document promising practices and lessons learned
  • Live polling and feedback of military family pain points; this rolling data will inform our efforts to provide and organize immediate direct services and policy recommendations
  • Policy recommendations developed and shared at the local, state, and federal level

ADC builds resilient communities that support America’s military. We are the connection point for leaders from communities, states, the military and industry on community-military issues by enhancing knowledge, information sharing, and best practices. With nearly 300 communities, states, regions, and affiliated industry organizations, ADC represents every major defense community/state in the nation.  Learn More

The families of our all-volunteer military make unprecedented sacrifices these days to serve our country. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We’re committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we’re all stronger when we take care of one another.  Learn More

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