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Be Connected Honored in the Inaugural Anthem Awards

Upstream Suicide Prevention Program Among Prestigious List of Honorees

The Be Connected program has been honored with an award as part of the inaugural Anthem Awards for its upstream suicide prevention public awareness campaign titled We’re on a Mission. Be Connected was selected as a winner from among more than 2,500 submissions from 36 countries around the world. Competing in the Health Awareness category, Be Connected was selected for …

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Registration Now Open for 12th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans, & Their Families

Virtual Event Offers 24 Presentations, 6 Learning Tracks, Solution Sessions & Networking

For the second year in a row, stakeholders from around Arizona and beyond will gather in a virtual conference center for the 12th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. The virtual format provides participants the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of leaders on a variety of topics designed to strengthen the way …

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587 Attend 11th Annual Symposium Supporting Service Members, Veterans, Military Families

Virtual Conference Center Draws Diverse, Statewide Coalition of Supporters

Phoenix, Ariz. (May 01, 2021) – In April, 587 people gathered in a virtual conference center for the 11th Annual Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. The event featured a keynote speech by Thomas Winkel, Director of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, highlighting the importance of a collaborative approach to servicing the whole person – …

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Connect Every Veteran

We’re on a mission to connect every Arizona service member, veteran, and their families to support and resources. Connect Every Veteran is a statewide public service announcement (PSA) campaign available in English and Spanish. The PSAs will run on tv and radio stations statewide to raise awareness of the Be Connected program and the support line phone number. This campaign …

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ASU research team uses data analysis to advise on best practices for veteran suicide prevention programs

By: Emma Greguska November 9, 2021 –In the United States, veterans in general have a much higher suicide rate than civilians. In Arizona, the picture is even more grim, where veterans have a suicide rate of 44.9 per 100,000, compared with the national veteran suicide rate of 31 per 100,000, according to the latest Veteran Suicide Data Sheet from the U.S. Department of …

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Secure Your Weapon

Secure Your Weapon is a collaborative public education effort for weapon safety to inspire the military and veteran community to demonstrate safe handling, transport and storage of weapons. The phrase Secure Your Weapon was specifically selected because of its roots as a standard military expression that is immediately understood by anyone who has ever served. We believe that a suicidal …

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Arizona veterans cope with mental health as problems in Afghanistan continue

BUSINESS NEWS | 6 Oct | PATRICK SCHNEIDER –Local organizations are making efforts to help Arizona veterans improve their mental health in the wake of the problems that stemmed from the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Many veterans in the U.S. suffer from mental illnesses and troubles every day, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With the Taliban’s controversial activity in Afghanistan, …

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PRIMER Veteran Workforce Initiatives

Written by The Bee News July 21, 2021 –Throughout his administration, Governor Doug Ducey has worked to expand opportunities in Arizona for those who answered the call to serve our nation. Veterans have always played a vital role in our state’s economy — and they always will. As Arizona’s economy continues to grow, numerous organizations are offering post-service opportunities to …

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Gilbert Army veteran keeps cool with free air conditioning unit

BY KEVIN STONE KTAR.com Jun 8, 2021, 4:25 AM PHOENIX – Two nonprofit groups and a Valley HVAC company came through in a cool way last week for a Gilbert Army veteran and his family. The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Operation Homefront and AAA Cooling Specialists teamed up to provide Derek Tope’s home with a free air conditioning unit worth …

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Gilbert military family receives new air conditioning unit from Valley company

Author: Trisha Hendricks Published: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 Updated: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 –The donation was a bright spot for the family, who has faced their share of challenges throughout the years. GILBERT, Ariz. — A Gilbert military family is counting their blessings after receiving a new air conditioning unit from a Valley company in honor of …

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