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VSO Roundtable

Recently, I had the privilege of attending a roundtable hosted by Arizona’s senior Senator, Kyrsten Sinema. I was honored to attend this roundtable event on behalf of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) to represent the 500+ partner organizations that are members of the ACMF. The roundtable brought together several Arizona VSOs and members of Senator Sinema’s Veterans Advisory Council.

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Managing PTSD

June marks PTSD Awareness Month, a time when we work to raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and support individuals affected by this condition. One of my personal goals is to ensure that anyone who is experiencing PTSD understands that seeking treatment is a sign of courage and strength.

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The Healing Power of Social Connection

In a world more interconnected than ever, the prevalence of loneliness has reached epidemic proportions, with more than half of Americans reporting feelings of isolation.

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13th Annual Statewide Symposium Recap

Thank you for everyone who attended the 13th Annual Statewide Symposium. If you were not able to join us this year, we have the general session videos and the presenters’ slides available at

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Copper Eagle Award

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) has been honored with the Copper Eagle Award from the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society for exceptional service and leadership in support of Arizona veterans and their families.

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Honoring the Legacy of Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day

As we approach Memorial Day, a day of profound significance and remembrance, let’s take this moment together to reflect on the immense sacrifice made by our brave service members and to honor the indelible legacy they have left behind.

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MOAA Distinguished Service Award

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the National Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious national recognition is given to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional national leadership and service in support of the military community.

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Podcast Feature: Nicola Winkel

Nicola shares more detail about how the Arizona Coalition for Military Families began and the important work happening across Arizona to support service members, veterans, and their families.

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Thank You, Col. Wright

A tribute to Col. Wanda Wright (Ret.), one of Arizona’s finest female leaders, as she concludes her service as Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.

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Success Stories December 2022

Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.

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