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Career Navigation Plus

October 2021 Creating opportunities and providing specialized support to women veterans and minority veterans is the goal of our new program called Be Connected Career Navigation Plus. We held a launch event for this initiative on September 30 to share the benefits available to participants.  If you or someone you know is a woman veteran or minority veteran, we invite …

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Support Before, During and After Deployment

October 2021 October 26 is National Day of the Deployed – our opportunity to honor the men and women deployed in service to our great nation. To ensure that we’re meeting the needs of veterans who have been deployed, and the families preparing for and reuniting after deployment, we encourage you to take the Arizona Veteran Survey. We want to …

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Arizona Veteran Success Stories

October 2021 The Be Connected Support Line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is a statewide support line offered at no cost that is answered by an Arizona-based team that specializes in providing resources and support for veterans, people in the military and anyone who supports them. These are …

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Help Guide Our Future Efforts

Each year in September, the nation comes together to observe Suicide Prevention Month. For those of us who are working toward these goals daily, this month offers an opportunity to raise awareness beyond our daily collaborators, to a wider audience. At the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, we are working harder than ever to bring forward programs and initiatives that …

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Our New Website: ConnectVeterans.org

Every two years, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families issues the Arizona Veteran Survey. The last survey, released in 2019, asks veterans, their families and the community to identify the needs that exist across Arizona. Recognizing that our state is vastly diverse in geography, demographics and infrastructure, the survey is a terrific tool for us to identify ways to make …

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COVID-19 Vaccines are Free, Safe and Effective

According to Johns Hopkins University, we’ve lost more than 609,000 Americans to COVID-19 since the start of this pandemic.

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Arizona’s Ecosystem of Support for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

At its basic level, the Be Connected Ecosystem of Support offers a holistic approach to ensure that service members, veterans and their families receive the care and support they deserve.

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ACMF Director Thomas Winkel Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives

It was my distinct honor to be invited to testify in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on May 26, 2021. The hearing was focused on the impact of COVID-19 on veteran employment.

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West Valley Veteran Success Center

West valley veterans & their families now have a new option for connecting to resources and support. Thanks to a new partnership between the City of Surprise, Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF), Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Northern Arizona University (NAU), Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and Rio Salado Community College veterans and their families won’t have to leave the …

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