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Legal Assistance for Veterans

Ahead of the Maricopa County Veteran StandDown, veterans in the Maricopa County area can access free legal assistance from February 15 to March 18, 2024.
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Coaching Into Connection

One of the most unique aspects of the "Coaching Into Connection" program is its heart - our Connection Coaches are veterans themselves.
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Connection Coaching in Action

Coaching Into Connection is about veterans helping veterans, creating a ripple effect of positive connection across Arizona.
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We are hiring in the Phoenix area.

We are expanding our exceptional team! The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is looking to add a team member in the Phoenix, Arizona area as ...
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Arizona Veteran Survey

The Arizona Veteran Survey plays a pivotal role in understanding the needs, strengths, and challenges faced by our service members, veterans, and their families. By ...
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Join Our Team! We’re Expanding!

We are expanding our exceptional team! The Arizona Coalition for Military Families currently has four key positions open. This presents a unique chance for passionate ...
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Happy Holidays!

May this holiday season bring you and yours joy and an abundance of blessings. Here's to a new year filled with continued collaboration, growth, and ...
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2024 Resource Navigation Training

By participating in this training, you become a vital connection point for Arizona's 500,000+ military and veteran community members. Join thousands of others in creating ...
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Postvention & Suicide Mortality Review

This summer, Arizona was one of seven states and communities selected for the first cohort of a Policy Academy focused on Suicide Mortality Review.
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Veterans Day: United for Strength

By partnering with the VA, military installations, the faith community, and government and community leaders across Arizona, the Coalition is committed to reducing stress and ...
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Arizona Faith Gathering Reflection

A reflection on the life and legacy of a remarkable individual, Geoff Gavis, who touched our lives in thoughtful ways. With the passing of Geoff, ...
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In Memory of Geoff Davis

A reflection on the life and legacy of a remarkable individual, Geoff Gavis, who touched our lives in thoughtful ways. With the passing of Geoff, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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Property Tax Exemptions Approved

An important voter-approved initiative for veterans passed in November. The initiative reinstates property tax exemptions for disabled veterans. The approval of Proposition 130 on the ...
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Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Grant Program

America lost a beloved son on July 21, 2020. Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox died by suicide at his home in Columbus, Georgia at the ...
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Veteran Suicide Prevention Workshop

A Veteran Suicide Prevention Workshop was hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Deloitte in Washington, DC, in October 2022. The purpose of ...
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The Upstream Mindset in Suicide Prevention

An upstream approach to suicide prevention is a way to leverage time and expand the opportunities for intervention from one single pivotal moment to a ...
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Suicide Mortality Review Team

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve ...
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Success Stories September 2022

Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.
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Consumer Participation on Scientific Review Panels

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve ...
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Upstream Approach to Suicide Prevention

Our upstream approach means we seek to connect with people “upstream” before an issue or problem worsens into a crisis that can lead to suicide. ...
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