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Arizona-Based Non-Profit Assists Underserved Rural Areas through National Grant

Bob Woodruff Foundation Provides COVID-19 Relief Funding to Help Arizona Veterans, Families

February 4, 2021 The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, a non-profit providing resources, support and advocacy for Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families, is proud to announce that it has received multiple grants from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, including an NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) partnership grant as part of the “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” program, to support the …

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Arizona MOAA Council and Chapters Commit to Partnership Supporting Arizona Veterans

Arizona MOAA Council and All Chapters Earn ‘Be Connected Partner’ Designation

March 1, 2021 The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, a nationally recognized Arizona-based nonprofit providing resources, support, and advocacy for Arizona’s service members, veterans, and their families, is proud to announce a partnership with the Arizona Council of Chapters and its nine chapters of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The partnership establishes an avenue for both organizations to …

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New West Valley Hub for Veteran Resources and Support Services Launches in Surprise

Public-Private Partnership, Donor Network Help Grow West Valley Military and Veteran Success Center

April 21, 2021 Veterans, service members (active duty, Guard and reserve) and their families now have a new place to access resources, support and assistance in the West Valley. In partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF), Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Northern Arizona University (NAU), Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, and Rio Salado Community College, the City of …

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Faithful Arizonans Invited to Veteran Supportive Initiative

July 9 Event Launches Be Connected Faith Network

May 26, 2021 People of all faiths from communities across Arizona are invited to become a part of the Be Connected Faith Network. The initiative kicks off on June 9 with a virtual online summit from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cultivation of a statewide, veteran supportive faith network is a collaborative effort supported by the Arizona Coalition for Military …

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Arizona Represented in U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Veteran Employment During COVID-19 Era

May 26 Hearing Features Arizona Coalition for Military Families Director Thomas Winkel

May 28, 2021 The support given to service members, veterans and their families by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) and its partners in the public and private sector was featured at a May 26 hearing by the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Chairman Mike Levin opened the hearing with an overview of the …

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Gilbert Veteran Receives New Air Conditioning Unit As Summer Heat Approaches

Arizona Coalition for Military Families Teams with Operation Homefront, AAA Cooling Specialists

June 4, 2021 Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, Gilbert veteran Derek Tope and his family received a brand new air conditioning unit valued at more than $3,700. The unit was donated through a partnership between the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Operation Homefront and AAA Cooling Specialists. Installation of the system took place on June 4 at …

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Gilbert Army veteran keeps cool with free air conditioning unit

BY KEVIN STONE 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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Vet touts Arizona efforts to help veterans get jobs, despite COVID-19

By Alyssa Marksz/Cronkite News May 26, 2021 –WASHINGTON – An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment for vets in the state and across the country, an advocate told House lawmakers Wednesday. “Communities in Arizona are no different than communities across the United States. We have …

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New military and veteran success center opens in Surprise

BY TOM KUEBEL PHOENIX — A new resource center for veterans is open in Surprise, providing services that include a full-time AmeriCorp member and part-time Be Connected navigator. The aim of the resource center is to simply provide support services, that will be rolled out in phases, for veterans and military members that are crucial to their well-being, according to …

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