Connect to the Ecosystem of Support!
Join us on our mission to connect every Arizona service member, veteran and family member to support and resources.
What is the
Ecosystem of Support?
The Ecosystem is people, organizations and communities and is here to support all service members, veterans, their families and helpers.
Be Connected focuses on all of the social determinants of health, by connecting service members, veterans & family members to support and resources.
We deliver services and support through our unified, statewide, interconnected partner network, enabling us to maximize our collective impact.
Helpers play a key role in engaging and connecting people and families to the resources and support they need, when they need it.
We’re here for all service members and veterans—regardless of branch, component, length/era of service and discharge status.
Our upstream approach means support is available across the stress levels, with a goal of earlier intervention.
Be Connected offers resources throughout the military life cycle, from the start of service to separation and beyond.
Every family member matters to Be Connected and our team is here for you with support and connection to resources.
As your needs change and evolve throughout your life, Be Connected is here for you. Reach out to our team today for personalized support.
We’re here for you!
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We’re Here For You!
ALL WHO HAVE SERVED
Be Connected and the Ecosystem are here for every service member, veteran & family member. No matter your life situation, area of interest or need, we are here to connect you!
No matter your role or location, you can make a difference in the lives of service members, veterans & their families. We are here for you with support, training and information!
Connected public and private sector organizations are essential to provide the best care and support and connection possible to all who have served. We are here for you!
Check out our blog for updates on news and events!
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.
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.
Success Stories December 2022
Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.
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 statewide ballot restores a benefit that reduces the assessed value of real estate, thus reducing the amount of taxes owed.
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 age of 25. After graduating high school in 2012, he joined the United States Army in 2014, eventually working as a sniper after completing the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia. To prevent tragedies like the death of SSG Fox, Congress authorized a $174 million grant program named in honor of SSG Fox.
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 the workshop was to develop action plans for addressing suicide in three focus populations: women, rural and American Indian veterans. The two-day event featured remarks and panels from leaders from the VA, Department of Defense, and other key entities, as well as intensive workgroup sessions.
Women veterans- you won’t want to miss this. The VA is hosting virtual information sessions to share more about the women-centered VA healthcare services available to you.
Military Appreciation Month is observed every May to recognize and honor the service and sacrifices of our military personnel and their families. The month includes a variety of observances and events that work to increase awareness and support for our service members, veterans, and their families.
This observance recognizes the contributions of women in military service throughout American history. The week-long celebration honors the women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, both in times of war and peace.