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Arizona Coalition for Military Families Wins National 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. The MOAA Distinguished Service Award is a significant honor ...
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Be Connected Honored in the Inaugural Anthem Awards

Upstream Suicide Prevention Program Among Prestigious List of Honorees

The Be Connected program has been honored with an award as part of the inaugural Anthem Awards for its upstream suicide prevention public awareness campaign titled We’re on a Mission. Be Connected was selected as a winner from among more than 2,500 submissions from 36 countries around the world. Competing in the Health Awareness category, Be Connected was selected for ...
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Registration Now Open for 12th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans, & Their Families

Virtual Event Offers 24 Presentations, 6 Learning Tracks, Solution Sessions & Networking

For the second year in a row, stakeholders from around Arizona and beyond will gather in a virtual conference center for the 12th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. The virtual format provides participants the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of leaders on a variety of topics designed to strengthen the way ...
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Attend 11th Annual Symposium Supporting Service Members, Veterans, Military Families

Virtual Conference Center Draws Diverse, Statewide Coalition of Supporters

Phoenix, Ariz. (May 1, 2021) – In April, 587 people gathered in a virtual conference center for the 11th Annual Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. The event featured a keynote speech by Thomas Winkel, Director of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, highlighting the importance of a collaborative approach to servicing the whole person – ...
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Connect Every Veteran

We’re on a mission to connect every Arizona service member, veteran, and their families to support and resources. Connect Every Veteran is a statewide public service announcement (PSA) campaign available in English and Spanish. The PSAs will run on tv and radio stations statewide to raise awareness of the Be Connected program and the support line phone number. This campaign ...
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ASU research team uses data analysis to advise on best practices for veteran suicide prevention programs

By: Emma Greguska November 9, 2021 –In the United States, veterans in general have a much higher suicide rate than civilians. In Arizona, the picture is even more grim, where veterans have a suicide rate of 44.9 per 100,000, compared with the national veteran suicide rate of 31 per 100,000, according to the latest Veteran Suicide Data Sheet from the U.S. Department of ...
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Background Data

Firearms account for half of the suicides In the United States, (Henn, 2019). Roughly two-thirds of all deaths from gunshot wounds in America are suicides, (Henn, 2019). Many suicide attempts occur during a short-term crisis (Simon et al., 2001; Deisenhammer et al., 2009). If a person has access to a gun during this high-risk time and uses it, he or ...
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Secure Your Weapon

Secure Your Weapon is a collaborative public education effort for weapon safety to inspire the military and veteran community to demonstrate safe handling, transport and storage of weapons. The phrase Secure Your Weapon was specifically selected because of its roots as a standard military expression that is immediately understood by anyone who has ever served. We believe that a suicidal ...
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Arizona veterans cope with mental health as problems in Afghanistan continue

BUSINESS NEWS | 6 Oct | PATRICK SCHNEIDER –Local organizations are making efforts to help Arizona veterans improve their mental health in the wake of the problems that stemmed from the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Many veterans in the U.S. suffer from mental illnesses and troubles every day, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With the Taliban’s controversial activity in Afghanistan, ...
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Arizona Corporate Coalition for Veteran Careers Issues Guide to Help Employers Recruit and Retain Veterans

September 21, 2021 The Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers (ACCVC), a collaborative group of motivated business leaders working to support veterans in the workplace, is proud to announce the arrival of the 2021 Veteran Affiliated Employee Resource Group Guidebook.  The guide, offered at no cost to all Arizona employers, serves as a roadmap for organizations to create a resource ...
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