America's Warrior Partnership is delighted to announce that registration for the  virtual 2020 Warrior Community Integration Symposium is now live! Register today to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about trends and solutions in the veteran space and connect with attendees, speakers and sponsors directly from your laptop or desktop. Stay tuned for the agenda and speaker announcements coming soon!

The hardest veterans to reach are the ones who spend most of their time commuting to work, working all day and then commuting home. How can these veterans get the support and resources they need, when most of their time is spent supporting themselves and their families?

For Jim Lorraine, the goal of his organization is to help veterans connect with local resources around the country, but through his new program, they are aiming to help those in the Navajo Nation.

America’s Warrior Partnership  and the Alaska Coalition for Veterans & Military Families (AKCVMF) are collaborating on an initiative to empower Alaskan community organizations with national resources and best practices for serving local military veterans, their families and caregivers.

May was Mental Health Awareness Month, but the importance of mental health extends year-round. Unlike physical health issues that are generally acknowledged, mental health issues have a tremendous level of stigma attached to them.

The Network in Action: Advocating for Alaska
The Alaska Coalition for Veteran and Military Families (AKCVMF) recently launched Project Facemask, an operation to provide masks to veterans, active-duty members and their families on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the Anchorage area to help contain the spread of COVID-19. AKCVMF purchased materials to sew masks and employed more than 25 military spouses for the effort.

AKCVMF had a continued need to make additional face masks but had run out of local resources to fund the project. Through their collaboration with America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP), they contacted AWP’s national coordination platform, The Network. The Network collaborated with their national partners, advocating AKCVMF’s need to the Gary Sinise Foundation, whose generous donation allowed Project Facemask to continue. The Network successfully connected a local organization to its network of national partners and bridged the gap between communities. The AKCVMF is now able to continue providing masks and part-time employment for the communities it serves.

As we observe National PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th and are days from turning the calendar page to begin July, it is crucial that we remember that nearly 8% of the U.S. population will experience post-traumatic stress (PTS) at some point in their lives.

Upcoming Event:
July Battle Rhythm
July 6, 2020 | 2 - 3 PM EST
Online Webinar
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Ashleigh M. Adams
Assistant Director
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
at The University of Pennsylvania

 Joshua Moss
Veteran Outreach Coordinator
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Dr. Caitlin Thompson
Vice President
Community Partnerships
Cohen Veteran Network

  • Learn about trends and treatment for veterans with PTS.
  • Hear from national PTS programs.
  • Discuss the challenges and successes of connecting veterans to PTS supportive services.