Symposium Status Update
For those planning to attend the Seventh Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium, America’s Warrior Partnership is actively monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to plan for an inspirational and valuable event on August 25-27, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. The appropriate time to reassess the public health situation in conjunction with our host vendor is mid-May; we will provide an update after that time.
If you have specific questions in relation to COVID-19, we encourage you to contact your local health department. Veterans experiencing an urgent crisis should call the VA Hotline by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1.
VA supports a variety of community-centric initiatives that help local organizations connect the Veterans they serve with national resources. Our team at America’s Warrior Partnership collaborates with VA to enhance this aspect of the department’s mission with best practices and tools that empower communities to holistically and proactively engage local Veterans. An example of the tools our partnership brings to community organizations is The Network.

While many of our nation’s female veterans are empowered to thrive after leaving the service, gaps still exist in the resources and programs that are accessible to women across different communities.

Our 2019 Community Integration Annual Survey, which asked veterans, their families, caregivers and advocates for feedback on their community’s veteran-serving resources, found that women were less likely than men to feel they are able to adapt when changes occur. Moreover, women are less likely to feel they can bounce back from hardships.

Strong community support programs are critical to ensuring veterans are able to adapt to life changes and bounce back from hardships, and there unfortunately is a lack of community services tailored to female veterans. This point is reflected in another finding of our 2019 Annual Survey, which found that women were more likely than men to be seeking access to resources related to recreation, relationships and spirituality.

Content shared using the #MRCBeALeader hashtag on social media will highlight stories and advice from veterans to encourage personal growth, optimistic communities and responsible behavior in the months to come.

We invite YOU to join #MRCBeALeader

1. Record a short video or story about what you're doing to lead and stay positive. Workout tips? Looking on the bright side? Helping your neighbor? Social distancing? Share what your training and past experiences have taught you to do.

2. Tag @MissionRollCall and hashtag #MRCBeALeader, for a chance to be featured on our feed.

3. Challenge and tag two friends to keep this strong movement going! 
MRC is working on sharing these stories of veterans leading in this difficult time—stay tuned, stay safe, and keep leading! 
Upcoming Virtual Event
April's Battle Rhythm on Behavioral Health
April Battle Rhythm
April 6, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Online Webinar

  • Learn from a subject matter expert about behavioral health issues affecting veterans
  • Connect with a new resource to support veterans behavioral health
  • Hear how one community is empowering veterans through access to behavioral health services
  • Discuss the challenges and successes of connecting veterans, their families, and caregivers to behavioral health support