AMAC Magazine - Volume 17 / Issue 6 - NOV/DEC 2023



W e know the debt our nation owes to our Veterans and their families, and at AMAC, we consider it a priority and privilege to support the Veteran commu- nity. From its very beginning, AMAC has sought to recognize and honor the commitment and sacrifices of those who have answered the call in defense of our country and preserved our way of life. Our affin- ity with the Veteran community is deep, with roughly 75 percent of the families in our membership having a direct Veteran connection and 31 percent having served in the military themselves.

In late 2020, AMAC’s Veteran support initiative expanded onto new fronts, including a focus on Veteran-related legislation and the cataloging of programs and resources available to fill this community’s specific needs and interests. We launched a nation- wide collaboration platform intended to build alliances with various Veteran support organizations, which can help build a stronger, more focused voice. Our support includes initiatives designed to improve the quality of healthcare for Veterans, combat the rising homelessness affecting Veter- ans, and aid in the growth of Veter- an-owned small businesses.

This collaboration, titled the Foun- dation Veteran Outreach Program (FVOP), is a coordinated effort involv- ing input from the AMAC Foundation, AMAC Action, and AMAC Inc. To date, 14 separate organizations have joined us in a monthly discussion session featuring the free exchange of ideas and information about specific Veteran needs and projects designed to support them. Each discussion session provides a rallying point for new ideas and an open forum for thoughts, support requests, event and project plan updates, and general information sharing, all focused on FVOP’s initial priority areas: • Veteran suicide prevention • Veteran transition to civilian life • Veterans in small business (train- ing and opportunities) • Encouraging patriotic service

Organizations Participating in Collaboration Sessions

American Oath Initiative (AOI) American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) Check a Vet Cold War Patriots Concerned Veterans for America (CV4A) Hero’s Bridge

Military-Veterans Advocacy (MVA) National Assoc. of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) Non-Commissioned Officers Assoc (NCOA) One More Day Veterans Sons of the American Legion 22Zero

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