Joining Community Forces

Joining Community Forces expands on focuses attention on community-level efforts to support Service Members, Military Families and Veterans.


Community Forces focus the efforts of local providers with a common goal: to strengthen the local military community. Because Community Forces work in communities around the country, they are uniquely positioned to find and consolidate the best local resources, and that means providing better and faster assistance to Service members, Military families, and veterans when they need it.

Havre Joining Community Forces


If you would like to get involved the VSP (Veteran Service Provider) meetings are usually held in Great Falls.  There has been a large focus on the areas of employment and the options available to Service Members & their Families. There is currently no web page set up for the Havre Joinging Community Forces group. For more information please contact Sherri Simonson the Montana National Guard Family Assistance Center Specialist located in Havre. 


Billings Joining Community Forces


If you would like to help out in upcoming Vet Stand Down contact Russ Petit, the Montana National Guard Family Assistance Center Specialist.  They do not have a webpage.


Kallispell Joining Community Forces


Watch here for more information about upcoming meetings.  The main focus has been on employment and the options available to Service Members and their Families.  They do not have a webpage currently, but one is in process & they anticipate having that up by the end of the month. Contact Lee Fretwell Montana National Guard Family Assistance Center Specialist located in Kallispell. 


Missoula Joining Community Forces


Missoula VSP and JCF are active in planning the Heroes at Home BBQ each year.  This BBQ is a fun, family-friendly forum for veterans, Service Members, and their Families to connect with their community.

Visit the website www.jcfmissoula.org to figure out how you can be more involed also check out the FaceBook page - Joining Community Forces - Missoula Region.


Belgrade Joining Community Forces


Belgrade/Bozeman area VSP has been meeting and working on issues revolving around employment and the options available to Service Members and their Families. They do not have a webpage. Please contact Mike Koosman the Montana National Guard Family Assistance Specialist in Belgrade for more information. 


Helena Joining Community Forces


Helena area JCF is active and meeting regularly.  Tabitha Garvin-Betancourt, Family Assistance Specialist in Helena runs the  Family & Youth pillar of JCF.  Ask her for more informaiton about how you can support the Family & Youth pillar or other areas of the Helena JCF.  There is a website for all of the pillars of the JCF & that address is www.montanaveteranconnection.org or visit http://montana.networkofcare.org/.

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