Our men and women in uniform don't come from the Pentagon

Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address at the 80th Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties in Charlotte, N.C., July 11, 2015. Carter called on counties and communities across America to consider new ways to provide service to troops and veterans

"Our men and women in uniform don’t come from the Pentagon. They come from your communities. We recruit from your communities. Our service members and their families live in your communities while they’re serving – including our Guardsmen and Reservists – and when they leave military service, they’ll once again be in your communities."

What We Do


 Florida Military Family and Community Covenant is not another social program. It does not advocate for new programs or negate those that are already ongoing. It simply attempts to tie together the actions of the government and local communities so we, as a state, can work as a team to provide the highest level of quality support our veterans, service members and their families deserve.


Honoring Those Who Served U.S.

With more than 1.5 million veterans, Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. 


Our Community Salutes

Our Community Salutes is a national, non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students (and their parents)…


Blue Star Families

Mission Blue Star Families Mission is to support, and empower military families Vision Our mission is to engage military families…


Operation Live Well

Consuming a variety of nutritious foods and beverages keeps you performing and looking your best, whether you are 8, 18,…