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About Joining Community Forces

What are Community Forces?

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. Interested in finding out what JCF is doing in your state? Want to know more about what JCF stands for?

What are Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees?

An Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee is a voluntary military cooperative partnership at regional or state level organized to provide a comprehensive view of the needs of service members, military families and veterans within their specific locations and to recommend solutions from the resources of that community.


  • Strengthen state Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees
  • Foster a sustainable network of local support
  • Facilitate governmental/non-governmental, nonprofit, corporate partners and local citizen collaboration
  • Fill service and information gaps


A community-centric solution developed through collaboration whereby national, regional, state and local entities partner and exponentially impact support to the veterans, service members and families.


Maximize the impact of community resources (civilian and military) to veterans, military members and families in order to build resilience and foster a community network that is both sustainable and relevant.


The following national organization has formalized a partner relationship with Joining Community Forces to expand community capacity from within local communities across America.

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