What is JCF?
JCF is a voluntary military/community cooperative partnership organized to allow service providers to engage in multi-service networking to assist with connecting Service Members, Veterans, and their Families to local military and/or community resources.
The Joining Community Forces mission is to build resilience and foster a support network that is sustainable and relevant for VMFs in the 54 States and Territories by maximizing the national and community resources and partnerships (civilian and military). Joining Community Forces will also strengthen preexisting ISFACs across the United States by leveraging state generated content, best practices, and training while guiding community leaders and local commanders on how to establish and sustain collaborative community, state, and regional JCF teams.
The Joining Community Force’s vision is to present a single entry point for goods and service providers interested in collaborating with other national and local civic-minded entities in support of veterans, military members, and their families (VMFs) in their communities.
Joining Community Forces endeavors to strengthen preexisting ISFACs across the United States through a comprehensive strategic communications plan that leverages state generated content, best practices, and training materials to raise public JCF collaboration and promote the initiative among prospective partner agencies and organizations. Additionally, the JCF initiative’s mission includes guiding and informing community leaders and local commanders across America on how to establish and sustain collaborative community, state, and regional JCF teams. By building community capacity from the ground up, JCF will enable proactive and effective assistance right where veterans, service members, and their families live.
View the Joining Community Forces Fact Sheet Below
including:Background / History Agencies Involved Action Plan