Community Outreach

You and the Community

Community Outreach is defined as an endeavor by an organization to connect its ideas

or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or

the general public. The National Guard Family Program Community Outreach focuses

on connecting Guard families with local, regional, and national organizations in

support of their everyday lives at home.


The National Guard works closely with the local, regional and national communities

to link their services to the services already available to the Guard. We have formed

partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • American Veterans (AMVETS)
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • American Legion
  • United Service Organizations (USO)
  • America’s Adopt A Soldier

Interested in requesting National Guard Service Members or Family Members to participate in a survey and/or study? Please follow the below guidelines and reference the below document.

No matter if your request is nationwide or specific to a state or region, the request may be made by email or hard copy to Mr. Alex Baird, Chief of Family Program Division at [email protected] or 1411 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202-3231. There should be a letter from your university or establishment stating that you are a student or employee in good standing and have the support of the aforementioned university or establishment. In addition, please provide a letter that explains the nature of your research and how it will be utilized, as well as a copy of your proposed survey and/or study.

If your request is approved, our office will contact the appropriate leadership members for distribution. Please note: there is no guarantee of participation since the National Guard Bureau cannot require or request such participation. The National Guard Bureau may only present the opportunity to assist you in your research.

Please click here to view regulations.

Interested in partnering / collaborating / working together for military families?

Email Beth Horrigan:


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