Supporting Military and Families

Mission readiness requires a superior team who’s charged with mission-critical duties that often result in an uncommon level of stress that takes a toll on our service personnel and their families. Taking care of those who take care of us is a priority and we are committed now more than ever.

Together with Our Sister Organization

Education and Resiliency Center

The renovation of historic Kuhn Hall on Fort Meade, which will serve as the hub of information, programming, and services for our Fort Meade community, began in August 2021. Construction will continue through the summer with an official ribbon cutting slated for November 2022 to coincide with Veterans Day.

Resiliency Services Kiosk/Portal

We created and installed the first seven physical kiosks that will discreetly bring information for dozens of resiliency services under nine categories to the fingertips of users on the installation that prioritizes user privacy. This resource can also be accessed anywhere at anytime online.

More Initiatives

Resiliency Services Map

Fort George G. Meade has an abundance of resiliency and wellness resources throughout the installation. These resources support the five pillars of resiliency: family, emotional, physical, spiritual and social.

Tapestry Grant

Military children face special challenges. So the Fort Meade Alliance, working under a grant secured by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, is working on a Tapestry program from the Department of Defense Education Agency to provide teachers with seminars about the nature of military family life. The FMA has also created a resource guide to alert teachers to services available to military families.

Military Spouses

The annual Fort Meade Military Spouse Job Fair is impressive and helpful, but also exhausting. Each year, the Fort Meade Alliance hosts a Relaxation Station at the fair where job seekers can rest, enjoy refreshments, get a massage and talk with other military spouses.

Nutritional Cooking Curriculum

In partnership with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, we completed the curriculum for three new workshops designed to make healthy eating easier for service members and their families.

Military Wellness Community Connection

To help connect the holistic needs of the Fort Meade community with the services available in the region, we began the Military Wellness Community Connection (MWCC) designed to support the unique needs of our veteran and active military service personnel and their families. Local businesses and organizations volunteer to be hosts of this initiative by donating discounts and services during the months of May (Mental Health Awareness Month) and June (PTSD Awareness Month) to support the unique needs of the Fort Meade region.

To learn more, contact Tim O’Ferrall, General Manager
director@ftmeadealliance.org