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.
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Education and Resiliency Center
In 2011, the FMA and the FMA Foundation embarked on a significant partnership with the U.S. Army and the Fort George G. Meade Garrison to establish access to resources for service personnel, their families and civilians.
The plan included the renovation of Kuhn Hall on the installation and its conversion into the Education and Resiliency Center to serve as the hub of information, programming and services for our Fort Meade community.
Officially opening for business on November 17, 2022, the Education and Resiliency Center at Kuhn Hall is available for individuals and their families of all military branches as well as DoD personnel.
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.
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.
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.
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.