2015 Warrior-Family Symposium

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Cosponsored by the Military Officers Association of America & Wounded Warrior Project

"Our Nation's Military: Caring For Our Own"

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
7:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, DC 20004



Onsite Registration will be Available

The 2015 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS), cosponsored by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), will delve into a more focused look at government and nongovernment organizations aligning to take action to improve the overall mental wellness of the nation's servicemembers and veterans and their families - specifically looking at our individual and collective responsibilities and commitments to taking care of our own, as citizens and as the nation at-large.

This year's program panel discussions will proactively engage and ignite an interactive, in-depth dialogue on the actual progress made to date and offer real solutions and opportunities for engagement that will carry beyond the day's event so attendees can make meaningful contributions for positively impacting the mental well-being of our warriors and their family members and those caring for them.

The symposium will focus throughout the day on two basic questions surrounding the issue of warrior-family mental wellness:

  • How has the government moved the needle forward in improving the well-being and care of the nation's servicemembers and veterans and their families and caregivers?
  • How and what do we collectively, as a nation, need to do to further deliver on quality mental health care for warrior-family needs within the next five years?  



Who Should Attend: administration, congressional, Department of Defense, Military Service Departments, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Labor, and other federal, state, or local agency leaders and staffs, military operational leaders, nongovernmental leaders and staff members, clinicians (including but not limited to psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors), researchers, industry, academia, community leaders, caregivers, servicemembers and veterans and their families, and other interested organizations and individuals.

ATTENDANCE BY DOD PERSONNEL

Please be advised that the Department of Defense (DoD) no longer provides "blanket" Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) determinations for external events. It is our belief that the Warrior-Family Symposium qualifies as a widely attended gathering pursuant to 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g). However, this means that DoD personnel may accept our invitation if their agency determines that their presence at the Warrior-Family Symposium is in the interests of their agency.  To ensure compliance with federal executive branch ethics rules, we suggest that DoD personnel consult with their supervisor or ethics advisor prior to attending.

ATTENDANCE BY POLITICAL APPOINTEES

Recognizing that Executive Order 13490 of January 20, 2009 prohibits political appointees from accepting gifts from lobbyists or lobbying organizations pursuant to the widely attended gathering exception to the federal gift rules, please note that since the MOAA Charitable Foundation, Inc., is not a lobbying organization, political appointees are eligible to accept our invitation under the widely attended gathering exception.


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Thank you to J. WAGNER Event Design
Providing the Program Content Development, Multimedia Direction and Event Producer Services.