Notes from the latest MN Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coffee Talks

BTYR Grant County

Congratulations to our newest BTYR Network Grant County! There action plan was recently approved by the State BTYR board. We are excited to have them join us and all the work they continue to do for veterans, service members, first responders and their families! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic they are working on a proclamation ceremony date for later this year.  I will be sure to share out when more information comes available. Congratulations once again!


Natural Park Service 

Building Healthy Military Communities has worked in consorted effort with the National Park Service to aid in the promotion of total health in a joint social media campaign for the upcoming National Park Week April 18 – 26.  While you can not physically participate at a National Park, you are able to still experience them virtually.  Isolation is tough for everyone, but it is a proven fact that there is wellness in nature. Attached is an excel document that contains everything your military/veteran organization will need for posting during National Park Service Week.  If you do not have time to initiate your own social media posts, you can share posts from the National Park Service or Building Healthy Military Communities Facebook pages.  Be sure to utilize the hashtags (they are provided in the excel document).

NPS_BHMC_Key Partners Social Media Campaign Park Week April 18_26 Final (1) (1) (this is an Excel document)

Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC) Facebook
National Park Service Facebook 
Healthy Parks Healthy People National Park Service Facebook


St Cloud VA Virtual Baby Shower

To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2020, the St Cloud VA is hosting a baby shower on May 13th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The goal is to celebrate Veteran parents – especially moms – while also increasing awareness of VA’s comprehensive maternity care services and to encourage women Veterans to choose VA to support their health and wellness goals. For questions or more information call (320) 252-1670 ext. 6655
To attend this event, log on at: 

For more information about VA’s benefits and programs for women Veterans 

Rachel Johnson, MBA

Yellow Ribbon Outreach Coordinator
Camp Ripley Training Center
15000 Hwy 115
Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 249-0136