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September 2014
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Military OneSource Feature

Welcome to the brand new Military OneSource eNewsletter. You spoke and we listened. We have changed the look, layout, and the content to ensure this publication is relevant to you!

We also made getting the news a snap. You can easily view this eNewsletter on any device. From your desk to your tablet to your phone — we have you covered!

Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Your Emergency Plan

For Leaders/Command

Are the service members and families under your command emergency-ready?

Being prepared starts at home with an open discussion and an emergency plan.

For more information, share the article What to Have on Hand for Emergencies with your service members and families so when an emergency hits, they will know what to do and where to go.

 

All 50 States Join Interstate Compact

As of August 2014, all 50 states have passed legislation to become members of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. This interstate agreement eases school transitions for children from military families. By joining the compact, states agree to follow common guidelines in handling issues such as class placement, records transfer, immunization requirements, course placement, graduation requirements, exit testing and extracurricular opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Using TRICARE for Life

Learn more about the TRICARE for Life Program and whether it is right for you and your family during this upcoming webinar presented by TRICARE for Life Program Manager Anne Breslin.

Register for one of two sessions online:

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Military Academic Advancement Program

Military spouse at a career resources training center

The Military Academic Advancement Program offers graduate programs in Family and Community Services, Family Financial Planning and Youth Development. View the MAAP fact sheet (PDF) for more information.

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EFMP Mobile Website

EFMP Mobile website QR code

For information and resources on the go, access the Exceptional Family Member Program mobile website from your smartphone or tablet. You’ll find links to helpful articles and the EFMP eNewsletter, information about EFMP enrollment and benefits, and a service locator tool.

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Armed Services YMCA Contract

Children playing basketball

Tick-tock, there’s still time on the clock! Get fit and have fun doing it with the extension of the Armed Services YMCA Military Outreach Initiative. The benefit expires on March 17, 2015; don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

For Service Providers
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Healthy Military Children

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The 5210 Healthy Military Children strategy uses evidence-based practices to promote healthier lifestyle habits for children and youth. As a service provider, use the 5210 tip sheets to get children and their families thinking about healthy habits in a new way.

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Moving?

Did You Know?

The Youth Sponsorship Program can help your kids connect with their peers at your new duty station.

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Monthly Focus

Establish connections and build relationships and successful careers no matter where you are.

Blog Brigade

Do you belive in PCS Karma? Read about this blogger's experience.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"I did not know all of these resources existed. I am going to tell my command about how helpful this resource is."

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Family Readiness

Did You Know?

The Family Readiness System provides you with coordinated, integrated support no matter where you are located.

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Military OneSource Tips

Research shows that a mentoring relationship can have long-lasting, positive effects on a child's life.

From Military OneSource

Electronic Sponsorship Application and Training is among the most popular Military OneSource resources.

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Divorce

Did You Know?

You still have access to many of your military benefits after a divorce. Read about your Rights and Benefits.

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