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Moving Again: Make New Connections

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If you're a service member or military family member, you've learned something about moving — it happens a lot. You may have also learned that each new duty station can present a need to build new friendships, new connections and a new sense of community.

(Connect with others after relocation.)

Talk to Someone Who Gets It

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We all have those times in life when stress manages us more than we manage it. Talking with someone who understands the stress you are experiencing, because they've personally been there too, can relieve some of that stress.

(Military OneSource now offers confidential peer-to-peer specialty consultations.)

 

Relocation and Housing Options for Survivors

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After the loss of a loved one, moving is probably the last thing on your mind. But in time, you may decide that moving is the best decision. Whether that means moving across town or beyond, this information will help you understand your housing options and relocation benefits. (Understand your options.)

Check Out My Training Hub

My Training Hub

Training is a necessity, but sometimes funding is unavailable. Now, with My Training Hub, you can access a convenient online learning management system for your training needs.

My Training Hub offers self-directed, user-focused training courses 24/7 for a variety of audiences. It’s free, too. (Learn more.)

 

Information on the Integrated Lodging Program

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There's no magic wand for erasing traffic on the roads and lines at the airport, but leaving home on official government travel is getting easier. The next time you prepare for a business trip, book your lodging directly in the Defense Travel System.

(Put trusted government and commercial lodging at your fingertips.)

How to Get Involved in Your Community Through Volunteering

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Moving and settling in to your new place is all good, but it takes time to really feel at home. Volunteering can help you feel like a part of the new community. And, the beauty of volunteering is that you can work around your schedule and interests. Learn how to get started.

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How to Turn Volunteer Work Into a Paying Job

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Military life can be a winding road. For military spouses, that often applies to careers as well. If you've taken a step back from paid work, volunteering can offer you a way to give back — and a way to give your career a boost.

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6 Tips for Making Your Final Move a Success

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By now, you've been around the block — or maybe around the world — with the military. But your final military move could be your easiest one yet with these six tips.

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The Americans With Disabilities Act

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The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 gives individuals with disabilities equal access to employment, resources and information. This year, the ADA turns 25. Find more on the history of this act, learn how the ADA has changed the lives of Americans with disabilities and join the commemoration of this groundbreaking law.

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Youth Volunteer

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Encourage the military youth and teens in your life to make the most of those lazy days of summer by volunteering. They'll help others — and themselves. Volunteering fosters leadership, accountability and compassion. (Discover volunteer opportunities.)

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Blue Star Museums 2015

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The sky's the limit this summer, thanks to the Blue Star Museums collaboration. More than 2,000 museums across America are hosting service members and their families. You and your wallet will enjoy the rest and relaxation. (Explore Blue Star Museums.)

From Military OneSource

In March, Military OneSource document translation services averaged less than three days turnaround time for translations.

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Consumer Protection

Did You Know?

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 15. Learn how to avoid fraud with these free resources.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

I have called Military OneSource twice during this deployment and the people I've talked to have been absolutely fantastic.

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eSAT

The new and improved eSponsorship Application and Training is here.

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Swap screens for scenery and experience high definition in the great outdoors when you explore national parks as a family.

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Independence Day

Did You Know?

Get your sparklers ready and find your local parade — Independence Day is just around the corner.

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TA DECIDE

Did You Know?

TA DECIDE lets military students compare more than 2,600 educational institutions eligible to receive military tuition assistance.

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Blog Brigade

One military spouse weaved a 5,271 mile family vacation into a permanent change of station move. Embrace your PCS vacation.

Monthly Focus

Summers often bring about changes for military families. Military OneSource has the tips, articles and resources to get you ready.

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Plan a Staycation

Did You Know?

Vacationing in a castle might be on your bucket list, but it can be a budget buster. Experience the crown jewel attractions of your realm. Plan your staycation now.

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