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November 2014

Military Family Month

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Join us in a nationwide shout out to all military families. We know you aren't one size fits all. Throughout November, Military OneSource is celebrating the many types and stripes of our modern military family. What is our military family? Strong? Resilient? Unique? Check, check and check again.

Visit our page throughout the month to see new facts, photos and words of thanks for our amazing military families. #MyMilFam

New Military OneSource Resources

Military OneSource Feature

We know living a healthier, more productive life is always at the top of your to-do list. Our two new online libraries will help you check that item off, providing health content from the Mayo Clinic and video presentations on parenting, stress mastery, personal finances, effectiveness at work and more.

(Learn about the libraries)

Widowed Military Spouses Always Have a Place in the Military Community

You always have a home within your military community. From access to installation services and facilities to continued TRICARE benefits, survivors still have a home base.

Lean on your family while you heal and move forward with support organizations and survivor benefits from your military family.

Simplify the Holidays

If the thought of the holiday season fills you with more stress than joy, it's likely time to examine your choices. Make a plan to keep spending in check.

Focus on what's really important - cherishing family, creating memories and having fun. Start planning now for a revamped, stress-free holiday season.

(Learn how to lower holiday stress)

Support Resources for Designated Caregivers

Being a designated caregiver is no small thing. You already do so much to care for your own family and now you are caring for others, too. Know that you're not alone! Military resources and programs are available to support caregivers. Learn more about these services — and where to find them. You'll find information on fun activities, as well as solutions to challenging situations.

The Navy's Gold Star Program

The Navy's new Gold Star Program helps survivors build resiliency throughout their grief journey.

The program offers resources and support like grief counseling, financial management, life-skills education and benefits assistance.

A team of dedicated coordinators works with survivors to give them long-term support.

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10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You’re a Caregiver

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Being a caregiver can bring your everyday stresses to a higher level. Check out this article to learn 10 tips for taking care of yourself when you're a caregiver. Use the tips to refresh your mind and lower stress.

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GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Estimate your GI Bill® benefits with the new comparison tool. Learn about the Veterans Affairs approved college, university, education and training programs across the country. Get the info you need to choose the best program for you.

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Tips for Staying Healthy During a Move

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If you have the moving blues, check out our tips for staying healthy, even during the most hectic move.

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Military Spouse Employment Partnership Event in December

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On Dec. 3, 2014 MSEP celebrates the induction of new companies and organizations during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. For more information about MSEP, visit the MSEP Career Portal.

Medical Records Organizer

Medical Records Organizer

Medical Records Organizer

Let's be thankful for tools that make our lives easier. The Medical Records Organizer for Families provides a quick and easy way to store and track your family's medical records. Take it to doctor's appointments, track family members' upcoming health appointments and use it before your next PCS or deployment to stay organized.

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Families That Walk Together Talk Together

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Kicking your feet up on the couch might seem like the best way to unwind, but you can improve your health and family relationships by walking and talking. Change the way you relax, and get reacquainted with fitness and your family!

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Caregiver Connection

Caregiver Connection

Ho, ho, whoa: The holiday whirlwind is coming. Sittercity can connect your military family with in-home caregivers.

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Monthly Focus

November is Military Family Month, when we thank families for the strength they provide to service members.

From Military OneSource

In 2013, the Military OneSource tax filing service completed 217,994 tax returns and answered 21,174 telephone calls.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"The graphics and visuals are great, and I like how everything is boxed off and centered on the page."

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Tax Services

Tax Services

Make your list and check it twice! This tax prep to-do list and the Military OneSource tax service will help you prepare and file your taxes.

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From Military OneSource

Holiday mailing season is upon us! Deadlines for mailing to specific APO/FPO/DPO locations vary. Ensure your holiday goodies arrive on time.

From Military OneSource

We encourage you to read the latest information on Ebola, provided by Health.Mil.

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Visit UCanQuit2 and go tobacco-free on Nov. 20 during the Great American Smokeout!

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Funeral Honors

Military Funeral Honors

Military funeral honors are one way we show gratitude to those who have served and defended our country.

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Blog Brigade

Confused about the whole new parent thing or parenting as a milspouse? Both? Answers are closer than you might think.

Military OneSource Tips

Finding the right balance between too much and too little stress is essential for your overall well-being.

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Job Seekers 101

Transition to Civilian Life

The Veterans Employment Center is online! Access the skill translator, resume builder, job bank and more.

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