Military OneSource Leaders/Command RSS Feed http://www.militaryonesource.mil en-us Overview of VA Benefits /transition Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:34:00 Veterans Affairs benefits for active-duty service members, veterans and their family members include home loans, education assistance, medical care, survivor pensions and more. Find out what’s available to you and your family. 100-281155-20150331 23:34-Overview of VA Benefits Locating Scholarships and Financial Assistance for Military Students /k-12-and-college-education Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:00 If you are looking for money to pay for postsecondary education, check out the resources — federal grants and loans, military-friendly schools and scholarships — available to military students. 200-281154-20150331 23:06-Locating Scholarships and Financial Assistance for Military Students SECO Scholarship Finder /seco Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:45:00 Looking for the right scholarship can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But the SECO Scholarship Finder makes it easy. Search for yourself, your spouse and even your college-bound kids. 300-281150-20150331 16:45-SECO Scholarship Finder Portable Careers for Military Spouses /seco Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:42:00 Want to find a job that moves when you do? Some careers are just perfect for telecommuting — and that makes them great options for military spouses. Find out about the professions that lend themselves to job portability and learn what you need to do to get started in one of them. 400-281148-20150331 16:42-Portable Careers for Military Spouses Youth Sponsorship Program /moving Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:36:00 Moving? The Youth Sponsorship Program can help your kids connect with other kids at your new duty station. Sponsors know what’s going on at school and on the installation, and they can answer the millions of questions your kids are sure to have. 500-281146-20150331 16:36-Youth Sponsorship Program 5 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope With a Move /moving Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:34:00 Parenting a teenager comes with its fair share of challenges – even without throwing a move into the mix. There are things you can do before, during and after a move to help your teen say goodbye and make a fresh start at your new home. 600-281144-20150331 16:34-5 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope With a Move Rights and Benefits for Abandoned Military Spouses /legal Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:18:00 If your service member spouse has left you, know that you have rights and support through the military community. Learn more about how military policies affect your benefits as an abandoned military spouse. 700-281138-20150331 16:18-Rights and Benefits for Abandoned Military Spouses How to Report Child Abuse As a Member of the Military /legal Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:15:00 Everyone plays a role in keeping our children safe. If you suspect abuse, making the call is not an option — it’s an obligation. Learn more about who to call and how child abuse calls are assessed. 800-281136-20150331 16:15-How to Report Child Abuse As a Member of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention and Response /sexual-assault Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:07:00 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Turn to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for posters, postcards, and brochures promoting the DoD Safe Helpline – and confidential support throughout the year. 900-281134-20150331 16:07-Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault /sexual-assault Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:03:00 Would you recognize sexual assault? Protect yourself and your loved ones by starting the conversation that could give you or someone you know the courage to speak up and get help. 1000-281132-20150331 16:03-Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault 7 Tips for Tackling Your Child's Boredom With Morale, Welfare and Recreation /hbi Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:59:00 Put your child’s boredom on ice – or waves, hula hoops and more – with a wealth of fun activities from Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Check out all of the fun options. 1100-281130-20150331 15:59- 7 Tips for Tackling Your Child's Boredom With Morale, Welfare and Recreation Farmers' Markets Encourage Healthy Eating /hbi Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:55:00 When you’re ready to kick your health up a notch, grab your reusable bags and grocery list and head down to your local farmers market for fresh, local ingredients. 1200-281128-20150331 15:55-Farmers' Markets Encourage Healthy Eating How to Get Involved in a New Community Through Volunteering /mwr Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:46:00 Are you new in town? Make some friends in your new town while volunteering your time. Use our tips to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. 1300-281124-20150331 15:46-How to Get Involved in a New Community Through Volunteering America the Beautiful Pass Programs Fact Sheet /mwr Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:42:00 The America the Beautiful military pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites – from sea to shining sea. Grab your pass, and consider pitching in April 12-18, during National Volunteer Week, or visiting April 18-26, during National Park Week. 1400-281122-20150331 15:42-America the Beautiful Pass Programs Fact Sheet Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault /crisis-prevention Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:37:00 Most sexual assaults aren’t committed by strangers in dark alleys. Nearly three-quarters of them are committed by a friend, relative, or acquaintance. Learn more this April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 1500-281120-20150331 15:37-Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault Alcohol and Its Effects /crisis-prevention Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:34:00 Do you know your limit? Be a responsible drinker by understanding the risks associated with alcohol and the warning signs that you or someone you love may need help. 1600-281118-20150331 15:34-Alcohol and Its Effects Understanding Commissaries and Exchanges /shopping Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:25:00 Here’s food for thought. You can save more than 30 percent, on average, on groceries and other items at commissaries and exchanges. Get the scoop. 1700-281115-20150331 15:25-Understanding Commissaries and Exchanges Army & Air Force Exchange Service /shopping Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:20:00 You can have your shopping and enjoy it later. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service puts millions of items at your fingertips – and supports Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. Find out more. 1800-281113-20150331 15:20-Army & Air Force Exchange Service Grief Counseling Options for Military Survivors /casualty Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:10:00 You don’t have to face your grief journey alone. Access no-cost, military-specific resources that can help you reach your new normal. 1900-281108-20150331 15:10-Grief Counseling Options for Military Survivors Casualty Assistance: Survivors’ Benefits /search?content_id=281103 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:34:00 Survivors’ benefits provide financial support following the death of a service member, but many people may be unaware of the list benefits available or how they’re received until they are face-to-face with them while grieving. Use this snapshot of benefits for a simple explanation. 2000-281103-20150331 14:34-Casualty Assistance: Survivors’ Benefits Money and Move Course /pfm Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:54:00 Moving brings its own kind of stress and challenges, but money doesn't have to be one of them. Before you move, take a minute to explore this informative course on Money and Moving on the new My Training Hub. 2100-280972-20150331 12:54-Money and Move Course Part 2: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness /pfm Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:55:00 This two-hour webinar will explore current research findings linked to wellness and mindfulness, as well as how mental health clinicians and others in helping professional roles can use this information to implement preventative and restorative practices in their work and personal lives. The presentation will also include practical examples that individuals can provide to families dealing with stress, anxiety and other difficulties that can provide barriers to wellness. Continuing education units may be available. 2200-280814-20150326 13:55-Part 2: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness Part 2: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness /those-who-support-service-providers Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:55:00 This two-hour webinar will explore current research findings linked to wellness and mindfulness, as well as how mental health clinicians and others in helping professional roles can use this information to implement preventative and restorative practices in their work and personal lives. The presentation will also include practical examples that individuals can provide to families dealing with stress, anxiety and other difficulties that can provide barriers to wellness. Continuing education units may be available. 2300-280815-20150326 13:55-Part 2: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness 8 Tips for Helping Children With Goodbyes and Coping With Separation Anxiety /deployment Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:49:00 Deployments are a part of most military kids' lives. Learning to be apart from each other is important for both you and your child. Teaching your child to say goodbye at a young age will make separations easier for both of you later on. 2400-280796-20150325 12:49-8 Tips for Helping Children With Goodbyes and Coping With Separation Anxiety 5 Resources for Smoother Moves   /phases-single-life Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:23:00 Your next move could be your smoothest one yet. Tap into the information you need to get a jump-start on your PCS. 2500-280778-20150302 13:23-5 Resources for Smoother Moves   Using the Commissary Benefit to Save Money /phases-career Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:25:00 The savings at the commissary are real: The average military family saves an average of 30 percent or more on groceries when they consistently shop the commissary. It’s hard to argue with savings like that. If you aren’t convinced, read up on the ins and outs of the commissary, and you’ll be saving green on your greens (and proteins, grains, fruits, dairy and more) in no time. 2600-280777-20150302 09:25-Using the Commissary Benefit to Save Money Tax Extensions for Survivors /casualty Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:21:00 If your loved one has died on active duty, you may qualify for extra time to file your taxes. 2700-280450-20150220 11:21-Tax Extensions for Survivors 6 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier With Children /search?content_id=279734 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:32:00 If you have a picky eater at your house, you might feel like you’ve tried everything. Take tension and tears off the menu with six tips that will make mealtime a little easier and enjoyable for everyone at your table. 2800-279734-20150202 14:32-6 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier With Children Tax Filing Made Simple for Service Members, Their Families and Military Survivors /search?content_id=279715 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:57:00 Take the headache out of tax filing with help from Military OneSource. We have tips to get you prepared before filing and the tax services to simplify your tax season. 2900-279715-20150202 09:57-Tax Filing Made Simple for Service Members, Their Families and Military Survivors Consumer Protection for Survivors /search?content_id=279562 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:42:00 Protecting your assets and survivor benefits doesn’t have to be a headache. Let trusted organizations do the research for you and back you up should you fall victim to a scam. 3000-279562-20150120 10:42-Consumer Protection for Survivors SuperTracker /search?content_id=279495 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:37:00 Take the guesswork out of your health. Meet the USDA Super Tracker. Use it to track the foods you eat and the calories you burn. You can even use it to compare more than 8,000 foods side by side to help you choose the one with the highest nutritional value. Take control of your health now, and start tracking! 3100-279495-20150113 07:37-SuperTracker Get Started on Your Taxes Now /taxes Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:18:00 Military OneSource’s no-cost tax service is available for eligible service members and their families any time of the year. A Military OneSource login ID and password will be required so register now. 3200-279485-20150112 14:18-Get Started on Your Taxes Now Fry Scholarship /search?content_id=279403 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:29:00 The Fry Scholarship was recently expanded to include surviving spouses; however, a formal irrevocable election must be made between the Fry Scholarship and the Dependents’ Educational Assistance in order for the surviving spouse to receive either benefit. 3300-279403-20150106 12:29-Fry Scholarship Health and Wellness Overview /search?content_id=279400 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:44:00 Prevention and empowerment are great ways to achieve and maintain health and wellness. The Healthy Base Initiative health and wellness assessment lets you take charge of your health and take advantage of valuable programs and educational opportunities at wellness centers that can make health the new normal. 3400-279400-20150106 08:44-Health and Wellness Overview Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault /search?content_id=279396 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:13:00 Bust the myths behind sexual assault. Awareness can help us all be a part of sexual assault prevention and victim support. 3500-279396-20150105 16:13-Identifying and Dealing With Sexual Assault Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors /search?content_id=279394 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:57:00 Part of your healing process may include furthering your education. If you are the spouse or child of a service member who was injured or died in the line of duty, you may qualify for grants or scholarships that can fund your pursuit of higher education. 3600-279394-20150105 15:57-Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors How to Build a Solid Emergency Fund and Create Financial Readiness /search?content_id=279392 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:48:00 Spare change in the piggy bank might be a sound safety net for kids, but a real emergency requires a solid emergency fund. Don't put off building your savings for a very rainy day any longer. 3700-279392-20150105 15:48-How to Build a Solid Emergency Fund and Create Financial Readiness SuperTracker /search?content_id=279390 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:51:00 Take the guesswork out of your health. Meet the USDA Super Tracker. Use it to track the foods you eat and the calories you burn. You can even use it to compare more than 8,000 foods side by side to help you choose the one with the highest nutritional value. Take control of your health now, and start tracking! 3800-279390-20150105 14:51-SuperTracker Fitness Without A Gym /search?content_id=279386 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:28:00 Some of the most common reasons people talk themselves out of exercise are lack of time, lack of money — or both. But you don’t need to pay a monthly fee to lose weight, and you don’t need fancy gym equipment to build muscle. You can get fit simply by using what you have or using low- or no-cost resources and facilities just for military families. 3900-279386-20150105 14:28-Fitness Without A Gym Make Time for Exercise /search?content_id=279384 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:13:00 Exercise isn't only for maintaining your weight and staying healthy. It's great for relieving stress, raising your metabolism and boosting energy levels. Those effects last long after a good workout. Click to learn how to get started on an exercise program. 4000-279384-20150105 14:13-Make Time for Exercise Savings Center /search?content_id=279308 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:02:00 “A penny saved is a penny earned,” so head over to the Exchange Savings Center to give yourself a big payday. Browse interactive catalogs, daily specials, weekly ads, rebates and ongoing promotions. You may just save enough to buy lunch (and we have coupons for that too). 4100-279308-20141222 15:02-Savings Center No-cost Resources for Survivors /search?content_id=279208 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:58:00 There is wide range of support for survivors, but navigating the many benefits can be difficult. Access these no-cost resources to assist you as you go through the grieving and healing process. 4200-279208-20141216 07:58-No-cost Resources for Survivors Tax Filing Made Simple /search?content_id=279125 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:07:00 Tax season isn’t nearly as popular as the holiday season, but it’s inevitable. Give yourself a break this tax season by preparing early and calling on Military OneSource for support. Start with these tips. 4300-279125-20141205 15:07-Tax Filing Made Simple Tax Forgiveness for Survivors /search?content_id=279123 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:00:00 When a service member dies on active duty, surviving family members may be entitled to tax forgiveness or a tax refund. If you are a survivor, read more to learn what is offered through the Internal Revenue Service and whether you qualify. 4400-279123-20141205 15:00-Tax Forgiveness for Survivors How to be an Active Bystander /search?content_id=279067 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:16:00 Preventing and coping with sexual assault is everyone's business. Speak up. You would want someone to do the same for you. 4500-279067-20141203 10:16-How to be an Active Bystander 15 Tips for Building a Positive Support Network /search?content_id=279066 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:03:00 When you aren't sure you can do it, call on your support network to remind you that you're strong enough to handle tough situations. Surround yourself with people who build you up and encourage you to succeed and overcome. 4600-279066-20141203 10:03-15 Tips for Building a Positive Support Network Healthy Base Initiative Families Overview /search?content_id=279059 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:44:00 This Healthy Base Initiative component encourages family members to set healthy examples for each other and offer support as the initial changes toward health transform into life-long healthy habits. 4700-279059-20141201 14:44-Healthy Base Initiative Families Overview Managing Your Money as a New Service Member /search?content_id=279055 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:55:00 You work hard to earn every dime of your paycheck, but make sure you're managing your money with the future in mind. Budget your income and expenses, and bank some cash for your future. You’ll thank yourself later. 4800-279055-20141201 13:55-Managing Your Money as a New Service Member How to Plan a Relaxing and Fun Staycation /social/webinar-archives Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:04:00 A busy vacation can leave you feeling like you need another break just to recuperate. If you’re looking to relax without the added vacation stress, expense and travel, consider a staycation. Read more for staycation inspiration. 4900-279050-20141201 13:04-How to Plan a Relaxing and Fun Staycation Installation Fun for Teens - Winter /search?content_id=279049 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:40:00 With half of the school year is in the books, your teen has earned a break. Introduce all that MWR has to offer. From recreation centers to bowling and everything in between, your teen can have fun on the installation no matter how low the mercury drops this winter. 5000-279049-20141201 10:40-Installation Fun for Teens - Winter The Pentagon is Observing Military Family Month /search?content_id=278982 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:23:00 Check out this video as Barbara Thompson, director of the Office of Family Readiness Policy, Children and Youth, talks about the importance of military families. 5100-278982-20141125 07:23-The Pentagon is Observing Military Family Month Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange /search?content_id=278882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:44:00 Your military exchange offers savings and tax-free shopping on installations worldwide. Make the most of your exchange benefit by learning what's in store (and online) for you. 5200-278882-20141117 09:44-Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone /search?content_id=278874 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:47:00 Facing a crisis can be frightening. But just like a flashlight can take the scary out of a dark room, finding support in a crisis can help you manage your worries and make it to the other side. 5300-278874-20141117 08:47-Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone Budgeting for the Holidays /search?content_id=278824 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:50:00 Plan your holiday expenses to keep the happy in the holidays and your spending under control. Budget your holidays with our help. 5400-278824-20141110 07:50-Budgeting for the Holidays The Impact of Sexual Assault /search?content_id=278735 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:19:00 If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you might find comfort in knowing what kinds of feelings are common among others who have been through the same thing.  5500-278735-20141103 11:19-The Impact of Sexual Assault 10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver /search?content_id=278731 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:46:00 When you’re the primary caregiver for a loved one, your needs may fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Remember that for all you do, you deserve time to relax, reflect and focus on your health. 5600-278731-20141103 10:46-10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver Widowed Military Spouses Always Have a Place in the Military Community /search?content_id=278730 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:39:00 Just as their spouses’ service to our country will never be forgotten, widows and widowers will always have a place in the military community. For a month or a lifetime, the benefits and support will be there as long as the healing spouse needs. 5700-278730-20141103 10:39-Widowed Military Spouses Always Have a Place in the Military Community Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful /search?content_id=278725 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:32:00 You may have a turkey and all the trimmings only once a year, but being thankful and expressing gratitude are cost-free, calorie-free ways to make daily life better. Find out how. 5800-278725-20141103 09:32-Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful Great American Smokeout /search?content_id=278722 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:05:00 As a member of the military, you know a lot about strength, commitment, and protecting others. These are traits you can utilize during the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20, when you go 24-hours without smoking. 5900-278722-20141103 09:05-Great American Smokeout Tobacco - Free Living /search?content_id=278721 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:03:00 The best protection against tobacco addiction and the associated medical conditions is never to start in the first place. Prevention is a key goal in the tobacco-free living focus of the Healthy Base Initiative. 6000-278721-20141103 09:03-Tobacco - Free Living Child Abuse Prevention Month /health-wellness Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:00 Since 1983, April has been dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs and helpful resources. It also reinforces that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility. Your intervention could help a child at risk. 6100-280766-20141031 23:50-Child Abuse Prevention Month Steps to Take After a Flood, Fire or Other Natural Disaster /disaster-resources Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:00 When a disaster damages or destroys your home or neighborhood, everything changes. Here are steps you can take to obtain food, water and shelter, and avoid unaccustomed dangers, as well as recover property and financial losses. 6200-278696-20141031 23:50-Steps to Take After a Flood, Fire or Other Natural Disaster Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse /non-medical-counseling Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:00 There is no way to predict who will abuse a child. Offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. The following information will help you recognize suspected child abuse, learn how to report it and find assistance through the military and civilian communities. 6300-280753-20141031 23:50-Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse Tax Breaks and Important Documents if you are Filing as a Wounded Service Member or Family Caregiver /wounded-warrior Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:00 Tax laws change every year. As a result, filing taxes can be complicated, especially for wounded, ill or injured service members or their caregivers. Find out what tax benefits you are entitled to. 6400-280751-20141031 23:50-Tax Breaks and Important Documents if you are Filing as a Wounded Service Member or Family Caregiver SuperTracker /search?content_id=278568 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:20:00 Take the guesswork out of your health. Meet the USDA Super Tracker. Use it to track the foods you eat and the calories you burn. You can even use it to compare more than 8,000 foods side by side to help you choose the one with the highest nutritional value. Take control of your health now, and start tracking! 6500-278568-20141024 12:20-SuperTracker Grief Counseling Options for Military Survivors /search?content_id=278523 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:50:00 Grief Counseling Options for Military Survivors 6600-278523-20141020 12:50-Grief Counseling Options for Military Survivors Purple Up! /search?content_id=278522 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:49:00 Purple Up! 6700-278522-20141020 12:49-Purple Up! Military Extension Internship Program /search?content_id=278520 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:43:00 Military Extension Internship Program 6800-278520-20141020 12:43-Military Extension Internship Program Installation Fun For Teens – Fall /search?content_id=278468 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:42:00 Teens might be hitting the books this fall, but a fun study break can relieve school-related stress and help them recharge their batteries. Whether your teen is interested in sports, volunteering, concerts, games or local attractions, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has you covered. Installation libraries and online library resources can even lend a hand when it’s time to get back to that pile of homework. 6900-278468-20141014 11:42-Installation Fun For Teens – Fall Quick Tips for Managing Stress for Service Members /search?content_id=278462 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:59:00 A little stress isn't always bad: it can be an effective motivator. But too much stress can negatively affect your performance on duty, your relationships and your physical and mental health. Learn and apply these stress-management techniques to help limit your stress, stay more relaxed and positive, and maintain a high level of performance both on duty and at home. 7000-278462-20141014 10:59-Quick Tips for Managing Stress for Service Members Weekly Meal Planning for Simpler, Healthier Lives /search?content_id=278458 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:39:00 Fast food and ready-made meals might seem like lifesavers in a time crunch, but they’re typically loaded with fat, sodium and preservatives that make them anything but lifesavers. Plan your meals on a weekly basis to ditch the unnecessary additives and serve convenient, well-balanced meals instead. 7100-278458-20141014 10:39-Weekly Meal Planning for Simpler, Healthier Lives Military Kids Connect Teen Tour /cyt Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:31:00 Help your teen amp up for your next move with virtual tours from Military Kids Connect®. The tours feature military teens showcasing great things to see and do on and around their installations. 7200-281330-20141006 11:31-Military Kids Connect Teen Tour Youth Sponsorship Program /search?content_id=278521 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:46:00 Youth Sponsorship Program 7300-278521-20141005 12:46-Youth Sponsorship Program Someone I Supervise Has Been Sexually Assaulted: What Do I Do? /search?content_id=278303 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:13:00 Staying out of it won't help. If someone you supervise has been sexually assaulted, you can make a difference. Follow the steps from MyDuty.mil to provide support. 7400-278303-20141001 14:13-Someone I Supervise Has Been Sexually Assaulted: What Do I Do? My Friend Has Been Sexually Assaulted: What Do I Do? /search?content_id=278301 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:08:00 Your voice is powerful. Use it to stand up for a friend or loved one who has been sexually assaulted. Let MyDuty.mil walk you through the process step by step. 7500-278301-20141001 14:08-My Friend Has Been Sexually Assaulted: What Do I Do? I've Been Sexually Assaulted: What Are My Options? /search?content_id=278299 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:53:00 When you don't know where to start, we can help. Follow the guidelines from MyDuty.mil if you have been sexually assaulted. 7600-278299-20141001 13:53-I've Been Sexually Assaulted: What Are My Options? Helping a Military Friend in a Relationship Crisis /search?content_id=278293 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:22:00 The bonds you forge through military service mean that you're there for your friends on and off the battlefield. But if a fellow service member is struggling with a crisis in a relationship – a breakup, a divorce, infidelity or other deal-breaking behavior by a loved one – it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some strategies that can help. 7700-278293-20141001 13:22-Helping a Military Friend in a Relationship Crisis Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone /search?content_id=278290 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:14:00 Throughout your life, you are likely to face and overcome any number of crises. Knowing who to turn to for support during a crisis can help you feel less overwhelmed and more able to manage your feelings and reactions. Use these tips to help you build a network of supportive relationships for the next time you face a crisis on your own. 7800-278290-20141001 13:14-Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone Re-Establish Intimacy After a Severe Injury /search?content_id=278287 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:43:00 Men and women who have experienced disabling injuries are often concerned about how their condition will affect their intimate relationships. While every situation is different, there is no reason why your injuries should keep you from being in an intimate relationship. By talking openly about your concerns with the appropriate health care providers and your loved one, you can learn ways to maintain a long-term, loving relationship. 7900-278287-20141001 12:43-Re-Establish Intimacy After a Severe Injury Navy Gold Star Program /search?content_id=278285 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:34:00 The Navy’s new Gold Star Program helps survivors build resiliency through their grief journey and as they work to find a new normal. The program serves as a connection to resources and support with things like grief counseling, financial management, life-skills education and assistance with benefits. 8000-278285-20141001 12:34-Navy Gold Star Program Get Active Through the Healthy Base Initiative /search?content_id=278281 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:51:00 The obesity epidemic is caused in large part by the sedentary habits, like sitting at a desk, in the car or on the couch, that have replaced manual labor, active commuting and spending free time outdoors. By making small changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, biking to work or finding time for exercise, you can take charge of your health and increase your energy! 8100-278281-20141001 11:51-Get Active Through the Healthy Base Initiative Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation /search?content_id=278219 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:15:00 Your responsibilities at work, home or school demand a lot of your time. Make time for yourself, and make time for fun with the help of Morale, Welfare and Recreation. You can work up a sweat, join a sports team or even explore a new hobby. Challenge yourself to a little fun; check out what your MWR has to offer. 8200-278219-20140924 12:15-Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Family Resilience Protective Factors /health-wellness Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 Create a great family environment that promotes healthy child development and reduces the headaches of parenthood. Check out six protective factors that you can easily incorporate into your everyday routine. 8300-279711-20140922 09:06-Family Resilience Protective Factors Military Youth of the Year /those-who-support-community-partners Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 The Boys & Girls Clubs of America in collaboration with military youth programs recognize outstanding military youth with the Military Youth of the Year annual event. Meet all the military finalists who display academic success, strong character and dedication to service. 8400-281321-20140922 09:06-Military Youth of the Year Month of the Military Child Fact Sheet /cyt Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 It’s time to celebrate the contributions of the youngest members of the military community. April is the Month of the Military Child. Join the Department of Defense and communities across the country and give a shout out to military children and youth. 8500-281202-20140922 09:06-Month of the Military Child Fact Sheet Special Needs Trusts for Long-Term Financial Planning /efmp Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 Families who have children with special needs have long-term financial needs. Find out why it’s critical to set up a special-needs trust before your child reaches the age of majority — usually 18 — and how to get started. 8600-281331-20140922 09:06-Special Needs Trusts for Long-Term Financial Planning Month of the Military Child Fact Sheet /pfm Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 It’s time to celebrate the contributions of the youngest members of the military community. April is the Month of the Military Child. Join the Department of Defense and communities across the country and give a shout out to military children and youth. 8700-281348-20140922 09:06-Month of the Military Child Fact Sheet National Park Week /efmp Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:06:00 National Park Week begins April 18 and brings family fun to the forefront. Every member of the family can enjoy what our national parks have to offer, with free entrance days and plenty of active and accessible activities. Take a look at The Exceptional Advocate before your trip to discover military discounts and more. 8800-281352-20140922 09:06-National Park Week How to Successfully Communicate As a Couple /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/non-medical-counseling/communication-and-relationships?content_id=268675 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:17:00 From sharing fears and feelings to facing the challenges of military life, good communication is key to stay close and growing together. If you think you and your partner could use some help in that area, read on for tips on how - and how often - to speak to one another, how to help your partner open up and more. 8900-278170-20140922 07:17-How to Successfully Communicate As a Couple Patriot Family Connection /search?content_id=278169 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:00 If you'd like valuable information with a chance to win exciting prizes in the process, check out the Patriot Family Connection through The Exchange website. Contests run year-round, so visit the Patriot Family Connection for your chance to win today! 9000-278169-20140919 13:20-Patriot Family Connection Youth Sponsorship Program /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/cyt/family-relocation?content_id=268620 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:16:00 Wouldn’t it be great to talk to someone who lives in your new location and goes to your school so you could ask the million and one questions you have? That’s what your Youth Sponsorship Program is designed to do. 9100-280434-20140915 09:16-Youth Sponsorship Program Healthy Military Children 5-2-1-0 Tip Sheets /search?content_id=277982 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:07:00 The Department of Defense strives to support the health and well-being of service members and their families, and 5210 tip sheets are a great way to get children and their families thinking about healthy habits in a new way. 9200-277982-20140903 09:07-Healthy Military Children 5-2-1-0 Tip Sheets How to Identify Eating Disorders /search?content_id=277965 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30:00 Eating disorders are serious problems having to do with a person's preoccupation with food, weight and body image. Eating disorders sometimes become so severe that they cause serious physical and emotional problems requiring hospitalization. This article contains information about eating disorders and where to find help. 9300-277965-20140902 13:30-How to Identify Eating Disorders DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response News /search?content_id=277963 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:25:00 The Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention website contains news stories, speeches and transcripts, news releases and resources about sexual assault awareness and prevention, such as contact information for the DOD Safe Helpline and links to other government resources. 9400-277963-20140902 13:25-DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response News Childhood Obesity - Reversing the Epidemic /search?content_id=277961 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:18:00 Reversing the obesity epidemic in our nation's youth goes back to the basics. Emphasizing healthy eating habits and plenty of activity create the foundation for a lifetime of health. 9500-277961-20140902 13:18-Childhood Obesity - Reversing the Epidemic Branch Support Services /search?content_id=277960 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09:00 Each service branch offers unique opportunities for recreation, education, skill development, travel, recreational lodging and special interest programs. 9600-277960-20140902 13:09-Branch Support Services Single Service Member Program /search?content_id=277958 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:05:00 From sports and entertainment to community involvement and life skill development, single service member programs deliver opportunities for social interaction, personal growth and an elevated state of well-being. 9700-277958-20140902 13:05-Single Service Member Program Outreach to Active Duty, Guard and Reserve /search?content_id=277957 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:00 The health and quality of life of military families who can’t access installation Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities and facilities is a DoD priority. Find out what is available even when installation MWR programs are miles away. 9800-277957-20140902 12:32-Outreach to Active Duty, Guard and Reserve DoD Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity /search?content_id=277956 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:26:00 The Let’s Move! campaign aids in the battle against childhood obesity by encouraging healthy changes in parents and caregivers, schools, community leaders, elected officials, health care providers and private sector companies. 9900-277956-20140902 12:26-DoD Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity Improving Nutrition Through the Healthy Base Initiative /search?content_id=277954 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:23:00 No one chooses to be sick, yet by making poor food choices, Americans increase their susceptibility to disease. Healthy eating can reduce the risk of many dangerous health conditions and diseases while helping to maintain a healthy body weight. 10000-277954-20140902 12:23-Improving Nutrition Through the Healthy Base Initiative Youth Sponsorship Program /search?content_id=277909 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:41:00 Wouldn't it be great if your kid could talk to someone who lives in their new location and goes to their school so they could ask them the million and one questions they have? The Youth Sponsorship Program helps kids connect with other kids who are already in your new location and knows what's going on at school and on the installation, and who can answer any questions you might have. 10100-277909-20140829 12:41-Youth Sponsorship Program Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange /search?content_id=277852 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:37:00 Using your exchange can mean real cost savings for you and your family. It can also be a way for you to give back to the military community because a portion of exchange profits funds installation activities, and exchanges provide employment for military family members. 10200-277852-20140824 23:37-Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program /search?content_id=277807 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:48:00 The Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program is designed to encourage all sailors to read relevant books about the Navy through recommended titles that can contribute to both professional and personal growth, education and development within the Navy community. 10300-277807-20140818 07:48-Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program The Commandant's Reading List /search?content_id=277781 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:29:00 The Commandant’s Professional Reading List (also known as the Marine Corps Reading List) is a list of required annual reading for all officer and enlisted Marines, whether active duty or reserve. Many of these titles are available at your local Marine Corps exchange. 10400-277781-20140811 08:29-The Commandant's Reading List Defense Suicide Prevention Office /search?content_id=277746 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:49:00 To reduce the impact of suicide on service members and their families, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office uses a range of approaches to create a climate that welcomes and encourages service members from all branches to seek help for behavioral health issues. 10500-277746-20140804 09:49-Defense Suicide Prevention Office Reporting Options and Policy Information /search?content_id=277745 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:43:00 Service members who have been sexually assaulted – and in some circumstances, their adult dependents – have two reporting options: restricted reporting and unrestricted reporting. Find more about each option here. 10600-277745-20140804 09:43-Reporting Options and Policy Information College Scholarships for Military Children /search?content_id=277743 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:31:00 Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. Over the past 13 years, commissaries have awarded more than $11 million in scholarships to more than 7,400 military children. 10700-277743-20140804 09:31-College Scholarships for Military Children Achieving Resilience through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs /search?content_id=277740 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:55:00 Resilience:  The ability to withstand, adapt, recover and grow in the face of challenges and demands. Did you know that you and your family can strengthen your resilience by participating in the many programs and activities provided by your installation's MWR program? 10800-277740-20140804 08:55-Achieving Resilience through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs /search?content_id=277739 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:48:00 Service members and their families may be able to rent a cottage at the beach, buy discount tickets to a theme park, take swimming lessons or get help managing their personal finances. Throughout the military, MWR programs provide high quality recreation opportunities and consistent community support for service members and their families. 10900-277739-20140804 08:48-Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Schools Overview /search?content_id=277736 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:31:00 So much of a child’s life happens within the walls of a school. There, children learn both academics and life skills, so integrating health messages and education can help children adopt healthy habits that lead to a lifetime free of tobacco and full of activity and healthy food and beverage choices. 11000-277736-20140804 08:31-Schools Overview Stars and Stripes Transition Magazine /search?content_id=277706 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:40:00 The first ever Stars and Stripes Transition Magazine provides valuable tips, tools and in-depth articles to assist service members with their transition to civilian life. Read it online or visit your transition assistance office to get one today. 11100-277706-20140801 08:40-Stars and Stripes Transition Magazine Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers /search?content_id=277691 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:37:00 All month long, we will be featuring education and employment resources focused on military spouse caregivers. Balancing school or work with caregiving responsibilities can be challenging. If you, or a military spouse you know, are caregivers balancing work and life, please check out the links featured on our resource calendar. 11200-277691-20140731 10:37-Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers Invest in Your Education /search?content_id=277814 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:00 By choosing to pursue your higher education now, you can save more than $30,000 versus going back to college five years from now. The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, Career Center is available to assist you in making these important decisions. Call 800-342-9647 to speak with a certified career counselor. 11300-277814-20140731 10:19-Invest in Your Education My Career Advancement Account Scholarship /search?content_id=277689 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:00 The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or associate degree in a portable career field and occupation. Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 and spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserve Components in these same pay grades are eligible for the scholarship. 11400-277689-20140731 10:19-My Career Advancement Account Scholarship GreenFILE /search?content_id=277668 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:16:00 The GreenFILE database offers a collection of scholarly government and general interest titles on various topics associated to the human impact on the environment. 11500-277668-20140728 11:16-GreenFILE How to Save for a Child’s College Education /k-12-and-college-education Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:00 By starting early and using smart saving strategies, you can stay ahead of the increasing costs of a college education. Learn how much to save, ways to save and invest and about savings accounts and tuition programs for your child’s education. 11600-279624-20140722 13:20-How to Save for a Child’s College Education The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children /search?content_id=277753 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:00 When military families are happy and successful, service members are as well. Parents want to provide a smooth transition from one school system to another, but often they are concerned their children will not be enrolled in the classes they need, be allowed to play their favorite sports or even graduate on time. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to eliminate these concerns. 11700-277753-20140722 13:20-The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Volunteer! /search?content_id=277478 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:51:00 Volunteering is a great way to spend some of your free time. When you volunteer, you give your time to a cause that needs your help. It's an opportunity to feel good about yourself, learn about an organization you may be interested in, meet new people and help a cause you believe in.  11800-277478-20140714 08:51-Volunteer! Department of Defense Education Activity Sure Start Program /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/k-12-and-college-education/early-childhood-education-readiness-programs?content_id=267373 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:12:00 Based on the Head Start model of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sure Start assists qualified preschool-age military children by providing education, health and nutrition, social and parent-involvement services based on income and need guidelines. 11900-277477-20140714 08:12-Department of Defense Education Activity Sure Start Program Commissary Customer Bill of Rights /search?content_id=277397 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:21:00 Commissaries offer much more than 30 percent savings on groceries for military families. Patrons can also expect the six articles of customer service with each visit: professional and courteous service, clean and pleasant stores, fresh, high-quality merchandise, well-stocked shelves, the best possible prices, and quick and efficient checkouts. 12000-277397-20140701 13:21-Commissary Customer Bill of Rights Health and Wellness Overview /search?content_id=277389 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:22:00 Prevention and empowerment are great ways to achieve and maintain health and wellness. The Healthy Base Initiative health and wellness assessment helps you take charge of your health and take advantage of valuable programs and educational opportunities at wellness centers that can make health the new normal. 12100-277389-20140701 11:22-Health and Wellness Overview Calling all Campers: Summer Camp Options /search?content_id=277301 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:12:00 With school out for the summer, you may need worthwhile programs to keep your children engaged and active. Look no further than your installation; camps are as unique as your children’s interests. 12200-277301-20140626 08:12-Calling all Campers: Summer Camp Options Military Extension Internship Program /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/cyt/after-graduation?content_id=267164 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:43:00 The Military Extension Internship Program is an internship designed to give college students and recent graduates a chance to put their college education to use in the real world. Through work experience with military youth and child programs, interns will gain valuable knowledge and skills they can transfer to all aspects of their lives. 12300-280752-20140624 08:43-Military Extension Internship Program MWR and Wounded Warrior  /search?content_id=277265 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:13:00 Morale, Welfare and Recreation recognizes the sacrifices made by wounded warriors. Through inclusive activities and specialized, adaptive equipment, you can still enjoy many of your favorite installation activities. 12400-277265-20140623 13:13-MWR and Wounded Warrior  Did You Know About… /search?content_id=277264 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:01:00 Your installation’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs are as diverse as your interests. Sure, you know about the installation pool, but have you tapped into these installation resources for fun? 12500-277264-20140623 13:01-Did You Know About… Commissaries Making Healthy Choices Easier /search?content_id=277195 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:51:00 Commissaries are making it easier for health-conscious shoppers to spot the most nutritious options. In the aisles of the Fort Meade Commissary, shoppers will soon find a gluten-free section and easy-to-spot “Better for You” products, including the organic and natural choices that commissaries have offered for years. 12600-277195-20140617 13:51-Commissaries Making Healthy Choices Easier Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation  /search?content_id=277055 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:56:00 Service members and families give 100 percent at work, school and various other commitments. Downtime should be quality time, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has the activities and facilities to help you all make the most of every minute. 12700-277055-20140604 09:56-Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation  Camping Facilities and Rental Gear from Morale, Welfare and Recreation /search?content_id=277032 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:45:00 The great outdoors is more enjoyable with a great backdrop and the right equipment. Morale, Welfare and Recreation rentals and camping facilities can help make your next camping trip one your family won’t soon forget. 12800-277032-20140602 10:45-Camping Facilities and Rental Gear from Morale, Welfare and Recreation Best Kept Secrets Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities /search?content_id=277031 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:43:00 Plan a bit of outdoor adventure into your next move or family vacation. No matter where you’re heading this summer, one of the Best Kept Secrets is on your way. 12900-277031-20140602 10:43-Best Kept Secrets Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities Four Seasons of Fun with Teens and MWR: Summer /search?content_id=277030 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:36:00 Summer days are anything but lazy for your teens when you have Morale, Welfare and Recreation in your corner. Help your teen stay active and social this summer with these fun opportunities on your installation. 13000-277030-20140602 10:36-Four Seasons of Fun with Teens and MWR: Summer Healthy Eating and Shopping /search?content_id=277026 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:17:00 Healthy meals and snacks for your family begin on the shelves of your commissary. Learn how to shop for health without busting your grocery budget, and find a few tips that will help you prioritize nutrition as you prepare food for your family. 13100-277026-20140602 09:17-Healthy Eating and Shopping Fleet and Family Readiness Programs /search?content_id=277024 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:16:00 No matter where you serve, Fleet and Family Readiness programs offer the support you deserve. 13200-277024-20140602 09:16-Fleet and Family Readiness Programs Creating Fit Bodies and Fit Minds /search?content_id=277023 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:15:00 Trained AmeriCorps members are simplifying physical and mental fitness by combining them under the guidance of one coach. Children can simultaneously strengthen their minds and bodies while enjoying their favorite sports. 13300-277023-20140602 09:15-Creating Fit Bodies and Fit Minds Exchange Resolves to Promote Healthier Living /search?content_id=277021 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:13:00 Dining options at your installation’s Exchange have always been convenient, but now more than ever, the Exchange is emphasizing health to help you stick to your wellness goals. 13400-277021-20140602 09:13-Exchange Resolves to Promote Healthier Living Volunteering as a Way to Get a Paying Job /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/monthly-focus?content_id=268310 Wed, 14 May 2014 09:41:00 If you’re like many military spouses, volunteering in your community probably comes naturally. And through your volunteer experience, you are building marketable skills for future paid employment. The following information will help you plan your volunteer activities in a way that can position you to find a paying job when the time is right. 13500-276780-20140514 09:41-Volunteering as a Way to Get a Paying Job Department of Defense Summer Camp Experiences /moving?content_id=268111 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:00 During the school year, it's easy to fill your children's schedules with activities, but what about during the summer? If your children are looking for something exciting to do, DoD summer camps are here to help. 13600-276553-20140414 16:30-Department of Defense Summer Camp Experiences Child Abuse Prevention: It Only Takes a Minute /abuse?content_id=275790 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:44:00 It takes courage to speak up, but it only takes a minute to make a difference. 13700-276541-20140411 16:44-Child Abuse Prevention: It Only Takes a Minute Sesame Workshop http://www.militaryonesource.mil/sesame Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:23:00 Sesame Workshop has a variety of multimedia resources for military families, which are available at no cost through Military OneSource. 13800-276431-20140401 08:23-Sesame Workshop Sesame Street's Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience /sesame Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:42:00 In December 2013, Sesame Workshop released a new book and DVD, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience.” The multimedia tool kit is designed to bolster children’s sense of self, help them develop positive conflict resolution skills and express their feelings in positive ways. This resource is available to military families at no cost through Military OneSource. 13900-276344-20140328 07:42-Sesame Street's Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience Non-medical Counseling /search?content_id=276305 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:25:00 Everyone struggles at one time or another to cope with the pressures of life. For military families, those pressures may be complicated by frequent moves, deployment and separation from loved ones. The Department of Defense makes confidential non-medical counseling available to service members and their families to work on issues, such as adjustment (deployment, for example), marital problems, parenting, stress management, or grief and loss. 14000-276305-20140325 09:25-Non-medical Counseling Parenting a Child With Special Needs When Your Spouse Is Deployed /search?content_id=276294 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:57:00 Deployments are tough for most military families. As a parent of a child with special needs, you may need to depend on family, friends and family installation services for help and support when your spouse is deployed. Careful planning and a positive attitude can go a long way toward making the deployment easier for the whole family. 14100-276294-20140325 07:57-Parenting a Child With Special Needs When Your Spouse Is Deployed Voluntary Education Program /search?content_id=277710 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:20:00 The Voluntary Education Program offers eligible service members opportunities to further their education through a variety of programs and services provided by the individual branches of Service. These resources assist service members in planning, completing, and paying for their education from basic academic competencies up to masters degrees. 14200-277710-20140307 14:20-Voluntary Education Program Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges /search?content_id=277708 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:20:00 The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium was created in 1972 to provide education opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Recognizing these challenges faced by military students, SOC Consortium member schools make it easier to obtain college degrees, rather than just accumulate course credit. 14300-277708-20140307 14:20-Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Financial Assistance Options for Service Members Financing Continuing Education /voluntary-education Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:20:00 In addition to military tuition assistance and Department of Veterans Affairs education programs, there are numerous loan and opportunities available to service members. You can take advantage of several financial opportunities when funding your continuing education. 14400-279309-20140307 14:20-Financial Assistance Options for Service Members Financing Continuing Education Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed /search?content_id=276081 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:01:00 When your service member receives orders to deploy, your first impulse may be to pack up your belongings and move back home to more familiar surroundings, especially if you haven’t been married for long. While there are advantages to being among family and old friends while your spouse is away, there are many benefits to staying in your military community as well. 14500-276081-20140227 12:01-Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed Plan Your Detour! Be Prepared if You Hit a Roadblock on Your Financial Roadmap /search?content_id=275771 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:22:00 It's been said that the best laid plans often go awry. In other words, even if you make detailed plans, something may still go wrong. That doesn't mean you shouldn't make plans, it means you should be prepared for the worst case scenario. In terms of money, this is particularly important, especially with federal budget cuts, fluctuating gas prices and an uncertain economy. Military OneSource can provide helpful hints and resources to guide you through whatever financial roadblock you encounter. 14600-275771-20140203 11:22-Plan Your Detour! Be Prepared if You Hit a Roadblock on Your Financial Roadmap Paying for Care /search?content_id=275762 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:27:00 Caring for your wounded, ill, or injured service member can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially  when you’re financial future is a mystery. This link includes a list of financial resources specific to the needs of wounded warriors and their families that can help you create a positive financial future. 14700-275762-20140203 09:27-Paying for Care Financial Planning /search?content_id=275740 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:26:00 The reality is financial needs and considerations are woven throughout the fabric of our lives. Families with special needs have all the routine fiscal concerns, as well as a few additional considerations depending on the needs of their family. Visit the Financial Planning section of EFMP/Special Needs on Military OneSource for additional resources and information to help you with financial planning. 14800-275740-20140131 14:26-Financial Planning Budgeting and Basic Money Management /search?content_id=275736 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:50:00 Fiscal fitness needs to be worked on just like a physical fitness program. It all starts with a solid foundation. Work toward being fiscally fit in 2014. 14900-275736-20140131 13:50-Budgeting and Basic Money Management K-12 Military Partners /search?content_id=277342 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:46:00 DoDEA's Partnership program provides information and support to increase understanding of the unique needs of military children as well as academic support to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for military children. 15000-277342-20140130 16:46-K-12 Military Partners United We Serve /search?content_id=277343 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:46:00 United We Serve, President Obama’s nationwide service initiative, is built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. 15100-277343-20140130 16:46-United We Serve Staying Fiscally Fit When Your Spouse is Deployed /search?content_id=275675 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:50:00 For some military families, a deployment can complicate the household budget. Your spouse might have unusual expenses or receive special pays and entitlements before, during and after a deployment. But staying "fiscally fit" while your spouse is deployed can be accomplished with a little extra effort. 15200-275675-20140128 11:50-Staying Fiscally Fit When Your Spouse is Deployed USA4 Military Families Initiative /search?content_id=275543 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:33:00 Many issues surrounding the well-being of active-duty service members and their families, including those attached to the National Guard and Reserve Component, or service members transitioning to civilian life can only be addressed on the state-level. Because of this, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness created the USA4 Military Families initiative. 15300-275543-20140123 15:33-USA4 Military Families Initiative Suggesting New Issues for the USA4 Military Families Initiative /search?content_id=275542 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:19:00 Please tell us about the challenges you have encountered as a military family. Many issues surrounding quality of life for military families can only be addressed at the state level. The USA4 Military Families initiative concentrates on working with individual states to resolve such issues. What challenges affect your day-to-day life, your education and employment opportunities? Help inform the state liaisons who work to enact legislation that will help military families. 15400-275542-20140123 15:19-Suggesting New Issues for the USA4 Military Families Initiative USA4 Military Families - Issue Suggestion Link /phases-guard-and-reserve Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:19:00 Please tell us about the challenges you have encountered as a military family. Many issues surrounding quality of life for military families can only be addressed at the state level. The USA4 Military Families initiative concentrates on working with individual states to resolve such issues. What challenges affect your day-to-day life, your education and employment opportunities? Help inform the state liaisons who work to enact legislation that will help military families. 15500-275801-20140123 15:19-USA4 Military Families - Issue Suggestion Link Family Fitness /search?content_id=275449 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:08:00 Looking for the right website or app to assist your kids with their health and fitness? Start the new year off by clicking here for activity planners, strength training for kids, physical fitness guidelines and more! 15600-275449-20140121 09:08-Family Fitness Family Fitness  /search?content_id=274856 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:17:00 Looking for the right tool or app to assist you and your family with their health and fitness goals? Start the new year off right by clicking here for BMI calculators, fitness assessments, activity trackers and more! 15700-274856-20140107 08:17- Family Fitness  Stay Mentally Fit with the Military and Family Life Counselor Program /search?content_id=274813 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:23:00 Just like your physical health may be challenged by the temptation to skip a workout, your emotional health may be challenged by the stress you face on a daily basis. As if regular, everyday stress isn't enough, you've probably faced additional stressors characteristic to military life, like deployments or frequent moves. To be able to face these challenges head on, you need to be both physically and emotionally healthy, and that means taking care of yourself. The Military and Family Life Counselor program can help you do just that! 15800-274813-20140102 15:23-Stay Mentally Fit with the Military and Family Life Counselor Program Getting Fit the Right WEIGH /search?content_id=274805 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:41:00 It is that time of year to prepare for a new launch of resolutions to improve your physical health and fitness. If you make simple lifestyle changes and practice them daily, you can achieve your weight goal and maintain optimal wellness over a lifetime. 15900-274805-20140102 14:41-Getting Fit the Right WEIGH What to Do During an Earthquake /search?content_id=274802 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:23:00 To protect your family and your home in the event of an earthquake, there are a few preparatory measures you can take. Most of these take little to no time to check off of your list, and even if you are lucky enough never to experience an earthquake, taking these precautionary measures can make your home a little safer for everyday use. 16000-274802-20140102 14:23-What to Do During an Earthquake Money Saving Tips /search?content_id=274793 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:48:00 Check out these money saving tips on subjects like entertaining, leisure activities, household expenses, utilities and vehicles. Start the new year fiscally ready to take on whatever 2014 has in store! 16100-274793-20131231 12:48-Money Saving Tips Medicaid for Family Members with Special Needs /search?content_id=274781 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:19:00 Medicaid is an entitlement program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Find out who is eligible, exactly what Medicaid is and how and where to apply. 16200-274781-20131231 12:19-Medicaid for Family Members with Special Needs The Military OneSource Employee Assistance Program /eap Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:35:00 Whether you are looking for more resources and tools to help you manage the challenges of everyday life or want to file your taxes online at no cost to you, the Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, section of our site is your portal to many Military OneSource online services. 16300-274606-20131219 09:35-The Military OneSource Employee Assistance Program VA Benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn Transitioning Service Members /search?content_id=274464 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:09:00 The VA's new, streamlined, easy-to-use outreach program helps ensure that separating combat veterans are fully informed about their VA benefits. 16400-274464-20131209 08:09-VA Benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn Transitioning Service Members Don't Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes /search?content_id=273817 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:55:00 The time you have to prepare for an evacuation varies greatly depending on the disaster. You may have several days to plan for an evacuation from a hurricane, while an industrial accident could leave you with very little time to plan. However, it is essential to plan ahead in order to be ready for evacuation for any type of disaster. 16500-273817-20131203 14:55-Don't Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes Celebrating the Holidays at an Overseas Duty Station /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving?content_id=268517 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:32:00 Holidays are special times. To create that warm holiday feeling when you’re stationed overseas and living in another culture, you’ll need to plan ahead, be flexible and be open to celebrating in new ways and with new people. Being abroad at holiday times can present some challenges, but it can also provide you with an exciting opportunity to explore new ways to celebrate. 16600-273791-20131129 09:32-Celebrating the Holidays at an Overseas Duty Station Troops to Teachers: Proud to Serve Again /transition?content_id=267436 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:04:00 Troops to Teachers can help you launch a new career teaching children in K-12 public schools. 16700-273560-20131113 15:04-Troops to Teachers: Proud to Serve Again Army's Performance Triad /search?content_id=273432 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:47:00 The Performance Triad is bringing together the US Army Public Health Command, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, US Army Forces Command, Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the US Army Installation Management Command. The people who have the greatest impact on Soldier behaviors do not reside in military hospitals and clinics – they are the unit leaders, mentors, and Family in the Lifespace. The goal is to make this a part of the DNA of the Army – sleep discipline, daily activity, and good nutritional decisions. 16800-273432-20131105 12:47-Army's Performance Triad Using the Commissary Benefit to Save Money /search?content_id=273412 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:38:00 A military family can save an average of 30 percent or more on groceries by shopping regularly at their commissary. Over the course of a year, that can add up to nearly $4,400 for a family of four and more than $1,500 for a single service member.  Read on and learn how you and your family can start saving today. 16900-273412-20131104 08:38-Using the Commissary Benefit to Save Money Make Time for Exercise /search?content_id=276972 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:48:00 We frequently hear that exercise is one of the best things we can do for our body. What is the best time for you to exercise? Any time. For example, when you are watching TV, you can stretch your muscles, do sit ups and pushups, or use a stationary bike or other exercise machine if you have one. 17000-276972-20131031 14:48-Make Time for Exercise Troops to Teachers /search?content_id=277707 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:48:00 Have you ever considered teaching? The Troops to Teachers program assists transitioning service members with beginning new careers as public school teachers. Traits that lead to success in the military such as leadership, discipline and integrity transfer to success in the classroom as an educator.  17100-277707-20131031 14:48-Troops to Teachers Quick Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition /search?content_id=276973 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:48:00 Although transition assistance programs offer useful information and skills to help you each step of the way, the ultimate responsibility for a successful transition rests with you and your family. There will be many important decisions that only you can make, and new roles that no one but you can take on. 17200-276973-20131031 14:48-Quick Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition Protect Yourself: Freeze Your Credit While You're Deployed /phases-deployment Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:29:00 One easy step you can take to minimize your risk is to file an active duty alert or security freeze on your credit before you deploy. This ensures that businesses have to verify your identity before they issue credit in your name, which should help you avoid identity theft. 17300-273379-20131031 08:29-Protect Yourself: Freeze Your Credit While You're Deployed Post 9-11 GI Bill /voluntary-education Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:33:00 Find out about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and use the Veterans Affairs decision-making tools to explore your options for evaluating your aptitudes and interests and choosing a school or education program. 17400-279666-20131001 06:33-Post 9-11 GI Bill Post 9-11 GI Bill /phases-retiring Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:33:00 Find out about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and use the Veterans Affairs decision-making tools to explore your options for evaluating your aptitudes and interests and choosing a school or education program. 17500-280449-20131001 06:33-Post 9-11 GI Bill Building a Relationship with Your Child's School /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/k-12-and-college-education?content_id=267168 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:19:00 Even if you relocate often or are temporarily deployed, there are ways you can build a relationship with the school and your child's teachers and help your child perform as well as he or she can. Your relationship with the school will benefit the school and demonstrate to your child and the school staff the importance you attach to education. The following tips can help you build a strong relationship with your child's school. 17600-277513-20130925 10:19-Building a Relationship with Your Child's School Pandemic Flu /search?content_id=272606 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:58:00 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pandemic flu occurs when a non-human flu virus gains the ability to be transmitted from human to human and then spreads globally. In the case of a flu pandemic, it is important to stay calm and informed to keep you and your family healthy. 17700-272606-20130903 09:58-Pandemic Flu Tutor.com /search?content_id=272599 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:17:00 School’s back in session, so check out Tutor.com and Tutor.com To Go. Try the mobile companion for Tutor.com, the only education app that connects you to an expert tutor for real-time help. 17800-272599-20130830 10:17-Tutor.com Network Literacy /search?content_id=272420 Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:06:00 In the digital age, literacy takes on a new dimension. The Military Families Learning Network’s Network Literacy Community of Practice aims to assist military families and the military community with developing and honing their network literacy skills for navigating the Internet. 17900-272420-20130812 15:06-Network Literacy MC&FP August 2013 eMagazine /search?content_id=272373 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:40:00 The August eMagazine is full of personal growth ideas and new program updates. Learn what steps DoD is taking on behalf of military children and furthering their education opportunities, how spouses can achieve their career goals, about the importance of being financially aware and much more. 18000-272373-20130802 12:40-MC&FP August 2013 eMagazine Exchange Careers /search?content_id=272357 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:04:00 With over 42,000 jobs in 20 different career areas, there’s endless opportunity for advancement with AAFES. They are committed to hiring our transitioning military, their families, and our veterans. It’s one small way they can support those who have sacrificed for us. 18100-272357-20130801 08:04-Exchange Careers College Scholarships for Military Children /search?content_id=272339 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:51:00 Did you know that commissaries have awarded more than $10 million in scholarships to almost 7,000 military children over the past 12 years? The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. 18200-272339-20130801 07:51-College Scholarships for Military Children Power of Attorney Basics /search?content_id=272294 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:32:00 Prior to your deployment, you will have many preparations to make, both military and family-related. By providing your spouse, parent or trusted friend with a power of attorney, you can help to ensure that your affairs are taken care of while you are away. 18300-272294-20130726 15:32-Power of Attorney Basics Protect Yourself: Freeze Your Credit While You're Deployed /search?content_id=272033 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:14:00 Finances are the last thing you should have to worry about when deployed. Take measures to protect yourself from harmful financial situations, like identity theft or fraud, and freeze your credit while deployed. 18400-272033-20130705 10:14-Protect Yourself: Freeze Your Credit While You're Deployed Separating from the Military at Your End of Active Service /search?content_id=271966 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:27:00 Even if you're not retiring, leaving the military at your End of Active Service (EAS) can be a complicated task. As you separate, you'll want to know what benefits are available to you and how to take advantage of them. Depending on the type of discharge you receive, you could be eligible for education assistance, medical insurance or a final move. 18500-271966-20130627 10:27-Separating from the Military at Your End of Active Service Be Prepared /search?content_id=271896 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:59:00 Every family should prepare for emergencies based on their family’s unique needs and abilities. Be prepared for all types of emergencies by evaluating your own personal and family needs and making an emergency plan.  Learn more at Ready.gov. 18600-271896-20130620 10:59-Be Prepared Scams that target the military /search?content_id=271612 Tue, 21 May 2013 08:27:00 When service members board the plane to return to the United States from deployment overseas, their family and friends are not the only ones waiting for them. Scam artists are also busy setting up store fronts, phone lines and websites specifically targeting service members. This article contains tips on how to protect yourself and your family. 18700-271612-20130521 08:27-Scams that target the military Gold Star Advocate /search?content_id=278224 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:55:00 The National Defense Authorization Act 2014, Section 633, requires each secretary of a military department to designate a member to assist spouses and other dependents of service members, including Reserve Component, who die on active duty. These advocates are available to provide support and address complaints by spouses and other dependents of deceased service members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law. 18800-278224-20130430 13:55-Gold Star Advocate Symbols of Sacrifice to Honor Surviving Family Members /search?content_id=277488 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:55:00 The Gold Star Lapel Button and the Lapel Button for Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel are symbols of honor bestowed on the family members who survive the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. These pins serve as a visual reminder of the sacrifices service members and their families have made. 18900-277488-20130430 13:55-Symbols of Sacrifice to Honor Surviving Family Members Remembering and Honoring Those Who Live in Our Hearts Forever /search?content_id=277489 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:55:00 Those who live in the heart should not be forgotten, but celebrated. Those who have lost a loved one will never stop missing them or thinking about them. While everyone survives their loss differently, some may want to share the story about their special someone and do something extraordinary in their loved one's honor. 19000-277489-20130430 13:55-Remembering and Honoring Those Who Live in Our Hearts Forever Department of Defense Summer Camp Experiences /efmp Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:03:00 During the school year, it's easy to fill your children's schedules with activities, but what about during the summer? If your children are looking for something exciting to do, DoD summer camps are here to help.  19100-271235-20130419 12:03-Department of Defense Summer Camp Experiences Troop Transition /search?content_id=270929 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:42:00 Troop Transition provides on-base training and certification in the areas of transportation and logistics, renewable energy or oil and gas. Troop Transition provides information and referral to include trucking jobs, careers, and truck driving opportunities and courses. 19200-270929-20130326 12:42-Troop Transition Tutor.com /search?content_id=270883 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:38:00 Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families is an online homework help and tutoring service funded by the DoD MWR Library Program. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects. 19300-270883-20130322 08:38-Tutor.com Going Overseas? What You Need to Know Before You Go /search?content_id=270547 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:25:00 Receiving accompanied orders to an overseas location is just the beginning. Each service has a family travel screening process for all family members traveling overseas. If a medical or educational need is identified and the service member is not enrolled in the EFMP, he or she will need to complete a form for each family member who has an enrollable condition. 19400-270547-20130228 19:25-Going Overseas? What You Need to Know Before You Go Accessible Housing /search?content_id=276109 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:10:00 Depending on your needs and abilities, your home may need specific modifications to make it accessible for daily living. For those who use wheelchairs, accessibility may require ramps and wide doorways. People with hearing disabilities may need visual adaptations for features such as doorbells and smoke alarms. Federal and state laws generally require that homes be made, or be allowed to be made, accessible for those with specific or special needs. 19500-276109-20130221 14:10-Accessible Housing Healthy Base Initiative Announcement /search?content_id=270414 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:54:00 The Department of Defense announced the selection of 13 sites to participate in its Healthy Base Initiative, a demonstration project for Operation Live Well, aimed at increasing the health and wellness of the total force, including civilians and family members. 19600-270414-20130219 13:54-Healthy Base Initiative Announcement Social Security Disability Insurance /search?content_id=270407 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:29:00 Social Security Disability Insurance provides monthly benefits to disabled or blind persons who are "insured" by workers' contributions to the Social Security trust fund. 19700-270407-20130219 11:29-Social Security Disability Insurance Peterson's Online Academic Skills Course /search?content_id=270396 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:54:00 Use Peterson's Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) to build your math and verbal skills to excel in your job, pass your exam, advance your career, or continue your education. 19800-270396-20130219 09:54-Peterson's Online Academic Skills Course Morning Star Investment Research Center /search?content_id=270289 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:35:00 DoD MWR provides library resources available at no charge to service members and their families. The Morning Star Investment Research Center offers information and advice on mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and market returns. 19900-270289-20130205 18:35-Morning Star Investment Research Center Avoiding Frauds and Scams /search?content_id=275749 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:24:00 As a member of the military community, you may be targeted for financial fraud and scams throughout your career by illegitimate companies, criminals and con artists. The best way to protect yourself from these threats is to become familiar with their tactics and learn to recognize some typical warning signs. Military OneSource offers a series of informational articles designed to provide you this information regarding avoiding credit repair scams, avoiding fraud and scams after a natural disaster, avoiding identity theft and avoiding scams and finding help when you’re at risk for foreclosure. 20000-275749-20130129 12:24-Avoiding Frauds and Scams Military Saves 2013 http://www.militarysaves.org/ Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:50:00 Military Saves 2013 is an ongoing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. Click over to commit or recommit to focusing on savings! 20100-270051-20130128 11:50-Military Saves 2013 Air Force Fitness Program /search?content_id=269994 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:21:00 The Air Force Fitness Program motivates airmen to participate in a year-round physical conditioning program that emphasizes total fitness. Visit the site to access fitness assessment information, including charts and videos. 20200-269994-20130123 12:21-Air Force Fitness Program Army Fitness and Nutrition /search?content_id=269926 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:40:00 Not only are physically fit service members essential to the military, they are also more likely to have enjoyable, productive lives. Proper exercise programs enhance a person’s quality of life, improve productivity, and bring about positive physical and mental changes. 20300-269926-20130114 18:40-Army Fitness and Nutrition The Exceptional Advocate January 2013 /search?content_id=269854 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:08:00 The Exceptional Advocate, an electronic newsletter from the Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is published monthly for military families with special needs. Each month, you will find articles, resources, tips, and news that families can use to remain informed on a variety of topics. 20400-269854-20130104 11:08-The Exceptional Advocate January 2013 Healthy Eating and Shopping /search?content_id=269768 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:55:00 It can be difficult to stick to a healthy diet when less healthy options are so abundant and easily accessible. While it may be impossible to completely eliminate unhealthy temptations, the Defense Commissary Agency can give you the tools you need to make healthy choices for your family. 20500-269768-20121228 11:55-Healthy Eating and Shopping The Special Care Organizational Record (SCOR) /search?content_id=269677 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:54:00 The SCOR is an organizational tool developed specifically for military parents of children and adults with special needs. This tool can be used to organize, track, and update important records and information. 20600-269677-20121206 07:54-The Special Care Organizational Record (SCOR) October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month /search?content_id=269209 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:37:00 The Department of Defense offers child abuse prevention programs, intervention, and protective services to active duty, activated National Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families at military installations worldwide. 20700-269209-20121009 12:37-October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Free Fitness Benefits for Deployed Guard and Reserve Members and Their Families /search?content_id=269207 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:41:00 The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition have teamed up with Joining Forces to support military families by offering free personal training and gym memberships to Reserve and National Guard service members and their families during deployment. 20800-269207-20121009 10:41-Free Fitness Benefits for Deployed Guard and Reserve Members and Their Families The Exceptional Advocate November 2012 /search?content_id=269423 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:42:00 The Exceptional Advocate, an electronic newsletter from the Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is published monthly for military families with special needs. Each month, you will find articles, resources, tips, and news that families can use to remain informed on a variety of topics. 20900-269423-20120813 14:42-The Exceptional Advocate November 2012 Military OneSource Goes Mobile! /search?content_id=268040 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:51:00 Call. Click. Connect. Right from the palm of your hand! Access the latest MC&FP program news and information, military installation directories, social media, and more on the Military OneSource mobile site. 21000-268040-20120806 11:51-Military OneSource Goes Mobile! Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children /search?content_id=267898 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:43:00 The mobile military lifestyle creates tough challenges for children who attend, on average, six to nine different school systems from kindergarten to twelfth grade. To help alleviate some of these concerns, states can participate in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (hereafter called the Compact) which provides a vehicle for states to follow common guidelines in handling issues that impact children of military families 21100-267898-20120802 12:43-Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Military Families Near and Far-Staying Connected with Sesame Street & The Electric Company /search?content_id=267369 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:38:00 Provided in cooperations with the Defense Centers of Excellence, this is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can create, communicate, and stay connected. Develpoed for military families, the site provides new ways for preschool and school-aged children to express themselves and communicate within their family networks. 21200-267369-20120708 18:38-Military Families Near and Far-Staying Connected with Sesame Street & The Electric Company Know Your Installation’s Relocation Support Offices /search?content_id=272380 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:38:00 Your moving experience begins when you receive your permanent change of station orders. When that time comes, keep these resources in mind so you know what to expect, who to contact and what kinds of relocation assistance are available through your installation’s relocation, housing and transportation offices. 21300-272380-20120708 18:38-Know Your Installation’s Relocation Support Offices SECO Scholarship Database /search?content_id=276362 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:38:00 The SECO Scholarship Database makes searching for scholarships and grants specifically for military spouses fast and easy. You can also use the database to search for scholarship opportunities for your service member and your college-bound children. Register or sign in today to explore.   21400-276362-20120708 18:38-SECO Scholarship Database The Exceptional Advocate is Here /efmp/news Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 Moving can be tough on a family, but even more difficult for children to deal with emotionally. Read The Exceptional Advocate to learn how moving affects military children. 21500-276586-20120613 12:55-The Exceptional Advocate is Here Sesame Street’s Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes /products?program=sesame|product_id=48 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 Deployment time? Bring on the Muppets to help children understand. 21600-266808-20120613 12:55-Sesame Street’s Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes