Military OneSource Leaders/Command RSS Feed http://www.militaryonesource.mil en-us Taking Control of Your Cash  /pfm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08:00 It doesn’t matter how big or small your paycheck is, everyone needs to learn to make their money work for them. Check out this podcast for helpful ideas on taking control of your cash today. 100-277854-20140825 12:08-Taking Control of Your Cash  The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children /deployment Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:52:00 The compact is an agreement among participating states to alleviate many of the school transition problems military families encounter. As a military parent, you need to be aware of the school transition issues the compact addresses to ensure your child benefits from educational opportunities. 200-277853-20140825 10:52-The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange /shopping 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. 300-277852-20140824 23:37-Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange Educational Opportunities for Caregivers /wounded-warrior Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:37:00 Military spouses wear many different hats between caring for their families and making time for their own goals and interests. Military spouses caring for wounded warriors may find the educational connections and support they need through the following programs. 400-277851-20140822 19:37-Educational Opportunities for Caregivers Education Opportunities for Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Members /wounded-warrior Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:33:00 Adjusting to life after a major injury or illness can present challenges for service members. The following benefits and programs are in place to help eligible wounded, ill and injured service members from all service branches achieve educational and career goals. 500-277850-20140822 19:33-Education Opportunities for Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Members Sleep and Bedtime Routines for Infants /parenting Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:43:00 In their first few months, most babies sleep as few as three or four hours at a time around the clock. As the parent of a newborn, you can expect to be awake with your hungry infant each night — but don't worry, this won't last forever! 600-277813-20140818 11:43-Sleep and Bedtime Routines for Infants Parenting eNewsletters: Sound Prenatal and Parenting Advice /parenting Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:33:00 As a new or expectant parent, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information and opinions out there telling you how to have a healthy pregnancy and raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. The good news is you're not alone! There are a number of resources that deliver convenient and useful information to help you begin your parenting journey with confidence and know what lies ahead with your developing baby. 700-277811-20140818 11:33-Parenting eNewsletters: Sound Prenatal and Parenting Advice Going Back to School When You're a Military Spouse /health-wellness Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:25:00 Continuing your education has many rewards — it can boost your earning power, help you climb the career ladder and widen the range of jobs available to you. Check out these tips and resources that can help you get back in the classroom and reap the many near- and long-term rewards of investing in yourself, your career and your future. 800-277810-20140818 11:25-Going Back to School When You're a Military Spouse 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. 900-277807-20140818 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. 1000-277781-20140811 08:29-The Commandant's Reading List Teenagers and Digital Dating Abuse /health-wellness Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:00:00 New technologies can be a wonderful thing, but they can also provide new avenues for abusive behavior. Teenagers may be especially vulnerable to digital abuse because they are attracted to and often rely on these new technologies to communicate. 1100-277778-20140808 18:00-Teenagers and Digital Dating Abuse Talking with Your Teenager about Healthy Dating Relationships /abuse Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:37:00 Parents play an important role in helping teenagers learn to build healthy relationships. Here are some suggestions to help your teen approach dating in positive ways. 1200-277776-20140808 17:37-Talking with Your Teenager about Healthy Dating Relationships Defense Suicide Prevention Office /crisis-prevention 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. 1300-277746-20140804 09:49-Defense Suicide Prevention Office Reporting Options and Policy Information /sexual-assault 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. 1400-277745-20140804 09:43-Reporting Options and Policy Information College Scholarships for Military Children /shopping 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. 1500-277743-20140804 09:31-College Scholarships for Military Children 2 College Scholarships for Military Children and How to Apply /phases-family-life 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. 1600-277755-20140804 09:31-2 College Scholarships for Military Children and How to Apply Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Support the Total Force Fitness Initiative /phases-new-to-the-military 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? 1700-277763-20140804 08:55-Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Support the Total Force Fitness Initiative Achieving Resilience through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs /mwr 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? 1800-277740-20140804 08:55-Achieving Resilience through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs /mwr 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. 1900-277739-20140804 08:48-Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Schools Overview /hbi 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. 2000-277736-20140804 08:31-Schools Overview Department of Education /moving Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:52:00 The Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. 2100-277717-20140801 11:52-Department of Education ABA Home Front /legal Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:01:00 The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. Membership is open to lawyers, law students and others interested in the law and the legal profession. 2200-277715-20140801 11:01-ABA Home Front American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel /legal Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:00 The mission of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel is to foster the continued growth of the military legal assistance programs, promote the delivery of legal services to military personnel and their family members and to persons accompanying the armed forces outside the United States on their personal legal affairs. 2300-277713-20140801 10:55-American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel 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. 2400-277706-20140801 08:40-Stars and Stripes Transition Magazine Quick Tips for Healthy Dating Relationships /abuse Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:00 Learning to build healthy dating relationships is an important part of being a teenager. The following tips can help you understand what it takes. 2500-277702-20140731 16:33-Quick Tips for Healthy Dating Relationships Vocational Training and Rehabilitation /phases-military-leadership Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:55:00 Check out these vocational training and rehabilitation resources for wounded warriors. 2600-277764-20140731 12:55-Vocational Training and Rehabilitation How to be Prepared for a Wildfire /disaster-resources Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:48:00 If you live in an area prone to wildfires, or you are moving to one soon, you will want to be sure your family and home are prepared. Because fires can strike suddenly, the best way to prepare for a fire is by planning in advance. Knowing what to do will help you react quickly to protect your family and your home. 2700-277698-20140731 12:48-How to be Prepared for a Wildfire Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Overview /non-medical-counseling Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:37:00 Today’s military spouses want it all – a loving home and marriage, strong and resilient children, educational opportunities, meaningful community volunteer work and portable careers – all in the context of frequent moves and extended deployments throughout their service member’s military career. To address their unique combination of work-life interests and priorities, the Department of Defense has established a comprehensive, holistic, spouse-centered program called SECO: Spouse Education and Career Opportunities. 2800-277697-20140731 12:37-Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Overview Military OneSource Service Enhancements /non-medical-counseling Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:12:00 Beginning in July 2014, the Military OneSource website will be updated to make it easier than ever to sign in, order from the products page and search their extensive database of expert advice, tips and information. Find out more here. 2900-277696-20140731 12:12-Military OneSource Service Enhancements Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers /seco 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. 3000-277691-20140731 10:37-Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers 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. 3100-277689-20140731 10:19-My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Invest in Your Education /seco 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. 3200-277814-20140731 10:19-Invest in Your Education 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. 3300-277668-20140728 11:16-GreenFILE Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month /efmp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:06:00 Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. 3400-277633-20140725 10:06-Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month Military OneSource Service Enhancements /moving Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:44:00 Beginning in July 2014, the Military OneSource website will be updated to make it easier than ever to sign in, order from the products page and search their extensive database of expert advice, tips and information. Find out more here. 3500-277585-20140723 16:44-Military OneSource Service Enhancements Military OneSource Service Enhancements /phases-deployment Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:44:00 Beginning in July 2014, the Military OneSource website will be updated to make it easier than ever to sign in, order from the products page and search their extensive database of expert advice, tips and information. Find out more here. 3600-277622-20140723 16:44-Military OneSource Service Enhancements The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children /moving 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. 3700-277580-20140722 13:20-The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children /k-12-and-college-education 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. 3800-277753-20140722 13:20-The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children How to Prepare for and Help Prevent Droughts /disaster-resources Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:09:00 Preparing for natural disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes can keep you safe, but there is no way to stop one of these events in its tracks. Not only can you prepare for droughts, but you can prevent them to a certain degree. You can do your part to prevent droughts by always conserving water - not just during dry conditions or mandated conservation periods. 3900-277496-20140714 21:09-How to Prepare for and Help Prevent Droughts 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.  4000-277478-20140714 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. 4100-277477-20140714 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. 4200-277397-20140701 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. 4300-277389-20140701 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. 4400-277301-20140626 08:12-Calling all Campers: Summer Camp Options Military Extension Internship Program /k-12-and-college-education Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:43:00 If you are a recent college graduate looking for a meaningful career working with children and teens, the Military Extension Internship Program may be for you. Spend 10 to 15 weeks as an intern working directly with children from pre-school age through early teens in a variety of settings. 4500-277754-20140624 08:43-Military Extension Internship Program The Military Academic Advancement Program Fact Sheet /cyt Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:41:00 The Military Academic Advancement Program is an initiative of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance made possible by the Department of Agriculture/Department of Defense Military Extension Partnership and Kansas State University. 4600-277277-20140624 08:41-The Military Academic Advancement Program Fact Sheet 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. 4700-277265-20140623 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? 4800-277264-20140623 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. 4900-277195-20140617 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. 5000-277055-20140604 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. 5100-277032-20140602 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. 5200-277031-20140602 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. 5300-277030-20140602 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. 5400-277026-20140602 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. 5500-277024-20140602 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. 5600-277023-20140602 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. 5700-277021-20140602 09:13-Exchange Resolves to Promote Healthier Living Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/casualty?content_id=276600 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:57:00 Scholarships are an excellent way to finance your post-secondary education. 5800-277018-20140602 06:57-Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors What You Should Know About Your Credit Record /phases-deployment Tue, 20 May 2014 13:47:00 It's important to check your credit report regularly for accuracy. It's also one of the best things you can do to prevent identity theft; fraudulent charges or accounts will appear on your report. 5900-277762-20140520 13:47-What You Should Know About Your Credit Record 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. 6000-276780-20140514 09:41-Volunteering as a Way to Get a Paying Job MC&FP eMagazine /those-who-support-service-providers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:00 The August/September 2014 eMagazine is here. Whether you're looking for helpful education resources to pass along to service members and their families or ways they can protect themselves against higher education scams, this final edition of the eMagazine has you covered. 6100-276594-20140423 10:44-MC&FP eMagazine Announcing the New Military OneSource eNewsletter! /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/those-who-support-service-providers?content_id=277802 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:44:00 Don't miss it. Subscribe today. 6200-277041-20140411 16:44-Announcing the New Military OneSource eNewsletter! 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. 6300-276431-20140401 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. 6400-276344-20140328 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. 6500-276305-20140325 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. 6600-276294-20140325 07:57-Parenting a Child With Special Needs When Your Spouse Is Deployed Voluntary Education Program /voluntary-education 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. 6700-277710-20140307 14:20-Voluntary Education Program Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges /voluntary-education 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. 6800-277708-20140307 14:20-Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges /phases-career Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:20:00 Did you know there is a network of educational institutions that wants to help service members earn their college education? These schools have an agreement to accept transfer credit from each other, making it easier to continue pursuing your educational goals, even with frequent PCS moves. Find out if the SOC program is right for you! 6900-277765-20140307 14:20-Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges 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. 7000-276081-20140227 12:01-Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed Education Directory for Children With Special Needs /efmp Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:40:00 Finding the information needed to make informed decisions about education and early intervention services for family members just got easier. Explore the updated Education Directory for Children With Special Needs now! 7100-276075-20140227 11:40-Education Directory for Children With Special Needs 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. 7200-275771-20140203 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. 7300-275762-20140203 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. 7400-275740-20140131 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. 7500-275736-20140131 13:50-Budgeting and Basic Money Management 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. 7600-277343-20140130 16:46-United We Serve 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. 7700-277342-20140130 16:46-K-12 Military Partners 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. 7800-275675-20140128 11:50-Staying Fiscally Fit When Your Spouse is Deployed USA4 Military Families /moving Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:38:00 USA4 Military Families initiative engages and educates state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families. Key issues, news and support are available through USA4 Military Families. 7900-275544-20140123 15:38-USA4 Military Families 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. 8000-275543-20140123 15:33-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. 8100-275801-20140123 15:19-USA4 Military Families - Issue Suggestion Link 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. 8200-275542-20140123 15:19-Suggesting New Issues for the USA4 Military Families Initiative 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! 8300-275449-20140121 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! 8400-274856-20140107 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! 8500-274813-20140102 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. 8600-274805-20140102 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. 8700-274802-20140102 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! 8800-274793-20131231 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. 8900-274781-20131231 12:19-Medicaid for Family Members with Special Needs Grieving the Loss of a Loved One /casualty Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:09:00 Grieving the loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional process. The journey can be scary, painful and lonely, and it's easy to feel that nothing anyone does or says can take away from the pain you feel. Consider the following information to find comfort and understanding as you move forward in your healing process. 9000-274742-20131230 07:09-Grieving the Loss of a Loved One 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. 9100-274606-20131219 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. 9200-274464-20131209 08:09-VA Benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn Transitioning Service Members Department of Defense Education Activity Sure Start Program /search?content_id=273848 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:41:00 Department of Defense Education Activity Sure Start Program 9300-273848-20131205 16:41-Department of Defense Education Activity Sure Start Program Parenting Resources for Your Infant or Young Child /search?content_id=273847 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:39:00 Parenting Resources for Your Infant or Young Child 9400-273847-20131205 16:39-Parenting Resources for Your Infant or Young Child On-Installation Schools /search?content_id=273846 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:36:00 On-Installation Schools 9500-273846-20131205 16:36-On-Installation Schools Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors /casualty Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:36:00 After your loved one has died, it is important for the healing process to build new dreams and goals. Perhaps you may be interested in furthering your education. If you or your children are interested in pursuing higher education, and you are the spouse or child of a service member who was injured or died in the line of duty, there are several scholarship opportunities available for you. 9600-277711-20131205 16:36-Scholarship Opportunities for Survivors Education Directory for Children With Special Needs /search?content_id=273845 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:34:00 Education Directory for Children With Special Needs 9700-273845-20131205 16:34-Education Directory for Children With Special Needs 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. 9800-273817-20131203 14:55-Don't Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes Filing Taxes When a Service Member Is Deployed /search?content_id=273789 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:32:00 The Internal Revenue Service recognizes that service members and their families often face special tax circumstances and has taken measures to make this annual obligation easier when service members and their families face deployments. Find out how to get started, apply for extensions or get additional tax assistance. 9900-273789-20131129 09:32-Filing Taxes When a Service Member Is Deployed 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. 10000-273432-20131105 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. 10100-273412-20131104 08:38-Using the Commissary Benefit to Save Money 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. 10200-276973-20131031 14:48-Quick Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition 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. 10300-276972-20131031 14:48-Make Time for Exercise Troops to Teachers /transition 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.  10400-277707-20131031 14:48-Troops to Teachers Troops to Teachers /those-who-support-community-partners 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.  10500-277786-20131031 14:48-Troops to Teachers 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. 10600-273379-20131031 08:29-Protect Yourself: Freeze Your Credit While You're Deployed 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. 10700-277513-20130925 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. 10800-272606-20130903 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. 10900-272599-20130830 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. 11000-272420-20130812 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. 11100-272373-20130802 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. 11200-272357-20130801 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. 11300-272339-20130801 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. 11400-272294-20130726 15:32-Power of Attorney Basics The Military Family Readiness Council Will Meet on Monday August 18, 2014 /those-who-support-mfrc Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:40:00 The purpose of the council meeting is to review and make recommendations to the secretary of defense regarding policy and plans; monitor requirements for the support of military family readiness by the Department of Defense; and evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the military family readiness programs and activities within the Department of Defense. 11500-277564-20130718 14:40-The Military Family Readiness Council Will Meet on Monday August 18, 2014 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. 11600-272033-20130705 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. 11700-271966-20130627 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. 11800-271896-20130620 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. 11900-271612-20130521 08:27-Scams that target the military 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. 12000-270929-20130326 12:42-Troop Transition March JFSAP quarterly eNewsletter /phases-deployment Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:34:00 Check out the March JFSAP quarterly eNewsletter! You'll find the latest JFSAP news and information along with tools and resources to support service members who do not live near an installation. 12100-270899-20130322 12:34-March JFSAP quarterly eNewsletter 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. 12200-270883-20130322 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. 12300-270547-20130228 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. 12400-276109-20130221 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. 12500-270414-20130219 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. 12600-270407-20130219 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. 12700-270396-20130219 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. 12800-270289-20130205 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. 12900-275749-20130129 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! 13000-270051-20130128 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. 13100-269994-20130123 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. 13200-269926-20130114 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. 13300-269854-20130104 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. 13400-269768-20121228 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. 13500-269677-20121206 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. 13600-269209-20121009 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. 13700-269207-20121009 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. 13800-269423-20120813 14:42-The Exceptional Advocate November 2012 USAA Educational Foundation /moving Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:21:00 The USAA Educational Foundation offers you the opportunity to be better informed and prepared to make the best choices through every stage of life. Our extensive library of free educational materials provides credible and useful information that speaks to a variety of subjects and provides you with educational information that's objective, relevant and usable. 13900-277718-20120810 11:21-USAA Educational Foundation 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. 14000-268040-20120806 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 14100-267898-20120802 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. 14200-267369-20120708 18:38-Military Families Near and Far-Staying Connected with Sesame Street & The Electric Company 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.   14300-276362-20120708 18:38-SECO Scholarship Database Going Back to School When You're a Military Spouse /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/seco?content_id=268725 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 Resources are available to help military spouses overcome obstacles to a higher education. 14400-266810-20120613 12:55-Going Back to School When You're a Military Spouse Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Calendars/SECO-SAN-Calendar.pdf Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 Check out the links featured on our resource calendar. 14500-275870-20120613 12:55-Education and Employment Resources for Military Spouse Caregivers Unified Sports http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=EFMPNEWS:ARTICLE:0::::MONTH,YEAR,COHE,PAGE:August,2014,277552,7 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 The Unified Sports program brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities. 14600-266808-20120613 12:55-Unified Sports