Military OneSource Service Providers RSS Feed http://www.militaryonesource.mil en-us The Exceptional Advocate Is Coming! /efmp Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:21:00 What is 5210? How can you use it for your family’s wellness goals? Subscribe now to The Exceptional Advocate to find out! 100-278986-20141126 09:21-The Exceptional Advocate Is Coming! The Pentagon is Observing Military Family Month /mfm Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:23:00 Check out this video as Barbara Thompson, director of the Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, talks about the importance of military families. 200-278982-20141125 07:23-The Pentagon is Observing Military Family Month Parenting a Child With Special Needs: Your Support Network /efmp Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:00 Think of a strong support system as spokes on a wheel, radiating from the center of your life. These spokes add balance and strength as you manage your busy military life and care for family members with special needs. 300-278980-20141124 13:36-Parenting a Child With Special Needs: Your Support Network The Positive Side of Deployment /deployment Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:43:00 Look on the bright side? See the glass as half-full? Is it even possible to use those expressions when you are talking about a deployment? Yes! You and your family can use your next deployment as a time for new opportunities and positive growth with the right attitude and access to helpful resources. 400-278944-20141124 08:43-The Positive Side of Deployment The Military and Family Life Counselor: Stay Mentally Fit /efmp Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:55:00 Stress is an everyday part of life, especially for military families. The Military Family Life Counselor program is here to help and remind you that you don't have to manage it alone. 500-278941-20141124 07:55-The Military and Family Life Counselor: Stay Mentally Fit Sittercity /cyt Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:29:00 Ho, ho, whoa! Yes, the holiday whirlwind is coming, but Sittercity can help by connecting your military family with quality, in-home caregivers. 600-278937-20141124 07:29-Sittercity Smart Spending /cyt Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:22:00 If you're working and earning money, spending it can be a great reward. However, there are some important things to think about before making any kind of purchase. 700-278936-20141124 07:22-Smart Spending When Someone Close to You is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender /health-wellness Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:50:00 When someone close to you comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, you may experience a wide range of emotions. Regardless of your initial reaction, it's important to move toward understanding and acceptance, especially if you want to remain close to this person. Find out more here. 800-278979-20141123 23:50-When Someone Close to You is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Spouse Caregiver Hiring Preferences for Federal Employment /wounded-warrior Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:41:00 Caregiver spouses, family member caregivers and widows may be eligible for the Family Member Derived Preference or the Military Spouse Appointing Authority when seeking employment with the federal government. Learn more here. 900-278978-20141117 12:41-Spouse Caregiver Hiring Preferences for Federal Employment Teaching Generosity for the Holidays and Beyond /wounded-warrior Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:38:00 Generosity is a cornerstone of the holiday season, and a perfect opportunity to teach your children about the importance of giving. Donating your time, energy and talents to a cause outside yourself can set the foundation for a lifetime of giving for your child. Find out more here. 1000-278977-20141117 12:38-Teaching Generosity for the Holidays and Beyond How to Prepare Your Disaster Kit /disaster-resources Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:33:00 The contents of a well-stocked disaster kit vary depending on the needs of your household, but there are certain "non-negotiables" that belong in any kit. Before you consider adding other comfort or convenience items, be sure you have these disaster kit basics on hand. 1100-278976-20141117 12:33-How to Prepare Your Disaster Kit How to Create a Financial Plan for Your Family /disaster-resources Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:28:00 Having a financial plan is an important undertaking during each phase of a family's life to make sure visions turn into reality. Avoid a financial disaster, find out more here. 1200-278975-20141117 12:28-How to Create a Financial Plan for Your Family Programs to Help Service Members Stay Financially Fit /non-medical-counseling Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:23:00 Knowing all the ins and outs of today's complex financial environment is no easy task. To help service members and their families to plan and control their financial future, the Department of Defense provides financial information, training and counseling through the Personal Financial Management program and other programs and services. 1300-278974-20141117 12:23-Programs to Help Service Members Stay Financially Fit 7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families /non-medical-counseling Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:18:00 The Department of Defense provides all active duty service members, active duty National Guard and reserve members, DoD civilian personnel designated as civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families with a variety of counseling services and suicide prevention programs, many of them at no cost. 1400-278973-20141117 12:18-7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families Celebrating National Adoption Month /health-wellness Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:14:00 National Adoption Month is celebrated and promoted by many organizations and charities throughout the United States. Find out more here. 1500-278972-20141117 12:14-Celebrating National Adoption Month Challenging Family Situations During the Holidays /health-wellness Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:09:00 The holidays — ‘tis the season to be busy, when our lives become an endless stretch of to-do lists, shopping and preparing. Learn what you can do to relieve some of the pressures and have a happy and joyous holiday. 1600-278971-20141117 12:09-Challenging Family Situations During the Holidays Holiday Stress Survival Tool Kit /parenting Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:04:00 Check out our Holiday Stress Survival kit for tips on de-stressing and focusing on enjoying the holiday season with friends and family. 1700-278970-20141117 12:04-Holiday Stress Survival Tool Kit Adoption for Military Families /parenting Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:55:00 Adoption is a dream come true for thousands of families each year. This article will help you better understand the adoption process and its potential challenges for military families. 1800-278969-20141117 11:55-Adoption for Military Families Understanding Infant Crying /abuse Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:49:00 Having a new baby in the house can be exciting - and a little overwhelming. Knowing how to cope with your baby's crying can help you keep your baby safe, happy and healthy, and can make your experience as a new parent more rewarding. 1900-278968-20141117 11:49-Understanding Infant Crying 8 Tips for Coping With a Crying Baby /abuse Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:45:00 You knew your baby would cry, but sometimes it can seem so overwhelming. These tips will help you cope with your baby's crying. 2000-278961-20141117 10:45-8 Tips for Coping With a Crying Baby Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange /shopping 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. 2100-278882-20141117 09:44-Understanding and Using Your Military Exchange Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone /crisis-prevention 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. 2200-278874-20141117 08:47-Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone The Great American Smokeout /deployment Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:16:00 If you missed the Great American Smokeout, don't worry! It's not too late. Make this week of Thanksgiving your own personal smokeout. With 24/7 live support, you can start your own journey to smoke-free living today. 2300-278827-20141110 10:16-The Great American Smokeout 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. 2400-278824-20141110 07:50-Budgeting for the Holidays 10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver /pfm Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:32:00 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. 2500-278789-20141105 07:32-10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver The Impact of Sexual Assault /sexual-assault 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.  2600-278735-20141103 11:19-The Impact of Sexual Assault Installation Employment Readiness Specialists: A Valuable Resource for You /seco Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:59:00 Your installation employment readiness specialist is ready to assist you in preparing for the workforce or searching for employment. Learn about all the resources they can provide military spouses. 2700-278777-20141103 10:59-Installation Employment Readiness Specialists: A Valuable Resource for You 10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver /casualty 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. 2800-278731-20141103 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 /casualty 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. 2900-278730-20141103 10:39-Widowed Military Spouses Always Have a Place in the Military Community Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful /mwr 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. 3000-278725-20141103 09:32-Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful Great American Smokeout /hbi 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. 3100-278722-20141103 09:05-Great American Smokeout Tobacco - Free Living /hbi 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. 3200-278721-20141103 09:03-Tobacco - Free Living Financial Counseling /pfm Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:02:00 With the holidays approaching, take a moment to assess your financial health. Call for confidential financial counseling before you begin to spend this holiday season. 3300-278630-20141029 11:02-Financial Counseling Too Good to Be True: How to Avoid Scams and Make Smart Financial Decisions /deployment Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:29:00 You've heard it before in car dealerships' ads. "Bring your car in. We'll pay off your car loan no matter how much you owe!" Sound too good to be true? Well, it is. If you owe more on the car than it's worth, the dealership will roll that excess debt right into your new car loan, and voila! You are now paying for BOTH the new and old car. It doesn't sound so good when you unveil what is really happening. 3400-278627-20141029 10:29-Too Good to Be True: How to Avoid Scams and Make Smart Financial Decisions 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! 3500-278568-20141024 12:20-SuperTracker November 26th - Meet today's #MyMilFam /mfm Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:00 Chief Pinning ceremony at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan ( CFAS ) had the pleasure of witnessing our new Chiefs getting pinned right in front of the USS CHIEF! (2014) Navy Chief! Navy Pride! GO NAVY! 3600-278545-20141021 08:53-November 26th - Meet today's #MyMilFam Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful /search?content_id=278523 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:50:00 Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful 3700-278523-20141020 12:50-Being, Showing and Feeling Thankful Military Family Appreciation: Who They Are and How They Serve /search?content_id=278522 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:49:00 Military Family Appreciation: Who They Are and How They Serve 3800-278522-20141020 12:49-Military Family Appreciation: Who They Are and How They Serve Enjoying National Parks As a Military Family /search?content_id=278520 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:43:00 Enjoying National Parks As a Military Family 3900-278520-20141020 12:43-Enjoying National Parks As a Military Family The Family Readiness System /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/phases-new-to-the-military?content_id=266979 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:57:00 The services available through the Family Readiness System can help you develop new skills and tackle life’s challenges. 4000-278505-20141017 12:57-The Family Readiness System 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. 4100-278468-20141014 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. 4200-278462-20141014 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. 4300-278458-20141014 10:39-Weekly Meal Planning for Simpler, Healthier Lives Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/casualty/supporting-families?content_id=273523 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:16:00 Remember that for all you do, you deserve time to relax, reflect and focus on your health. 4400-278450-20141014 07:16-Taking Care of Yourself When You're a Caregiver Personal Financial Management Programs for Service Members /search?content_id=278521 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:46:00 Personal Financial Management Programs for Service Members 4500-278521-20141005 12:46-Personal Financial Management Programs for Service Members 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. 4600-278301-20141001 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. 4700-278299-20141001 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. 4800-278293-20141001 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. 4900-278290-20141001 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. 5000-278287-20141001 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. 5100-278285-20141001 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! 5200-278281-20141001 11:51-Get Active Through the Healthy Base Initiative LearningCounts™: Turn Learning from Life Experience Into College Credit /seco Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:49:00 Your experience should count for something. Let the LearningCounts™ pilot program show you how it can count toward your degree. 5300-278781-20140930 22:49-LearningCounts™: Turn Learning from Life Experience Into College Credit 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. 5400-278219-20140924 12:15-Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation 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. 5500-278170-20140922 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! 5600-278169-20140919 13:20-Patriot Family Connection 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. 5700-277982-20140903 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. 5800-277965-20140902 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. 5900-277963-20140902 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. 6000-277961-20140902 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. 6100-277960-20140902 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. 6200-277958-20140902 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. 6300-277957-20140902 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. 6400-277956-20140902 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. 6500-277954-20140902 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. 6600-277909-20140829 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. 6700-277852-20140824 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. 6800-277807-20140818 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. 6900-277781-20140811 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. 7000-277746-20140804 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. 7100-277745-20140804 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. 7200-277743-20140804 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? 7300-277740-20140804 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. 7400-277739-20140804 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. 7500-277736-20140804 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. 7600-277706-20140801 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. 7700-277691-20140731 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. 7800-277814-20140731 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. 7900-277689-20140731 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. 8000-277668-20140728 11:16-GreenFILE 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. 8100-277753-20140722 13:20-The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement /k-12-and-college-education Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:00 For school-age children, nutrition and physical activity link to how well they do academically. Check out the resources for healthy eating and staying active to help them achieve success in school. 8200-278886-20140722 13:20-Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement How to Build a Relationship With Your Child’s School /k-12-and-college-education Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:00 The relationship you build with your child’s school will not only benefit your child, but will also demonstrate your commitment to education. Read about how you can build a solid connection and stay actively involved in your child’s education and school. 8300-278637-20140722 13:20-How to Build a Relationship With Your Child’s School 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. 8400-277477-20140714 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. 8500-277397-20140701 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. 8600-277389-20140701 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. 8700-277301-20140626 08:12-Calling all Campers: Summer Camp Options 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. 8800-277265-20140623 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? 8900-277264-20140623 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. 9000-277195-20140617 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. 9100-277055-20140604 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. 9200-277032-20140602 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. 9300-277031-20140602 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. 9400-277030-20140602 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. 9500-277026-20140602 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. 9600-277024-20140602 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. 9700-277023-20140602 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. 9800-277021-20140602 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. 9900-276780-20140514 09:41-Volunteering as a Way to Get a Paying Job Family Readiness System /legal Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:00:00 The Family Readiness System is the network of programs, services, people and agencies, and the collaboration among them, that promotes the readiness and quality of life of service members and their families. The services available through the FRS can help you develop new skills and tackle life’s challenges — in every stage of military life. 10000-276648-20140430 10:00-Family Readiness System 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. 10100-276431-20140401 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. 10200-276344-20140328 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. 10300-276305-20140325 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. 10400-276294-20140325 07:57-Parenting a Child With Special Needs When Your Spouse Is Deployed 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. 10500-277708-20140307 14:20-Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges 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. 10600-277710-20140307 14:20-Voluntary Education Program 10 Healthy Habits for Balancing Life, Work and School /voluntary-education Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:20:00 Service members returning to school or starting their education path this fall have lots to balance. Check out 10 healthy habits to help you reduce stress and balance life, work and school responsibilities. 10700-278639-20140307 14:20-10 Healthy Habits for Balancing Life, Work and School 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. 10800-276081-20140227 12:01-Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed Tips for Staying Well During a Move /moving Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:22:00 Everyone wants to stay healthy and energetic while traveling, especially when the travel is part of a move. But the combination of stress and lack of nutritious meals on the road can make you and your family more susceptible to illness. These tips can help you find ways to stay healthy, even during the most hectic part of your move. 10900-278683-20140226 08:22-Tips for Staying Well During a Move 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. 11000-275762-20140203 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. 11100-275740-20140131 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. 11200-275736-20140131 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. 11300-277342-20140130 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. 11400-277343-20140130 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. 11500-275675-20140128 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. 11600-275543-20140123 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. 11700-275542-20140123 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! 11800-275449-20140121 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! 11900-274856-20140107 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! 12000-274813-20140102 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. 12100-274805-20140102 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. 12200-274802-20140102 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! 12300-274793-20131231 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. 12400-274781-20131231 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. 12500-274606-20131219 09:35-The Military OneSource Employee Assistance Program 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. 12600-273817-20131203 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. 12700-273791-20131129 09:32-Celebrating the Holidays at an Overseas Duty Station 9 Tips for Savvy Holiday Spending /monthly-focushttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/pfm/budgeting-and-basic-money-management?content_id=278677 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:04:00 Combat holiday spending stress! Check out this article for savings tips and gift ideas to keep your budget in check. 12800-273560-20131113 15:04-9 Tips for Savvy Holiday Spending 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. 12900-273432-20131105 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. 13000-273412-20131104 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. 13100-276972-20131031 14:48-Make Time for Exercise 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. 13200-276973-20131031 14:48-Quick Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition 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.  13300-277707-20131031 14:48-Troops to Teachers Building Your Family's Resilience /phases-deployment Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:44:00 Unless you've been hiding under a rock this month, you've heard the jolly holiday jingles echoing throughout the stores and watched the cheery holiday displays begin to appear. 'Tis the season! But the demands of military life can sometimes make the holiday season stressful. If you are looking for ways to improve your own and your family's resilience to address the challenges in your lives, this information may help. 13400-278790-20131021 07:44-Building Your Family's Resilience Living Well with Stress /transition Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:33:00 We all need some stress in our lives to move and function. However, finding the right balance between too much and too little stress is an essential part of your overall well-being. Manage your stress level to maintain a healthy balance in your life. 13500-278638-20131001 06:33-Living Well with Stress Living Well with Stress /phases-retiring Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:33:00 We all need some stress in our lives to move and function. However, finding the right balance between too much and too little stress is an essential part of your overall well-being. Manage your stress level to maintain a healthy balance in your life. 13600-278791-20131001 06:33-Living Well with Stress 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. 13700-277513-20130925 10:19-Building a Relationship with Your Child's School Serving as the Designated Family Caregiver for a Deployed Service Member /legal Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:02:00 Now that you've accepted the responsibility of caring for a service member's family during deployment, you may be surprised to discover the many military resources and support programs available to support you in this role. By familiarizing yourself with these services, you'll know where to find fun activities, as well as solutions to challenging situations. 13800-274757-20130903 11:02-Serving as the Designated Family Caregiver for a Deployed Service Member 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. 13900-272606-20130903 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. 14000-272599-20130830 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. 14100-272420-20130812 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. 14200-272373-20130802 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. 14300-272357-20130801 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. 14400-272339-20130801 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. 14500-272294-20130726 15:32-Power of Attorney Basics The Military Family Readiness Council Will Meet on Tuesday October 7, 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. 14600-278028-20130718 14:40-The Military Family Readiness Council Will Meet on Tuesday October 7, 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. 14700-272033-20130705 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. 14800-271966-20130627 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. 14900-271896-20130620 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. 15000-271612-20130521 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. 15100-278224-20130430 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. 15200-277488-20130430 13:55-Symbols of Sacrifice to Honor Surviving Family Members 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. 15300-270929-20130326 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. 15400-270883-20130322 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. 15500-270547-20130228 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. 15600-276109-20130221 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. 15700-270414-20130219 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. 15800-270407-20130219 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. 15900-270396-20130219 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. 16000-270289-20130205 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. 16100-275749-20130129 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! 16200-270051-20130128 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. 16300-269994-20130123 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. 16400-269926-20130114 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. 16500-269854-20130104 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. 16600-269768-20121228 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. 16700-269677-20121206 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. 16800-269209-20121009 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. 16900-269207-20121009 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. 17000-269423-20120813 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. 17100-268040-20120806 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 17200-267898-20120802 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. 17300-267369-20120708 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. 17400-272380-20120708 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.   17500-276362-20120708 18:38-SECO Scholarship Database The Exceptional Advocate is Coming! http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=AMS:SUBSCRIBE:0 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 How can you use 5210 for your family's wellness goals? Subscribe to The Exceptional Advocate to find out! 17600-266810-20120613 12:55-The Exceptional Advocate is Coming! Military Family Month http://www.militaryonesource.mil/mymilfam Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:00 Join Military OneSource in celebrating modern military families at #MyMilFam. 17700-275870-20120613 12:55-Military Family Month