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When you lose a loved one in military service, you may experience a wide range of emotions - anger, sadness, confusion, guilt, etc. Knowing who to turn to for support during your time of grief can help you feel less overwhelmed and more able to manage your feelings and reactions.
Gold Star 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.
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.
The Department of Defense strives to support the health and well-being of service members and their families, and the 5-2-1-0 tip sheets are a great way to get children and their families thinking about healthy habits in a new way.
It's not possible to predict when a disaster will strike, but it is possible to take precautions that can help your family get by in case of an evacuation, loss of power, natural disaster, worldwide epidemic or a terrorist attack. Learn what supplies are essential to keep on hand and how to obtain them.
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!
It takes a village to combat childhood obesity. Find out how the Department of Defense is improving the health of the nation’s youth.
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.
If you suspect child abuse, making a call to your installation's Family Advocacy Program or civilian Child Protective Services is a moral obligation. The following information will help you take that important step to contact FAP or CPS and understand how those calls are assessed.
Divorce can be a confusing, complicated, and stressful time for military couples. However, gaining a general understanding of how this process works, while seeking to identify the specific issues that may apply in your case, can greatly reduce the time, expense, and emotional strain of a divorce.
For service members and their families, building and maintaining an emergency fund is a key element of financial readiness. It allows you to focus on the mission, knowing that you and your family can handle life's unexpected events. If an appliance breaks, your car needs repairs or you or your spouse becomes unemployed, your emergency fund will provide peace of mind.
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.
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.
Did you know that more professionals these days are actively seeking the help of mentors, who can guide, direct and advise them in learning about their career field?
Networking, a way to build and nurture professional connections and relationships, is considered one of the most effective ways of finding a job - particularly in challenging economic times.
When you know you'll be leaving the military (even if your departure is a year or more away) it's time to start planning your return to civilian life.
As of August 2014, 50 states have passed legislation to become members of the compact, including most of those with large numbers of military residents.
Websites and email contacts are provided for important Department of Defense (DoD) or Service specific Voluntary Education program information and resources.
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