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Summer Camp Journal

This presentation provides a template, instructions and ideas for children to journal while at summer camp, or any other time.. …

Department of Defense Summer Camps

Have some activities planned to keep your kids busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Department of Defense summer camps may be a great addition to your child’s summer lineup.

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Bereavement Camps: An Opportunity to Grieve and Heal

Grieving can be a lonely experience. Being with others who are grieving can reassure you that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal. Bereavement camps, seminars and retreats offer opportunities for you to connect with people who understand how to help you with your grief journey.

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Navy Boot Camp and Officer Candidate School: What to Expect

Navy Boot Camp is the first step in turning you into a sailor with all the skills to perform in the fleet. If you're on the Navy officer path, you'll attend a 13-week course to prepare for an officer's responsibilities. Know what to expect and arrive ready for Navy training.

Benefits

For Children and Youth – Benefits

Getting the best education for your kids is easier and more affordable if you take advantage of all the benefits and programs available to you as a service member. Military children and youth programs Every branch. …
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Family Life – Resources

Military families can tap into terrific programs and services – from extensive digital libraries to teen camps to resources that make moves easier. Take a look at these top resources for helping your military kids grow strong, make friends and. …
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Recreation – Resources

Get energized about all the resources for recreation available to service members and their families. Take advantage of all the information and programs for relaxation, entertainment and fun. Morale, Welfare and Recreation. …

For Military Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to find activities for your youth and teens that will teach them life skills and build community without boring them or turning them away. It’s especially important to engage military youth and teens in wholesome interests in which they feel safe and grounded.

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Make a Plan to Stay in Touch With Your Service Member

Communicating with friends and family is very important for service members; a phone call or care package can help them feel connected, boost spirits and improve focus. However, whether your service member is in boot camp, stationed far away or serving in a combat zone, it can be tough to get ahold of them sometimes.

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New to the Military? Get Answers to Common Military Uniform Questions

Thinking about joining the military? Perhaps you’ve already signed up and are waiting to head to boot camp, or someone close to you has joined the military. Some of the common questions among new recruits and their loved ones relate to military uniforms.

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Army Basic Training: What to Expect

Basic training is the first step in preparing you to be a soldier. It starts with basic combat training or Army boot camp. Then comes specialized training in your career field — or you may go to Officer Candidate School to master Army leadership skills.

Child Care – The Essentials

As a service member, you have many affordable child care options. Deciding which one is the best for your family is the question.

Exceptional Family Members

The National Military Families Association strives to educate military families about their rights and about benefits and services available to them. The association also provides military families. …
Resources

For Children and Youth – Resources

As a service member, you have many resources available to help your military family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities. …
General

MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Gold Star & Surviving Family Members – Resources

The Department of Defense and other agencies support families of deceased service members by providing them with compassionate services to help them cope with their loss and address all questions and actions related to the casualty. Following are. …