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Accessing and Updating Your Military OneSource Account

With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many free tools and additional content.

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Expanded Hourly Child Care Service FAQs

The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

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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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Education Directory for Children With Special Needs

The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs is a Web-based tool that helps military families with special needs make informed decisions about education and early intervention services available on or near installations within the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Moving With an Individualized Education Program

If you have a child with an individualized education program, don’t be nervous about moving schools. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, ensures that all children with special needs have access to a free, appropriate public education and the tools needed to meet their educational goals — no matter where or how often your family moves.

MRS. JILL LA FAVE

Mrs. Jill La Fave is the command and key spouse for Air Force Reserve Command’s 22nd Air Force. The Numbered Air Force is headquartered at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and is comprised of more than 12,000 Reserve Citizen. …

MS. EVELYN HONEA

Evelyn Honea’s journey as a Navy Spouse started in 1989 when she married her husband James, an E-1 stationed in Long Beach California. The Navy has stationed them in California, Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia, Korea, Bahrain and Hawaii. Evelyn. …
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Navigating Child Care Changes During COVID-19

If you have questions about child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Military OneSource is available 24/7 to help you find answers.

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Keeping Your Child Healthy and Engaged Over the Summer

A little leisure is much needed when school lets out; however, children with special needs thrive with a little structure. It’s beneficial to maintain a routine during the summer as a way to keep your child learning and developing healthy habits.

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An Overview of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

Every child deserves a quality education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that all children with special needs have access to a "free appropriate public education" and they have the necessary tools to meet their educational goals.
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Special Education Programs and Resources for Military Families

Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP.

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OCONUS Moves – Resources

Your overseas, or OCONUS, move may take you to Europe, Asia or another corner of the globe. This can be one of the most rewarding parts of your military experience. Military OneSource is here with relocation assistance as well as online tools and. …

Parent Centers: Connecting Military Families to Resources

Do you need help advocating for your child’s next Individualized Education Program meeting? Are you confused about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act? Perhaps you would like to become a better champion for a child with special needs. Parent Centers may be the resource you have been looking for.

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Military Child Care Programs

Choosing child care may be one of the most important decisions — and one of the first — you’ll make as a parent.