Funeral Director and Planner’s Resources

Military OneSource provides funeral directors and planners helpful information and resources to coordinate military funeral honors. For assistance requesting military funeral honors, please use the Military Funeral Honors directory to locate the appropriate Military Funeral Honors coordinator.

If you need additional assistance, contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.

Military Funeral Honors Resource Materials

Military OneSource provides funeral directors and planners access to order resource materials. To place an order, log in or create a Military OneSource account from the website menu. Make sure your account information is set to the role of DoD Service Provider with an affiliation of Military Funeral Honors.

If you need to review or update your role, log in and access the Account tab listed in the Military OneSource menu.

Resources for Funeral Directors and Planners

Military Funeral Honors Directory

Funeral Director and Planner’s Frequently Asked Questions

Military Records for Veterans Burial/Funeral Benefits Request Form

Form DD 214

Military Funeral Honors Brochure

Military Funeral Honors FAQ Brochure

Military Funeral Honors Frequently Asked Questions

Flag Presentation Protocol Brochure

Military Funeral Honors Eligibility

Military Funeral Honors Service Program Managers

Governing Laws and Directives

Department of Defense Policy and Services Regulations

Military Flyovers

Authorized Provider Partnership Program Overview

Authorized Provider Partnership Program Frequently Asked Questions

Commander’s Reference Overview

Commander’s Reference Standards and Training

Military Funeral Honors Related Links

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Resources for Service Members and Families

Military Funeral Honors – The Essentials

Frequently Asked Questions About Military Funeral Honors

What to Expect During Military Funeral Honors

Funeral and Burial Benefits for Service Members

Making Funeral and Burial Arrangements

The Days Ahead: Essential Papers for Families of Fallen Service Members

A Survivor’s Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families

Military Funeral Honors – eLearning Course

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 enjoy the adventure side of military life.

Military Teen Adventure Camps: With this program from the Department of Defense, teens ages 14 to 18 can enjoy some amazing adventure camps held in partnership with universities around the country.

  • Camps include high-energy, high-experience excursions like sailing, kayaking, caving and survival skills.
  • Camps are offered in the summer and winter at little to no cost.
  • Leadership and resiliency events are also offered.

Deployment support camps and resources

Operation Purple camps give military children a safe place to learn to cope with the emotions and reality of deployment. Operation Purple campers get to take a break from the stressors leading up to, during or following deployment by spending a fun-filled week with other military kids in the same situation.

A variety of camps may be available near you, including camps specifically for military teens or retreats for the entire family. For availability and more information, visit the National Military Family Association website.

Meanwhile, Military Kids Connect® offers a safe place online where military kids of all age groups can share experiences and talk about what it’s like to be in a military family. You’ll find:

To learn more, visit our page on Military Kids Connect.

Installation Youth Centers

Installation Youth Centers offer dynamic programs for youth ages 5 through 18 years in 300 facilities worldwide. Be prepared for a new experience, as each youth center varies. Facilities can offer:

  • Computer labs and game rooms
  • Special field trips
  • Gymnasiums and fitness rooms
  • Music rooms
  • Volunteer and employment listings

All programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body. To find a program on your installation, visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and look for Youth Programs/Centers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Partnership

Since 1991, the military services have worked it so kids from 6 to 18 can participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which offer enriching, active and entertaining programs in youth centers and clubs around the country.

  • On installation: Youth centers on installations worldwide are affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs. They offer many of the same programs as traditional clubs.
  • Off installation: The collaboration allows active-duty, National Guard and reserve children to attend a local Boys & Girls Club free. Check out Mission Youth Outreach for more information.

All Boys & Girls Clubs are staffed by trained professionals. For more information, call 800-854-CLUB (2582).

4-H Military Partnership

Military youth can join 4-H clubs in their community, and they can also participate in summer camps around the country. Visit the 4-H Military Partnerships website to learn more.

Mentoring programs

A mentor is an adult your child trusts, admires and respects who provides informal support and guidance and is actively involved in your child’s life. A mentor is not a babysitter, therapist or substitute parent. For mentorship programs, visit:

Do your homework. Make sure the program conducts background checks, requires training and ask to see licenses.

Children and youth behavioral military and family life

Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors understand the issues military children face and can provide personalized support. The programs and services offered vary from one installation to another, so it’s best to check with your installation’s youth programs/centers directly to discover the options available.

Call or visit Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 if you have questions about resources to enhance your family’s life. We are here for you 24/7.

PROBLEMATIC SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH TOOLKIT

This page is an online repository for all professionals involved in the prevention and response to PSB-CY across the military community. The Department of Defense has provided direct links for all trainings, fact sheets, guides and other learning opportunities to enhance your professional understanding and skills in working with children, youth and families impacted by PSB-CY. Materials include those developed by the Department of Defense as well as external organizations. While training may not be mandatory, it is strongly recommended to provide support that is trauma-informed, aligned with the current evidence, and developmentally-attuned.

Background

Problematic sexual behavior in children and youth is defined as behavior, initiated by children and youth under the age of 18, that involves using sexual or private body parts in a manner that is developmentally inappropriate or potentially harmful to the individual or the individuals impacted by the behavior.

new Department of Defense policy expands the responsibility of the Family Advocacy Program to address problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. This change in policy allows the program to support families whose children or adolescents have exhibited, or been impacted by concerning or problematic sexual behavior, and convene a multidisciplinary team to manage the coordinated community response and recommend a safe way forward for all involved.

For Parents – Understanding Child Sexual Development and Concerning Sexual Behaviors

Resources and Trainings for Helping Professionals

Tools for Helping Professionals

Resources for Clinicians

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SERVICE REGULATIONS AND ORDERS

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are service-specific policies that govern child abuse prevention programs in the military.

Army

Army Regulation 608-1, “Army Community Service Center,” March 13, 2013: Chapter 4, Section II of this regulation deals with issues pertaining to the Family Advocacy Program.

AR 608-18, “The Army Family Advocacy Program,” October 30, 2007, Rapid Action Revision Issue Date: September 13, 2011: This regulation contains the policies for handling domestic abuse and child abuse within the Army.

Marine Corps

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 1752.3B, “Family Advocacy Program,” November 10, 2005: This instruction assigns responsibilities for the Navy and Marine Corps Family Advocacy Programs.

Marine Corps Order 1754.11, “Marine Corps Family Advocacy and General Counseling Program,” March 26, 2012: This order publishes policies and guidance for the execution and use of the Family Advocacy Programs.

Navy

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 1752.3B, “Family Advocacy Program,” November 10, 2005: This instruction assigns responsibilities for the Navy and Marine Corps Family Advocacy Programs.

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 1752.2B, “Family Advocacy Program,” April 25, 2008: This instruction implements the policies set forth in SECNAVINST 1752.3B and in DoD Directive 6400.1.

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 1754.1B, “Department of Navy Family Support Programs,” September 27, 2005: This instruction revises Department of the Navy policy and assign responsibility for the implementation of Navy and Marine Corps Family Support Programs and key functions to include the Family Advocacy Program.

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 1754.1B, “Fleet and Family Support Center Program,” November 5, 2007: This instruction establishes Navy policy and assigns responsibilities for the administration and support of Navy Fleet and Family Support Center programs. It includes standards for the Family Advocacy Program in Enclosure 3.

Air Force

Air Force Policy Directive 40-3, “Family Advocacy Program,” December 6, 2011: This directive establishes the framework for Air Force Family Advocacy Program.

Air Force Instruction 40-301, “Family Advocacy,” November 16, 2015: This directive describes the responsibilities of Family Advocacy Program agencies and staff and other Air Force personnel who are instrumental to the implementation and operation of the Air Force Family Advocacy Program.

United States Air Force Family Advocacy Program Standards: This document outlines the program standards for the Family Advocacy Program. Please note: At this time, this information requires a Common Access Card Public Key Infrastructure certification for access.

2020 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH TOOLKIT

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the Department of Defense campaign aims to help families build resilience during uncertain times and raise awareness of a key protective factor shown to increase children’s resilience: the stability of a caring adult in their lives – whether a family member, teacher, coach or another positive figure. The campaign encourages adults to step up as positive role models, support parents in the military community and Stand Up for MilKids.

How you can help Stand Up for MilKids

As a leader or service provider, you play an essential role in promoting positive parenting and prompt reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. A caring adult with a steady presence in a child’s life can be a source of trust and support, and is especially important for helping kids build resilience through stressful and adverse childhood experiences. Children who grow up with such an adult in their lives are significantly more likely to develop healthy social behaviors and positive coping skills that will help them to weather life’s difficulties, including abuse and neglect. Below are resources you can use in your community to encourage adults to Stand Up for MilKids by being the positive influence they need to grow safe and strong.

Suggested messaging:

Start with the 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Messaging and Resources overview, which includes resources from the Family Advocacy Program on Military OneSource and Department of Defense federal and vetted non-governmental organization resources for parenting and safety information. Also reference the dedicated section on our website for coronavirus updates and impacts, including how to stay safe while staying healthy.

Be sure to check the Military OneSource website and social media pages – FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest – throughout the month of April for additional resources. If you choose to promote this campaign on social media, consider using the campaign hashtags, #ResilientMilKids #StandUp4MilKids #NCAPM #NCAPM2020

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There are free programs and learning opportunities for military parents available through the Family Advocacy Program and Military OneSource. Find out more here: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/stand-up-for-milkids.

  • Reporting resources: If you do have concerns about a child’s safety, know what to do. Contact your installation Family Advocacy Program or the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800-422-4453. As a first step, you can always contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to refer you to the appropriate resource. Reporting suspected child abuse is required by law for military chain of command and covered professionals and is always the right thing to do. Learn more about how to report child abuse and neglect on Military OneSource.

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2019 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH TOOLKIT

Each year during October, the Department of Defense takes part in the national observance to raise awareness of domestic violence through a service-wide Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign. The 2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign is designed to help service members, military spouses and intimate partners build safer relationships, prevent domestic abuse, and access support. The 2019 campaign, “Mobilize Help for Safer Relationships,” introduces the military community to technology-facilitated abuse in relationships. Technology-facilitated abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and posting on social media to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a spouse or partner. It also includes monitoring and stalking behaviors whereby one partner “keeps tabs” on the other’s location, activities, and communications with friends and family outside the relationship through apps and malware. The materials in this campaign provide tips for individuals to set healthy boundaries on technology use in their relationships, protect their privacy online, and get help for domestic abuse, whether it happens online, in person or both.

If you are sponsoring or contributing to this campaign in your community, please reference and download the 2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month Messaging and Resources one-pager. Be sure to check the Military One Source website, Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the month of October for additional resources.

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Technology can be a tool for empowerment and connection, but it can also be misused in relationships to control or abuse another person. During October, share these messages and resources with your community, friends, and family. You never know who may need information on how to make a report or how to get immediate help.

  • Get help now: Help is always available. If you are feeling unsafe in your relationship and would like to learn about your reporting options, download the Reporting Options poster on Military OneSource. Immediate support is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or thehotline.org.

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CHILD CARE RESOURCES

MilitaryChildCare.com

MilitaryChildCare.com is a Department of Defense website that provides a single gateway for parents to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. By streamlining the child care search and request process, MilitaryChildCare.com makes it easier for you to understand and assess your child care options and make more informed decisions about your child’s care.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is an information and referral service, providing members of the military community and designated Department of Defense expeditionary civilians with resources, tools and counseling services. Available 24/7, this service provides information and resources on many topics related to child care and can help locate child care services.

Military OneSource will first direct families to the installation’s child care program if a family lives on or within 30 minutes of an installation. If a family has already explored this option and has been assigned to a waiting list, Military OneSource will then refer the family to Child Care Aware, which works with families to identify child care options in the local community.

In the event either of these resources fails to meet a family’s needs, Military OneSource consultants will route the case for research to provide additional options. To contact Military OneSource by phone, call 800-342-9647. OCONUS/international? View dialing information for other countries.

Child Care Aware®

Child Care Aware® of America is a national organization contracted to administer the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood, or MCCYN, a Department of Defense fee assistance program available to qualifying families. This program pays a portion of child care costs on behalf of families who are unable to access installation child care. Review Child Care Aware of America’s eligibility requirements.

Through partnerships with the Department of Defense, Child Care Aware has several programs and nonprofit initiatives designed to help strengthen military families. Visit the link below and select your service branch to learn more about military child care in your neighborhood, or MCCYN.

2020 MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD TOOLKIT

April is Month of the Military Child. In observance of this month, the Military Community and Family Policy program is collaborating with key partners to celebrate and support military children. Together, we’re featuring resources from across programs to help families discover more support they can turn to throughout the year.

Let’s Celebrate and Support Military Children Together

Learn more about the many ways to participate and Stand With MilKids:

  1. Military Child Appreciation Kits: Throughout April, the Department of Defense and Military OneSource is celebrating our military children by offering a free Military Child Appreciation Kit, available on the Month of the Military Child page.
  2. Promote and Participate in Purple Up Day: Encourage military families to participate in Purple Up Day by wearing purple and sharing their photos on social media with #PurpleUp20.
  3. Show You Stand With MilKids: Include the Stand With MilKids campaign emblem and hashtag in your communications throughout the month, use the Stand With MilKids campaign emblem in your promotional materials and use the Department of Defense-wide hashtags: #TeamMilKids #PurpleUp20 #MOMC20

Suggested Resources:

  • THRIVE: The THRIVE parent education courses provides free, online programs focused on positive parenting practices, parent and child stress management and physical health promotion for children ages 0 to 18.
  • New MilParent Specialty Consultations: The New MilParent specialty consultation is free, individualized, confidential support for new and expecting parents.
  • The Healthy Steps program: HealthySteps is a pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities.
  • Military Kids Connect: For children and teens, Military Kids Connect provides resources to help kids thrive in their military life, and to make connections with other MilKids who share similar situations.

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BRANCH SUPPORT

Army

Army OneSource This website offers a variety of information, services and resources for service members, their families, staff and civilians, including information on both the Army Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program.

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Community Services This site includes specific topic pages for Marine Corps families and wellness and allows users to select their specific location for the most accurate and relevant resources.

Navy

Commander, Navy Installations Command This site provides information and resources on Navy fleet and family readiness.

Air Force

Armed Forces Crossroads This site contains a wide variety of resources and allows users to search for specific programs on their installation that provide children, youth and family services.

MyAirForceLife This site includes information and resources for family child care and Child Development Center and school-age programs at Air Force installations. The site also provides activities to educate, guide and entertain young members of the Air Force family.

Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Work-Life This site provides information to support the well-being of active-duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard and their families, including information on child care, special needs programs and the Family Advocacy Program.

National Guard and Reserve

National Guard Family Program This site includes resources to support National Guard kids and families, as well as information on family readiness.

Army Reserve Family Programs The Army Reserve Family Programs website provides information and helpful resources for parents, teachers, preschoolers, pre-teens, and teens.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman & Family Readiness This site provides information on the family support services to families of deployed Air Force reserve personnel, focusing primarily on information and referral services.

2018 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH TOOLKIT

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As service providers, you are an integral part of the Department of Defense work to promote positive parenting, encourage use of helping resources, and encourage prompt reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. You reinforce the message that all community members share responsibility for our children’s safety and well-being. Together, we join a national effort to protect America’s children.

Information for Parents: MilParent Power

Military OneSource’s aim is to strengthen and support parents and families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The MilParent Power campaign seeks to engage and support military families with research-based positive parenting information and tips. MilParent Power seeks to equip parents with knowledge, community, and tips to increase the protective factors associated with preventing child abuse and neglect. Service providers can find ready-to-use MilParent Power resources in the MilParent Power Toolkit.

Suggested resources:

Start with Military OneSource and existing Department of Defense, federal and vetted non-governmental organization resources for parenting and safety information. This includes information related to technology, distracted parenting, cyber-safety (including bullying), parent self-care, positive parenting skills, adjusting to parenthood, safe sleep, fathers, deployment and military lifestyle, ACEs impact and implications, protective factors, available parent support resources — online, military and civilian.

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