COVID-19 Resources for the Military Community
As the Department of Defense responds to the ever-changing effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are committed to providing our service members and military families everywhere with up-to-date information, resources and answers regarding its impact on military life. Check our Coronavirus Updates page often as this information will be updated frequently. Additionally, we urge the military community to follow guidance from the Department of Defense.
Back-to-School Planning During COVID-19
Transition smoothly from summer to school by making a great game plan for the school year with your child. By doing so, you can help your child establish a sense of ownership in the plan to prepare them for – and perhaps even get excited about – going back to school.
Voting Becomes Easier for the Mobile Military Life
As a guardian of our nation, you protect the American way of life. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is here to ensure you and your family are able to exercise your right to vote.
COVID-19 Resources for Parents With Children With Special Needs
Use these resources for military parents of children with special needs to make the best of a difficult time.
Military OneSource Virtual Resources for Well-Being
It’s important to take care of all aspects of your health. This includes your emotional well-being. Military OneSource offers telehealth counseling and virtual support. This allows you to get the help you need while staying safe.
Staying Vigilant and Keeping Up With Current Guidance When Considering Travel During COVID-19
The infection rate of coronavirus-19 disease remains high in parts of the country and the world. If you are thinking about traveling, it’s vital to stay up to date about travel restrictions and regulations.
Increase Your Skills and Education From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn something new during extra time you have at home because of coronavirus disease 2019. Take advantage of free educational resources for service members and their families.
Maintaining Strong Relationships: Virtual Resources Available to Military Couples
These virtual resources offer relationship support for service members and their partners or spouses during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Navigating Relationship Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic can put added stress on relationships for some couples. Learn more about how to handle challenges in relationships, practice self-care – and how to protect yourself and find support to stay safe, if necessary.
Tips for Teleworking During the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019
If you are temporarily working from home due to coronavirus disease 2019, try these tips to help you get started and stay productive.
Coronavirus Support Update – Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
Find up-to-date information about SECO services and resources: what is new, what remains the same and what has changed.
Checking for Coronavirus-Related Closures on Your Installation
Some programs, facilities and services on your installation may close due to the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019. There may be little to no notice and no mention of a reopening date. The reason: the secretary of defense has asked installation commanders to take necessary precautions to keep people safe and help slow the spread.
Security Clearances and COVID-19 – Adjustments, Cautions and Advice
Learn whether financial difficulties due to COVID-19 might affect your security status and how to address them.
Military OneSource Virtual Resources Offer Personalized Support and Tools for Overall Well-Being
In times of change, it’s reassuring to have a trusted source of information, resources and support. For service members, that’s Military OneSource — available 24/7 to help service members and their families thrive.
Staying Healthy During COVID-19
It’s normal to cut corners when engaging in everyday activities, especially when you’re comfortable with the task. But to avoid putting you and your family at risk during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine, examine your habits to make sure you’re not cutting corners on your health.
Staying Safe While Staying Healthy: Tips for Military Families
Keep you and your military family safe and healthy during the coronavirus disease 2019 self-quarantine with these tips.
When You and Your Partner React Differently to COVID-19 Concerns — Tips for Communicating
If different reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak are causing tension in your relationship, these tips and resources from Military OneSource can help.
Take Advantage of Online Learning Resources With Many Children Still Stuck at Home
Students are out of school because of the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. Keep your children engaged and learning outside the classroom with online resources available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
MWR Digital Library Helps Keep Families Engaged
The risk of COVID-19 is causing many of us to spend more time at home. You may get by for a while watching TV or playing board games, but you can also tap into a whole other world of entertainment from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
Your Vote Always Counts, So Be a Responsible Voter
It’s your civic duty as an American to vote. It’s also your right to make sure you’re voting for the candidate who will do the best job for your community, state and nation.
Try These Home-Schooling Tips, Resources
Your child may be out of school, but there is no need to take a break from learning. Get set for success using these tips and resources within the military community and beyond.
Obtaining and Renewing Military ID and Common Access Cards During COVID-19
Your military benefits, like access to commissaries and exchanges and health care, tie in to your military identification card. With current stay-at-home orders in place in most areas because of coronavirus disease 2019, you may be wondering how military ID and Common Access Card issuance and renewal will work.
Supporting Military Children During the New School Year
As a friend or family member, you can help the military family in your life rise to the challenges of schooling during COVID-19 by letting them know you are there to listen to their concerns and to help in any way you can.
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.
Deployment and Redeployment Requirements During COVID-19
Learn about the new Department of Defense requirements for deployment and redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Get Home Delivery for Medications Under TRICARE
As part of its COVID-19 guidance, the federal government recommends having a supply of all necessary medications on hand. For members of the military community, TRICARE offers a convenient option of getting a 90-day supply of your prescriptions through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery.
Department of Defense Strategy for COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance
The Department of Defense will begin testing some asymptomatic service members as part of the next phase of its strategy to break the chain of coronavirus disease 2019 transmission and to protect the health of the force.
Military and Family Life Counseling Program: What’s New, What’s Stayed the Same
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program can help you stay strong through life’s challenges, including those due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. We will offer telephonic and video sessions in areas where face-to-face support is restricted.
Staying Financially Fit With Financial Assistance, Counseling and Resources
Your service member doesn’t have to face financial hardship alone. Free information, resources and counseling are available.
How COVID-19 Changes Affect Training, Duty, Pay and Benefits for the National Guard and Reserve
As changes due to coronavirus disease 2019 continue, reservists and members of the National Guard may wonder how they will be affected. The following questions and answers address ways sheltering-in-place orders, self-monitoring and other changes may affect your training, duty, pay and benefits.
Service Members’ Pay, Benefits, Training and Duty During COVID-19
Changes are happening everywhere with sheltering-in-place orders and self-monitoring for coronavirus disease 2019. You will want to know how these changes will affect your pay, benefits, training and duty.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 as Travel Restrictions Loosen
How can you protect yourself and others when you have to travel during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak? Learn what you can do – and what is being done – to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Understanding the Current State of Travel Restrictions
The Department of Defense is changing its approach to personnel movement and travel during the pandemic. Until further notice, it is basing decisions on local conditions in specific areas. This replaces the broad travel restrictions that were in place before. Find out how this may impact you and your family.
How is the Military Protecting My Service Member During COVID-19?
The DOD continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies to respond to the outbreak and prevent its spread. The DOD offers free resources through Military OneSource. Each program helps with different military-life challenges or seasons.
Coronavirus Support Update - Military OneSource Resources
Just like most organizations, Military OneSource is adapting in response to the coronavirus disease outbreak. See below for up-to-date information about Military OneSource services and resources.
PCS Moves in a COVID-19 Environment
When it comes time for your next military move, ensure that it’s a safe and successful one. Find out about new safety measures the Department of Defense has put in place to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable throughout the process.
What Do Travel Restrictions Mean for Military Families?
The Department of Defense restricted all domestic and overseas travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease. The department has taken this action to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.
What Do Travel Restrictions Mean for Service Members?
The Department of Defense has extended its stop movement order to June 30, and put procedures in place to allow for certain types of travel. The department has taken this action to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.
Travel Restrictions Ease, but May Vary by Location
The Department of Defense is taking steps to preserve force readiness, limit spread and protect lives during the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019.
Guidance for Department of Defense Civilians
The Department of Defense is committed to evaluating the threat from coronavirus disease 2019 and its impact on the nation’s security.
How to Keep Family Stress Away While Everyone Is Home
Discover new ways to reduce stress as you and your family spend more time together during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine.
Top 10 Ways to Practice Resilience Skills During Challenging Times
Here are 10 things you can do to stay strong and practice resilience skills to help yourself, your partner, children and other loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More Parenting Resources for Managing at Home During COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are both teleworking and homeschooling their children. Here are some resources to help you stay the course.
When Home Isn’t Safe: Tips for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Learn what to do to stay safe during the Coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine if you are a victim of domestic abuse.
Resources to Promote Well-being During COVID-19
With coronavirus disease 2019 taking its toll on service members and their families, leadership and health care providers, these resources can help everyone maintain a positive frame of mind.
Support for Financial Stresses Caused by COVID-19
The coronavirus outbreak may affect many aspects of your military life, including financial readiness. If you and your family are experiencing challenges, the Department of Defense offers a number of services to help you take control and minimize financial distress.
Non-Medical Counseling for Youth Now Available by Video
School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time.
Request Emergency Financial Assistance if Impacted by COVID-19
Service members and families who have been affected financially as a result of travel restrictions, closures and other events from the coronavirus can check with their service relief organization to see if emergency help is available
How COVID-19 Changes Affect Training, Duty, Pay and Benefits
Discover how coronavirus disease 2019 restrictions affect the training, duty, pay and benefits of service members and what commanders and service providers can do to help.
COVID-19 Surge Response Program Lets Federal Employees Fill Needs
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is creating tremendous needs across the nation and world. Current federal employees now have a new way to help meet those needs.
The Importance of Practicing Self-Care During Times of Stress
When stress is high with little relief in sight, taking care of yourself is key so you’ll be there for your loved ones and those you serve.
Travel Guidance for Department of Defense Civilians
To limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 and to protect your health and well-being, the Department of Defense has restricted official overseas and domestic travel.
Learn the Warning Signs of ‘Military Scams’
Your military friend or family member serves our country with integrity and honor. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who try to take advantage of that service to cheat them and you. You can help protect your service member against military scams by learning the warning signs of schemes that target those in the military community.
CAP Adaptive Equipment Availability and Services
Request adaptive equipment for your home office if you have limitations or if your current workspace keeps you from effectively doing your job.
Health and Wellness Coaching for Teens
Help your teen get on track to good health and fitness. Health and wellness coaching is available for those 13 and older.
Draw Strength From Family Routines During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Routines are important as you stay at home because of coronavirus disease 2019. Here are some tips for maintaining helpful parts of your normal routine and adjusting others.
Health and Wellness Coaching Consultation
Disruptions to normal routines can derail healthy habits. Free health and wellness coaching can get you back on track.
Strengthen Your Coping Skills With Building Healthy Relationships Resources
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has upended lives everywhere. Staying home and away from usual support systems can challenge even the strongest relationships.
Coronavirus Support Update - MyCAA
Just like most organizations, Military OneSource is adapting in response to the coronavirus disease outbreak. See below for up-to-date information about My Career Advancement Account program services and resources: what is new, what has changed and what remains the same.