Current as of Oct. 2, 2020
Military life has great rewards – and some challenges. Deployments, moves and the uncertainty of current travel restrictions are stressful. 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.
Financial counseling, career guidance and tax help
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has caused global financial worries. Military OneSource offers free financial and career resources including:
- Financial counseling. Phone and video counseling sessions are available.
- MilTax services. Service members receive tax prep, e-filing software and personal support.
- Weiss Financial Ratings. Find tools covering a variety of financial topics. Get tips to save for education or buy a home. Focus on retirement planning or learn about insurance. This is available in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
- Spouse Education and Career Opportunities. SECO provides tools and resources to help military spouses meet their career goals.
Resources for physical, mental and emotional well-being
Military OneSource has tools for service members and families to care for body and mind. A few of the available resources include:
- Health and wellness coaching can help teens and adults get on track. Start with healthy eating, physical fitness and managing stress.
- Online tutoring and homework help from Tutor.com. This free service has temporarily expanded. It now covers any adult or child member of a Department of Defense civilian, National Guard and reserve. It also applies to wounded warrior military families. Even adults enrolled in a college or professional development course may be eligible. As always, the service is available to military children in grades K-12. Access Tutor.com through the MWR Digital Library.
- Chill Drills are audio tracks developed to help service members relax and de-stress.
- Wellness apps can help your service member regroup and reboot. Learn deep-breathing techniques to relax and unwind. Find personalized tools to handle stress and anxiety during self-care breaks. All apps were developed by the DOD, Veterans Affairs and other partners.
- Military OneSource non-medical counseling can help with stress management. Counselors work with you to resolve marital and communication issues, parenting skills, grief and more. Military OneSource counselors know military life. They understand your challenges. Sessions are confidential.
- Video non-medical counseling for children and youth offer children and teenagers tools to develop healthy coping skills to manage life’s stressors.
Personalized support to strengthen relationships
Even the strongest relationship can bend under the pressure of life changes. Learn to deal with deployment, permanent change of station and living through a pandemic. Military OneSource services can strengthen important connections:
- Building Healthy Relationships specialty consultations offer coaching, resources and problem-solving ideas.
- New MilParent specialty consultations can help your service member prepare for a new baby. You can also focus on parenting challenges. These are great for expectant parents and parents with children under 5. Get expert help by video or phone.
Determining eligibility and getting started with Military OneSource virtual support
Military OneSource support is available to active duty, National Guard and reserve, their partners and their children. For eligibility, see Military OneSource Confidential Help Eligibility.
Service members and family members can access services by creating a free account on Military OneSource. They can start a live chat or call 800-342-9647. If outside of the country, use international calling options.
Stay up to date on information to help your service member navigate the coronavirus 2019 pandemic.
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.