Military Family Support to Keep Your Family Strong
Dealing with frequent moves, long deployments and major transitions require stamina and strength. Some families seem to handle the ups and downs better than others. Building resilience – the ability to recover in the face of stress – can help your family deal with the demands of military life.
Benefits for Members of the National Guard and Reserves
Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.
Tips for Building Family Resilience
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family's health and well-being.
See What’s New With the Exceptional Family Member Program
Learn more about the EFMP & Me tool and other program highlights to improve the experience for military families with special needs.
The Exceptional Family Member Program: A Program for Families With Special Needs
When your family member has special needs, you have an extra roster of "must-dos" to be a good guardian of your family. Think about enrolling in the EFMP as one of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Memorial Day: Honor Heroes and Make Meaningful Connections With Your Service Member
Whether your service member is near or far, you can mark the day together in ways that are particularly meaningful to you.
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.
Stand up for MilKids: How You Can Make a Difference to a Military Child
In the military community, resilience is a familiar and important concept. Service members and their families are aware of the protective role that strong and healthy relationships play in enhancing readiness.
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.
Family Readiness System
The Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.
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.
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.
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.
You're the One Coming Home. Now What?
If you're the one who's deployed and counting down to heading home, you can do a lot to set yourself up for success at homecoming—and beyond.
Keeping Joy in the Holidays
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gatherings, gift shopping and social activities can be fun, they also might leave you feeling overwhelmed. We would like to help make this holiday season peaceful and joyful for you and your family.
Together While Apart, Military Families Connect for the Holidays
You can make this holiday meaningful even if you are thousands of miles apart.
Keep Your Relationship Strong: 8 Tips for Military Parents Raising Children With Special Needs
Research shows raising a child with special needs can test a marriage. As a military family you have a strong foundation to work from, but the ability to depend on one another and teamwork are key.
Remember America’s Military Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend
Throughout American history, men and women have loved our country so deeply that they were willing to give their all to preserve its safety and freedom. On the last Monday in May, our nation honors the selfless heroes who gave their lives to defend the land we love and the freedoms we believe everyone deserves.