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Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles. The following resources can help ease your transition.

Military and Family Support Center

Your installation Military and Family Support Center is a good place to start, for anything from local parent classes, to an introduction to installation services including spouse career and employment opportunities, personal financial management classes, deployment and more.


You can ease some of the stress of deployment by preparing for separations. These resources can teach you strategies to help your family adjust during deployment:

For spouses:

For young children:

For youth and teens:


Military families move every two to three years. These resources can help you manage the move:

Changing careers

Family members may have to place their careers on hold or change careers completely when they relocate to a new area. These resources can help you manage career change challenges:

Use the resources and tools that your installation and Military OneSource offer to ease your family’s transition into military life and to help everyone feel like a welcome member of the military community. Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 if you have questions about resources. We are here for you 24/7. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.