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Military Leaders Economic Security Toolkit

This toolkit helps leaders and service providers support the economic security of service members.


Economic Security Supports Military Readiness

A military family's economic security is critical to mission readiness. This toolkit helps define economic security issues and provides tools and resources to help you support your service members.

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NEW Data on Food Security

Learn more about food security in the military community and how it's impacting service members and spouses.

Know the Issues Affecting Our Service Members

Housing Availability

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The current hot housing market is impacting many military families. Those relocating are facing rising rents and home prices, paying out of pocket for temporary lodging, waiting longer for on-base housing and paying more per month than their housing allowance covers.

Every PCS comes with its unique set of challenges but there are resources available to help service members pin down the tools they need to make their next PCS a power move. Learn more about how Military OneSource can help connect service members and their families to support for their next relocation.

Affording Housing

Help others understand their housing allowances and find affordable housing in the current market.

Finding Housing

There are many resources to assist service members with finding suitable housing.

Expenses During PCS Transition

Before they PCS, alert your service members to this helpful benefit.

Food Security

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Food security is having access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Food security is critical for overall health and well-being, and peak service member performance. Learn how to quickly assess food insecurity.

Mrs. Patricia Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy highlights the 2023 Military Family Readiness Academy series, Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action. This free virtual professional development series offers multi-disciplinary programming opportunities for service providers, to include an asynchronous course, live panel discussion, and interactive workshop. Join the 2023 academy series to explore food insecurity’s impact on military families and discover how to apply your knowledge to the communities you serve.

Visit to learn more about OneOp’s Military Family Readiness Academy and to register for live events and access the self-paced course.

Help promote food security in your military community.

The 2023 Military Family Readiness Academy, Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action, offers resources and tools to help service providers promote food security for military families.

What Leaders Need To Know

NEW data and information on food insecurity in the military can get you on the fast track to help those in your command.

Learn How To Identify Food Insecurity

Our leader card get help you ask the right questions to determine who is at risk.

Food Security Resources and Programs

Quickly connect at-risk military families with food resources, with help from the Community Resource Finder.

Financial Well-Being

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Financial well-being is when a person can fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations, can feel secure in their financial future, and is able to make choices that allow enjoyment of life.


There are four elements to financial well-being. Do you know them all?

Identifying Economic Concerns

Talking to your service members about financial security can help ensure mission readiness.

Helpful Financial Tools

Quickly find how you can enhance your service members’ financial well-being.

Additional Information To Help Service Members

Check out the resources and tools at your fingertips to help military families bolster their economic security and relieve financial stress. Whether it's helping them with financial well-being, housing availability or food security, the information below provides a great start. You can also download the free MilProvider app to easily access and share these Military OneSource resources, products and more with your service members.

Additional Housing Availability Information

Additional Food Security Information

Additional Financial Well-Being Information


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