Guidelines & Policy

Link Policy

Links to the Military OneSource and network of MC&FP websites and applications is permitted. The fact that a website links to Military OneSource and other MC&FP websites does not indicate that the Department of Defense has any responsibility for the content of that site, nor does it constitute an endorsement of that site by the department.

The pages on Military OneSource and other MC&FP websites may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. MC&FP provides these links solely for our visitors' information and convenience. When visitors select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external website.

When linking to Military OneSource, use the following text:

"The Department of Defense’s Military OneSource provides trusted information, answers and support on every aspect of military life 24/7/365 — private non-medical counseling and a range of specialty consultations are available at no cost to active duty, National Guard, reserve members (regardless of activation status), their families and survivors. Learn more at or call 800-342-9647."

When linking to other MC&FP websites, use the following text:

"The Department of Defense's Military Community and Family Policy websites provide trusted information, answers and support on aspects of military life to help service members, their families and survivors, and organizations supporting members of the military community."

Links to External Websites

All links and pointers to sites that are not MC&FP websites are considered external links, including but not limited to other government sites, nonprofit sites, organizations and educational institutions.

All hypertext links to external sites will be accompanied by an exit notice and the disclaimers below apply.

Evaluation Criteria of links on Military OneSource and other MC&FP websites

  • Links must be consistent with sound public policy and support the mission of MC&FP and its programs.

  • If the Department of Defense or MC&FP has a formal relationship with organizations or businesses, MC&FP websites may link to their sites. All participating partners in a business venture with MC&FP will be treated equally.

  • Links to commercial sites must avoid even the perception of favoritism or bias relative to other similar commercial sites.

  • MC&FP regularly reviews the quality and usefulness of the sites it links to. However, MC&FP cannot be responsible for their content or privacy policies as noted in the Disclaimer in the footer.

Broken Links

Sometimes external pages we link to are moved or removed, creating a broken link. If you think you have come across a broken link on our website, notify us via our Customer Support webpage.