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Home Disaster Planning – The Essentials

No one likes to envision the possibility of natural disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes or tornados in their future, nor do they like to think about crimes like theft and vandalism. However, by investing the time now in a little preparation, you can have peace of mind later.

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Before-and-After Steps and Resources for Disasters

It’s crucial to understand the steps to take before and after a natural disaster strikes. As many of us personally are touched by such disasters – either directly or with family or friends– it’s important to be prepared.

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Preparing Your Family for Emergencies – The Essentials

Military families are stationed all over the world and may not always have family nearby to help when disaster strikes. No one wants to think about worst case scenarios; however, you’ll have peace of mind when you take the time to create an emergency plan for your family.

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Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

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Renters Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

Mastering your move and finding a good place for your family to live can take a lot of time and energy, so it’s not surprising that something like renters insurance could be overlooked. However, it’s a small cost that can save you big money if something happens to your personal belongings.

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Keep a Sharp Eye Out for Identity Theft and Scams

Millions of people each year fall victim to identity theft or military scams of some kind. If you fall prey, it can cost you money, time and lots of stress. It happens when you let your guard down. Safeguard your Social Security number, military ID and other sensitive data. See how.

Army Component Emergency Contact Information

Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System Headquarters Department of the Army G-1, Operations Branch, Personnel Contingency Cell 300 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-3200 COMM: 703-697-4246. …
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Becoming a New Father While You’re Deployed

Don’t let the stress of deployment spoil the bliss you feel as an expectant father. Even if you won’t be there for the delivery, you can still experience the joys of new fatherhood.

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Office of Special Needs EFMP podcast series season two

Join us for Season 2 of the EFMP podcast series, where our subject matter experts discuss topics of interest and share resources, ideas and connections for military families with special needs members. Created by the Office of Special Needs,. …
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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Save Money Every Day

As a new service member, you probably have financial pressures you’ve never faced before, such as paying rent or buying a car. And you’re beginning to make financial choices that can negatively or positively impact your future, such as paying off credit card debt.

Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.

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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

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Taxes – Resources

As a service member or eligible family member, you can take advantage of several resources and services that can make tax time easier. Tap into 100% free tax and financial counseling, secure online preparation and free tax filing, and information. …
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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

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Accessing and Updating Your Military OneSource Account

With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many free tools and additional content.