Essentials

Language Services – The Essentials

The international and multicultural nature of military life can often make translation and interpretation services vital. Military OneSource offers both written and real-time interpretation and translation services to military members and their families.

Article

Translation Services Help Bridge Language Barriers

Military family members who need help speaking or writing in English can get a language translator through Military OneSource when their service members are deployed or temporarily assigned. Anyone eligible for the Military OneSource program can take advantage of these free services.

Article

How Translation and Interpretation Services Can Ease PCS Moves

If you are a military spouse making an OCONUS move or a foreign-born spouse coming to the United States, Military OneSource offers translation and interpretation services to help ease relocation stress. This no-cost service is offered by the Department of Defense.

Article

Document Translation Services From Military OneSource

There may be times in your military career when you need official documents translated into other languages such as when signing a property lease overseas or getting married in another country. And foreign-born spouses moving to the U.S. for the first time need documents translated into English.

Essentials

Citizenship and Immigration – The Essentials

Military OneSource is your guide for resources to assist with matters such as immigration, citizenship, and naturalization, as well as language interpretation and document translations.

Article

How to Adjust to a Foreign Culture

Living abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience diverse cultures and environments and to meet people from all over the world.

Article

Eligibility for Confidential, Non-medical Support Services

Military OneSource helps service members and their families be the best guardians of their country, team and family by helping them find information, manage challenges and connect with the military community.

Article

Moving to America and Adjusting to Life

Adjusting to a new culture and language takes time and a dose of patience. We are here to ease your transition and point you to resources that will help you adjust.

Article

Take Advantage of Online Learning Resources With Many Children Still Stuck at Home

Students are out of school because of the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. Keep your children engaged and learning outside the classroom with online resources available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.

Article

Military OneSource Live Chat

Technology is on your side when it comes to getting the information you need. Instead of spending hours online researching articles, check out the live chat feature on the Military OneSource website. You type in your question and receive a quick response with the information you need. Live chat makes the existing Military OneSource services even easier to access.

MS. ERICKA KELLY

Ericka Kelly ENTERPRISES, Founder Ericka E. Kelly is a John Maxwell certified professional speaker, executive coach and trainer. In this position, she is a global professional where her leadership skills are utilized to add value and to. …
Article

How to Communicate With Children From Birth to 5 Years

The way your child communicates will change a lot between birth and the age of five, and children have a language of their own. Knowing what to expect can help you understand and respond to your child in meaningful ways.

Article

Your OCONUS Move: Planning, Resources and Tips

An overseas PCS requires lots of preparation. From finding housing, scheduling shipments and financial readiness, to requesting a sponsor — we have the overseas relocation support you need.

Article

The Joint Services Transcript for Military Personnel

When you convert your military experience into civilian college credit, you save time and money on your education. The Joint Services Transcript provides documented evidence to colleges and universities of professional military education, training and occupation experiences achieved by service members and veterans.

Article

An Explanation of Education Advancement Exams

You’ve been tested before and have the determination it takes to study hard and be prepared. Doing so on education advancement exams, which assess your skills, can help you earn your degree faster. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, offers free or discounted tests for military members.

Podcast

Helping Someone in Crisis

If you suspect someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, take action to help. Listen in to this podcast to learn ways to help those in crisis and to know more about support resources.
Article

Common Military Acronyms

Sometimes it feels like the military has a language all its own made entirely of acronyms and abbreviations. And while your service member is probably fluent in this strange tongue, you may need a little help to keep up.