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Frequently Asked Questions About Military Funeral Honors

The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.

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National Guard and Reserves Reintegration

You’re coming home after a deployment. It’s been a long time coming and you deserve to celebrate. But it’s important to know what other adjustments you might face post-deployment.

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Deployment Basics for Friends and Family

The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.

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Preparing for Deployment – The Essentials

Life in the military is about being ready for deployment. You may be duty-ready, but don’t overlook preparations on the home front. That includes having or updating essential legal documents, organizing your finances, creating a family care plan and designing a contingency plan in case things change. Get organized and prepared for your sake and your family’s.

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Military Leave: What It Is and How It Works

As part of the military pay and benefits package, military service members earn 30 days of paid leave per year. You start at zero and for every month of military service, 2.5 days of leave get added to your leave account. It doesn’t stop, but the most you can carry over from one fiscal year to the next fiscal year is 60 days, except in certain, very limited situations where you can carry over more.

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The Navy Physical Readiness Test

Physical fitness is a big part of life in the Navy. It’s required. To ensure the fleet stays mission ready, each sailor regularly takes the Physical Readiness Test to make sure they can meet the physical demands of military service.

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How to Get or Renew a Military ID Card: for Spouses, Dependents, Veterans and Retirees

As a veteran, military retiree, spouse or dependent of a service member, you may be eligible for a Defense Department identification card. Called the Uniformed Services ID card, this military ID proves your identity and connection to the DOD and gives you access to certain military services and programs.

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Connecting to the Community

Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.

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Deployment – Resources

The military has your back during all phases of deployment – from predeployment through reunion and reintegration. Military OneSource and your installation’s. …
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Life Insurance for Veterans

Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re automatically provided life insurance.

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New to the Military? Get Answers to Common Military Uniform Questions

Thinking about joining the military? Perhaps you’ve already signed up and are waiting to head to boot camp, or someone close to you has joined the military. Some of the common questions among new recruits and their loved ones relate to military uniforms.

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EFMP Support Through Podcasts

Learn about the Exceptional Family Member Program and a podcast series created by the Office of Special Needs — for family members, service members, service providers and leaders.
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Personalized, Confidential Support to Help You Be Your Best Military life is different from civilian life with its unique challenges. To help our military community, Military OneSource will arrange non-medical. …
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How to Support Your Service Member Before Deployment

Your service member has just told you that they’ve received “orders to mobilize” – that means they’ll soon be deployed. This is the moment they have trained for since they entered basic training: preparing to serve a greater mission wherever and whenever they are needed.

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Deployment Resources for Families

While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra challenges. At Military OneSource, we’re here to help — by connecting you to a wide array of programs and services designed for military families.

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4 Tips for Transition and Career Success

Making the transition into civilian life is exciting, but does take preparation. Make sure you are well-prepared by following these four tips.