Benefits

New to the Military – Benefits

Military life has a long list of rewarding benefits that are hard to match in the civilian world. Take full advantage of them to help you thrive in your new career. General benefits Food and housing: Free. …
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New to the Military – Resources

You’re learning to navigate the new world of the military, and that takes knowledge and resilience. At Military OneSource, we’re here to support your military career with the tools you need to be a successful member of the armed forces.

Military OneSource Launches New Media Page

Military Community and Family Policy announced today the launch of a new Media page on the Military OneSource website that aims to keep service members and their families, and members of the media informed about their latest. …
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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.

New Lookup Feature Makes Military Family Camping a Snap

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program and Military OneSource have developed a lookup feature for the popular Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities guide. This feature enables active-duty, National Guard,. …
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7 Ways to Lean on Your Military Community to Settle Into Your New Home Faster

After months of planning your PCS, you’ve now landed at your new destination. Now it’s time for the fun part – building a nest and making it home. Here are a few ways to tap into the military community so you can settle and get into the swing of things more quickly.

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New Military Parents: 8 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood — probably the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll ever have. As a warrior, you’re trained to depend on your team to operate at your highest level. Parenting is a team effort as well. In addition to assistance from family, friends and community, you can rely on Military OneSource to be part of your parenting team.

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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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Plan My Move: Great PCS Moving Checklists & More

If you’ve got your new orders, it’s time to fire up a powerful tool that can help you take charge and master your move. Plan My Move is an online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers.

Essentials

New MilParent – The Essentials

New MilParent is a Military OneSource specialty consultation designed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.

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Ways to Help Your Children Cope With Moving

You’ve received your PCS orders. Between looking for a new home and packing, you’ll have another big job to do if you’re a military parent — helping your kids cope with moving.

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Getting Settled in the Military – The Essentials

New to the military? That means new surroundings, new digs and new routines. You’ll want to get up to speed on your new living arrangements, rules and ways to get rooted in your new military community.

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Advance Enrollment for Military Children

Advance Enrollment, an initiative that enables parents to pre-enroll their children in a school district before they arrive at their PCS destination, is now the policy in 34 states.

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The New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provides a nurturing environment for their children.

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Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.

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The Interstate Compact Makes Changing Schools Easier for Military Children

When moving to a new duty station means going to a new state as well as a new school for your kids, rest assured that the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to make the transition smooth.

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Making the Move Easier for Military Children

Moving with kids can be a little like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. A little perspective and patience is needed for you to fit all the pieces together.