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.
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.
All military installations are required to create and maintain an emergency family assistance plan to help protect military families and other Department of Defense personnel.
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.
Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.
Evacuations occur more frequently than most people realize. Know what protective measures to take before, during and after an evacuation.
The American Red Cross offers important support to service members, veterans and their families. You’ll find the Red Cross in hometowns across America, on military installations around the world and deployed with the armed forces to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti.
Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. It’s money you worked hard for and are entitled to get back from the government. As you decide what to do with your refund ─ whether you are looking to help secure you financial future or otherwise ─ consider these options.
The Department of Defense restricted all domestic and overseas travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease. The department has taken this action to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.
Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed can be more so, especially after spending weeks, even months, preparing yourself for the mission—and your family for the changes.
The COVID-19 pandemic can put added stress on relationships for some couples. Learn more about how to handle challenges in relationships, practice self-care – and how to protect yourself and find support to stay safe, if necessary.
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It’s not unusual to have emotional ups and downs during a loved one’s deployment. Tend to your well-being and plan for your service member’s return with these suggestions
When you have a family member with special needs, financial planning is vital. Be prepared to take good care of your family member by tackling the money issues today.
The Military Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.
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