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Single Life – The Essentials

You’re unattached and ready to explore. Military OneSource has pooled together items of interest for single service members in search of recreation. Read about valuable resources that will help you travel across America or abroad, transition home from a deployment, survive the breakup of a relationship and more.

Marriage and Couples

Military leaders and service providers can use these resources from the Military and Family Life Counseling Program to help support a service member’s relationship or marriage.

Housing for Your New Service Member: Living in the Barracks

During basic training and initial job training, all enlisted service members are required to live in the barracks. When service members move to their permanent duty station, only single members are required to live in unaccompanied housing, or barracks.

Department of Defense Policy

These resources include DoD policy directives, instructions and guidance on Military OneSource and Military and Family Life Counseling Policy. Military OneSource and Military and Family Life Counseling Policy. …
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Parents & Guardians – The Essentials

Family relationships take extra care when you’re in the military. From deployments to single parenting, you’ll find resources on Military OneSource to help you and your family stay healthy and strong.

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MWR Programs for the Marines

This page includes information on MWR programs for the Marine Corps.

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Military OneSource’s New MilParent Specialty Consultation

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby or are currently parenting a young child, you may be ready to lean on your support system. Parenting is an adventure – but it’s not one to be taken alone. New military parents need back-up from their family, friends, unit and the entire military community.

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Suicide Prevention – The Essentials

Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available to support you or your loved ones. The Military Crisis Line connects those in need to a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse. This confidential, immediate help is available 24/7 at no cost to active-duty, Guard and reserve members, their families and friends. Contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.

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Family Legal Issues – The Essentials

Life happens. And when it does, you need to be ready. Organizing legal affairs and filing stacks of paperwork might not top your list of favorite activities, but having the right documents in place can prevent common legal issues from turning into catastrophes for you and your family.

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Recovering from a Drug or Alcohol Use Problem

If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, change is possible. It typically takes treatment, support from others, commitment and hard work.

Ms. Marie C. Balocki

Director, Marine and Family Programs Division Marie C. Balocki is serving as the Director, Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. In support of its mission, the Division develops service-level policy and. …
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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.

Habit Hackers Toolkit

Give service members tools to keep bad habits in check. Harmful coping behaviors pose a threat to their well-being, and tough times – so frequent in military life – make it easy for things to get out of hand. But sometimes. …
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Marriage Enrichment Programs

With deployments and frequent relocations, military relationships can be put to the test. You’ve aced military life. Now can you bring that same strength and sense of adventure to your marriage?

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Returning Home from Deployment – The Essentials

You’re headed 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, like how your children will respond to you after a long absence and how you will fit into the household routines.

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Be Proactive With Child Custody

If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.