This guide provides a valuable resource to service and family members who may have questions about their entitlements and benefits or simply need to know who to contact for assistance.
One of the most valuable assets to service members is their military ID. The Department of Defense issues distinct identification cards to uniformed service members, their family members and other eligible individuals to serve as proof of the cardholder’s identity and Department of Defense affiliation.
Learn about resources that can help you navigate the adoption or foster care process and support your new family.
Surviving spouses can take steps to receive reimbursement from their TRICARE provider for any out-of-pocket costs in a timely, hassle-free manner.
Making the decision to get married is one of the most significant choices of your life. Deciding to marry a service member can add an extra layer of complexity.
Don’t let the stress of deployment spoil the bliss you feel as an expectant father. Even if you won’t be there for the delivery, you can still experience the joys of new fatherhood.
The mobile military life isn’t a barrier to adoption anymore. Military families can provide adopted children with wonderful homes. Adoption can be a great way to start and grow your family. But there are some aspects to adoption that are unique to military life.
So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, you’ll find lots of resources to help military families finance their children’s college, from saving plans to scholarships.
Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.
Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave your family and loved ones for an extended period of time. While being away from home is never easy, creating a family care plan can give you some peace of mind while you’re gone.
A power of attorney is a written document that gives one person the authority to act on another’s behalf for any legal or economic issues.
Like a coin, there are two sides of your military paycheck. There’s what goes into your paycheck — basic pay, allowances and special and incentive pays — and there is what comes out.
If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.
The Military Lending Act protects military families like yours from wrongful loan practices.
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.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many tools and additional content.