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Leaving Your Children With a Caregiver During Deployment

As a service member, you will benefit from some planning and organization when you leave your child with a caregiver during deployment. The more information everyone has, the better.

Department of Defense Summer Camps

Have some activities planned to keep your kids busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Department of Defense summer camps may be a great addition to your child’s summer lineup.

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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.

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For Children and Youth – Resources

As a service member, you have many resources available to help your military family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities that can prepare your kids for. …
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Becoming a New Father While You’re Deployed

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.

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Spouse Relocation and Transition

When you’re relocating, let us help do some of the heavy lifting. Military OneSource specialty consultants can assist you with moving help every step of the way — whether you’re making a PCS move or transitioning out of the military.

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Special Needs Consultations

Special needs consultants through Military OneSource can answer your questions and concerns about the care and education of your child or adult family member with special needs.

Supporting Military Children During the New School Year

As a friend or family member, you can help the military family in your life rise to the challenges of schooling during COVID-19 by letting them know you are there to listen to their concerns and to help in any way you can.

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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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Marine Corps PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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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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Army PCS Moving Support

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Helping Your Children Change Schools

Frequent moving to new duty stations is fact of military life. Be prepared to help your school-age children with changing schools—it can go a long way to helping them adjust in healthy ways to some of the routines of military life.

How is the Military Protecting My Service Member During COVID-19?

The DOD continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies to respond to the outbreak and prevent its spread. The DOD offers free resources through Military OneSource. Each program helps with different military-life challenges or seasons.

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American Red Cross Support for Military Families

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.

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How to Create and Maintain Routines

Most children thrive with routine. Little people crave a sense of control, especially with regard to sleeping and eating Routines are especially important for children who have difficulty with transitions.

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How to Plan for a Happy Moving Day

Once your military move is in motion, use these guidelines to help you organize and prepare for your packing and moving days.