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Making the Final Move

Whether you are hesitant or ready to move after the death of you loved one, it is helpful to understand the housing options and moving benefits available to survivors – as well as some practical steps to take – that may assist your move when the day comes.

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Emotional Eating

Life is stressful when you allow food to control you. Join us to learn more about mindful eating and ways to enjoy food as a pleasure rather than a coping mechanism. This presentation will teach you strategies and techniques toward practicing. …
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Understanding Mediation

Mediation is a less costly alternative to calling lawyers and heading to court. It’s an informal and confidential way to resolve conflicts with the help of a neutral mediator.

Authorized Provider Partnership Program

The Authorized Provider Partnership Program allows the use of community volunteers to augment the legislated two-person uniformed detail for veteran funerals. This Department of Defense program is authorized by . …
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Deductions, Allotments and What Comes Out of Your Military Pay

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.

Beyond Your Service Member’s Pay: The Benefits of Military Service

As a member of your service member’s support network, you may have heard the good news that both active duty and reserve military personnel received a 3.1% military pay raise in 2020 – among the biggest in a decade. Beyond the salary bump, you’ll be glad to know that your loved one has several ways to be financially fit.

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Accessing and Updating Your Military OneSource Account

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.

Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.

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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

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.

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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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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

Branch Support

Army Army OneSource This website offers a variety of information, services and resources for service members, their families, staff and civilians, including information on both. …

Family Advocacy Program Department of Defense Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are the excerpts from federal law that govern child abuse prevention programs in the. …
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Online Survivor Benefits Report (Feb. 2022)

This webinar will discuss the details of the Online Survivor Benefits Report and provide information for surviving family members and service providers on how to access and use it.

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.

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A Benefits Guide for National Guard and Family Members

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.

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Resources to Promote Well-being During COVID-19

With coronavirus disease 2019 taking its toll on service members and their families, leadership and health care providers, these resources can help everyone maintain a positive frame of mind.

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What To Pack for Basic Training

You’ll need to take only a few basic things when you head off to basic training — everything else will be provided for you. Your recruiter will give you a list of what you must take and what you definitely shouldn’t pack.