Essentials

Citizenship and Immigration – The Essentials

As the diversity of the military changes, an increasing number of service members must address immigration legal matters within their immediate families. Military OneSource is your guide for resources to assist with matters such as immigration, citizenship, and naturalization, as well as language interpretation and document translations.

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Your Military Service Offers a Faster Track to US Citizenship

Every year, thousands of foreign-born service members and their family members become U.S. naturalized citizens. Learn more about steps to become a U.S. citizen and how you can use your military service to speed up the process and save money for processing fees.

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US Immigration Rules for Military Family Members

The U.S. government extends certain immigration benefits to close family of service members. Learn about these provisions and whether you might qualify.

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Legal – Benefits

The information contained on this website is designed to educate and inform service members and their families on their personal legal affairs. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed. …
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Military Youth and Teen Programs

When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including organized activities, field trips, computer labs, music stations and workout rooms.
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12 Situations Where You Can Get Free Legal Help

As a service member or eligible member of a military family, you have access to free legal benefits and services through your legal assistance office — for a wide range of circumstances, from reviewing a lease agreement to doing estate planning to getting advice if you get sued.

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Translation Services Help Bridge Language Barriers

Military family members who need help speaking or writing in English can get a language translator through Military OneSource when their service members are deployed or temporarily assigned. Anyone eligible for the Military OneSource program can take advantage of these free services.
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The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The NGYCP is a voluntary 5½-month residential program followed by a year-long mentorship. Its goal is to get teenagers on track toward graduating from high school and on to a promising future.

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Youth Services for National Guard Families

The Child and Youth Services is an integral component of the National Guard’s comprehensive approach to family readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYS offers outcome-based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Logistics and Family – The Essentials

A permanent change of station overseas is a thrilling opportunity for your family to live abroad – a chance that few families get. An OCONUS move comes with the exciting promise of new cultures and experiences for your partner and children if they’re able to join you. Military OneSource provides online tools, personalized support and practical information to help with all the logistics of your overseas move so that you can get the most out of your adventure and start exploring your new home abroad.

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Document Translation Services From Military OneSource

There may be times in your military career when you need official documents translated into other languages such as when signing a property lease overseas or getting married in another country. And foreign-born spouses moving to the U.S. for the first time need documents translated into English.
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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Learn about opportunities and support Family Programs provides for National Guard kids of all ages. The military services offer a wide variety of quality children and youth programs in structured developmental settings on and off the military installation to provide for safe, age-appropriate activities.

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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.

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Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

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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. …

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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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 free tools and additional content.