Helpful Links for Dependents




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Deployment Support Sites

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Guard & Reserve

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RESERVES

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DoD Websites

  • America Supports You” is an official DoD program that showcases and communicates what citizens and groups across the country are doing to support our servicemembers and their families, and communicates that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad.
  • MilitaryHOMEFRONT: The central, trusted, up-to-date source for Service members and families to obtain information about all Quality of Life programs and services.
  • Military OneSource: A free support service provided by the Department of Defense offering assistance and resources to service members and their families on many different issues.

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Legislative and Government Agency Sites


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Health Care Sites

  • Angel Flight for Veterans: Angel Flight for Veterans provides no-cost or greatly reduced rate long-distance medical transportation/travel for patients who need to travel to distant medical facilities for evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. This service is available to veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.
  • Armed Services Blood Program: Donate blood to support servicemembers.
  • Army Behavioral Health: This Web site provides resources and information regarding mental well-being for Soldiers and their family members.
  • TRICARE

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Family Assistance Sites

  • Air Force Aid Society
  • Air Force Crossroads: Resource site for Air Force families
  • American Red Cross
  • Army Community Service
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • Armed Forces Relief Trust: With the support of the National Association of Broadcasters, the four Military Aid Societies — Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society — have come together to address these escalating needs by creating The Armed Forces Relief Trust — a single, non-profit fund to better collect and disburse donations in support of the troops and their families in need.
  • Child Care Resources in Your Community: The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies is working with DoD to provide child care assistance for families affected by deployment or who cannot access a military child development center.
  • EX-POSE - Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for Equality
  • Fisher House: A national network of comfort houses providing a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving care at major regional military and VA medical centers.
  • GreenCare for Troops: GreenCare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local lawn and landscape firms with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home.
  • Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial grants and other assistance to the Marines, sailors, and families of those injured serving our nation.
  • Naval Services FamilyLine: FamilyLine provides Education, Support, and Information to assist sea service families.
  • MilitaryConnection.com: For Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and military pay at Military Connection.com. Our online directory of resources and information features vital information on everything military and includes a Directory of Employers with links to over 7500 top employers.
  • National Domestic Abuse Hotline: Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
  • Our Military Kids: Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country. School-aged children of ALL severely injured military personnel - active duty, National Guard and Reserve - are eligible for grants.
  • Veterans Resource Central (VRC): Assists returning veterans, and active duty military and their families through a network of volunteers and services.

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Family Links
  • Armed Forces News
  • Armed Forces Services Corporation: An organization whose mission is to provide lifetime survivorship services, and an accurate, customized government benefits analysis which can be incorporated into high quality financial planning ranging from investment and tax planning to trust services.
  • Children's Grief Education Association: This organization is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children and families and to providing education and support to those who serve them.
  • Comfort Zone Camp: A fun and safe place for grieving children, is the nation's largest bereavement camp for children who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Camps are held in Richmond, Virginia, and are open to all grieving children from across the country.
  • Defense Outplacement Referral System (DORS): A source for contacting prospective employers
  • eParent.com: Provides Information, Support, Idea, Encouragement, and Outreach for Parents and Families of Children with Disabilities, and the Professionals Who Work with Them.
  • Just Military Loans: Just Military Loans has been offering personal loans with low interest rates to active duty military personnel with fast, efficient and friendly service since 2008.
  • Military 4-H Programs
  • Military Brats Registry: Helps connect the Military Brat community.
  • Military Community Youth Ministries
  • Military Family Research Institute (MFRI): The MFRI research program is a comprehensive regime of study that analyzes the performance, retention and satisfaction of military members and their families.
  • Military Living: Where the MILITARY FUN Begins
  • Snowball Express: Snowball Express is dedicated to helping the children of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces since 9/11.
  • Today's Military: A site detailing job opportunities in the Military today.
  • The American Widow Project
  • USAREC Solider and Family Assistance: Resources for Soldiers and Families of Recruiting Units.
  • Zero to Three: The Nation's Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.

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Families Helping Families

The following sites are "unofficial" and have been created by organizations and families who have information to share with other military families.
  • Air Force Basic Military Training (unofficial): This site provides information for families about Air Force Basic Training.
  • Air Force Families: Resources for Air Force families.
  • Any Soldier: Want to send a care package to Any Soldier in Harm's Way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?
  • ARA - American Retirees Association: Information on benefits for divorcing servicemembers and spouses.
  • Carry The Flame, Inc. (CTF): A 501.(c)(3), tax deductible, not-for-profit corporation that focuses on Veterans' families, Veterans' issues and that works to increase awareness about American POW/MIAs from all wars. We are dedicated to the honor and memory of Veterans, those serving in the US Military and their families
  • CoastieChicks.net: An un-official United States Coast Guard support group.
  • Dads at a Distance: Resources for helping fathers who spend long periods of time away from their children keep the relationships strong.
  • eMilitary: This site offers a comprehensive information and referral service to military families.
  • GoldStarSiblings.com: This site has been established to provide support to brothers and sisters who have lost their loved one in combat while serving their Country.
  • HirePatriots.com: This site is a resource for active duty military servicemembers and their spouses, as well as former military to search for one day and full time jobs.
  • Marine Parents: The MarineParents.com web site is for parents (Moms AND Dads), spouses, family and friends of our Marines and Recruits to gather for support during bootcamp, training, active duty, floats, and deployments.
  • Moms Over Miles: Resources to help mothers maintain and strengthen relationships with their children while they are away from home.
  • MilitaryAvenue.com: An online service, supports the relocation, lifestyle, and travel needs of the 1.4 million U.S. military service members worldwide.
  • Military Spouses' Career Network: This site provides information to promote and advance the education, employment, career development, and professional satisfaction of military spouses.
  • Military Spouse Corporate Career Network: The MSCCN is a not-for-profit, corporate direct hire program dedicated to providing career opportunities and job portability for military spouses through a nationwide network of employers.
  • MOM: The official website for mothers of the military.
  • Operation Baby Blanket: Operation Baby Blanket is a support system for the new and expecting mothers whose husbands are servicemen that have been or soon will be deployed overseas. This organization wants to help these ladies that are often left out of the support system, when their husbands are deployed.
  • Operation Mom: A support group for families of all branches of service.
  • No Tears In Heaven: This site offers United States Armed Forces Prayer Requests and more.
  • Operation Military Pride: This site provides a variety of activities to support deployed servicemembers.
  • Operation Special Delivery: Private Organization Offering Doulas and Other Assistance Free to Expectant Mothers Who Will Give Birth When Their Partner is Deployed.
  • Soldiers' Angels: The Soldiers' Angels mission is to provide aide and comfort to any of the armed forces and their families.
  • Shore Duty at SarahSmiley.com: A refreshing look at life in the military from a wife's point of view.
  • Sgt. Mom's: A self-service interactive website for military family members.
  • SilentWarriors.net: This site provides military families with information and support regardless of rank, service, or status.
  • Veterans and Families Coming Home: The Veterans and Families is a national non-profit community service and support organization, founded and directed by Veterans, parents, grandparents, family members, employers, mental health professionals, academics and community leaders.

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Military Spouse Employment
  • ADECCO: This site provides information about ADECCO's Military Spouse Career Accelerator program.
  • Air Force Crossroads: This section of Crossroads provides information and assistance with job search, skills posting, telecommuting opportunities, resume development and helpful employment resource links.
  • Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP): Current Partners include: Adecco USA, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), AT&T, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Concentra, Inc., CVS/pharmacy, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Dell, Inc., Department of the Army Civilian Personnel Office, EURPAC Service, Inc., Home Depot, H&R Block, Humana Military Healthcare Services, Kelly, Lockheed Martin, Manpower Inc., RGIS, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity, Sears Holdings Corporation, Social Security Administration, Sprint, Starbucks Coffee Company, Stratmar Retail Services, SunTrust Bank, The TJX Companies, Toys “R” Us, and United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
  • Civilians Working for National Defense: This site provides DoD employment information and job listings worldwide.
  • Department of Defense Spouses to Teachers Program: Spouses to Teachers is a Department of Defense pilot project designed to assist spouses of active duty and reserve military members to become public school teachers.
  • Military Spouse Career Center: This site is a U.S. Department of Defense sponsored website designed to help military spouses in finding career resources, jobs, scholarships, education and training options.
  • Military Spouses' Career Network: This site provides information to promote and advance the education, employment, career development, and professional satisfaction of military spouses.
  • Military Spouse' Corporate Career Network: The MSCCN is a not-for-profit, corporate direct hire program dedicated to providing career opportunities and job portability for military spouses through a nationwide network of employers.
  • Military Spouse Job Search: Military Spouse JobSearch is designed to enhance the employment opportunities for spouses of US Military members with employers committed to hiring military spouses and to connect employers with a talented, global, diverse workforce.
  • Military Spouse Resource Center: This site (MilSpouse.org) is a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored website designed to assist the spouse of any active duty member of the U.S. Military or the reserves.
  • USAJOBS: The official job site of the United States Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

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