National Guard Family Program
Information and resources for National Guard Families. Registering will provide state exclusive content, local resources, access the document repository, and local events.
>> For more information go to http://www.jointservicessupport.org
Military OneSource (MOS)
Military OneSource is a 24/7/365 information and referral service available via toll free telephone and Internet access (see below). A personal and family readiness tool, MOS extends the existing Family Support system for Active Duty, Reserve, Army and Air National Guard (regardless of activation status) and their immediate family members at no cost to participants. Services provided are especially beneficial to those geographically separated from installation services or those who are unable to seek assistance during traditional working hours. Phone: (800) 342-9647 .
DoD MWR Library Resources –
DoD MWR provides library resources available at no charge to service members and their families — a particularly helpful benefit for Guard and Reserve members and their families who may not have access to installation libraries. Go to a library by clicking on the library name or logo. Certain libraries may require you to register and create your own account, but the resources are still free.
>> For more information go to www.militaryonesource.com
United Way Military Directory
>> For more information go to www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
American Red Cross
Both active duty military, National Guard and Reserves can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families back home, access to financial assistance, counseling and assistance to veterans. Phone: (800) 342-9647 .
>> For more information go to www.redcross.org
TRICARE, The Military Health System
TRICARE is a regionally managed health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors. TRICARE brings together the health care resources of the Army, Navy and Air Force and supplements them with networks of civilian health care professionals to provide better access and high quality service while maintaining the capability to support military operations. .
>> For more information go to www.tricare.mil
TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
TRS is the premium-based health coverage offered by the Department of Defense similar to TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. .
>> For more information go to www.tricare.mil
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Assisting Florida’s veterans, families and survivors to improve their health and economic well being.
>> For more information go to www.floridavets.org
A Guide to Guard and Reserve Family Member Benefits
The “Guide” has been updated to include recent changes in law and policy so you have the most current information on military benefits and privileges for eligible family members and how to access them. It also identifies eligibility requirements associated with some entitlements, and, most importantly, lets you know where you can obtain assistance when you have specific questions and problems.
>> For more information go to www.defenselink.mil/ra/documents/benefitsguide.pdf
RAPIDS Site Locator
Lists locations where you can get an ID card.
>> For more information go to www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home
Updating DEERS Address Information
Sponsors or registered family members may change their address, telephone, or e-mail in DEERS; however, only the sponsor can add or delete a family member from DEERS. Updating contact information can be done easily through the DEERS Web site or by visiting the nearest ID card facility.
>> For more information go to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/address/index.jsp
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Everything you need to know about military pay.
>> For more information go to www.dod.mil/dfas/
American Legion’s Family Support Network
The American Legion’s Family Support Network assists military families while servicemembers serve overseas with such chores as grocery shopping, childcare, lawn care, fixing the family car and countless other challenges to a military spouse. Family members can call toll-free 800-504-4098 or go to www.legion.org.
>> For more information go to www.legion.org
Military Relief Agencies
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)
Armed Forces Relief Trust
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
>> Download Servicemembers Civil Relief Act [PDF]
Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs)
AFRCs offer a full range of resort hotel opportunities for service members, their families, and other members of the Total Defense Force.
>> For more information go to www.armymwr.com/portal/travel/recreationcenters
Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library
This library provides servicemembers, families, veterans and healthcare providers an easy way to quickly find deployment health and family readiness information.
>> For more information go to deploymenthealthlibrary.fhp.osd.mil/home.jsp
Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide
Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide was written by Vicki Cody, wife of GEN Richard Cody, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and the mother of two Apache helicopter pilots with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Mrs. Cody turns her own 30-year experience as the wife and mother of Soldiers into advice and consolation for other parents with deploying children. The book’s tone is warm and confidential with an honest mix of pride and tribulation, a tone that appeals to concerned parents. Mrs. Cody covers the whole gamut of deployments, from the preparation through the endurance to the homecoming, and includes a personal view into Army life and an explanation of Army terminology. Supplemental articles and exclamation points feature tips and facts about the Army.
>> Download the guide [PDF]
From this page you can browse the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms and the Acronyms and Abbreviations master database.
>> For more information go to www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/
This is the military’s newest legal information portal, prepared by the Legal Assistance Policy Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army. It is an information gateway to authoritative legal information that military members from all services will find useful.
>> For more information go to www.jagcnet.army.mil/legal