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PLEASE NOTE: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.

Department of Defense and Department of the Army Web sites


U.S. Army Home Page - The Official Homepage of The United States Army. http://www.army.mil/

Army Retirement Services
Carries Extensive Information Not Only for Retired Soldiers and Families, But Also for Retiring Soldiers and Families and Even Those Just Looking Ahead to Retirement. http://www.armyg1.army.mil/retire

Defense Finance & Accounting Service
(DFAS) – Official site for Information about Military Pay. http://www.dfas.mil

My Army Benefits, Official Website for Military Benefits Information designed for Soldiers, Families, Leaders and Service Providers. http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/

TRICARE Online - For information on Eligibility, Cost, Plans and Enrollment. https://www.tricareonline.com/

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Conduct basic and applied research that promotes psychological resilience, neurological functioning, and operational readiness in Service Members. Click Here.

Deployment Resources

Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration - FAQ for Reservists Called to Active Duty. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq_911_2.html

Deployed Fathers & Families - Deployment Guide for Enlisted Personnel and Their Family Members. http://www.fatherhood.org

Military Pets Foster Project – Connects Military Pet Owners Who Are About to Mobilize with Pet Foster Homes http://www.netpets.org/

Strong Star PTSD Research Program – Offer standard and novel therapies as part of a research study that may relieve symptoms of insomnia. For more information please call us at 254-288-1638 or email strongstar.crdamc@amedd.army.mil. Click here for Flyer
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Family Assistance and Information


211 Texas Information & Referral WebsiteNeed help and do not know where to go? 2-1-1 Texas helps you find information on services in your area providing: Food, Shelter, Rent Assistance, Utility Bill Assistance, Counseling, Child Care, After-School Programs, Senior Services, Disaster Relief and Other Programs in Your Area. If you are calling from outside of Texas, or have technical difficulties when dialing 2-1-1 from your cell/mobile, voice-over-IP, or office location phone, please dial our toll free alternate access number at 1-877-541-7905.
https://www.211texas.org/211/

Air Force Crossroads – Extensive List of Resources for Air Force Families
http://www.afcrossroads.com

Armed Services YMCA
The mission of the Armed Services YMCA, on behalf of the Nation Council of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America, is to put Christian Principles into practice through educational, recreational, social and religious programs and services for military personnel, both single and married and their family members. The mission is carried out in cooperation with the military. http://www.asymca.net/

Army Family Advocacy Program Online – Army OneSource, The US Army Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. The program provides a variety of services to soldiers and families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops and counseling and intervention services. Click Here

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. http://www.ausa.org or www.forthoodausa.org

Leon Valley District, Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. http://www.leonvalleydistrict.org/

CareFinder- Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Assn. Get a customized report for specific care in-home, assisted-living, asking questions, and other needs for your loved one
www.alz.org/carefinder

Comfort Zone Camp- Comfort Zone Camp Invites Children ages 7-17 Who Have Experienced the Death of a Loved One to Join Us for a Free, Safe and Fun Weekend: www.comfortzonecamp.org

eParent.com – Provides Information, Support, Idea, Encouragement, and Outreach for Parents and Families of Children with Disabilities, and the Professionals Who Work with Them
www.eparent.com

Interactive Consumer Evaluation – DoD Internet Based Customer Feedback Site That Allows Service Persons and Their Families to Report on Programs and Services at Their Installation
http://ice.disa.mil

Military.com's
- free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. http://www.military.com

MilitaryOneSource – DoD help line 24/7. One Stop Information Source for Military and Family Member’s Questions no Matter How Small. www.militaryonesource.com

MilSpouce.org
is your resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information. Here you will find thousands of links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families. http://www.milspouse.org/

My Army OneSource -The Site Will Link all Available Family Program Services in ACS, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve Family Programs. https://www.myarmyonesource.com

National Military Family Association
To educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and...To promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.  http://www.nmfa.org/

Operation: Military Child Care – Child Care Assistance for Deployed Parents. On Post and in Community Based Settings. Fee Reductions Available for Eligible Families. 1-800-424-2246. www.childcareaware.org

Operation: Military Kids – Outreach Services for School Age Children and Youth Impacted by Parental Deployments. Available on Post and in Community - Based Settings.
www.operationmilitarykids.org

Operation Remembrance - Provides Memory Boxes to the Families of Fallen Soldiers
www.operationremembrance.org

Operation Special Delivery – Private Organization Offering Doulas and Other Assistance Free to Expectant Mothers Who Will Give Birth While Their Partner is Deployed
http://www.operationspecialdelivery.com

Quick Tips for New Military Spouses - Here are some quick tiops to help you with military spouses benefits.
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Red Cross - Provides Information, Resources, and Support for Soldiers and their Families
www.redcross.org

Strong Star PTSD Reasearch Program - Providing treatment for PTSD to active duty Soldiers as part of two clinical research trials. Click Here

ThanksUSA - Non-Partisan .org Provides College, Technical and Vocational Scholarships for Children and Spouses of the Unites States Armed Forces.
www.ThanksUSA.org

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – TAPS is a Non-Profit Organization Providing Grief Counseling and Crisis Information to Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Those Killed While on Active Duty. TAPS also Maintains a 24 Hour Hotline: http://www.taps.org

USAREC Solider and Family Assistance – Resources for Soldiers and Families of Recruiting Units: http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/HRD/SFA/index.shtml

PLEASE NOTE: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.

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