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1 RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO DEFEND OUR NATION

2 SINGLE SERVICE MEMBER PROGRAMS

3 Recreation Centers Comfortable chairs Multiple TVs Free pay-per view Grills Computer centers Various activities Video Game Tournaments Pool Tournaments Poker Tournaments

4 SINGLE SERVICE MEMBER PROGRAMS

5 Because of their support and unselfish giving of their time and sweat equity, the active duty service members and their families have been afforded programs and services that have improved their quality of life. It is because of this unselfishness that Operation Noble Heart has been created. Operation Noble Heart is designed to encourage active duty service members, family members, and the civilian employees to perform volunteer work for charitable organizations in the local community.

6 YOUNG MARRIED PERSONNEL (OR SOON TO BE)

7 YOUNG MARRIED PERSONNEL Family Readiness Programs are an integral part of ensuring that our Service men and women and their families are prepared for the challenges of the mobile military lifestyle.

8 YOUNG MARRIED PERSONNEL

9 BEFORE I DO Communication Skills Financial Management Military Lifestyle

10 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESORCES

11 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Military One Source The Blog Brigade is the place to discover what military spouses are up to around the world. Counseling options available for those who are eligible: Face-to-Face Counseling Telephonic Non-medical Counseling Online Counseling Financial Counseling Health and Wellness Coaching International calling options are available Check eligibility at: Many of these services are provided to eligible patrons FREE OF CHARGE

12 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Domestic Violence Help Line Physical violence—hitting, pushing, grabbing, squeezing, yanking, biting, choking, shaking or slapping Sexual violence—attempted or actual sexual contact without consent Threats of physical or sexual abuse—words, looks or gestures to control or frighten Psychological or emotional abuse—humiliating, insulting, isolating, ignoring or financially controlling Stalking—following, harassing or electronic tracking that makes you feel afraid If you or someone you know needs help with a domestic violence issue, free tools for accessing immediate assistance are available 24/7 by contacting: 911 if you feel that you or a loved one is in immediate danger The National Domestic Violence Hotline at SAFE (7233)National Domestic Violence Hotline Military OneSource at to locate a victim advocate in your area Military OneSource The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) Outreach Center through Real Warriors Live Chat or by calling to talk to a trained health resource consultantReal Warriors Live Chat Your installation domestic violence resource (help line, Victim Advocate, etc.)

13 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Sexual Assault Sexual assault is a personal and destructive crime. Its effects can be psychological, emotional, and/or physical, and they may be brief in duration or last a very long time. While there is not one "normal" reaction to sexual assault, here are some of the more common effects that sexual assault victims may experience. DoD Safe Helpline Restricted reporting Confidential Chain-of-Command not notified Cannot press charges Un-restricted reporting Chain-of-Command notified Official investigation Offender can be brought to justice Contact Information Helpline: Contact a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate (VA) Contact Military OneSource - Stateside: ; Overseas:

14 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Personal Financial Management Programs The Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) provides personal financial education, training, coaching and information and referral to Servicemembers and their families. Resources Military OneSource - U.S. Army - U.S. Marine Corps – https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MF/D_Personal%20and%20Professional%20 Development/C_PFMPwww.militaryonesource.mil/pfm https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MF/D_Personal%20and%20Professional%20 Development/C_PFMP U.S. Navy – U.S. Air Force -

15 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Information and Referral/ Relocation Assistance The Information and Referral (I&R) programs within each branch provide information and referral functions designed to meet the challenges of the mobile military lifestyle. Individuals with unresolved information needs are referred to the source or resource that can best address those needs. Relocation Assistance Programs are mission essential programs that support Servicemembers and their families during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. They help to reduce the stress that comes with every move by providing various, essential services.

16 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Exceptional Family Member Programs (EFMP) The EFMP supports military families with special medical and educational needs. The program has three components: Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station Family support to help families identify and access programs and services

17 MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Education Programs and Centers The Voluntary Education Program offers eligible service members opportunities to further their education through a variety of programs and services provided by the individual branches of Service. These resources assist service members in planning, completing, and paying for their education from basic academic competencies up to masters degrees. These programs are available within all military branches. Here are some examples: Navy College Program - https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ Army Continuing Education System - https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/army%20continuing%20education%20system%20aces https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/army%20continuing%20education%20system%20aces USMC Lifelong Learning Program – Community College of the Air Force -

18 COMMUNITY RESOURCES (HOW THEY CAN RELATE TO A MILITARY FAMILY)

19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES SNAP W.I.C. Young military families can get themselves into situations that make those programs a blessing. provides a direct link to find eligibility criteria provides a direct link to the application process

20 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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22 Food Pantries- Across America food pantry assistance can be found at the state, county and local level.

23 COMMUNITY RESOURCES Churches- Not only can a church provide for spiritual comfort, there is an immediate sense of knowing that walking in the door you have something in common with the person sitting next to you. Churches can provide a sense of community.

24 COMMUNITY RESOURCES Domestic Abuse / Women’s Shelters Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 621-HOPE (4673)

25 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE

26 Transition G.P.S. (GOALS, PLANS, SUCCESS) EXECUTED IN THREE PARTS 1.Department of Veterans Affairs 2.Department of Labor 3.Pathways a. Education b. Career Technical c. Entrepreneur

27 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Required Documentation prior to Separation 1. DD Certified and received after G.P.S. 2. DD Capstone interview ensures Career Readiness Standards are met. 3. DD 214- Establishes discharge status

28 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE

29 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Exciting Features Veterans receive E5 BAH Veterans going to school for the area they are are covered for $19,500 going to school or the cost of highest in-state tuition. $1,000 towards books annually

30 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Yellow Ribbon Program Degree-granting institutions of higher learning participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program agree to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.

31 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Potential Challenges for Veteran Students 1. Political viewpoints of younger students 2. Lack of structure 3. Feelings of isolation 4. Lack of a mission goal

32 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Service Organizations- Organizations comprised of Veterans of all Services. Each organization has individual membership requirements, but all have the best interests of Veterans at heart. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) American Legion Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

33 TRANSITIONING TO CIVILIAN LIFE

34 Service Officers are available through most Service Organizations to assist Veterans with claim issues.

35 TRANSITIONING BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Web Sites for Veterans Service Organizations

36 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE

37 How to seek help Contact a Veterans Center

38 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE Showing proof of service DD 214 is the official document that shows the type of discharge of the Veteran. Type of discharge will determine eligibility of benefits.

39 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE Veteran Service Member Retirement Homes AFRH, Gulfport, Mississippi

40 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE Veteran Service Member Retirement Homes AFRH, Washington

41 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE AFRH Gulfport, MS AFRH Washington, D.C. State Veteran Retirement Homes

42 OLDER VETERANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE Requesting Death Benefits and the Final Honors

43 RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO DEFEND OUR NATION


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