Military Home Front www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
Military Homefront is the official Department of Defense (DoD) Web site for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their Families, military leadership and service providers.
My Army Life Too www.myarmylifetoo.com
Sponsored by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command’s (FMWRC) Family Programs Directorate. This online resource supports the FMWRC mission of maintaining the readiness of individuals, Families and communities within America’s Army by developing, coordinating and delivering services that promote resiliency and stability during both war and peace.
Fort Sill Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation www.sillmwr.com
Keeping our Army ready to fight for the freedom we enjoy, takes more than hard work and training. Soldiers need a balance between work and play. Leisure time offers opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation. Providing this and more is the mission of Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Army Morale Welfare and Recreation www.armymwr.com
The Army MWR Web site is the official Web site of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC), a subordinate command of IMCOM.
Army Family Readiness Group (FRG) www.armyfrg.org
The ArmyFRG Web site was created primarily for the Family members and friends of Soldiers. It provides a direct connection to command information for their Soldiers’ units. Upon registration, the Family member or friend is provided access to their Soldier’s unit’s virtual FRG site that will connect them to all of the pertinent information and resources they need to stay informed. Online tools include forums, video e-mail, telephone trees and photo galleries.
Armed Services YMCA http://www.asymca.org/, www.fortsillasymca.org
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) works with the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support services to military service members and their Families for more than 140 years — with a focus on junior enlisted men and women. A nonprofit social services agency with branches and affiliates at many major installations. ASYMCA offers most of its services for free or for a nominal fee, with a valid military identification card. Some of the programs offered include Childcare, Mom’s Day Out, Friday Night Out, Soldier’s Closet, Food Closet, Comfort fund, Operation Wheels and Pizza Message Bible Study.
Fort Sill Fires Center of Excellence sill-www.army.mil
Fort Sill Fire Center of Excellence home page.
Military One Source www.militaryonesource.com
Whether it’s help with childcare, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for military personnel and their Families… 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, 365 days-a-year. The Web site is provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families.
Army Well Being www.armywellbeing.org, www.armyfamiliesonline.org
The Well-Being Division develops and implements Army strategy and policy that affects life domains that assist Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, Survivors, and their Families in optimizing work/life balance and enhancing commitment to serve in the All-Volunteer Force.
National Military Family Association NMFA www.nmfa.org
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is dedicated to educating military Families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives, and to promoting and protecting the interests of military Families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) www.militarychild.org
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a non-profit, worldwide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly-mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities, and initiates and implements programs to meet those challenges. MCEC’s goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are in the world and to serve as a model for all highly-mobile children.
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agency www.naccrra.org
Our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.
Exceptional Parent Magazine www.eparent.com
Exceptional Parent magazine provides practical advice and emotional support to families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as providing information and education to the physicians and the allied health care and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.
TRICARE On-Line www.tricareonline.com
TRICARE Online is a secure web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE beneficiaries and increase access to information for designated TRICARE physicians and support staff. Access personal health information, use pharmacy tools, make appointments and check medications.
U.S. Army Family Child Care (FCC) Program www.armyfcc.com
The U.S. Army Family Child Care (FCC) Program is one childcare option provided to military Family members, Department of Defense civilians (DAC) and Department of Defense (DoD) contractors through the Army Child and Youth Services (CYS). Army FCC Online is an information and referral tool for parents considering using Army FCC as their childcare option. It is web-based and includes both a public section and a password-protected private section. Army FCC Online allows parents and potential patrons an opportunity to take a virtual tour of Army Family Child Care.
Red River Family Magazine www.redriverfamily.com
A great resource for finding family friendly activities in the Lawton/Fort Sill community.
Operation Military Kids www.operationmilitarykids.org
Operation Military Kids (OMK) is the Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment. This initiative was officially launched in April 2005, and, since that time, OMK has touched 65,000 military youth and provided information to 7,200 community members across the country. Through a network of these community partners, OMK provides youth program opportunities for school-aged, middle school and teenaged youth and connects them to support resources where they live.
A product of Operation Homefront, CinCHouse.com is the largest online magazine and web-based community for military wives, girlfriends and women in uniform. CinCHouse.com is also home to more than 150 Web sites for spouse clubs and Family support groups, including the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the NAS Officers’ Spouses Organization. The Web sites and site-building tools found here are free to spouse leaders; additionally, CinCHouse.com can also help to link sponsors with spouse groups to create high-profile, morale-building events.
USA Cares www.usacares.us
USA Cares is a civilian group based in Kentucky that helps military Families with the various problems that may arise during deployments and mobilizations, focusing on helping them through short-term financial crunches. The group also maintains a Call Center, staffed with trained and experienced Family Resource coordinators dedicated to assisting as many Families as they can.
Military Saves www.militarysaves.org
Military Saves is a social marketing campaign that seeks to persuade, motivate, and encourage military Families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. A part of two larger campaigns — the Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Readiness Campaign and the national America Saves campaign — the Military Saves campaign is a growing network of organizations and individuals committed to helping and supporting military members and their loved ones in building personal savings arsenals that provide for their immediate and long-term financial needs.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) www.taps.org
TAPS is America’s front line resource for all who are grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. It is comprehensive services include a national network of peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources. All services provided by TAPS are free of charge to surviving families and are made possible by the generosity of our donors.
Army Families Online www.armyfamiliesonline.org
Provided by the Army Well-Being Liaison Office (WBLO), the Army Families Online Web site is the cornerstone of WBLO communication, assisting with constituent understanding of Well-Being initiatives and obtaining constituent feedback. This tool offers valuable news and information about Army Life; a robust SmartBook that offers one-stop access to information and resources through Web links and phone numbers; access to online Well-Being polls; and electronic versions of Well-Being publications, such as FLO Notes and Army Well-Being.
Military Spouse Magazine www.milspouse.org
The Military Spouse Resource Center – MilSpouse.org – is designed to assist the spouses of the U.S. total force military personnel. The MilSpouse.org Web site is jointly sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Labor (DoL). The site’s mission is to provide easy access to information, resources and opportunities related to education, training, and employment for military spouses. MilSpouse.org extends services to military spouses directly through the site, through partnerships with other organizations, installation family service centers and the DoL’s local One-Stop Career Centers.
Military Family Network emilitary.org
Though not affiliated with the Department of Defense (DoD), the Military Family Network (MFN) works with community organizations, and local governments and businesses to network them together. An official team member of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) America Supports You program, MFN is committed to supporting military Families and increasing their readiness and well-being by connecting them with their communities and the organizations that provide the best service and value.
Military Money militarymoney.com
The lifestyle of the Military Family can prove both challenging and rewarding – especially to the Family finances. The In Charge Education Foundation developed the Military Money magazine to provide an authoritative financial resource for military Families and help ensure the fighting readiness of America’s armed forces by enhancing their financial readiness to make informed decisions in their everyday lives. The magazine and its companion website, MilitaryMoney.com, explore such personal finance issues as money management, home and Family life for military Families, education and career advice, deployment and relocation, and transitioning to the civilian world.
Hosted by the Military.com Web site, SpouseBUZZ is a virtual spouse support group where users can instantly connect to thousands of other military spouses.