Military Life 

12/16/2011 12:00 AM 

This page contains a listing of numerous websites, organizations and resources that exist to assist military families combat the many challenges these families face on a daily basis.

 Military Life Resources

America's Adopt a Soldier
America's Adopt a Soldier® was founded by Mary Keeser, a retired Army Officerin an effort to combine several ongoing support activities that have matured over the past five years to better serve and respond to the needs of our Veterans, Soldiers and their families. America's Adopt a Soldier® program is chartered to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans, Soldiers and their families.

Air Force Crossroads
Extensive list of resources for Air Force families.

Armed Forces Crossroads
The Armed Forces Crossroads Web Site Information page provides information as well as statistical and historical information about this site, and will help you find explanations of its navigation and structure; and your privacy while using the site.

Armed Services YMCA
Provides educational, recreational, social and religious support to military personnel and their

Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC)
Information about morale, welfare and recreation programs, events and facilities.

Army Family Team Building
ATFB provides training and resources for Army family members.

Army OneSource
Provides information on Army healthcare, childcare, education, housing, community services and recreation along with many other topics.

Army Research Institute
Provides research and analysis on personnel and family issues.

Army Reserve Family Programs
Information and resources for members of the Reserve and their families.

Army Wife Talk Radio
An online radio show run by two Army wives. Listen every week for resources, advice and to connect with other Army wives.

Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families committed to supporting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and empowering military family members to create the best personal and family life possible for themselves

Career Decision Toolkit
The Department of Defense has launched an online Career Decision Toolkit that will allow Service Members to self assess their transition needs and explore subjects such as careers; financial planning for transition; job search success; effective resumes and cover letters; interviewing excellence; and negotiating your ideal compensation.
A nonprofit web-based magazine and community of 900,000 military wives, girlfriends and women in uniform.

Department of Defense
The new web site provides access to those sites that are most sought by web site visitors, including DoD social media sites, the Pentagon Channel and DoD news stories.

Families United
Families United supports America's Gold and Blue Star families through social gatherings, educational programs, charitable support, and patriotic activities. Through Families United, military families receive support, resources, and opportunities that they need to cope with the absence of a loved one.

In Gear
In Gear provides a forum for community support, information-sharing, and mentoring that addresses the unique challenges and strengths of the career-minded military spouse.

Kristen Henderson's Website
Kristen Henderson is a military spouse, journalist and author who often writes about her experiences of deployment and military life.

Marine Corps Family Services
Information and resources for Marine Corps families.

Military Connection
A web directory for all members of the military community featuring job search tools, job postings, and information about job fairs and listings as well as general information about military life.

Military Handbooks
Military Handbooks have several free computer based handbooks that can be upload free of charge using a PDF format. The handbooks include a base installation directory, the U.S. military retired, information on paying for college, benefits for veterans and dependents, children’s scholarships and the United States military.

Source for Servicemembers and families to obtain information about Quality of Life programs and services.
Military spouses Holly Scherer and Kathie Hightower provide inspiration and resources for military spouses.
Military Significant Other and Spouse support provides information and support for all aspects of the military life, from basic and bootcamp to relocation and retirement. You'll find friends in your area, deployment support groups, people who understand this life and your feelings, ideas for care packages, support for post deployment reintegration, advice on helping kids cope with the military lifestyle and much more.

National Guard Family Programs
An online community for National Guard personnel, their families, National Guard staff and volutneers, and anyone who serves the National Guard.

Operation Military Life
Operation Military Family, LLC (OMF) markets consumer informational products, educational materials, and family-strengthening events and programs directly to family services departments of the US Armed Forces. We are veteran-owned, research-based, faith-neutral company that collaborates with other businesses to bring the military customized product lines. 

My Army Life Too
My provides Army families with accurate and up-to-date articles and information on various topics from Army customs, home and personal safety, managing deployment to understanding military pay. Website includes information about ACS programs, including Army Family Team Building, the Army Family Action Plan, the Exceptional Family Member Program and other Army family support programs.

Navy Fleet and Family Support
The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) oversees the Navy ombudsman program and provides readiness and family support information to Navy families.

Navy Life Lines
Information about programs and services available to Navy and Marine families.

Network of Care for Servicemembers, Veterans and Families
The Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families is a one-stop-shop in San Diego Co for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. This public service is an attempt to bring together critical information for all components of the veterans' community, including veterans, family members, active-duty personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, employers, service providers, and the community at large.

Troops First Foundation
Troops First Foundation develops, operates and supports a synergistic group of wellness, qualitiy of life and sports-based initiatives in support of today's military personnel.

Operation Endure and Grow
The Operation Endure and Grow program is a new online training experience focused on the fundamentals of launching and/or growing a small business, offered by the Whitman School of Management in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 8-week training program is open to National Guard and reserve members as well as their family members.

Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance to military families, especially those left behind by deployed servicemembers. Please visit to find a chapter near you.

Saving for Soldiers offers discounts and coupons from businesses consisting of: restaurants, travel services, theaters, hotels and many more, in dozens of cities across the country.

USAREC Soldier and Family Assistance
Resources for soldiers and families of recruiting units.

The USO supports the mission of lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families.

The Vets4Warriors peer support line, 1-855-838-8255 (1-855-VET-TALK), provides easy access to supportive, non-attributional conversations with trained veteran peers representing all branches of the military. This team of veteran peers has immediate access to behavioral health clinicians to respond to potentially emergent issues and can offer referrals to local community services, military veteran centers, and military healthcare providers based upon the needs of the Service Member. A variety of services will be provided to include non-clinical (legal, financial) and referrals for clinical services (substance abuse, behavioral health).

The WISE Women’s Business Center (WBC) is an exciting resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you’re growing, we can help.

Warrior Gateway
Warrior Gateway is an easy-to-use portal that connects members of the military community – active duty, National Guard, Reserve, veteran, family member, caretaker – with the resources they need as they transition to civilian life.

The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate does not endorse any of the organizations listed nor the information about services provided on their websites.