Other Branches of the Armed Forces 

These are resources that help specific military branches. 

 

 All Branches of the Military Resources

Department of Defense
The 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.


Family Engagement Kit 2009
Educates families on safety matters to help prevent accidents from occurring when soldiers are off-duty. This multi-media kit includes a Travel Risk Planning System (TriPS), a Web-based planning tool requiring an AKO login to help you examine and reduce the risk of traveling when using your personal automobile or motorcycle. Also explains how alcohol, fatigue and post-traumatic stress disorder can endanger drivers.

Hope 4 Heroes
Provides support to disabled veterans from
Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs and severe burns. Also offers transition assistance, counseling, career assistance and training, living skills, emergency funding, housing and family counseling.

Military & Family Live Consultant (MFLC) Joint Family Support Assistance Program
Helps meet the needs of geographically-dispersed family members of active duty, National Guard and Reserve who otherwise may not be able to find support programs.

Military Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence
A summary of the presentations and work products of the June 2008 Summit on Military Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Well-Being During Wartime and Beyond and the future site for the Military Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence (MCACoE).

Military Family Program
Supports military families by connecting them with community organizations, local governments and businesses, as well as provides information and resources on family support, relocation, travel, pay and benefits, job boards and more.

Military HOMEFRONT
The central, trusted, up-to-date source for service members and families to obtain information about all Quality of Life programs and services. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need!

Military HOMEFRONT Special Needs Programs
Information for families who have spouses, children or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services.

USA Together
Brings together injured service members who need assistance and the people who want to help them. Allows individual family members of injured service members and veterans or the injured service members and veterans themselves, to "tell their story" and express any personal need they may have as a result of service in OIF/OEF. Individuals can support an injured service member or veteran directly, with contributions of goods, services or money.

USA4Military Families
Educates state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests and other leaders about the needs of service members and their families. Includes ten priority issues identified by DoD.

Wounded Warrior Resource Center
Toll-free call center (1-800-342-9647) offers personalized assistance with military and government services related to recovery and rehabilitation. Assistance includes medical care, education, training, job placement, personal mobility, housing, transportation and workplace accommodations, counseling, financial resources and more.

 Air Force

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Helps relieve financial distress of Air Force members and families and assists them in financing their higher education goals.  Find the nearest AFAS location in the U.S. or overseas.  Most AFAS interest-free loans and grants are for short term or one-time emergencies such as food, rent, utilities, car repair and emergency travel requirements. 

Air Force Community
Supports the Air Force community with information on helpful military-related support information that affects daily life.

Air Force Crossroads
The official community website of the Air Force. Provides information on casualty and loss, deployment, education, employment, health and wellness, parenting, relocation and more.

Air Force Personnel Center
Provides information and personnel resources such as Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) to Air Force Retiree services.

Air Force Special Needs Identification Assignments Coordination (SNIAC) Program
Identifies eligible U.S. Air Force families with special medical and/or education requirements and helps those families obtain required services. This SNIAC process ensures those families have access to necessary services upon reassignment, whether CONUS or OCONUS.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)
Program for airmen and women medically separated with combat-related disability, including Purple Heart recipients. Assigns a family liaison officer and provides transition assistance, case management, civilian job search assistance and help with filing of VA disability claims.

 Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being & Recreation (MWR)
Uplifts the spirits of the Coast Guard Family and improves readiness and retention through customer-owned and driven programs and services.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Financial assistance for emergency, short-term situations that endangers personal well being for active duty, retired, reservists and their families. 

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Work-Life Programs - Critical Incident Stress Management
Helps individuals exposed to critical incidents to identify and cope with their responses to these events. Services are confidential and no written notes are made.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Work-Life Programs - Family Advocacy Program
Congressionally mandated program intended to prevent and reduce the incidence of family violence and create an environment of intolerance for such behavior.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Work-Life Programs - Ombudsman Program
Offers ombudsmen to active duty, reservists and dependents of the Coast Guard. Ombudsmen are volunteers who serve as a link between the command and families by providing information and related services to families regarding sources of assistance available to them.

 Marines

Family & Friends for Freedom Fund
Provides financial assistance to injured Marines and their families, those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  For more information call 973-897-2237 or email at info@injuredmarinesfund.org.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Provides financial assistance to injured Marines, Sailors or other Servicemembers assigned to Marine Forces and their families to help with housing payments, the purchase of adaptive vans, education programs and more.

LIFELines Services Network (LSN)
Provides information and services to Active and Reserve Marines, Sailors and family members. Topics include Military Life, Family Life, Benefits, Deployment, Casualty, Military Transition Assistance and more.

Marine Corps Deployment Support
The Marine Corps is focused on providing support to Marines and their families throughout the entire deployment cycle with programs and activities designed to address specific pre, during and post-deployment issues and challenges.

Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Mandatory enrollment program for all active duty personnel to ensure that Marine sponsors are assigned to locations where services exist to support their family members with special medical or educational needs.

Marine Corps Family Team Building
Provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marine Corps families.

Marine for Life
Provides assistance to transitioning marines with employment, veterans benefits, education and community information, and provides links to service organizations and more.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Financial Assistance
Provides members of the Navy and Marine Corps and eligible family members with interest-free loans or grants to help with emergency needs such as vehicle repairs, funeral expenses, food, rent, utilities, child care expenses and more.

Wounded Warrior Regiment
Provides assistance to wounded, ill and injured marines, sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members throughout the phases of recovery. Telephone assistance is available toll-free by calling
1-877-487-6299.

 Navy

Child & Youth Programs
Resource to assist Navy personnel in balancing the competing demands of family and work life.

Family Advocacy Program
Provides clinical assessment, treatment and services for sailors and their families involved in incidents of domestic abuse.

Family Care Plan
Resources to ensure family members/dependents are cared for during deployments, reserve mobilizations and temporary duty, as well as at all other times during which the servicemember is unavailable.

Fleet & Family Recreation
Information on recreation resources available to Navy families.

LIFELines Services Network (LSN)
Provides information and services to Active and Reserve Marines, Sailors and family members. Topics include Military Life, Family Life, Benefits, Deployment, Casualty, Military Transition Assistance and more.

Navy Exceptional Family Member Program
Assists sailors by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members during the assignment process, including medical, developmental or educational needs, accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology.

Navy Family Support & Relocation Assistance
Provides a comprehensive resource for Navy spouses and their families to access information about the Navy communities in which they reside or to which they may be relocating.


Navy Fleet & Family Support Program
Services for sailors and families to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. Includes information on family support groups, domestic abuse prevention, Ombudsman program, personal finance management, sexual assault prevention and transition assistance.

Navy Ombudsman Program
Promotes healthy, self-reliant families through ombudsmen. An ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the commanding officer, to serve as an information link between command leadership and Navy families.

Navy SAFE HARBOR Command - Severely Injured Support
The Navy's non-medical case management program for wounded, ill and injured sailors and their family members, which supports and assists sailors through recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

 National Guard

National Guard Bureau
Provides information, resources and news for and about the National Guard.

National Guard Child & Youth Program
Virtual university with Internet cafe, arcade, learning lounge, gallery, bookstore and more.

National Guard Family Program
Provides family advocacy, exceptional family member, emergency placement care, family employee assistance and relocation services.

National Guard Local Resource Finder
Search by state for family readiness resources including education, referral and assistance programs.

National Guard Office of the Chaplain (NGB-HC)
Contact information for chaplain service to ensure comprehensive religious support through presence, care and hope.

Reserve Forces Policy Board
Principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to the reserve components. Acts independently to monitor, review and evaluate proposals, actions and situations impacting the National Guard and Reserve forces and reports annually to the President and Congress.

Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO) Advisory
Ethical rules and regulations for Reseve and National Guard Servicemembers

 Reserve

Army Reserve Family Programs
Offers education, training, awareness, outreach, information, referral and follow-up to support and strengthen soldiers and their families.

Army Reserve Family Programs - Military Family Life Consultants (MFLCs)
Licensed clinical social workers and psychologists address soldiers' and families' reintegration and reunion issues. MFLCs help with marriage, relationship and family issues, stress and depression, grief and loss, anger management and parent/child communication.

Army Reserve Warrior & Family Assistance Center
Helps all members of the Army Reserve Community deal with every day challenges including medical care, military and VA benefits, personnel actions, finances and counseling. Call toll-free
1-866-436-6290 24 hours a day.

Marine Forces Reserve - Family Readiness
Offers a variety of services to support military families during deployment.

Military & Family Live Consultant (MFLC) Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Call Center Program
Provides outreach to IRR returning service members to assist with challenges of successful reintegration. Outreach begins within 30 days of an IRR service member's homecoming and continues regularly through the first year of return.

Reserve Forces Policy Board
Principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to the reserve components. Acts independently to monitor, review and evaluate proposals, actions and situations impacting the National Guard and Reserve forces and reports annually to the President and Congress.

Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO) Advisory
Ethical rules and regulations for Reseve and National Guard Servicemembers