Vet Tix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage soldiers and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country. Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA. We team up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and everyday event ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to currently serving and veterans of all branches of the US military.
To become a Vet Tix member, at http://www.vettix.org/ref/25 to sign up, get verified and begin using the event tickets that Vet Tix makes available to military and veteran families across the country every day. www.vettix.org
Military Families for High Standards
Military Families for High Standards is a core group of diverse former and current military spouses, whose experience and expertise are invaluable in the effort to combat the educational challenges faced by military-connected students. http://militaryfamiliesforhighstandards.org/
Military Spouse Employment Partnership
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that: Partners Fortune 500 Plus companies with ALL Military Services. Provides human resource (HR) managers with recruitment solutions – military spouses. Prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants. Connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess. https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/msep/
AmeriForce Media, a service disabled veteran owned small business, is the only U.S. military magazine publisher reaching over 3 million active duty members and their spouses/families, as well as members and spouses serving in all seven branches of the Reserves and National Guard.
Military Families Magazine publishes 10x per year and is sent by written request to over 1,200 on-base locations nationwide (e.g. daycare centers, family service centers, MWR facilities and more). The Reserve & National Guard Magazine publishes 8x per year and is requested in writing by over 1,300 Reserve Centers and Guard Armories. The magazines are enhanced with a rich interactive website plus digital products and social media platforms. NEW in 2016! Introducing an annual Guide to Being a Veteran, releasing ahead of Veteran’s Day, will serve over 150,000 military members and spouses/families planning for transition out of the service. http://www.ameriforce.net
eMentor is a cutting-edge online mentoring program consisting of several focused affinity communities for active and transitioning military personnel, veterans and military spouses. eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward in their personal and professional lives. Membership is free. Join today as a mentor or protégé! https://www.ementorprogram.org
Tragedy Assistance program for Survivors
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope through the national military survivor helpline available 24/7, our national peer support network, casework assistance, grief camps for children, retreats and survivor seminars for adults, and connections to unlimited local grief resources, all at no cost to the survivor. www.taps.org
National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.
Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood services. It is a virtual extension to installation services. Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers confidential call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support, and resources. http://www.militaryonesource.mil
American Red Cross
Around the world, 24/7/365, the American Red Cross serves the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and their families. With staff at deployment sites, offices on military installations around the world and in communities across America, Red Cross provides programs that help military families stay strong. Our emergency communication network connects military members and their families during times of crisis, connects them with community support and resources. Red Cross provides families with resiliency training to help them cope with the challenges of military and also provides opportunities for growth while volunteering in our nations’ military and VA treatment facilities. For more information see our website www.redcross.org/military and download our app at: www.redcross.org/apps.
Army Fisher Houses
Since 1991 Fisher Houses have been serving military families during times of medical crisis. Fisher Houses enables families to stay together and relax in a “home away from home” atmosphere, at no costs to them. In 2016 we served 3,428 families, providing 44,934 bed nights of lodging at no cost to the families. Thanks to those who made donations and volunteered their services. Visit our web site at www.armyfisherhouses.org for more information. Fisher Houses – a gift of love! Providing comfort, caring and compassion…beyond the call of duty.
Army Fisher Houses: Fort Bliss (CFC# 48325), Fort Bragg (CFC# 65512), Fort Belvoir (CFC# 55007), Fort Campbell (CFC# 55546), Fort Gordon (CFC# 82565), Fort Hood (CFC# 34516), Madigan AMC (CFC# 56608), Brooke AMC (CFC# 86204), Tripler AMC (CFC# 71377), Forest Glen Annex (CFC# 51542)
Military Spouse Advocacy Network
Military Spouse Advocacy Network's mission is to create stronger military families through education, empowerment and support. MSAN is the fastest growing network of advocates and volunteers serving military families, service members and caregivers. MSAN understands the challenges that each military spouse and their family face on a daily basis. This is why their advocates provide peer-to-peer mentorship, resources and programs needed to overcome challenges such as, being a new military spouse, caregiver, finance, education, career & employment, deployments, reintegration & resilience, mental health, transition from active duty to civilian life. https://www.milspouseadvocacynetwork.org
United Through Reading
United Through Reading has served military families for more than 27 years; its mission is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and sparks a love of reading which can last a lifetime while encouraging early childhood literacy skills. At more than 200 recording locations worldwide, service members can read to the children who are special to them on military bases and outposts, deployed U.S. Navy ships, U.S. Coast Guard cutters and at select USO centers. Since its inception, nearly 2 million military parents, spouses, and children have benefited from the program. For more information, visit unitedthroughreading.org.
Heroes Linked is a resource and opportunity for veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses, and Gold Star families to gain personal professional development and career guidance through a national network of volunteer private sector professionals for the enhancement of their post-military employment and career prospects.
Always veteran-centric, Heroes Linked believes that veterans constitute a underutilized resource for the American business community. We believe average Americans have something significant to offer veterans – their career experiences and understanding of the private sector job market. Heroes Linked joins the knowledge and resources held by the American worker with the impactful value of personal mentoring. Through Heroes Linked’s proprietary online platform we are disrupting and evolving a well-worn mentoring model that no longer fits the needs of a growing and geographically dispersed veteran population. www.heroeslinked.org
The Department of Defense provides online tutoring and homework help via tutor.com/military at no charge to eligible U.S. military service members and their grades K-12 children living around the world. Students can connect to an expert tutor online 24/7 for one-to-one help in real time with assignments, test prep, proofreading and more in over 40 different subjects. Practice tests, including for the ASVAB, and Professional Military Education assistance is also available. Visit www.tutor.com/military for program and eligibility details.