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ARMY LIFE

Army Spouse: Voice for a Simpler PCS

Have you ever...

  • Tried to register a home-based business only to find out it’s a six-week process?
  • Felt frustrated by the lack of consistency in your child’s education?
  • Wanted to get involved in local politics but decided against it to save face?
  • Burnt-out trying to maintain and grow an organization through multiple moves?
  • Neglected your health while putting everyone else's needs first?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then we may have some useful information for you.  Take a look at the PCS Ultimate Guide series, or watch the videos from our guest presenters on a range of PCS-related issues.

https://www.ausa.org/army-spouse-voice-simpler-pcs

Army OneSource

http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx

The Army OneSource website provides access to information on standardized programs and services at installations, Army National Guard Family Assistance Centers, and Army Reserve Centers for the geographically dispersed.

Through established community partnerships, Army OneSource works with sister services to increase and sustain support to those not living near a garrison.  Army Soldiers and Family members may access programs and services through three primary ways:

  • A web-based portal
  • Traditional brick and mortar establishments at garrisons
  • Through partnerships with community and government organizations
Find an Installation

http://www.myarmyonesource.com/SoldierandFamilyHousing/GoTo/FindanInstallation.aspx

U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) provides installations that enable Soldiers and Family readiness, and provide a quality a life that matches the quality of service they provide the Nation.

U.S. Army MWR

http://www.armymwr.com/commander/mission.aspx

Family and MWR programs, services and activities offer Soldiers and Families opportunities to enrich their lives culturally and creatively.  Our programs relieve stress, build strength and resilience, and help the Army Family stay physically, mentally, and financially fit.

Fort Family Outreach and Support Center

https://www.arfp.org/ 

Connecting Soldiers and Families with the Right Service at the Right Time. Fort Family Outreach and Support Center provides relevant and responsive information to support Army Reserve Soldiers and Families.

Family Readiness Groups

https://www.armyfrg.org/skins/frg/home.aspx

An important resource for all Army families is the Family Readiness Group (FRG). The FRG is a command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers and Soldiers who join together to provide mutual support and form a communication network among the families, the chain of command and the community.

Deparment of Defense BeThere Peer Assistance Line

https://www.betherepeersupport.org/

The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. Designed to provide peer support for everyday challenges before they reach a crisis level, the center is available by call, text or live chat, 24/7/365.  Call 844-357-PEER (7337) or text 480-360-6188.

DEPLOYMENT AND MILITARY TRANSITIONS

The Mobilization, Deployment, and Support Stability Operations (MDSSO)

http://www.armymwr.com/family/mobile-deploy.aspx

The MDSSO helps support community readiness during deployments and emergencies. They help make sure installation programs align with unit deployment cycles, provide pre- and post-deployment support, and help unit Commanders with their Family Readiness plans and deployment support services for Service Members and their Families.

For parents of soldiers

2016 Profile of the Army

This ILW publication takes a top-down approach, first describing the Army’s role as a key element in the national security structure and then laying out the “why” and “how” of the Army’s organization. 

https://www.ausa.org/publications/2016-profile-united-states-army

Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide

Your Soldier Your Army, a popular free booklet for Army families published by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute for Land Warfare, has been updated and is now available in print and online.

Written by Vicki Cody, an author, Army wife of 33 years and mother to two active-duty soldiers with families of their own, Your Soldier Your Army—A Family Guide has been updated to include her perspective as a parent and reflections of her time as an Army wife. Printed copies of the book can be requested by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-907-4630.

Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide

Su Soldado Su Ejército Estadounidense (Spanish-language translation of the previous edition)

PRE-RETIREMENT resources

2017 Pre-Retirement Guide for Soldiers

https://www.ausa.org/publications/2017-pre-retirement-guide