Gold Star MothersGold Star Mothers/Family Day is 28 September 2014

Gold Star Mom PosterTake time to honor Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families by remembering the sacrifices of their sons, daughters, and siblings who died while serving the United States Armed Forces.

To locate events hosted in honor of Gold Star Mothers/Families near you, visit the events calendar. Visit to learn more about the symbols of honor that Gold Star Mothers wear.

Tri-Signed Letter Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Download Hi-Res Gold Star Mothers Day Poster

Family Readiness LogoAUSA Military Family Forums

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The AUSA Family Readiness Directorate is proud to host several Military Family Forums throughout the Annual Meeting. These Forums provide a venue for military and civilian leadership to address Army Family issues and to introduce new organizations, initiatives, and programs. In addition, the AUSA Family Pavilion, held in the EXPO arena, will feature organizations that support and educate military Families on a variety of topics. Register for the Military Family Forums today and stay current with military Family issues by going to the AUSA web site or liking us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Military Family Forum I

Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Leader's Town Hall

This forum will feature town hall style presentations from the top leaders in our Army.

Military Family Forum II

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1300 - 1600

Family Transitions: Supporting You through Your Military Life Journey

This forum will feature panelists and presentations updating the audience on the various Army Family programs which support Army Families through successful navigation of their military Family experience.

Military Family Forum III

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Future of Our Military Children

This forum will feature contributors from the Future of Children: Military Children and Families a Princeton - Brookings publication. Subsequent speakers will discuss the transformation of research to practice and highlight examples and programs currently utilized to support the well-being of our military kids.

Army Reserve Family Programs is here for you throughout the Soldier's Life Cycle.

Life Cycle LogoPutting Family first, then balancing between a civilian job and Army Reserve life is hard work. Let Army Reserve Family Programs (ARFP) help you make that balance easier.

From Soldiers and Families who are new to the military or new to the Army Reserve,to those who are moving forward in civilian life, ARFP is here to support you at every phase of the Soldier's Life Cycle by connecting you to the right resources at the right time!

Get connected by requesting your Life Cycle Kit.

Register Now! 2014 Military Child Education Coalition Training Events

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Register today for the upcoming Living in the New Normal TM (LINN-P): Helping Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times to be held September 22nd in  Pensacola, FL. This training is designed for Family Readiness Group leaders, first responders and other concerned adults to gain strategies and practical applications to increase resilience in military connected children. 

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Military OneSource Financial Specialty Consultation

Financial consultants can assist with financial planning; provide financial counseling; help one understand their retirement, 401K, TSP, and investment options; provide information on credit management, budget analysis, loans, home buying, and credit cards; and make referrals to state tax preparers on one's behalf. Besides online and telephonic financial specialty consultations, Military OneSource provides face-to-face financial counseling.

To schedule financial counseling support, eligible participants can call Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647 and ask for an appointment. Financial counseling sessions through Military OneSource are unlimited.

The Journey from "Welcome Home" to Now: Reunion, Reconnecting, Routine


Funded by US Army Reserve; No Cost to Participants

Register today to take The Journey from “Welcome Home” to Now: Reunion, Reconnecting, Routine™, an online Institute. The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®), a nonprofit organization addressing the educational needs of children in military Families, presents the training. This online course teaches professionals who support military-connected children and youth the challenges and joys that children face during a time of reintegration following a Family member’s return after an extended absence. Participants will learn strategies to help students adjust during the reunion and during the journey of reconnecting and reestablishing Family routine.

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Click here to see a three-minute video overview.

Army Reserve Battle Buddy App for iPhone, Ipad and Android Smartphones

Battle BuddyThe Army Reserve Battle Buddy App has been released for use on iPhones, Ipads and Android Smartphones. This user-friendly app provides tools and information needed to assist in suicide intervention and other crisis situations.

This app is organized into two primary areas, "My Buddies" and "My Resources". MY BUDDIES contains quick links and tips to use if you must act or intervene in a crisis. It provides detailed intervention, awareness and prevention information concerning the Army's suicide prevention program and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

MY RESOURCES consists of links and information on programs and services available to Soldiers and their Families. You will find a wealth of information on benefits, entitlements, educational opportunities, financial resources and other information.

Apple Version of the Battle Buddy App for iPhones and iPads
Android Version of the Battle Buddy App