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- Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) Announces Latest Schedule
STOMP, a parent-directed program, exists to empower military parents, individuals with disabilities, and service providers with knowledge, skills and resources. STOMP provides workshops to include a combination of topics pertaining to military Families. Click here for an event near you.
- "Minuteman" Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships Available
The Army Reserve has several four-year "Minuteman" Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships available for eligible freshman college students, starting the fall 2015 semester. To take advantage of this excellent opportunity, you must apply by October 15, 2015. Info
- Space-Available Travel for Dependents of Deployed Military Members
Click here to view a Memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense regarding space-available travel for dependents of deployed Military Members.
- Expecting your first child? Earn up to $100 per couple.
- My Training Hub: Financial Readiness Courses Fact Sheet
Financial fitness is right at your fingertips with new training for service members and their Families. My Training Hub is the Department of Defenseís new consolidated, online training platform. It brings learning to life in a convenient online setting that services the entire military community. This platform was created by professionals with the highest standards in training and technology, and responds to different learning preferences, tracks learners’ participation and evaluates training outcomes. Info
- Latest Issue of Double Eagle Magazine
- Apps for Download
Safe Helpline App for Sexual Assault Survivors in the Military (for iOS or Android) allows sexual assault survivors in the military to create a customized self-care plan and connect to resources from anywhere in the world.
Babies on the Homefront provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their baby or toddler.
Battle Buddy gives you tools and information needed to assist in crisis situations.
- Request Your Soldier's Life Cycle Kit
Army Reserve Family Programs is here for you throughout the Soldier's Life Cycle. Putting 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. Get connected by requesting your Life Cycle Kit.
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Army Strong Community Center (ASCC) Connects Homeless Family with Multiple Resources
On 31 August, ASCC Customer Support Contractor (CSC) was contacted by a spouse of a Soldier with five children. Currently homeless, living in a 22-foot camper in a relative’s driveway, she was asking for financial assistance and resources for housing. The husband had found a job, but they needed funds for rent deposit and an old utility bill. The CSC realized that American Legion Aid (ALA) of NC provided grant funds for Military Families with children, and gave the spouse the contact information. On 1 September the spouse told the CSC that ALA believed they could assist, and had called the local Adjutant (American Legion Post 88 Brevard) who would take the application. On 2 September the spouse came into the ASCC and met with the Adjutant and filled out the application. With the assistance of the CSC, the application was submitted.
On 25 September the CSC heard wonderful news—ALA provided $1,970.00 to this Family, which covered the deposit, first month’s rent, and paid the utility bill. The spouse said, “I will be forever grateful to the ASCC—I cannot believe we will be moving into a house next Tuesday.” The CSC had also provided Sharing House move-in program, which was providing basic household items, like sheets, towels, and clothing for each of the children, and food to stock the pantry.
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) Program Connects Soldier with Tutor.com Resource for Her Child
In September, a Soldier emailed CYSS staff to express appreciation for assistance with tutor.com for her child, who needed additional support for her algebra class. The Soldier had been planning to enroll her child in two different academic resources before learning about Tutor.com’s free service to Soldiers and their Families. Tutor.com is accessible online, which will not disrupt her Family’s schedule or extra-curricular activities. Most importantly, it provides great savings to military Families.