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- Licensing Rules for Military Spouses
Military spouses with a career have a difficult time finding a job. They have a 26% unemployment rate and an even higher underemployment rate. The Department of Defense has promoted spouse employability through the MyCAA program, encouraging the development of careers that are more easily transferable from duty station to duty station. The success of the MyCAA program developed an unexpected problem: individual state licensure. Info
- 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.
- 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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Fort Family Outreach and Support Specialist Assists Injured Army Reserve Soldier to Connect to Recovery Care Coordinator Program
Fort Family received a call from a non-mobilized TPU Sergeant (SGT) seeking financial assistance for household bills that had fallen behind. Service member reports that he has been out of work since the beginning of September due to a service-related injury that occurred on a previous deployment to Afghanistan. Fort Family provided financial assistance resources and facilitated a referral to the Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) program. During follow-up the Recovery Care Coordinator reports that an INCAP packet had been initiated to reimburse his wages for the period after his surgery. Service member stated he was thankful for the assistance provided.
Child, Youth and School Services Hosts a Lights On After School Celebration
CYSS hosted a Lights On after school celebration for after school programming in partnership with the Suncoast Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) in Pinellas Park on a Teacher Workshop day. Soldiers from ARMEDCOM, the Largo Recruiting office, the 319th Minimal Care Detachment and the 436th Civil Affairs participated and supported the program. The club’s youth attended the event along with AR ARMEDCOM volunteer youth. The participants had the opportunity to put on military uniforms, sit in a military vehicle, learn military marching techniques, and compete in relay races that involved low crawling and push-ups. Youth and Soldiers colored light bulbs in celebration of Lights On. The fun activities attracted the "Girls, Inc." school next door to come over and participate in the festivities.
Fort Family Outreach and Support Specialist Assists Army Reserve Spouse Connect to Youth Activities and Counseling
Fort Family received a call from a non-mobilized AGR Staff Sergeant (SSG) seeking assistance for their 13 year old daughter who was struggling with the Family’s PCS which took them away from her hometown, Family, and friends. Fort Family placed referrals to Army Reserve Child, Youth, and School Services, and Give an Hour for counseling. On follow-up with the spouse, she was very happy that CYSS had connected her with local resources to engage her daughter. She was most excited about learning about the Teen Council and upcoming Army Reserve Family Program Youth events. The spouse also stated that she was very relieved to have found a counselor through Give an Hour that her daughter was comfortable with. She has already had a few sessions and is doing well. Fort Family remains committed to assisting each individual and situation it encounters.