Military Resources

Browse our resources below.

Organization
Service
Requirements
Phone
Active Duty Dental Plan for Deploying/Returning National Guard members
Eligible service members that utilize the ADDP can receive civilian dental care at no cost for covered services.
On active duty for more than 30 days, Contingency Operation, Transition Assistance Management Program
1-866-984-2337
After Deployment Care
The website provides self-care solutions targeting post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other mental health challenges.
Service Members, their families, and veterans
American Association of Suicidology
Prevention of Suicide
Everyone
(202) 237-2280
American Red Cross
Emergency Contact with Deployed Service Member.
Family Emergency
877-272-7337
Armed Forces Vacation Club
"R&R" program that offers military and other Department of Defense-affiliated personnel the opportunity to enjoy vacations at popular destinations around the world.
All active duty, guard, reserve and retired U.S. military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense
website only
Armed Services YMCA
The essential programs are childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, food services, computer training classes, health and wellness services, and holiday meals.
All MIlitary Families, specially Junior-enlisted men and women
Website only
Automatic Federal Tax Filing Extension
Extends time to contribute to IRA.
Active Duty
1-800-829-1040
Babies on the Homefront:
The app, made possible by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, offers an array of written and video information to share with families, including behavior tips, parent-child activities, and parental self-care strategies.
Military and veteran parents of young children
1-202-638-1144
Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
All Kids
(404) 487-5700
Build A Sign:
Free, 100% customizable banners for families celebrating the homecoming of a deployed loved one.
Service Member coming home
Website only
Camp American Legion:
A place for family reintegration and support following a service member’s deployment.Provides rest and recuperation to Wisconsin veterans of all ages, military service members and their families.
Wisconsin Resident and Just got off deployment
715-277- 2510
Career One Stop Veteran and Military Transition Center
Veteran and Military transition center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
Transition into Civilian
1-877-872-5627
Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD)
Proacively supporting wounded, Ill, and/or injured service members in the recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life
Tranisition into Civilian LIfe
Website only
ChildCare Aware (Home Station AGRs and Technicians)
Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates a positive economic impact for families and communities.
Military Families and DoD
(703) 341-4100
Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL) and Employer Assistance Program
The CSFL program’s vision is to prepare and connect service members and their families with employment, education, and financial education opportunities to maintain a resilient force capable of accomplishing the State and Federal mission.
National Guardsmen, Reservists, and their families
1-800-292-9464, Option 1
Corporate America Support You (CASY)
Assistance and services needed to facilitate job placement.
Transitioning military, veterans, National Guard and Reserves
1-877-696-7226
Daddy Dolls
Helping to keep families connected by providing unique, high quality comfort items to families who can’t be together for whatever reason.
None
(231) 268-3100
Deployment and the Post 9/11 GI Bill:
GI Bill provides education benefits for servicemembers who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001.
Deployed for more than 90 days
(844) 698-2311
Disney Theme Park Tickets
Discount Tickets
U.S. Military or their spouses including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard
(407) 939-5277.
Dogs On Deployment
Our mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.
Deployment
619-800-3631
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A voluntary service that provides assessment, counseling, referral, management consultation, and coaching services to Federal employees and agencies throughout the United States.
Federal Employees
1-800-222-0364
Employment Resource Guide
Employment resource guide for military.
National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities,
Website only
Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Employment resource for Guard and Reserve branches of the military.
National Guard
800-336-4590, Option 1,
Equifax
Deploying Servicemembers: Put an Active Duty Alert
Deployment
1-800-525-6285
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)/Tricare ECHO (Extended Care Health Option):
AD/ AGR/ Guard/Reserve Activated (30+ Days T-10 Orders) are eligible for EFMP enrollment leading into availability of Tricare ECHO services.
Experian
Deploying Servicemembers: Put an Active Duty Alert
Deployment
1-888-397-3742
Family Assistance Center
Referral based services to geographically-dispersed families and retirees from all military components.
All Military
Website only
Federal Voting Assistance Program:
Obtain information on State instructions, forms, electronic voting tools, and state and local election official contact information.
Deployed during Elections
800-438-8683
Fisher House
Donates "comfort homes" to allow family members to be close to a loved one during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
All military and Veterans
(888) 294-8560
Free admission for museums and parks
The National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense value our collaboration with museums nationwide and applaud their commitment to growing their communities to include military service personnel and their families.
Military and Military Families
202-682-5400
Give an Hour
For those who don’t have access to compassionate mental health care.
All Military, Veterans, Families
Website only
GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops:
GreenCare aids military families who have a loved one deployed and are in need of a little extra help with landscaping service free of charge during the length of deployment. SnowCare for Troops helps with snow and ice removal free of charge.
Deployed for Rank E6 and below
877-758-4835
H.E.R.O.E.S Care:
Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment.
Military Families and Communities
(636) 600-0096
HearthMath
Empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices.
Everyone
(800) 450-9111
Hearts Apart Photography
Newborn photos (to those whose deployed member cannot be home for the birth due to military obligations).
Deployed while baby is born
team@heartsapart.org.
Helping Heroes Fly
Provides provide airfare to enlisted military personnel so that they can be home with their families for holidays, and special occasions when they otherwise can't afford a ticket.
Active Military
(970) 515-3792
Honor Flight
Service provides America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Veterans
937-521-2400
ID Me
Allows Veterans and other individuals to securely prove and share their identity online.
Everyone
Website only
Information Tickets and Travel (ITT)
Information on local culture, venues, and leisure-time activities, Tickets to all theme parks in your local area and around the country at substantial military discounts, Tours include local entertainment attractions and sites, Travel Services, including airline, hotel, rental cars, cruises, and all varieties of tours
Military and Military Families
Contact your ITT on Base
LinkedIn
Offers Veterans and their spouses one year of free LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning.
Military and Veterans
Website only
Mental Health
Mental health services and resources by zip code.
Veterans
(800) 273-8255
Mental Health First Aid
National program that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Everyone
website only
Mental Health Texas
Provides information, resources, and direction to Texas residents who may have mental health needs, or who want to support someone who does.
Texan Resident
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Military Child Education Coalition
To ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.
Everyone
(254) 953-1923
Military Family
Provides support and programs for those who serve and the families who stand behind them.
Spouse of Service Member - active duty/guard/reserve/retired/veteran
703.931.6632
Military Impacted Schools Association
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
Military Families and Communities
800-291-6472
Military Kids Connect
The highly interactive website that helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents. The website has features that will help children, parents, and educators navigate the wide range of practical and emotional challenges military families must live with throughout the deployment cycle
Deployment
website only
Military Officers Association of America
Leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community. The association provides expert advice and guidance to its members.
All Military, Veterans, Spouses
(800) 234-6622
Military OneSource
Provides up to twelve nonclinical sessions per person, per issue, with a licensed professional. These personal sessions are available face-to-face, by telephone, or online.
All Military
800-342-9647
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA
MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications, or Associate's Degrees necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.
Available to military spouses of service members in grades E1-E5 and O1-O2.
800-342-9647
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
Increase job placement and career development for military spouses and family members through the elimination of employment obstacles.
military spouses, caregivers, and family members
1-877-696-7226,
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides information and resources about services for traumatized children, their families, and communities.
All Children
(310) 235-2633
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Everyone
1-800-273-8255
Operation Homefront (OHF)
Provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
All military, military families and Veterans
(877) 264-3968
Operation PURPLE
Children/families going through deployments, reintegration, or coming together after injury, offers special programs such as summer camp, retreats and healing adventures.
Injured
703.931.6632
Operation We are Here
Care package suggestions and themes, lists companies that send out free care packages.
Military and Veteran's
opwearehere@gmail.com
Our Military Kids Grant
Grants to National Guard service members that can be used to cover the cost of program fees, equipment, uniforms, or even lessons for that activity.
National Guard members that are involved in sports or extracurricular activities during deployment of 120 days or longer.
(703) 734-6654
PTSD Coach
A mobile application that provides information about PTSD, self-assessment and symptom management tools and resources available for help in dealing with post trauma effects.
Military, Military Families, Veterans
Website only
Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Membership with MilitaryFamily.org qualifies for membership with PenFed Credit Union.
All Military, Familes, Veterans
1-800-247-5626
Plan My Deployment
create a unique checklist for the Pre-deployment, Homecoming, and Reintegration stages that contains only the information you and your family need to successfully navigate the process
Pre Deployment
888-363-6431
Pre-Activation Tricare
eligibility begins on the date your orders are issued or 180 days before you report to active duty, whichever is later. During this "pre-activation" period, you qualify for the same benefits as you have when you're activated.
Pre Deployment
1-877-874- 2273
RallyPoint
Digital platform for the military community to come together and discuss military topics both socially and professionally.
Military
website only
Real Warriors Campaign
Psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stresses of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Military
800-273-8255 and press 1.
Recruit Military
Help with employment for military service members.
Service Members
website only
Remember Everyone Deployed (RED)
RED's mission is to show solidarity and support for our deployed service members every Friday until they return home to their families, carry the message to national levels, and serve the military community and their families by showing that they are never forgotten.
Everyone
(786) 704-3598
Sea World and Busch Gardens
Free admission
Active Military and Families
619-222-4Sea
Sesame Street's Workshop -Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
This bilingual multimedia outreach program is designed to support military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 as they cope with the feelings, challenges and concerns experienced during different phases of deployment.
Children
212-595-3456
Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO)
education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of a military spouses career progression.
Military Spouses
800-342-9647
Start Your Recovery
Provides support and resources for overcoming substance abuse.
Everyone
website only
State Benefits
All 50 States Benefits
All Military
844-698-2311
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Provides programs, resources, and support to local student veteran organizations.
Student Veterans
(202) 223-4710
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Provides leadership and resources, programs, policies, information and data, funding, and personnel for mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Everyone
800-662-HELP (4357)
Suicide Prevention/Veteran Crisis Line
24/7 supoprt line, free to all Service members.
Everyone
1-800-273-8255 press 1
TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service.
Families of Military
800-959-TAPS (8277)
Team Rubicon
eam Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy
Veterans
310.640.8787
Texas Health and Human Services' Family Alliance Grant Program
Helps Veterans take charge of their mental health and get better accesss to treatment and services.
Veterans
Youtube video
ThanksUSA
A non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to "thank" the men and women of the United States armed forces.
Community
1-877-849-8727
The Mission Continues
Empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.
Veterans
(314) 588 8805
The National Park Service
Provides free entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation sites across the country.
Everyone
310-640-8787
The Veterans Crisis Line
​The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.
Veterans
800-273-8155, push 1 text 838255
Together We Served (TWS)
A comprehensive military records of Military Veterans posted by Veterans themselves, including memories and photographs.
Veterans
website only
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge
Resource center for TPD discharge of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program loans, and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program service obligations.
TPD discharge,
888-303-7818
TransUnion
Deploying Servicemembers: Put an Active Duty Alert
Deployment
1-800-680-7289
TriCare
Allows free counseling with a provider of choice under certain circumstances.
National Guard/Reserve Members and Families
1-877-874- 2273
TriCare Dental Program
Dental care for active military.
Active Military
1-877-874- 2273
Tricare
Healthcare for active military.
National Guard/Reserve Members and Families
800-538-9552
Tutor.com
Free resource for military families to get help on their schoolwork. It offers 24 hour tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
All Military, DoD
800-411-1970
US Chamber Foundation
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
Veterans, service members, and military spouses
website only
USO Wisconsin
Offers tickets to cultural, theatrical and sporting events to military personnel and their families.
All Military
414-763-2214
USPS
Free military care package mailing kits.
Military & Diplomatic Mail
800-275-8777
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Principal advocate for America's Veterans.
Veterans
1-800-827-1000
United Through Reading Program
Together, We Unite Military Families Facing Physical Separation By Facilitating The Bonding Experience Of Reading Aloud
Deployed
858.481.7532
VA for VETS
Resume writing assistance and job searches
Veterans
844-698-2311
Vet Fran
To facilitate the transition of veterans into franchising by encouraging franchisors to offer discounts and incentives to veterans on the one hand, and to assemble resources, tools and a database of franchising opportunities for veterans on the other.
Veterans
202-662-0781
Vet Tix
Get free tickets to games, concerts and other events.
All military, Family, and Veterans
website only
Veterans Buy America
Certified B Corp and established to invest with purpose along side military veterans rehabbers and home builders within and around distressed communities.
Veterans
214-890-6164
Vets 4 Warriors
24 hour peer support line for National Guard and Reserve service members.
National Guard and Reserve service members
1-855-838-8255
Voices For America's Troops
The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.
Military, Military Families, Veterans
website only
Wills and Power of Attorney
Legal Worksheets for military service members.
All Military
800-342-9647
YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative:
Offers memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Outreach Initiative.
Families of Deployed National Guard and Reserve, Active Duty Assigned to Independent Duty Locations, Relocated Spouses of Deployed Active Duty Personnel, Community-Based Wounded Transition Units, and Respite Childcare
(703) 455-3986 x 208
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