Resources

Browse our large catalogue of resources the families of the deployed can use.

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Military Officers Association of America
“Leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community.” - Provides expert advice and guidance to its members.
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(800) 234-6622
National Military Family Association
Represents the interests of family members of the uniformed services. Activities revolve around programs to educate the public, the military community, and Congress on the rights and benefits of military families.
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(703) 931-6632
Operation Homefront (OHF)
Provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
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ThanksUSA
A non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to "thank" the men and women of the United States armed forces.
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1-877-849-8727
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Principal advocate for America's Veterans; ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials promoting the health, welfare, and dignity of all Veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation.
Veterans
1-800-827-1000
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Benefits
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(877) 222-8387
Financial Resource Guide
Resources provided has been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. Financial resources.
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Suicide Prevention/Veteran Crisis Line
Free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.
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1-800-273-8255 press 1
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.
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1-800-222-0364
American Association of Suicidology
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Real Warriors Campaign
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After Deployment Care
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American Red Cross
Emergency Contact with Deployed Service Member.
Family Emergency
877-272-7337
American Red Cross
Information regarding Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces .
Family Emergency
877-272-7337
Automatic Federal Tax Filing Extension
No advance request required o Last date in CZ+180 days+ # days in CZ from 1 Jan-15 Apr o No penalties, even if you owe o Extends time to contribute to IRA.
Active Duty
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Build A Sign:
Free, 100% customizable banners for families celebrating the homecoming of a deployed loved one.
Service Member coming home
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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
Daddy Dolls
Helping keep families connected by providing unique, high quality comfort items to families who can’t be together. 15% military discount code is MILITARY15
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Deployment and the Post 9/11 GI Bill:
Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. Read the sheet on 9/11
Deployed for more than 90 days
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DoD Savings Deposit Program (SDP)
Uniformed services serving in a designated combat zone the opportunity to build their financial savings.
SDP-eligible combat zone, you can start your SDP account once you’ve been deployed for a minimum of 30 consecutive days or at least one day in each of three consecutive months
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GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops:
Volunteers (mostly professional landscapers) with military families who have a loved one deployed and are in need of a little extra help with landscaping service such as lawn mowing, tree trimming, weeding, and fertilizing free of charge during the length of deployment. SnowCare for Troops helps with snow and ice removal free of charge.
Deployed
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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
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H.E.R.O.E.S Care:
Complete and proactive support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment.
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Military Kids Connect
Helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents. 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
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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.
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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
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Operation We are Here
Care package suggestions and themes.
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Operation We are Here
Lists companies that send out free care packages.
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Our Military Kids Grant
Applicants can be awarded a one-time, $500 grant per child. Grants 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.
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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.
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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act – Military OneSource
To learn about all the protections provided by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), follow the link.
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United Through Reading Program
It is through this program that children can help remain in contact with their deployed parent.
Deployed
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USPS
Free military care package mailing kit.
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YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative:
Offer 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
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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
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Tricare
Healthcare
Active Military
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TriCare Dental Program
Dental
Active Military
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Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.
National Guard
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State Benefits
All 50 States Benefits
All Military
Helping Heroes Fly
Provides 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
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Military OneSource
A virtual extension of installation services. Pop a topic in the search bar and you’ll be presented with a list of topics. In addition, there are audio/video files, booklets, CD/DVDs, Online Learning, Resource Guides and toolkits. It’s all free to service/family members.
Provides access to web-based Department of Defense resources for the Total Force and their families.
(800) 342-9647
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Wills and Power of Attorney
Legal Worksheets
All Military
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Career One Stop Veteran and Military Transition Center
A one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
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Corporate America Support You (CASY)
Provides assistance and services needed to facilitate job placement. This includes a robust Train2Hire Program for gap skills training and a Recruiter ConnectTM Program second to none. Our IBM technology allows us to track these candidates from registration through their first year on the job.
ransitioning military, veterans, National Guard and Reserves
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VA for VETS
Resume writing assistance and job searches
Veterans
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Employment Resource Guide
Resources provided has been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. Employment resources.
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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
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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
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Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL) and Employer Assistance Program
Employment partnership program designed to provide relevant and timely workforce training and job- placement assistance, Resume creation/review, Application assistance/mock interviews, career counseling services and EAP provides employer connection.
Wisconsin Military and Spouse
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Babies on the Homefront
Offers an array of written and video information to share with families, including behavior tips, parent-child activities, and parental self-care strategies. Made possible by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
military and veteran parents of young children
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Tutor.com
Free resource for military families to get help on their schoolwork. Offers 24 hour tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
All Military
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USO Wisconsin
Offer tickets to cultural, theatrical and sporting events to military personnel and their families.
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Vet Tix
Free tickets to games, concerts and other events. Got a game, race or concert you want to catch, but it’s already sold out or you just don’t have the funds to make it happen? Go here!
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PTSD Coach
Provides information about PTSD, self-assessment and symptom management tools and resources available for help in dealing with post trauma effects. The app is free and can be used on iPhone or Android devices.
Military Families
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Vets 4 Warriors
24-hour peer support line.
National Guard and Reserve service members
1-855-838-8255
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.
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1-800-342-9647
TriCare
Allows free counseling with a provider of choice under certain circumstances.
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1-877-874- 2273
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.
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Family Assistance Center
Provides 24/7 support to a variety of referral based services to geographically-dispersed families and retirees from all military components. Services include, but are not limited to, ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) enrollment, TRICARE and military medical benefits education, emergency financial services, legal information & referral, crisis intervention and referral, and community information and referral.
All Military
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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.
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(888) 294-8560
Military Impacted Schools Association
A national organization of school superintendents. Their mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
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