Military OneSource is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of Defense to service members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns including deployment, relocation, money management, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, reunion, and the particular concerns of families with special-needs members.
Service members, families, leaders, health care providers, and veterans will be able to utilize the DHFR Library to access fact sheets, guides, and other products on a wide variety of topics published regarding deployment health and family readiness. Additional websites to additional organizations and resources are also available to provide for the well-bing of service members and their family.
The National Military Family Association is a leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. They believe all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spousal employment options, educational opportunities, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers. Their website provides information on how to prepare for a deployment, the ensuing reunion, how to find additional daycare, and dealing with the stress of deployment.
The DOD Pre-deployment Guide is intended to help service members and their families prepare for deployment, serve as a resource during the deployment, and help navigate the challenges of a service member’s return and reintegration after the deployment. The information presented applies to deploying active duty service members from all branches of Service, National Guard service members, Reserve service members, and all family members (spouses, children, and parents) of active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members who are preparing for, undergoing, or returning from a deployment.