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Military OneSource Tips



Military OneSource Tips is a place where you can find a list of military links to assistance you and your military family in just about anything you can think of...

  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects active-duty service members, including National Guard and reserve members who have been activated by the federal government. Many of the SCRA's protections also extend to family members, but this varies from section to section.

  • Children, Youth and Teens Tip - Get a Helping Hand at Your New Duty Station

Moving to a new home brings many tasks and challenges. Finding a great sitter is now easier with Sittercity. You can find great sitters near your new home and get those new duty station errands done in half the time. 

  • Crisis and Prevention Tip - Quick Tips for Packing and Moving Days

Packing and moving can be especially stressful. A little advance planning will go a long way to help relieve the stress and help make your move as smooth as possible. Follow these tips to help get organized.

  • Family Advocacy Program Tip - How to Ace Your Next Move

When you get permanent change of station orders, you're probably excited about the upcoming change and the chance to see new places. But whether it's your first move or your 15th, each move is unique. With so much to do, proactively creating a plan will keep your move on track. Consider these ideas for making your next move a smooth

  • Defense State Liaison Office Tip - USA4 Military Families Initiative

The USA4 Military Families initiative is the Defense Department's effort to identify and address the most pressing needs of military families that may be impacted by state policy. 

  • K-12 and College Education Tip - The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Frequent moves to new duty stations can be challenging, especially for parents with school-age children. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to eliminate these concerns!

  • Legal Assistance Tip - Renter's Insurance: Do I Need It on the Installation?

Even when living in government-owned housing such as the barracks or family housing, your personal belongings may not be insured against damage and theft. Renter's insurance can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your possessions are covered in the event of damage or theft.

  • Military OneSource Tip - Going Home: Helping Your Child Cope With a Move to a Previous Location


You might expect a move back to a previous location to be simpler than it was to move away the first time, but it may not be, especially for your children. Understanding the unique challenges of such a move can help you and your children cope.

  • Morale, Welfare & Recreation Tip - Helping Children with Goodbyes and Coping with Separation Anxiety

From the short separation of a school day to longer separations, like those that result from a permanent change of station move or a deployment, saying goodbye is a part of every military child's life. Teaching your child to say goodbye at a young age will make separations easier for both of you in the future.

  • Relocation Tip - Moving with Defense Personal Property System

Have you ever heard the old saying, "It's your move?" With the Defense Personal Property System, it really is your move. The DPS program improves the household goods relocation experience and streamlines move management. Learn more about DPS and how it can help with your next move.

  • Resale and NAF Policy Tip - Commissary Rewards Card

With your Commissary Rewards Card, you can redeem coupons electronically at the commissary checkout. Just register online to load coupons on the card before you shop!

  • Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Tip - MySECO's MyICP

Login to MySECO's MyICP where Virtual Career Counselor 'Jane' will walk spouses through the development of a career plan based on their goals, occupational interests, challenges and growth opportunities. 

  • Transition Assistance Tip - Searching for a Civilian Job

Prepare for your final PCS move. If you organize your search well and take advantage of the many job-search outlets available today, you'll be able to efficiently identify and target the positions that best suit your needs.

  • Voluntary Education Tip - Exams for Educational Advancement

You may need to take academic exams before entering the next phase of your educational career, or, if you are already knowledgeable in a subject area, you may be able to take an exam for college credit. 

  • Exceptional Family Member Program

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Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for Active Duty Service members. When a family member is identified with special medical and/or educational needs, the special needs are documented through enrollment in the EFMP. Enrollment ensures that the family member’s documented medical and educational needs are considered during the assignment process.

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