Family and Spouse

How To Find the Best Transition Resources

Theresita Cliett, Army Career and Alumni Program career counselor, talks a soldier and his wife through the job website. (Chelsea Bissell/U.S. Army)

Lara's husband may be transitioning out of the Marine Corps early next year. "He has one chance at the board, and if he doesn't get it, we're out," she tells us. "So I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the career assistance stuff on base? Is it good enough?" Good enough? In one sentence, Lara got to the heart of every concern transitionin... more

Army Exceptional Family Member Program

Soldiers who have family members with special needs can turn to the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). EFMP provides community support, housing, medical, educational and personnel services to Army families with an exceptional family member. An exceptional family member is a spouse, child or dependent parent with any physical, emotional, d... more

DoD Caregivers Program

In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants (NMAs) who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover. Along with helping with the normal daily activities... more

Military Family Life 101

Whether you're just getting introduced to the military life or encountering your latest challenge, it's always good to keep up with the resources available to military families. The spouse team knows that making it in the military isn't just a matter of willpower. It's about arming yourself with the tools and knowledge of the best tips and tricks for military happiness. It's about knowing what your resources are and using them. Fo... more

AF Recharge for Resiliency Program

To help alleviate some of the stress from a deployment, the Air Force has created a new program for Airmen, and their families, who have deployed during fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30) called Recharge for Resiliency (R4R). To be eligible to participate the following conditions must be met: deployment, temporary duty assignment of 30 d... more

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