Family Support

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

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When you're moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program comes with many benefits for military families, such as consideration during the assignment process... more

Families Leaving Turkey Get Supportive Welcome at Ramstein

US military family members arrive at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 31, after being evacuated from Turkey. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Moments after their Air Force C-17 aircraft touched down, military family members arrived inside the terminal here to the sound of barking dogs and a smiling commander, who offered encouragement after a turbulent couple of months at US bases in Turkey. "There's a lot of people who can't wait to see you," Brig. Gen.... more

Easy Ways to Support Our Troops and Their Families

Support Our Troops on Memorial Day

As we plan our Memorial Day holiday, consider a few simple and inexpensive ways that you and your family can serve the military and their families. Taking a few minutes from a hectic schedule to show appreciation and kindness to someone serving our country will not only bless you, it will also pay tribute to those who have gone before us and mad... more

USCG Training Center to Receive Trees for Troops Delivery

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to receive a delivery of donated Christmas trees from the Trees for Troops program at Training Center Cape May Friday at 9 a.m. The trees will be distributed to junior-ranking service members on the base including crewmembers of the tenant commands stationed aboard the TRACEN. “A lot of men and wo... more

Female Airmen Have More Time to Get Into Shape After Having a Child

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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- To keep talented female airmen after they start a family or expand on one, the U.S. Air Force is giving women more time to get into shape following childbirth. As part of changes announced Tuesday that aim to retain female servicemembers, airmen will have the option to defer their annual fitness test for 12 mo... more

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