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What is Red Ribbon Week?

On September 15, 2014 By

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that promotes the prevention of substance abuse. The Red Ribbon mobilizes communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions during Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-October 31st) each year. Every year, students [...]

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Military Family Assistance Centers (FACs) were formed to provide a geographically dispersed network to provide information, resources, referrals, and outreach for our service members of all military branches and their families throughout their deployment cycle.

When a loved one is deployed, family members are affected. Issues may occur that require assistance to find appropriate resources. [...]

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Our Military Kids Grants

On February 24, 2014 By

Many military families are eligble to apply for a grants to pay for spring fees for sports, fine arts activities, camps, and tutoring. Report cards are coming out soon and some parents may discover their child needs a little extra tutoring help. Now may be the time to apply for a tutoring grant.

Grants are available [...]

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Returning from a deployment generates a lot of questions for Service members and their families. The Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) ensures that Service members experience a smooth and seamless transition back into their civilian careers and reintegration into the local community. The TAA is the Service members advocate and liaison to access local, state, and [...]

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By Nick Simeone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 – If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline. As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered [...]

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Snow Care for Troops

On February 5, 2014 By

Snow Care for Troops is a program that assists military families with snow removal. This winter military families can sign up for Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops (SCFT), a community-based program that matches contractor and citizen volunteers with military families to provide free snow removal services. SCFT is open to military families with a service [...]

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