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Family Connection Newsletter - Previous Editions

Family Connection Newsletter - Previous Editions

Edition

Topics

 November 2014 Military families are our nation's pride; NAVSUP announces 2014 holiday season
mailing deadlines; Navy Housing annual resident satisfaction survey distributed;
Attending job fairs IS important; Are you ‘Navy Ready’ for winter?; Military families are most worried about pay and benefits; Navy chaplains: A safe place for families to go with complete confidentiality; E-Receipts, good idea or bad idea?;
Tips on giving to Ebola appeals on crowdfunding sites; Showing strength during Warrior Care Month 2014; MWR has variety of programs for Wounded Warriors;
Jackey’s Journey: A glimpse into cancer, chemo and courage; Employment and Transition Corner
 October 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness: Nurture Healthy Relationships; October is NDEAM, raising awareness to employ the disabled; Navy MWR offers opportunities for NDAM; NDAM highlights EFMP; Should your family member be enrolled in EFMP?;
Caring for Exceptional Family Members; Hiring Our Heroes introduces Virtual
Job Scout; Looking for work from home? Don’t apply for this job!; Protecting yourself from the Flu; All 50 states join Interstate Compact; Military Academic Advancement Program; Employment and Transition Corner
 September 2014 Navy Family Ombudsman Appreciation; Every Sailor, Every Day - Navy Suicide Prevention Month; Spouse Ambassador Network: Educating, empowering, mentoring military spouses; Door-to-door meat selling: Five things you need to know; One question: Are you prepared?; Thinking about getting out of the military? Unsure about what you’d like to do next?; Prepare for leaving the Navy through Transition GPS; Make healthy food choices for your school kids; Employment and Transition Corner
 August 2014 Safety tips for exercising in hot weather; Take precautions in extreme heat; Healthy parenting for child safety; Preparing for back-to-school without stress; Perpetrators of sexual assault: myths vs. facts; New coalition forms to serve transitioning vets’ financial needs; Working together improves family strength; Syracuse University to host workshop for active-duty military Aug. 15-16; NIAM draws attention to immunization in August; New Stars and Stripes Transition Guides available; Employment and Transition Corner
 July 2014 Military Spouses on the Move: Finding a New Job; Federal Employment and Military Spouse Preference Webinar; Moving Overseas? Let Navy Housing Help You!; Navy Bachelor – Barracks – Cookbook; July is National Park and Recreation Month!; DoD Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read”; Employment and Education Support for Wounded Warrior Families; FAFSA 101 and the Military; Local Career Programs Supplement Transition GPS Workshops at Fleet and Family Support Centers; DoDTAP – Transition Assistance Program; Employment and Transition Corner
 June 2014 Preparing Navy Families for Hurricane Season; Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship; Celebrating Healthy Relationships during LGBT Pride Month; Financial Fitness: Deployed and Homefront; Resiliency and Reintegration Camp; Ship Sponsor — A Lifelong Crew Member; Online Veterans Employment Center: One-Stop-Shop Connects Veterans, Transitioning Service Members and their Spouses to Employers; Employment and Transition Corner
May 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day; Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Presents: My Individual Career Plan; Federal Employment and Military Spouse Preference Webinar; Preparing for Your Move; Building Ready and Resilient Sailors and Families Video Podcast Series; Teen Adventure Camps, Deployment and Reintegration Camps; Ombudsman Confidentiality and Reportables; Acceptance; Employment and Transition Corner; New Initiatives Boost Military Caregiver Support; Hiring Fairs for Sailors and Spouses
 April 2014 Month of the Military Child; Child Abuse Prevention: It Only Takes a Minute; Choosing a Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs; April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Family Emergency Plan; Stay Financially Fit: Reduce Your Interest Rates Before You Deploy; Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales Newsletter; Internships and Apprenticeships for Students and Recent Graduates; Applications for the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Accredited Financial Counselor® Fellowship are Now Open; Employment and Transition Corner
March 2014 American Red Cross – Supporting America’s Military Families; Family Meals Do More than Put Food on the Table; The Importance of Encouragement; Cyber Crisis: Protecting U.S. Companies and Your Family in a War Waged by Hackers; Identity Theft and Your Child; Military Child Education Coalition Online Training For Families; Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship Recipients Learn About STEM; Military Student Online Complaint System; Spouse Ambassador Network; Employment and Transition Corner
 February 2014 Military Saves 2014: Take the Pledge; Tax Time Saving Strategies; Ready and Resilient Sailors and Navy Families Video Podcast Series; Changes to Imminent Danger Pay Locations; Basic Allowance for Housing; A Sense of Belonging; Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month; New Sesame Street Book and DVD – “Little Children, Big Challenges”; February is American Heart Month; Employment and Transition Corner
 January 2014 TSP Investments: Making Retirement Dollars Work For Your Future; STEM Summer Program at the USNA; “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”; Did You Say Something?; Expiration of the AHRN Contract; Parole in Place for Military Family Members; Everyone Serves; Anchor Program Provides Valuable Mentorship to Wounded Warriors; Employment and Transition Corner; Naval District Washington Ombudsmen Appreciation Coffee; New Year, New You
December 2013 ‘Tis the Season…; Military Parenting Website Assists Communication; 2014 Military Child of the Year; Scholarships for Military Children; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Begins Accepting Payday Loan Complaints; 60 New Corporations Join Military Spouse Employment Partnership; Employment and Transition Corner
November 2013 CNO Updates DC Navy Spouses on Budget Impacts; Preparing for a Financial Crisis; FREE On-Demand Tutoring for Military Families; Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Promotes “Success through Transition”; Ready and Resilient Navy Families Webinar Series; Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) Waiver Process; Employment and Transition Corner
October 2013 Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP); Armed Services YMCA Program; Ready and Resilient Navy Families Webinar Series; 2013 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines; Wounded Warriors in America’s Disabled Workforce; DOJ Seeking Complaints; Employment and Transition Corner
September 2013 Ombudsman Appreciation - 43 Years of Standing Watch Over Our Families; Impact of Deployment on Young Children; September is Child Safety Month; Baby-Proofing Your Home; Ready and Resilient Navy Families Webinar Series; Are You Prepared?; Employment and Transition Corner
August 2013 Preparing for a New School Year and a New School; Ready and Resilient Navy Families webinar series; New Spouse Orientation; DECA Guard/Reserve on-site sales; Summer heat safety; Tips to avoid identity theft while traveling; Understanding PTSD: Help is available; Employment and Transition Corner
July 2013 Ready and Resilient Navy Families webinar series; New Spouse Orientation; DECA Guard/Reserve on-site sales; Summer heat safety; Tips to avoid identity theft while traveling; Understanding PTSD: Help is available; Employment and Transition Corner
June 2013 Military teen adventure camps; Military Youth on the Move; Have Book-Will Travel!; DOD extends benefits to same-sex partners; DECA Guard/Reserve On-site Sales; Planning for your financial future; Are you ready?; Employment and Transition Corner
May 2013

Family Readiness Groups - Here to support you!; Connect with your ombudsman for summer resources; Prepare for your move; Navy Housing – Make your move with us!; Navy Gateway Inns and Suites saves you and the Navy money; Wounded warriors experience the healing power of sports; Employment and Transition Corner

April 2013

Month of the Military Child; Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Commissary on-site Guard, Reserve sale locations for April; Child abuse prevention – BREAK THE CYCLE; Respite care for families enrolled in the Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP); Child identity theft: Safeguard your child’s future; Employment and Transition Corner

March 2013

American Red Cross, still supporting the military; VA establishes 'Coaching into Care' to help you help your veteran; New program to assist returning IA, demobilizing Sailors with the medical referrals; Sexual Assault Prevention, Response in the Navy; Happy Birthday to the Navy Reserve; Tax time is quickly approaching; National Nutrition Month - "Eat right, your way, every day;" Transition, Employment Corner 

February 2013

Ways to stay connected; Does your marriage need some ‘oxygen’?; National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month; 2013 Scholarships for Navy Family Members; Scholarships for Military Children; Military Saves – Your first step to financial wellness; NFAAS notifications; Employment and transition corner

January 2013

Discover more about your BAH; Troop ID; ‘Tis the season to stay healthy; Electronic payments required for TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve monthly premiums; TRICARE provides free weekly email service to expectant and new parents; Resolve to be ready; Military OneSource mobile app; Transition and employment corner

December 2012

Healthy holiday eating; United Through Reading; DECA Rewards Card now available; The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships; New app helps military families find resources NAVSUP announces 2012 holiday season mailing dates; 2013 Military Child of the Year Award; Transition and employment corner

November 2012

Ready Navy Kids; Safe Harbor Promotes ‘Success Through Transition;’ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Now Taking Complaints on Various Accounts; Getting Your Military ID Card Just Got Easier; After Deployment; Warriors at Ease; Transition and Employment Corner

October 2012

Playing Makes Kids SMART!; EFMP Providing Support to Navy Families Around the World; Financial Aid: How Much Students Really Owe; Get and Stay Financially Fit During Deployment — Webinar for Families; Transition and Employment Corner; Ready Navy; FREE Emergency Apps; E-Resources Supporting Military Families

September 2012

Ombudsman Appreciation Events – September 2012; Navy Introduces New Transition On-Demand Series; National Preparedness Month; Baby Safety Awareness Month; FREE Income Tax Course for Military Spouses and Wounded Warriors; Plan Ahead for the Holiday Season; Military Extension Internship Program


August 2012

Back to School; National Immunization Awareness Month; Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales; Volunteerism: Creating a Win-Win Opportunity; Navy Chaplain Care Link; Post-Traumatic Stress: Resources to Help; Veterans in Crisis Can Now Text for Help; Navy Safe Harbor

July 2012

Preparing Your Family Care Plan; Exceptional Family Member Program and School Liaison Officers Partner; Book Shares Family’s Deployment Experience; Free and Inexpensive Things to Do; Transition and Employment Corner; eKnowledge Test Prep Software for Military, Veterans and Families; Called to Serve!; Free Credit Report

June 2012

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program; New Website for the 21st Century Sailor and Marine; Transition and Employment Corner; A BackPack Journalist Helps Military Youth Find their Voice; Get Help Finding and Paying for Child Care; Priceless Rewards of Fatherhood; School Talk with DoDEA; 101 Days of Summer Fun

May 2012

The Moving Van is Empty!; Operation Xtreme: Camp for Military Kids; Honors Awarded to Military Children; Ask Your Ombudsman; The Sesame Street/USO Experience

April 2012

Military Kids Connect; Exceptional Family Member Resources; Every Child Counts; Ways You Can Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault; Military Family Transition

March 2012

Operation Prepare; “Navy Life” Mobile Application for iPhone/iPod/iPad Version 2.0 Released; Children and Deployment; Elevate America Veterans; Transition from Military to Civilian Life; Tax Preparation Assistance and Resources

February 2012

Heart Health at Any Age: American Heart Month; Looking for Ways to Manage Stress?; Children and Deployment; Operation Endure & Grow; VFW National Home for Children; EFMP Liaisons NOW at Fleet and Family Support Centers; Get Prepared for Tax Season

January 2012

Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Program; TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote Handbook; Children and Deployment; Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships; Safeguard Your Military ID Card; Navy Housing Turns Up the HEAT

December 2011

Web-based Training for Families; Stress Management and Suicide Awareness; New Study Reveals Impacts of Deployment on Children of Combat Veterans; Children and Deployment; The Transition Assistance Management Program: It’s Not Just for Sailors; Holiday Mail for Heroes; Commissary Guard/Reserve On-site Sales Scan

November 2011

Coaching Into Care; Reduce Stress with Yoga; New Changes Mark Improved NMPS Care for IA Sailors; Strengthening Families—Creating a New Normal; Moving During the Holiday Season; March of Dimes; EFMP Mobile Website; New Webinar for FRG Members and Families; Children and Deployment; Good Communication; Eat Healthy Your Way; American Red Cross - Coming Home Series; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society; Operation Homefront; GI Bill Post-9/11 Changes; DoD Schools Seeking Feedback to Shape Way Ahead; Employment Resources and Updates

October 2011

Building a Community of “One Voice Against Domestic Violence”; Exceptional Family Member Enrollment Coming to NFAAS Website; National Disability Employment Awareness Month; See Something, Say Something; Safe Harbor; Introducing Electronic OBT!; Operation Give a Hug; Operational Stress Control; Combat the Winter Blues; Are You Ready for the Flu Season?; Information on the GO!; Employment Resources & Updates; Family Readiness Groups

September 2011

Navy Family Ombudsman Program - Keeping Families Connected; It’s Not Easy Being Green: Life Skills; It is National Preparedness Month!; Smiles Over Miles Program; Navy Child & Youth Programs for Back to School; Sittercity; TRICARE® Resources for New and Expectant Parents; A Definition of Courage: Asking for Help; New Standards for Infants and Toddlers: Safe Sleeping Practices and SIDS Prevention; Coming Home; Navy Individual Augmentee Hall of Honor; FREE Income Tax Course for Military Spouses and Wounded Warriors; Career Opportunities for Military Talent; FREE College Fairs and Workshops for Military Families!

August 2011

DoD Launches Military Spouse Employment Partnership; Free Online Tutoring and Homework Help for Military Families; Back to School; Immunization Awareness Month; Navy School Liaison Officers at Your Service; Suicide Prevention and Awareness; United Through Reading®; Build Healthier Diets with Choose My Plate; TRICARE® Express Rx Mobile App; The Real Social Network: Command Ombudsman Program; Your Voice Counts! Worldwide Sexual Assault Survey; Career Decision Toolkit; Transition Assistance Program

July 2011

Make Moves that Matter; Finding your Way Ahead! Career Support; The President’s Challenge Program; Fleet and Family Support Centers - 32 Years of Service!; It’s a Heat Wave!; eKnowledge Test Prep Software to Military Families; Deployment “Tweet of the Week”; There & Back; Navy Safe Harbor; Like Us on Facebook! Navy Housing; TRICARE® TV; Navy Gateway Inns & Suites

June 2011

National Safety Month; Social Media – Tips for Protecting Privacy; Caveat Emptor: Let the Buyer Beware; Navy Getaways: Stay! Play! Relax!; Virtual Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT); “Let’s Move!” Supports Military Families; DCoE Children of Military Service Members Resource Guide; StopBullying.gov; GPS: Transition Assistance Program; Resources for Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reintegration GO Mobile; There is an App for That!

May 2011

Military Spouses Serve Too!; Military Spouses Virtual Career Fair; Military Moving; TRICARE and your Move; Avoiding Rental and Moving Scams Podcast; Housing and Relocating; Get Connected!; Provider Appreciation Day; We Honor Veterans; American Legion’s Family Support Network (FSN); Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Family Fun Fitness Festival; American Wanderer Summer Camp; Free Admission for Military Families; Double Duty: Staying Connected With Your Kids When You Are a Deployed Dad; Web-based Counseling Program Extended; QR Code: What is it?; Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Support and Resources; Did you Know?

April 2011

Web-based Resources and Programs for Children and Youth; NEW DoDEA Online Student Pre-Registration System; Respite Care for Enrolled Exceptional Family Members; Autism Awareness Month; Navy Ombudsman Program; Benefits of Volunteerism; Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA): National Guard and Reserve Onsite Sales; A Midsummer Knight’s Read; Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships; New Parent Support Home Visitation Program; text4baby; Over There: Stories and Insights From Mothers Who Have Deployed; Financial Readiness Before Deployment; TurboTAP: Live Online Learning Events Available NOW!; Unlock the Silence; Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) Tip; inTransition; Tax Preparation Resources

March 2011

Happy Birthday Navy Reserve Force; Supporting Military Families; Tax Season is Here!; Putting Baby Safely to Sleep; Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) Tip; Relocation Webinars for March; Operation Purple® Family Retreats 2011; Individual Deployment Support Satisfaction Survey; Intern in Child Development; For Your Information; Become a Tillman Military Scholar; Avatar Simulation Helps with PTSD; Caring for a Veteran?; TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery

February 2011

Military Saves; Smart Shopping;  Money Matters; EFMP Liaisons NOW at Fleet and Family Support Centers; Relocation Assistance Program; Ask an Ombudsman; Staying Strong as a Couple; Nutrition Guide for Children; Families Finding the Balance; Hero Miles Program; Mobile Applications

January 2011

Family Readiness: Work-Life Balance; Scholarships for Military Children; Saving Money is now as “Easy as Pie”; HOMEFRONT Connections; Accepting Nominations for 2011 Military Child Award; Military Youth on the Move; EFMP Parent Toolkit; Navy Safe Harbor; Handbook for Military Families; Military Spouse Internship Program Extended to 2011; Deployment “Tweet of the Week”

December 2010

Surviving the Holidays Financially!; Network Your Way to Your Next Job;CREDO: Spiritual Fitness; TS2 Troop Support Services; TroopTube by Military OneSource;Federal Taxes After TheMilitary: What You Should Know; iBreathe App; Sleep Better Now: Five Weeks to Improving Your Sleep

November 2010

Veterans Day – November 11th; Month of the Military Family; Focusing on Abilities – Supporting Wounded Warriors; Surviving the Holidays Financially!; Bullying Affects Everyone!; One Call - Serves All: Centralized Scheduling; Teens Want to Hear their Parents Say; Discover History - National Park Service

October 2010

Career Decision Toolkit; Let’s Move!; There’s No Place Like Home; United Through Reading®; Talent Has No Boundaries; Exceptional Family Member Program Liaison Access; Veterans Employment Coordination Service

September 2010

Navy Family Ombudsman Program - 40th Anniversary; Grants for Children during Deployment; The Written Word: Letter Writing During Deployment; TurboTap.org; Child Care Fee Policy - School Year 2010/2011; Tutor.com; PTA POWER; Preparing for a Successful Phone Interview; National Grandparents Day!; Register and Request Your Ballot Now!; Making a Family Preparedness Plan; Suicide Prevention – Life Counts; 125 Degrees – Adjusting After Deployment

August 2010

Back to School;Taking Care of Yourself is NOT Selfish; “How You Doin?”; It’s Your Choice, Make it Healthy; Talk Kit for Military Families; Family Employment Readiness Program; Navy Life iPhone/iPod Touch Application; A Step-By-Step Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings; The Little Big Things; Defense Centers of Excellence; H & R Block Military Scholarship Employment Program; Here’s to the Heroes; eKnowledge Donates Test Prep Software to Military Families.

July 2010

100 Days of Summer; Awesome Alternative to the Kindle and Nook; Do You Have a Safety Plan?; Health Coaching - iCan Programs; National Intrepid Center of Excellence; Celebrating 31 Years of Service; What is FOCUS?; Navy Safe Harbor; Navy School Liaison Officers; Chill Drills – Stress Management; 2010 Benefits Guide; Safeguard your Common Access Cards (CAC); Navy Lodge Celebrates 40 Years; eKnowledge Donates SAT and ACT Test Prep Software; Fall Family Retreats

June 2010

Married to the Military – An Individual Augmentee Spouse’s Perspective; Effective Communication is the Key to a Successful Deployment; Are We There Yet? Ways to Manage Personal and Financial Stress; Mortgage Scams on the Rise; Social Media - Tips for Protecting Privacy; Military Family Award Program; Returning Home – Recovering from PTSD; What’s New with TRICARE?; National Resource Directory – Wounded Warrior Website Upgraded; DoD Military Outreach Initiative; Skype - Free Calling

May 2010

Military Spouse Appreciation Day!; IA Family Handbook Updated; Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits Now Transferable to Family Members; Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS); IA Discussion Group Schedule; One Mile at a Time: Preparing for your PCS; Roadmap to Recovery; Truth Be Told – The Valuable Contributions of the Naval Services Family Line; Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets Help Families Cope with the Death of a Parent; Dealing with Bullying;  SOAR - Student Online Achievement Resources; Financially Fit Kids; Teachable Moments

 

 

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