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Mobile App Helps Families with Military Life

The Department of Defense has a new smartphone mobile application to help service members and their families manage the challenges of military life.Full Story

Loan scams target U.S. soldiers

The plunge in U.S. housing prices that followed the financial crisis left millions of homeowners desperate for mortgage relief -- and vulnerable to being scammed. Among the targets of this fraud: U.S. military personnel. Full Story

Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

Col. Van Kinchen, who has spent 29 years in the National Guard, is succeeding Col. Joel Ward, who recently returned to Oklahoma with the unit from Afghanistan.Full Story

Veterans Treatment Courts: Providing Our Nation's Heroes the Support They Have Earned

The Obama Administration is committed to the health and well-being of our armed forces, including support for the physical and mental health needs of service members and their families.Full Story

Helping Employers Connect to Job Seeking Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

In June 2011, Dr. Biden launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership with close to 60 companies. Full Story

The Army OneSource Virtual World announces the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.
The Army OneSource Virtual World is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families...
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Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Return Home Friday
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Governor Mary Fallin will be on hand as a group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers return from a deployment in Afghanistan.
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New Website Helping Veterans With Legal Problems
Washington, DC—The first website in the nation to focus exclusively on federal legal rights and resources important to veterans is off to a robust sta...
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Welcome to Oklahoma Community Support

Hello and welcome to the Oklahoma Community Support page. My name is Kellen and I am the Community Support Coordinator for Oklahoma. My goal with Army OneSource is to provide resources and support services and to implement a proactive and integrated program to ensure all customers receive the same quality of service and support from the closest component resource.

MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxesVeterans and active duty military can join millions of their fellow Americans and save money at tax time. MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance both online and in person for qualified individuals and families earning $58,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com is the only free online tax preparation and filing service available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., allowing users to file both a federal and state return no matter where they live. Learn more at myfreetaxes.com/ArmyOneSource.

These cities have an IRS certified tax coach onsite in a Veterans organization to assist Service members, Veterans and their Family members with preparing their own taxes through MyFreeTaxes.

  • Washington DC – VA Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Dallas, TX – Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Atlanta, GA – Ft. McPherson Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Nashville, TN - Operation Stand Down
  • Detroit, MI – VA Hospital & Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Jacksonville, FL – City of Jax Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services
  • Chicago, IL – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff
  • Los Angeles, CA – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff

MyFreeTaxes Flyer

 

Download the MyFreeTaxes Flyer for more information.







Our Military Kids - National Guard Families Eligible for Grants!

Our Military KidsAttention National Guard Families! Our Military Kids wants to help your family through this deployment. 

If you have a child ages 5 to 18 whose parent is currently deployed overseas with the National Guard (180-day deployments for Army, 120-day deployments for Air), your child is eligible for a grant. The grants, which can be up to $500, will pay for up to six months of an extracurricular activity of your choice. This includes sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs – almost any activity other than religious programs, daycare, and private school tuition.

The process is simple.

Click here to select the appropriate one page application.

  • Download and complete the application, send it to Our Military Kids – along with copies of three supporting documents:

1) A copy of the Title 10 deployment orders;

2) A form of ID for your child that proves dependency to the service member – we accept a Military ID, birth certificate, or 1172 DEERS form;

3) Fee/pricing information that clearly states the cost of the activity of your choice – a flyer, brochure, invoice, etc.

  • After Our Military Kids receives your application and documents, a check is sent within 14 days directly to the service provider of the activity.

Visit Our Military Kids FAQ page for any questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question, call the Our Military Kids office at (703) 734-6654.  Keep in mind – Our Military Kids can only provide grants to children with a parent who is currently deployed – if your service member has yet to deploy, or has already returned home, the child is not eligible.

Our Military Kids looks forward to recognizing our littlest warriors for their service to our country!



Forever. For Real.

Marriage Enrichment Class: Forever. For Real.

“Forever. For Real.” is brought to you by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative and helps couples learn to have great relationships through events and workshops.

Attend a FREE Forever. For Real. workshop to learn new and fun ways to strengthen your relationship on May 18 or June 29.

View or download the Flyer for details

Visit www.ForeverForReal.com for more information.

 



Marriage Enrichment Class: Forever. For Real.

“Forever. For Real.” is brought to you by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative and helps couples learn to have great relationships through events and workshops.

Attend a workshop April 27 and learn tools to:

  • Listen and be heard
  • Talk about tough subjects without fighting
  • Understand each other better
  • Keep the romance and spark alive

View or download the Flyer for workshop details

Visit www.ForeverForReal.com for more information.

BY MIKE BOETTCHER
December 30, 2011

Mike Boettcher's perspectives from Afghanistan

Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Brigade was in an unexpected, tough, late-summer fight against the Taliban in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Its casualties were quickly rising. I was only one province away, Paktika, where the 101st Airborne's Easy Company was also encountering tough resistance.

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