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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

Joining Forces

On Tuesday, April 12, first lady Michelle Obama announced “Joining Forces,” an initiative to support the unique challenges faced by troops and military Families.Full Story

Military veterans to get priority for police jobs under COPS grants

Federal grant program to put more cops on the street emphasizes jobs for military veterans who served after 9/11.Full Story

Celebrating Our Veterans With “Apps for Heroes”

Last Wednesday, we joined Dr. Jill Biden at the Code for America headquarters, a non-profit startup that has attracted dozens of civic-minded software developers spending a year building new products and services – powered, in part, by open government data – to improve the lives of everyday Americans.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. Today, Dr. Biden announced there are 228 partner employers with more than 1.8 million jobs posted on the MSEP Career Portal with more than 60,000 military spouse hires.Full Story

Army OneSource introduces Money Matters Mobile!
Money Matters Mobile is available now! Access the new financial readiness application through your SmartPhone browser today and begin taking steps to ...
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The Role of Service Animals in Recovery
Service dogs are already being used by veterans as a unique way to cope with symptoms of PTSD.
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Announcing the Army OneSource Virtual World
The Army OneSource Virtual World is an innovative and fun way for Soldiers and Families to build resiliency in the Physical, Emotional, Social, Spirit...
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Introduction

Welcome to the Transatlantic Division.  I am the Regional Family Readiness Coordinator for the Division. I understand the needs of Soldiers, DoD Civilians and Family Members.  I have been all three at some point in my adult life a Soldier in the US Army, the Spouse of a Soldier and  DA Civilian with Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center (MWR) in Europe.  

I will post information and resources here on these pages to help You and your Family be strong and resilient while going through the deployment cycle and when not on deployment.  This information is intended to provide and support a better quality of life.  

Please contact me if you can't find what you are looking for within these pages.  I am here to help You and your Family.  

Have a wonderful day!!

 

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!



2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 to reach important community resources such as disaster information, opportunities to volunteer, and various community services. 

For more information, visit 211.org or search the 2-1-1 online resource directory in your state. 

West Virginia 211 
www.wv211.org 
Email: info@wv211.org

Virginia 211
www.211virginia.org
Hearing Impaired Users:
Dial 711 for Virginia Relay 
then dial 2-1-1
VideoPhone users dial 1-800-230-6977



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VetConnection

Find various resources for Veterans and their Family Members at VetConnection.  

Resources at VetConnection:

  • jobs
  • healthcare
  • job training
  • education
  • housing assistance
  • financial guidance
  • legal advice
  • more

For more information visit www.vetconnection.org.



State Operation Recognition-Diploma Program West Virginia: Under State Code §18-2-34

State Operation Recognition-Diploma Program West Virginia:  Under State Code §18-2-34 provides for the awarding of high school diplomas, either by the county board in the county in which the Veteran resides or the county in which the Veteran would have received his or her diploma, whichever location the Veteran chooses, to any surviving World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam Conflict Veteran who meets eligibility requirements. 

Click Here for eligibility and application instructions http://www.veterans.wv.gov/Pages/OperationRecognition.aspx.



US Dept. of Labor-West Virginia Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

The purpose of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.

Click here for more information.