United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

Military Family Support

Published Feb. 9, 2011
"Across America, military families inspire us all with their courage, strength, and deep devotion to our country."
President Barack Obama, Nov. 1, 2010 | Story
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bruce Scott, his wife, Mary, their six children, son-in-law, and two grandchildren, pose for a photograph at their home in Lorton, Va. The Scott children all chose to join the military, carrying on a legacy of active-duty service that’s lasted more than 130 years. Courtesy photo

Top Stories

Spouses to Share Employment Ups, Downs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 - Defense Department officials are inviting military spouses to air their state licensing issues and concerns via an online discussion board as part of an overall effort to boost spouses’ education and career opportunities. Story

Leaders Look to Protect Best MWR Programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - The leaders of the services’ morale, welfare, and recreation departments pledged to sustain military families’ best programs while searching for ways to deal with budget cuts. Story

DOD Takes Steps to Combat Childhood Obesity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - The Defense Department has joined forces with the nation to combat a childhood obesity epidemic that not only is a matter of health or nutrition, but also is a national security issue. Story

VA Provides Benefits to Veterans' Caregivers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - The Veterans Affairs Department is launching the first of a series of new and enhanced services supporting family caregivers of ill and injured veterans. Story

Site Links Unemployed Vets, Spouses to Jobs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - Unemployed veterans, wounded warriors, reserve-component service members and their spouses searching for jobs can find one-stop shopping at a Web portal designed just for them. Story

Army Wife Deals With Stress, Helps Others

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - Sheri Hall, who served as a co-facilitator for a Significant Others Support Group, uses her experiences as an Army wife to help other military spouses and families cope with the stresses of wartime deployments. Story

Women Learn to Fight Stress from Home Front

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - A group of current and future military wives are gaining the resilience skills to help them cope with the stresses of family life in a time of war. Story

More News Stories

Blogs

Family Matters Blog: Carol Bowers

Spouses’ Employers Eligible
For DOD Patriot Award

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 - The Employers of National Guard and Reserve program is offering a new opportunity for military spouses. For the first time, military spouses can nominate their employers for the Patriot Award. Blog

Family Matters Blog: Elaine Wilson

VA Launches New Program
To Help Caregivers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2011 - If you had a number you could call to assist you, as a caregiver in a military family, would you use it? The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes you will. Blog

Family Matters Blog: Elaine Wilson

Family Feedback Helps
Shape New Support Directive

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - In this blog, guest blogger Vivian, a Navy veteran and spouse, writes about the power of military family feedback and shares how a survey she helped to implement was used as a reference in the president’s new family support directive. Blog

Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby

Stressed Out?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 - In this blog, meet Sheri Hall, an Army spouse who is helping other military families understand how to deal with combat stress in a family member and take care of themselves as well. Blog

Robert L. Gordon III

Officials Seek Spouse Input
On State Licensing Process

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 - Military spouses, we need to hear from you! You are part of a talented and amazing work force, but as you know, military life can make it tough to maintain a career. Blog

More Blog Articles

Additional Links

Stay Connected