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Military families are stationed all over the world and may not always have family nearby to help when disaster strikes. No one wants to think about worst case scenarios; however, you’ll have peace of mind when you take the time to create an emergency plan for your family.

Military OneSource gives you guidance on what you need to know to prepare for any kind of emergency.

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For detailed information on DOD health care services and benefits for military members, retirees and their families who are beneficiaries of the Military Health System, please visit these DOD websites:

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There are many outstanding nonprofit organizations that provide no-cost support and services to members of the military and veteran community. Although the DOD is not able to endorse or recommend individual organizations, some of these organizations may be found at these links:

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Military OneSource is the 24/7 connection to information, answers and support for military members and their families working to reach their goals, overcome challenges, and thrive as members of our military community.

Military OneSource also offers portals with information and services pertinent to each military service branch at

In addition to Military OneSource, DOD operates a network of websites that offer specific assistance for military members and families:

American Forces Travel:

Blog Brigade:

DOD Customer Moving Portal:

Education Directory for Children with Special Needs:

Exceptional Military Family Program:

MilitaryChildCare Portal:

Military Installation Resource Directory:

Military Spouse Employment Partnership:

Military Life Learning:

MyCareer Advancement:

Plan My Deployment:

Plan My Move:

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities:

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The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the Nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.

The USCIS website contains helpful information about laws, policies, and procedures for non-citizen members of the military and veteran community seeking to become naturalized United States citizens. Link:

USCIS also operates a helpline toll-free military helpline, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645, TTY 800-877-8339) and e-mail address at exclusively for current members of the military and their families, as well as veterans. 


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Service members and their families have proven their strength in weathering unique issues, such as frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. Because everyone struggles now and then, the Department of Defense provides confidential non-medical counseling, specialty consultations and other forms of free confidential help to service members, immediate family members and in some cases, Department of Defense civilians. Confidential help is available in person, via secure video, over the phone and online. Learn more at Military OneSource:


Military Crisis Line

If you have an immediate need or are currently in crisis, call the Military Crisis Line for support at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1). The MCL is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects service members in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring responders.

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a military veteran in crisis or are concerned about a veteran who is, The Department of Veterans Affairs also offers confidential free support from caring, qualified responders, many of whom are veterans themselves.


Phone:  1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Text:  838255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4889. This hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Your call is free and confidential. 


Psychological Health Center of Excellence

Get the information you need with the Real Warriors Live Chat. A trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide the guidance and resources you are looking for. Access our privacy policies and disclaimers to see our commitment to your confidentiality.

Call: 1-800-273-8255 

This link takes you directly to the Real Warriors Live Chat line:

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