The Anchor Scholarship is available to dependents of service members who have served a minimum of six years in a unit under the administrative control of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet or U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
If you are in the military and forced to move from your rental property due to foreclosure, HERA can help. The authority for the military to fund household goods shipments for service members forced to move due to landlord foreclosure is found in the Homeowner's Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) redesigned the Web site for Project FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) to better serve military families trying to cope with stress associated with multiple overseas deployments. FOCUS offers family friendly information that will benefit military families.
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
The Defense Commissary Agency with headquarters at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings worth more than $4,400 annually for a family of four. A core military family support element and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
These services include self-help materials, information and referral services, military life skills education, and counseling for individuals, couples and families. Services are available online 24/7, and in community settings during scheduled business hours.
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. It was established by Congress in the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 and offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans.
Total Force Family Readiness is a critical issue for the Department of Defense. Quality of life and family matters are priority issues for the Secretary and the services. The Department's ability to assist service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long term deployments is paramount to sustaining mission capabilities and mission readiness.
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
If you are a servicemember, retiree, or dependent, DEERS registration is the key to getting your TRICARE benefits eligibility established. DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits
BUPERS Online is a single point of entry application for logging into numerous web-based applications maintained by the Naval Personnel Command in Millington, TN. As applications are added, you will login once, and then be able to pass from application to application without the need for multiple logins.
About Family Matters Blog
Elaine Wilson, editor and writer for American Forces Press Services, launched the “Family Matters” blog to provide resources and support to military families, as well as to encourage a dialogue on topics ranging from deployments and separations to the challenges of everyday life.
AFPS started as a weekly collection of articles distributed by mail to military newspaper editors worldwide, and has grown into a timely news service available on the World Wide Web. Press service stories are available for use inside and outside the military on the Defense Department’s Web site, www.defense.gov/news, as well as through free e-mail subscriptions, RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter. Publishing more than 3,000 news and feature articles annually, AFPS covers developments affecting servicemembers and their families, reports from the scene when senior leaders travel, and uses selected articles from the services and military units to tell the Defense Department’s story. Now, AFPS has launched its first blog, soon to be followed by more blogs on subjects of interest and concern to servicemembers and their families.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for Sailors, Navy spouses and their families to access information about the Navy communities in which they reside or to which they may be relocating.
Navy Safe Harbor is the Navy's lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership, we provide a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of our Shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities.
TRICARE Online (TOL) is brought to you by your local Military Treatment Facility (MTF), its civilian Managed Care Partner, and the Department of Defense. These entities from the TRICARE Healthcare Team are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible.
Registered users enjoy access to a customized TRICARE Online home page.