The U.S. Military
Resources for Families in the Military
By Sarah Lane
Aug 14, 2011, 3:19pm

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Resources for Families in the Military

One of our staff members made a sticker to go on the back of his vehicle that says “Land of the Free Because of the Brave.” These resources were compiled with idea that the families of the men and women serving our country in the United States Military would have access to specific information pertaining to them. The Staff at ClassBrain appreciates and respects what it takes to be a member of the Armed Forces and we thank those who protect our rights and freedom every day.

The Voice for Military Families
This national organization is dedicated to identifying and resolving issues of concern to military families. Their mission: To serve the families of the seven uniformed services through education, information and advocacy.
Source:       National Military Family Association

Military Resources
The military has a wide range of departments and resources which can provide personal and spiritual assistance to individual servicemembers and their families.
Source:       Military Advantage, Inc.

Air Force Link
The official website of the United States Air Force provides current Air Force and Department of Defense news, Air Force history, headquarters, major commands,
organizations, and information on its career and educational options. There are links to Air Force publications, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, and
other related resources.
Source:       United States Air Force
U.S. and Coalition Casualties
This site from CNN lists confirmed coalition deaths in the war in Iraq. The list includes the names of the U.S. and British troops whose families have been notified. The person’s name, age, unit, hometown, details of death, and a
photograph are included.
Source:       Cable News Network

Geneva Convention
The complete text of this instrument of international human rights for prisoners of war (POWs), went into effect on October 21, 1950. This is from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Source:       The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

United States Marine Corps
Here you’ll find current news, featured stories, information about family services, and Marine Corps publications. There are also links to information on headquarters, officer biographies, unit locations, recruiting, and more.
Source:       United States Marine Corps

Support American Troops Overseas
These are contacts for volunteering or making donations to support U.S. troops in Iraq and their families. There are many ways to let American troops in the Middle East know that their courage does not go unnoticed, and that our hopes and prayers travel with them, across the globe.
Source:       The Network for Good

The United States Army
This official website of the U.S. Army has thousands of resources including service and information, current news, leadership, headquarters, installations, education, and careers. There are also numerous guides and references.
Source:       The United States Army
U. S. Coast Guard
This official site has current Coast Guard news, services, jobs, and history, including facts and timelines on its establishment in 1789. Also included is information on its people, the Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Institute, headquarters, retirees, and Units.
Source:       United States Coast Guard

United States Navy
This site has current news and information about the U.S. Navy and contains an A-Z index of all matters related to Navy life past and present, leaders, education and careers options, lifelines (including Operation Dear Abby), and more.
Source:       United States Navy
Pledge of Abstinence 
The Pledge of Abstinence is a simple gesture that lets the troops know that as long as they’re gone it’s not business as usual for you and that you will be thinking of them until they get back. Let them know you're doing more than talking about the war or watching it on television.

ClassBrain Military Tool Kits
Be sure to check out the Guard & Reserve Family Readiness Programs Toolkit for Service Members, as well as the one for Family Members. It’s a way to make sure your life is organized during this time.

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