These are the organizations that eMilitary feels are working hard to enhance the overall readiness and well-being of military families. We encourage all military members to join in their organizations and participate in their programs.
AUSA Family Programs
AUSA's Family Programs Directorate works on behalf of Army families through installation visits, information gathering, supporting family readiness activites and hosting Miltary Family Forums
The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
The Military Family Research Institute is a cross-departmental research program housed at Purdue University and funded by the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community and Family Policy. The mission of MFRI is to conduct interdisciplinary, multilevel research that provides insight into the impact of quality of life factors on military members and their families.
Military Child Education Coalition
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is working to solve the challenge of helping schools and military installations deliver accurate, timely information to meet transitioning parent and student needs, and in the development and education of children from military families. Our purpose is to share information in order to develop systems and processes to resolve transition issues for military students.
Army Family Liaison Office: Everything an FRG needs in one place!
Blue Star Mothers
We are mothers who have or have had children serving in the military .We are a non-profit service organization supporting each other, our children and promoting patriotism . An outstanding article listed in the DOD news link gives a short history about our organization and the Blue Star Banner. Feel free to visit our site and join us in our endeavors.
Gold Star Wives
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit national service organization, incorporated in the State of New York on December 15, 1945. GSW was granted a Federal Charter by Congress on December 4, 1980, recognizing this organization as "unique" and capable of providing a service not available from any other organization.
The Gold Star Wives of America Vision: We pledge to work diligently and unselfishly in the interest of all who have been called upon in a very personal way to share in the "last full measure of devotion" to our country and mankind.
A concise website supporting army spouses.
Operation Military Pride
U.S. Military Consumer Services Programs
National Military Family Association
American Military Members and Families http://www.geocities.com/ammaf_2000/frames.html
the latest news on new DoD and Service family support policy and programs. This
page also includes a short reference guide to the documents governing Family
Policy within DoD.
Defense Policy News
Department of Defense (DoD) Child Care Fee Ranges for
Family Center Program Interim Change. This directive-type
memorandum modifies the requirement to establish each of the separate baseline
services outlined in Section F.5., Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI)
1342.22, "Family Centers," dated December 30, 1992.
Guidance DoD Directive 1300.15, Military Funeral Support
DoD Instruction 1300.18, Military Personnel Casualty Matters, Policies and
DoD Directive 1342.17, DoD Family Policy.
Review of Military Compensation
New Social Compact: A reciprocal partnership between the
Department of Defense, service members, and families.
2001 Survey of Army Families
Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Achieve Greater Results From Air
Force Family Need Assessments. GAO-01-80. March 8,
10 US Code, Chapter 88, Military Family Programs and Military Child
Subchapter I -- Military Family Programs:
· Section 1781: Office of Family Policy
· Section 1782: Surveys of Military Families
· Section 1783: Family Members Serving on Advisory Committees
· Section 1784: Employment Opportunities for Military Spouses
· Section 1785: Youth Sponsorship Program
· Section 1786: Dependent Student Travel Within the United States
· Section 1787: Reporting of Child Abuse
Subchapter II -- Military Child Care·
Section 1791: Funding for Military Child
· Section 1792: Child Care Employees
· Section 1793: Parent Fees
· Section 1794: Child Abuse Prevention and Safety at
· Section 1795: Parent Partnerships with Child Development Centers
· Section 1796: Subsidies for Family Home Day Care
· Section 1797: Early Childhood Education Program
· Section 1798: Child Care Services and Youth Program Services for
Dependents: Financial Assistance for
· Section 1799: Child Care Services and Youth Program Services for
Dependents: Participation by Children and Youth