Military Family Network works with many organizations who help military families stay connected and informed.
Please help support these great organizations.
Fathers today play a greater role with their families and children than ever before. However, military dads and dads-to-be are often separated from their families for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, there are very few resources for military (and deployed civilian) fathers, who are looking for guidance on how to be in close touch with their families back home.
THE MILITARY FATHER, written by the country's leading authority on fatherhood, will fill that gap, providing deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.
Their Mission: To build and sustain the morale of deployed troops, enabling them to complete their missions with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.
Their Values: Operation Troop Appreciation is dedicated to members of our Armed Forces serving and sacrificing for our country. By providing them with "wish list" items that contribute to their morale, we present a united front to our deployed military by supporting them as individuals.
Welcome to Gift From Within:
An International Nonprofit Organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization
"Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within" Franz Kafka
Gift From Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.
Gift From Within develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website.
Gift From Within maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support and is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) public charity, eligible to receive tax-exempt grants, gifts, and donations.
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A Backpack Journalist on Facebook
A Backpack Journalist™ program provides educational and emotional support for Military Youth 12-18 through the deployment cycle, including reintegration and provides training on various media to allow youth to express themselves and help connect with their parents/family/other youth.
The curriculum of A Backpack Journalist provides youth hands-on experience, combining the basics of writing, photography, film making, songwriting, and poetry and gathering and reporting with the latest, greatest tech tools.
A Backpack Journalist uses lap tops with photo and songwriting editing, graphic and production software; portable, wireless networking; digital cameras and pocket camcorders and cell phones. CANON, USA provides our team with digital film cameras when we travel and need to film!
Association of The US Army Family Programs
AUSA's Family Programs Directorate works on behalf of Army families through installation visits, information gathering, supporting family readiness activities and hosting Military Family Forums.
AUSA recommends several ways of supporting our troops this holiday season. Click below to find out how you can support "Any Service Member" through the purchase of a gift certificate or phone card with The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Or, you may wish to support a local AUSA Chapter fundraiser in support of our troops through a direct donation or by becoming an AUSA member.
United We Serve
In support of his United We Serve initiative, President Obama and NFL stars Drew Brees, DeMarcus Ware, and Troy Polamalu team up to highlight the importance of fitness for America's children.
The NFL's Play 60 initiative stresses that young people can live a healthy lifestyle by engaging in 60 minutes of physical activity a day. The President's United We Serve initiative encourages all Americans to get engaged in their communities and help create a brighter future for our nation's youth through service.
ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.
ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,800 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, service members and their families.
Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.