August 2017 Newsletter
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Ease Back-to-School Transitions With an Education Consultant

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Ensure a successful beginning to your child's school year by working with an education consultant. They can provide answers to your questions, refer you to services that meet your needs and connect you with a variety of resources.

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Take Command of Your Deployment

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Whether you are on your first deployment or your fourth, make all phases successful by being informed and prepared. Read these tips for sustaining mission and family readiness during deployment.

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Honoring Purple Heart Day

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The 235th anniversary of the Purple Heart, Aug. 7, honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed during war or conflict. Nearly 2 million have been awarded by U.S. presidents since its inception.

Honor Purple Heart Day

Introducing the New Military OneSource Website

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The newly redesigned Military OneSource website launches this month with a new look and feel, improved navigation, and easier access to information and support from experts who understand the military life. The new design is more responsive to mobile devices. Check out the one source for connecting you to your best MilLife.

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

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Health and happiness begin with nutrition. The right foods also help you stay mission ready. Shop at your local farmers market for fresh produce at a reasonable price. National Farmers Market Week is August 6 to 12 — a perfect time to eat fresh!

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Blue Star Museums

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Thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative, active-duty military personnel, National Guard and reservists and their families can enjoy a great museum adventure at no cost. Find a participating museum near you.

For Service Providers
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MFLN Virtual Conference

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Change can be hard. Do you feel change accelerating in your professional or personal life? Do you thrive on workplace change? Join the Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference to LEARN strategies for managing change, GROW your understanding of your capacity for change and begin to THRIVE as you connect with colleagues facing similar challenges. Save Sept. 26-29 to join the MFLN for a free Virtual Conference on "Learning Through Change."

The Invictus Games

The Invictus Games, Sept. 23-30, brings awareness and respect to wounded, ill and injured service members.

Have Fun With MWR

Enjoy the last days of summer with some boating, horseback riding or golfing. MWR has something for everyone.

MilParent Power Tips

From choosing the right foods to safe sleeping environments, here are 19 tips to help you step up your parenting.

Couples: Stop Fighting!

Deepen your connection with your partner at the Aug. 16 dynamic group discussion.

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Tax Tip

Service members leaving the military and looking for work may be able to deduct some job search expenses.

INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY

Find programs and services at your local installation.

View a directory of installations