October 2017 Newsletter
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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No relationship is perfect, but everyone deserves to be safe at home. The military leadership is committed to ending domestic violence and helping service members build strong families. You can help by learning to identify signs of domestic violence and what to do if you suspect abuse.

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Hit the Delete Button on Cyberstress

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Digital media has many great uses, but can also be a source of negative stress. Learn how Military OneSource non-medical counseling can help you manage cyberstress and keep your online time positive.

Find relief from online stress

Reintroducing Military OneSource

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The newly redesigned Military OneSource website has launched. The site has a fresh look and feel, improved navigation and easier access to information and support from experts who understand military life. Check out the one source for connecting you to your best MilLife.

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Bullying needs to be addressed and stopped, but it is important to help the bully and address the reasons for this behavior before it worsens. October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month- learn about helping both the bullied and the bully in "Bullying: How to Identify and Address Peer Agression."

Stop bullying

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The Commissary: 150 Years of Deals

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Since 1867, commissaries have been offering service members and their families tax-free shopping and discount goods. The commissary system is celebrating 150 years of service with even more great deals in 2017, so see what they have in store for you.

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Job Resources for Military Spouses

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If you're a military spouse looking for employment, check out the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. They can connect you with education and training tools, career coaching, job opportunities and hiring events, as well as employment preparation resources such as resume review and practice interviews. And all of this is at no cost to you.

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Financial Planning for Different Generations

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Did you know that the way we manage money is influenced by our generation? This webinar from the Military Families Learning Network will look at how different generations view finances and what tools they use for financial planning. Register and join us on Oct. 31.

Day of the Deployed

Oct. 26 – National Day of the Deployed – we remember the brave men and women who sacrifice to defend our country by serving away from home.

Retirement Q&A

The Blended Retirement System goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Learn how it impacts you. Join the Facebook Q&A on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. EDT.

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I liked that the counselor set up an early appointment for us so my spouse deployed overseas didn’t have to stay up late.

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Coping with Stress

Join the Dynamic Group Discussion on Oct. 18 to explore ways military couples can cope with the stress in their lives.

Happy Birthday, Navy

Originally called the Continental Navy, the U.S. Navy began defending our country on Oct. 13, 1775.

Tax Tip

Reservists may be able to deduct their unreimbursed travel expenses on Form 2106. Learn more.

INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY

Find programs and services at your local installation.

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