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August 2016

Blended Retirement System

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Changes are coming to the military retirement system on Jan. 1, 2018. Depending on when you joined the military, your retirement benefits may look different than you expected. Make sure you understand the changes and if they will impact you. Start by reading frequently asked questions about the new blended system and get your retirement facts straight.

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School Questions? Military OneSource Education Consultants Can Help

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Whether you're looking for the perfect preschool or wondering how to pay for college, the education consultants at Military OneSource can connect you with education resources to help you and your family.

(Connect with resources.)

Dynamic Group Discussions

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Grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink, pull up a chair and settle in for a group chat led by an expert. You'll come away with fresh insights about an issue that's important to you, and you'll do it without leaving your house.

Hack Your Mood

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Improving your mood just got easier. Give yourself a boost anytime and anywhere with MoodHacker and CoachHub.

These two interactive websites help you track and boost your mood while working toward and achieving your health goals. Check out this new video for more information.

For Service Providers and Leaders
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Join the Conversation Happening Now on Facebook

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Service providers, you're invited to connect with others in your professional network via Facebook. Be a part of the exchange of ideas, information and years of experience with other professionals serving the military community and the Department of Defense.

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Operation Back-to-School

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Prepare your child for the new school year with a plan to get ready, set and going for it, from school-supply buying to cool-clothes shopping.

(Start planning.)

For Service Providers and Leaders
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Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

Military Families Learning Network

The MFLN encourages providers to learn from each other. In August, check out the webinars "Personal Finance Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice — A Professional Dialogue" and "Picking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." See the full list.

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Military Child Care

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Choose a child care program that suits your family’s needs and sets your mind at ease. See what the Department of Defense offers on and off the installation for eligible families. Know your child is well cared for while you focus on mission and other responsibilities.

Understand Death Gratuity

Designated survivors of service members who die on active duty receive immediate financial assistance. Take this training to learn more.

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Great Schools for Kids

Did You Know?

Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide a top-notch education for military children. See what they have to offer.

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Bank on Family Time

Bank on Family Time

Don't let summer slip away. Enjoy family time with Morale, Welfare and Recreation without breaking the bank.

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More than 8,200 individuals attended Military OneSource webinars in fiscal year 2015.

Up to Your Standards

Read up on child care licensing and standards while searching for the best child care fit for your family.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"Huge shout out to Military OneSource for making me feel comfortable requesting counseling services for my son."

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K-12 Connections

Did You Know?

Build relationships with your child's school and stay on top of what's happening with your child's education.

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Invest in Your Future

Going back to school can help you expand your career opportunities and boost your earning power.


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