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March 2016
Newsletter

To Extend or Not to Extend – The Big Tax Question

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Filing for an extension might be the best option for you this year. Maybe you are living outside the United States or serving in a combat zone. Or maybe you just need a little extra time to knock your taxes into shape. Let Military OneSource tax consultants help you do the math on whether you should file a tax extension.

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Moving? Explore Your New Location Before You Get There

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Whether it is time to PCS or make another move, relocating is a big step. Military OneSource is pleased to offer access to an online community explorer tool to help you research your new location. Eligible users can log in to explore today.

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Making a Difference for Military Families

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The Department of Defense-State Liaison Office works with state governments to help make your state-to-state moves and transitions from the military a bit easier. They work to improve your life in areas like employment, professional licensure, legal services, education, health care and more.

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Let the Moving Begin

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Tap into all the online and on-site resources you need to get your PCS move off the ground (and into your packing boxes). In "Resources for Smoother Moves," learn what's available through your installation's Military and Family Support Center and discover online tools for planning and tracking your move. Let us help make your next move your best move.

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Free Tax Services Available

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Don't spend your hard-earned money on tax services this year. Military OneSource provides free financial counseling, tax consultations, and secure online tax preparation and filing for eligible service members, their families and survivors. Call 800-342-9647 today or visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program location near you.

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Bust a Move

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Moving just got easier. Military OneSource's spouse relocation and transition specialty consultants provide free support services, tools and resources to give you a personalized plan for your next move or transition.

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Get a Read on Audiobooks and eBooks

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The Morale,Welfare and Recreation Digital Library’s location, hours and offerings are unbeatable. Access it wherever you are, at any time of day or night, to enjoy thousands of audiobooks and eBooks. Find titles appealing to a wide range of ages and interests.

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Turn off Technology, Tune in to Family Time

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Challenge your family to keep together-time distraction-free for seven days — no screens — which may not be as easy as it sounds. Blog about the challenges and benefits your family experienced. Look at a sample blog and then send us your family story for Blog Brigade.

For Service Providers
Military Families Learning Network

Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

Military Families Learning Network

The MFLN allows service providers to collaborate on issues unique to military families. Catch the webinars "Identity Theft: How to Reduce Your Risk" and "Building Community Partnerships to Meet Transitioning Service Member and Family Needs." See the full list on the MFLN website.

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LinkedIn Spouse Group

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Join the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Spouse Group on LinkedIn to connect one on one with employers who want to hire you. Engage directly with certified career counselors from the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program for the latest in employment trends and advice.

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Capital Gains Tax

Did You Know?

Many military families buy a home knowing they'll have to sell it when their next PCS comes around. It pays to know about capital gains tax ahead of time.

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Land Your Dream Job

Don't let a PCS move keep you from following your career path. Master your post-move job search.

Inner Entrepreneur

Our entrepreneurship webinar series offers insider information on everything from business plans and taxes to marketing and social media.

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New Advocate Coming

Did You Know?

Keep an eye out for The Exceptional Advocate eNewsletter redesign — better format, same great content — in late March.

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You've Got Choices

Did You Know?

Get the full story on your housing options, on and off the installation, before your next PCS.

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From Military OneSource

Since October, more than 1,150 participants have reached out to chat online with our consultants.

Tackle Tobacco

Help young people stamp out tobacco use and take a stand for their health on Kick Butts Day, March 16, 2016.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"I have really learned a great deal about financial stewardship and planning through our sessions."

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Event Support

Did You Know?

Service providers can request on-demand support from the Military and Family Life Counseling Program for installation events.

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Financial Help Is Here

Take advantage of personal financial counseling, and get on the road to better money management today.

National Nutrition Month ®

Feel better, learn faster and perform higher. Make eating breakfast a priority this month and throughout 2016.

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Friend Request

Did You Know?

Follow us on your favorite social media channels. Listen to a podcast or catch a webinar. Follow, like, comment, repeat.

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INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY

Find programs and services at your local installation.

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Service members, family members, surviving family members, service providers and leaders rely on Military OneSource for policy, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools and support. All in one place, empowering our military community.