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April 2017

MilParent Power Strengthens Families

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The military community is also a parenting community. MilParent Power is all about learning and understanding kids, knowing when to ask for support and considering new strategies to empower your parenting.

(Empower your parenting)

Online Filing Tips with MilTax

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MilTax software makes it easy to complete and submit your tax return online. It’s free to service members and their families, and its calculations come with a 100 percent accuracy guarantee.

(Free tax help)

Honor Military Children in April

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April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to celebrate our children and youth, and recognize the sacrifices and contributions they make to our military community.

(Celebrate our kids)

Master Your Next Move with Military INSTALLATIONS

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Moving is a part of military life. The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS website provides you with information on installations and communities worldwide to answer your questions so you can get on with enjoying your new duty station.

(Get answers)

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Military Kids Connect®

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Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children ages 6-17 that supports kids dealing with the challenges of military life. The site offers activities, fun games, helpful videos and an online community. Learn how to get the most out of Military Kids Connect.

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Beta Site Now Has Confidential Help Resources

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Visit the recently updated Military OneSource beta website. We've created a sharp, streamlined design, enhanced search filtering by date and topic, and added new content about confidential help for the military community. Help us; tell us what you think.

For Service Providers
Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

The MFLN encourages providers to learn from each other. Sign up for these two April webinars: The ABCs of LGBT on April 13 and TRANSforming Conversations on April 20. Learn more on the MFLN website.

Purple Up!

April is Month of the Military Child. Celebrate military children by wearing purple on April 21.

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Did You Know?

Service Gold Star Advocates are now called Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representatives. Learn more.

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Free Admission to National Parks

During National Park Week, visit a park April 15-16 and 22-23 to get free admission.

Dynamic Discussion

Join our Dynamic Group Discussions for “Improving Communication With Your Spouse/Partner” on Wednesday, April 19. Learn more and register.

Go (Online) to the Library

Celebrate National Library Appreciation Week with a good book from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.

Tax Extensions

The IRS automatically extends tax deadlines for U.S. armed forces personnel that meets certain qualifications.


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