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July 2017

Blue Star Initiative Opens Doors to Museum Fun

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Each summer, more than 2,000 of museums across the country open their doors with free admission to service members and their families. All you need is your military ID for a great museum experience.

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There's Nothing Like a Good Book: A Summertime Pleasure

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Relaxing with a good book is one of summer's pleasures. Your installation library and digital library has print and digital titles to help you make the most of a summer afternoon.

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Caring for an Elder Across the Miles

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Are you a service member or military spouse trying to care for an older relative from afar? You may know first-hand how challenging this can be. As difficult as caregiving at a distance can be, there are strategies you can use to bridge the gap.

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The New Military OneSource Website is Coming

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You spoke and we listened. Military OneSource is getting a new look that guides you and your family to the tools and information you need. To keep you ready and resilient, check out the one source for connecting you to your best MilLife.

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The Story of the Fourth

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On July 4,1776, Congress formally declared the states independent at Independence Hall. As you celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and picnics, take a moment to remember the events leading to our country’s liberty and the men and women who served to preserve our freedom.

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Do Your PCS Recon With MilitaryINSTALLATIONS

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PCS on the horizon? Get to know your new duty station by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. Just enter the installation's name for facts, overviews, contacts and more. Contact the Military and Family Support Center at your installation for relocation assistance.

For Service Providers
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MFLN Webinars for July

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The Military Families Learning Network gives providers a forum to learn from each other. Check out these webinars: Behavioral Ethics and Personal Finance: A Discussion of Morality, Bias and Framing on July 11, and From Diapers to Diplomas: Exploring Resilience in Military Children on July 13. Learn more and register.

The Power of Play

During Park and Recreation Month, see how Morale, Welfare and Recreation can help you discover the power of play.

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Military OneSource is an invaluable tool for those situations when a service member needs someone to talk to.

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Making Your Needs Known

Learn how to communicate needs and preferences to you partner at the next dynamic group discussion on July 19.

Military Consumer Protection Month

July is Military Consumer Protection Month. Learn how to spend your money wisely and avoid financial scams.

Join the Blog Brigade

Read the Blog Brigade to discover what military spouses around the world are up to.

Tax Tip

The Earned Income Tax Credit may be worth up to $6,269 for low- and moderate-income service members.


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