Military OneSource

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Military OneSource is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users.

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Services

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First Lady Jill Biden touring a Military OneSource facility in Virginia in 2021

Military OneSource services include:

Military OneSource services supplement existing service-branch and installation resources. Language-interpretation services are available. Service members and their families can access the program at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil [1] or by calling 1-800-342-9647. International dialing instructions are also listed on the website.

Administration

Military OneSource is administered as a commercial employee assistance program by ValueOptions under contract to the Department of Defense. [2] ValueOptions took over the contract from Ceridian in 2011. [3]

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Community Action Services and Food Bank

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Friends-International

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Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

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The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) led program that provides information and training to ensure service members transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life - whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business.

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Intimate partner violence (IPV), is defined as physical and sexual violence or threat of violence, intimidation, or coercion that occurs between past or current intimate partners. Perpetrators of violence may use coercion tactics to keep the partner in the home. These tactics could include threatening harm to a family pet or threatening to take custody of children if the partner attempts to leave. IPV is a serious public health concern in the United States and one that has the potential to affect an individual’s medical readiness. Within the military community, intimate relationships may be particularly vulnerable to occupation-stress that is specific to military operations. These demands might include frequent moves to undesirable locations or overseas, separation from extended family for unknown lengths of time, frequent variability in work schedule, long hours, career uncertainty, mission ambiguity, training environments meant to simulate varying operational environments, and risk that is inherent to the field. Although there are programs in place designed to support the family unit, the stress of multiple deployments, combat exposure, and exposure to traumatic events cause additional strain on the family unit as service members reintegrate into the home environment following the return home from a deployment. Deployments bring additional stress on the family unit as two-parent homes transition to one-parent homes while attempting to maintain their semi-regular schedules.

References

  1. "Military OneSource". Military OneSource. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. "Performance Work Statement (PWS), Military Community and Family Support Services, Military OneSource (MOS) Program" (PDF). Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. "Military OneSource Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). Retrieved 10 November 2015.
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Military OneSource material being displayed in Hawaii in 2013