- Military One Source
- Counseling, Money Matters, Childern & Youth,
Deployment or Spouse Employment. Provided at no cost by the Department of
Defense to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and their family members.
ARMY - MARINE CORPS - NAVY - AIR FORCE - COAST
GUARD - NATIONAL/AIR GUARD - RESERVES
Military One Source Local
Cheryl Courtright, California
JFSAP, Los Alamitos, Ca.
Phone:562-795-2866 | Cell: 714-248-1210 | FAX: 888-522-6411
- Military Assistance Program (MAP)
- The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the
outstretched hand between the VFW and active duty, Guard, and Reserve military
units. MAP offers grants to VFW Posts who participate in military unit
functions, such as sponsoring "Farewell and Welcome Home Activities," "Family
Readiness Group" events, or other sponsorship ideas.
MAP also links
with VFWs Operation Uplink and Unmet Needs programs to create an all-star
team of military assistance. MAP and Operation Uplink have provided more than
200 computers to set up Internet Cafes where servicemembers families may
e-mail their deployed loved ones.
In addition, MAP has forged
partnerships with various service providers, including www.vetjobs.com, aimed
at providing the transitioning service member with relocation and employment
For more information, call the MAP office at (816)
756-3390, ext 211; Fax: (816) 968-2779 or email: email@example.com
- VFW Operation Uplink
- Operation Uplink was launched in 1996 to connect
active-duty troops and hospitalized veterans with their loved ones. The program
uses contributions from supporters to purchase phone time for the men and women
who are serving -- or have served -- this great nation, as well as hospitalized
Initially, VFW Operation Uplink exclusively distributed phone
cards. In 2006, in response to growing demand, VFW began hosting Free
Call Days. [See Free Call Day schedule] Now, every month of the year,
troops can call homeat no chargefrom Internet cafes throughout
Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Millions of minutes already have been provided!
Traditional phone cards are still being provided at military hospitals
and VA facilities, as well as to troops in regions not served by the Free
Since the program began, the Veterans of Foreign Wars
has provided deployed servicemembers and hospitalized veterans with millions of
minutes of free phone time. The unique program is part of VFW National Military
Services, which includes other initiatives that boost morale, aid struggling
military families and encourage troop support.
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- Unmet Needs
- With the help of corporate sponsors, the VFW Foundation
receives funding to establish, administer and promote the Unmet Needs Program.
But these corporate gifts will fall short of military families
critical needs, and the program will be mostly funded by individual donations
from people like you.
Funds from donations are available to the five
branches of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard), as well
as members of the Reserves and National Guard. Funds awarded by the program are
offered in the form of grants--not loans--so recipients dont need to
repay them. As they are typically less than $2,500, there is little chance that
they will affect the recipients taxes. For more information, please click
on a links below: