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Resources for Military Families

Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the United States Air Force. The Society has promoted the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that improve quality of life for Airmen and their families.

Air Force Personnel Center offers a wealth of information including Airman and Family Readiness Flight (A&FRF) programs and services, benefits and pay, and many helpful links.

Air Force Retirees Services manages the Air Force Retiree Activities Program and the Survivor Benefit Plan; supports the Air Force Retiree Council; and advises the Air Force retirement community via various means of communication including the Afterburner, News for USAF Retired Personnel, and postings on the Internet.

Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA) is a joint initiative of the Armed Forces legal assistance offices that aims to provide general legal information to the military community to enhance its readiness. The information provided through this Web site is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. 

Army Emergency Relief is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER's sole mission is to help soldiers and their dependents. 
 
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family. While CGMA works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, it is an independent organization. Its mission is to promote the financial stability and general well being of Coast Guard people through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling.

Coast Guard Office of Work-Life is managed by the Office of Work-Life, a Headquarters program manager staff within the Health and Safety Directorate. This staff is responsible for establishing, developing and promulgating Work-Life policy and interpreting program standards for Coast Guard-wide implementation. The overall objective is to support the well-being of active duty, reserve and civilian employees and family members.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ensures that military personnel and their families have a voice at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Military life can have some extra challenges that can sometimes have powerful financial repercussions.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the Consumer offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights. 

Military One Source is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need! 

Military Money Magazine 
explores such personal finance issues as money management, home and family life for military families, education and career advice, deployment and relocation, and transitioning to the civilian world. Find specific consumer Information on credit and money.

Military Saves encourages the military community to meet immediate needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction.

My Army Benefits is your official Army benefits resource for the Regular Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Family Members and Retirees. 

My Army One Source provides accurate and up-to-date articles and information on various topics…from Army customs, home and personal safety, managing deployment to understanding military pay. 

My Military and Money is a joint effort between the Better Business Bureau and McGraw Hill Financial in support of the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative.  The website provides members of the military and their families’ access to essential resources and tools to help them make informed decisions about money.  A free mobile App is also available through iTunes and Google Play store.

Mymoney.gov is the Federal Government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money - how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals. You can use the resources on this site to learn how to do these things and manage your money better. 

National Association of Insurance Commissioners addresses insurance issues for military personnel. 

National Military Family Association (NMFA) is dedicated to serving the families and survivors of the seven uniformed services through education, information and advocacy. NMFA’s “Money” provides a wide range of information that will help you take control of your personal finances by connecting you to services and materials helpful to service members and their families when dealing with financial matters. 

Navy Fleet and Family Support Center provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. NFFSC provides the right services at the right time, to strengthen personal and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need.

Navy 311 is a single point of customer service entry into the shore infrastructure and network of Fleet support providers, helping sailors any time, any where, any question.  As a 24/7/365 gateway, Navy311 addressed the following issues and more:

  • Systems and equipment: (e.g., hull, mechanical and electrical, weapon systems, IT, technical data).
  • Quality of life: (e.g., medical and chaplain care).
  • Personnel: (e.g., career, manpower, training).
  • Supply and logistics: (e.g., requisition follow-ups, ordnance, food service, household goods).
  • Installations and facilities: (e.g., environmental, public works, community support).

OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. 

SaveAndInvest.org is a free service of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation—helping protect you from investment fraud and providing information to help you confidently handle your finances.

Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) for Military Personnel and Their Families. The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has teamed with the NASD Investor Education Foundation and the Department of Defense on a multi-faceted financial education program serving members of the military and their families.