Family Member in the Military? There's a Resource for You

Today’s world is complicated enough, but when you’re part of a military family, there’s a whole new set of challenges. Thankfully, there are plenty of organizations and online communities geared toward supporting and providing resources for military spouses and children. Here are some worth exploring.

Online

iVillage’s Military Wives
This message board community is a vibrant and supportive resource for wives, girlfriends, mothers and friends of loved ones in the military. Message boards vary from Prayers & Positive Thoughts to Let It All Out, plus places where you’ll always find answers, like Military Questions & Issues.

Army Wife Network
 At over 25,000 members strong, this Facebook group is aimed at supporting and empowering wives of military men.

Military Homefront
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, plus policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers.

Military Money
Created as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's 2003 Financial Readiness Campaign, this site shares information on educational opportunities, education funding, saving, banking, investing, retirement and credit, as well as empowering career and lifestyle resources.

Books & Magazines

A Family's Guide to the Military for Dummies
A great resource to add to your bookshelf. Check out the corresponding Facebook fan page where author Sue Hoppin shares updated benefits and deals for military families.

Military Spouse Magazine
A print and online magazine specifically geared toward women whose husbands are in the military, it offers tips on how to handle deployment, money advice, relationships and more.

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