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Celebrating Our Veterans With “Apps for Heroes”

Last Wednesday, we joined Dr. Jill Biden at the Code for America headquarters, a non-profit startup that has attracted dozens of civic-minded software developers spending a year building new products and services – powered, in part, by open government data – to improve the lives of everyday Americans.Full Story

Program Will Help Transitioning Troops Get Jobs

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.Full Story

Helping Employers Connect to Job Seeking Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

In June 2011, Dr. Biden launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership with close to 60 companies. Full Story

How is the Mental Health Services at the VA Community Clinic?
We Need Your Feedback! July 19th, 2012 10:15 - 11:15 Please contact Dean Cotton, CDA CBOC Manager at 208-665-1705 or Tamira Maciosek at 208-665-1700...
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The Army OneSource Virtual World the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.
The Army OneSource Community is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families wor...
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OMK Presents Military Family Camp
Military Family Camp: 27-29 July For more information contact: 208-334-2332 FAX: 208-364-4037 E-Mail: omk@uidaho.edu www.4h.uidaho.edu/omk www.op...
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Welcome Intro for Idaho

Welcome to the Idaho community support page! I am Sheila and I am the Community Support Coordinator for the state of Idaho. As a Community Support Coordinator, I travel throughout the state supporting various military events and connecting the geographically dispersed Soldiers and their Families with resources closest to where they live. I work closely with many of your community leaders and Family Programs staff to develop and discover resources for you throughout the state. If there is a resource that would be beneficial to any Army Family, please contact your Family Programs office and ask that they forward this information on to me.

It is my pleasure to service this great state and I look forward to working with everyone.

Thank you for visiting the Idaho Community Support page and please look for more exciting news updates soon!

MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxesVeterans and active duty military can join millions of their fellow Americans and save money at tax time. MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance both online and in person for qualified individuals and families earning $58,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com is the only free online tax preparation and filing service available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., allowing users to file both a federal and state return no matter where they live. Learn more at myfreetaxes.com/ArmyOneSource.

These cities have an IRS certified tax coach onsite in a Veterans organization to assist Service members, Veterans and their Family members with preparing their own taxes through MyFreeTaxes.

  • Washington DC – VA Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Dallas, TX – Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Atlanta, GA – Ft. McPherson Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Nashville, TN - Operation Stand Down
  • Detroit, MI – VA Hospital & Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Jacksonville, FL – City of Jax Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services
  • Chicago, IL – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff
  • Los Angeles, CA – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff

MyFreeTaxes Flyer

 

Download the MyFreeTaxes Flyer for more information.







Our Military Kids - National Guard Families Eligible for Grants!

Our Military KidsAttention National Guard Families! Our Military Kids wants to help your family through this deployment. 

If you have a child ages 5 to 18 whose parent is currently deployed overseas with the National Guard (180-day deployments for Army, 120-day deployments for Air), your child is eligible for a grant. The grants, which can be up to $500, will pay for up to six months of an extracurricular activity of your choice. This includes sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs – almost any activity other than religious programs, daycare, and private school tuition.

The process is simple.

Click here to select the appropriate one page application.

  • Download and complete the application, send it to Our Military Kids – along with copies of three supporting documents:

1) A copy of the Title 10 deployment orders;

2) A form of ID for your child that proves dependency to the service member – we accept a Military ID, birth certificate, or 1172 DEERS form;

3) Fee/pricing information that clearly states the cost of the activity of your choice – a flyer, brochure, invoice, etc.

  • After Our Military Kids receives your application and documents, a check is sent within 14 days directly to the service provider of the activity.

Visit Our Military Kids FAQ page for any questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question, call the Our Military Kids office at (703) 734-6654.  Keep in mind – Our Military Kids can only provide grants to children with a parent who is currently deployed – if your service member has yet to deploy, or has already returned home, the child is not eligible.

Our Military Kids looks forward to recognizing our littlest warriors for their service to our country!



Source: Idaho Statesman (www.idahostatesman.com)
Published: November 10, 2012 

CWO Joshua Tillery's sacrifice and his family's work to see his legacy lives on in helping other vets.

Treasure Valley Veterans Resource Network Community Services Guide

Find resources and contact information for various Veterans resources such as children's services, employment assistance VA military benefits and many more. Click on the link to view or download the guide.



Couples Resiliency Opportunity

Couples ResiliencyHosted by Families ETC, a nonprofit, training clinic.

Please join us during this pilot weekend. We are offering a Strength-based program for couples who have experienced difficult times.

10am-5pm, 3rd Saturday of odd months. First one begins June 2, 2012. Click on link below for more details and registration information.



Homeless Veterans: Bright Star Grant Alert

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department of Labor or USDOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announces a grant competition to provide job training, counseling, and placement services (including job readiness, literacy, and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force. Under this solicitation, VETS anticipates that up to $15 million will be available for Urban and Non-Urban grants with awards ranging from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum award of $300,000 for Urban grants and a minimum award of $100,000 to maximum award of $200,000 for Non-Urban grants.



Idaho Family Assistance Center

Idaho FACThe Idaho Family Assistance Center serves our Military Members and their Families. Representatives are subject-matter specialists on matters of importance to military families. We can provide you with information; refer you to the appropriate agency; and provide information on ID Cards, DEERS Enrollment, TRICARE, and much more. Whether you need information about the local American Red Cross or VA Benefits, your FAC Specialist can help.

Stay connected with your local Family Center so that you can stay informed on the latest military discounts or specials, events, youth activities and more.



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