Hello and welcome to the Maryland Community Support page. My name is Nila and I am the Community Support Coordinator for Maryland. My goal with Army OneSource is to provide resources and support services and to implement a proactive and integrated program to ensure all customers receive the same quality of service and support from the closest component resource.
Attention 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!
Published October 26, 2012
WASHINGTON – The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown.
One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he's here to find a community. "Forgive me," an Iraq war veteran begins haltingly. "I have to use notes. I have a brain injury."
The students are participants in a veterans writing seminar at George Washington University, where for two days they immerse themselves in the basics of the craft and learn how to plumb for therapeutic and creative purposes their experiences in places like Iraq, Bosnia and Vietnam. The class is a non-credit weekend seminar open to veterans and their relatives, but the university plans to soon adapt the model into a for-credit semester-long course for student veterans.
The seminar is part of a trend of veterans-only courses offered at colleges and universities, part of a concerted effort to cater to a population that tends to be older, more experienced and farther removed from the classroom than traditional undergraduates.
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Spring Training isn’t just for athletes – study for the upcoming SAT and ACT exams now!
Thanks to the support of professional athletes from MLB, eKnowledge is donating $200 SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs to help students prepare for college entrance exams.
The eKnowledge SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ programs come in a single DVD and include more than 11 hours of video instruction, 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions, and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
The donation project is in alliance with the Department of Defense, and supported by 75 groups, athletes and organizations. eKnowledge has donated 200,000 programs with a value of $38 million at no profit to the company.
To order your donated DVD online: www.eKnowledge.com/USO
to order by telephone call: 951-256-4076
NOTE: you must use this special link to obtain the Military discount!
*There is a nominal charge of $17.55 per standard SAT or ACT program for the cost of materials, processing, distribution and customer service.
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