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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

The DoD is observing the 12th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, although awareness and prevention is a year-round effort.Full Story

AOS Transition Readiness Continuing Education Web Event Series

Preparing for transition from Military to civilian life isn’t always easy. For most, the big question is “What’s next?” and often times, followed by “How do I find a job?”Full Story

Saving for the Future, it’s never too late to start!

Do you feel like you are living on the edge financially? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Full Story

Our Military Kids

The mission of Our Military Kids, a national nonprofit organization, is to provide support to Military children of deployed National Guard and Military Reserve personnel as well as those children across all branches of service who have suffered grief or loss.Full Story

Military Parenting

The National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the Veterans Administration partnered together to develop an integrated mental health course for Military parents. Full Story

Army OneSource introduces Money Matters Mobile!
Money Matters Mobile is available now! Access the new financial readiness application through your SmartPhone browser today and begin taking steps to ...
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Mississippi Yellow Ribbon Program
Learn about the Mississippi National Guard's Yellow Ribbon Program.
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The Army OneSource Virtual World announces the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.
The Army OneSource Virtual World is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families...
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Welcome to Mississippi Community Support

Hello and welcome to the Mississippi Community Support page. My name is Richard and I am the State Community Support Coordinator for Mississippi. 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.

Contact me at RPatton@afsc.com or 601-850-0266.

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






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!



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