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Announcing the Virtual Resiliency Campus in AOS Second Life

The Virtual Resiliency Campus in AOS Second Life is an innovative and fun way for Soldiers and Families to build resiliency in the Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Family aspects of their lives.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 save money, reduce debt and build wealth.Full Story

Joining Forces

On Tuesday, April 12th, first lady Michelle Obama announced “Joining Forces,” an initiative to support the unique challenges faced by troops and military Families. Full Story

Supporting our Wounded Warriors
Read about Will's take on how to support our Warriors.
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Get a Second Life!
Explore the virtual world of Second Life, an online 3D virtual reality.
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Family Readiness
Learn about the Great Lakes Ohio River Division Family Readiness program.
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Welcome to Great Lakes Ohio River Community Support!

Hello and welcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes, Ohio River Division (LRD). My name is Cindy and I am the Regional Family Readiness Coordinator for Great Lakes, Ohio River Division (LRD. My goal is to provide resources, information and an outlet for our USACE Family. 

LRD strives to build a workforce that understands the importance, opportunities and risks of deployment to support the OCO that enables LRD to provide superb, seamless support to those who deploy and their Families, before, during and after the deployment

Our path from Good to Great is defined as a USACE community empowered, sustained, and unified by informed and resilient Families in support of the Nation's engineering challenges.

Family Readiness Training Opportunities

The Army Reserve offers family readiness training at the unit, Regional Readiness Command, and Army Reserve Command levels for Soldiers and their families, volunteers, and leadership. Family Readiness Training.

Mission Serve

Mission Serve is a national network launched last Veteran's Day with the help of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Its purpose is to bring civilian and military service groups together to help support troops and Families (gee, that sounds familiar). I first heard about it while listening to a speech by the first lady.

Army Family Action Plan - AFAP

The Army Reserve offers an avenue for your voice to be heard — the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP). This process seeks input from Soldiers, family members, retirees, Department of the Army Civilians (DAC), volunteers, and representatives of the Army in the form of issues and recommendations for change. Leadership ensures that these issues of concern are formally assigned, monitored, and managed as they are worked toward resolution.

ARMY Guide For Families of Fallen Soldiers

This online guide is intended for the sole use of the primary next of kin (PNOK) of Soldiers who die while on active duty. It provides an overview of the rights, benefits, privileges, and entitlements that may be available as well as the process involved in exercising them.

Center for Trauma and PTSD

The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Welcome Home Joe" from JC Penny and Joseph Abboud
JC Penney Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA has partnered with JCPenney and Joseph Abboud to launch “Welcome Home Joe,” a national campaign that provides Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with $1 million in certificates to purchase professional attire as they transition to the civilian workforce.

With over two million servicemen and women who deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Welcome Home Joe seeks to honor and help support America’s next generation of veterans as they pursue career opportunities after their military service. The Welcome Home Joe program materials feature real veterans and IAVA members who describe their military experiences in a video diary filmed during a photo shoot for JOE Joseph Abboud apparel. You can view footage from the shoot and read more about some of the military servicemembers who served overseas by visiting http://www.jcp.com/welcomehomejoe.

Mrs. Casey speaking to Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leaders

Watch Mrs. Casey speak to FRG leaders.

For additional information please visit the USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Family Readiness Program.

To learn even more visit our Virtual Family Readiness Group Web site.

To register for vFRG Web site:
If you are a Corps’ employee or have no relationship to the Corps’, register as a sponsor. If you are the Family member or friend of a Corps’ employee, register as a Family Member.

Any questions, issues, or concerns please contact me at:
Phone: 513-684-2012
Email: RFRC.USACE.OH@myarmyonesource.com

Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Our Community Support Coordinators have established key legal and financial partnerships that will help make your life as a member of the Army Family better!

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stories on YouTube

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a YouTube channel named CORPSCONNECTION, where stories are reported by the Defense Media Activity.