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Mobile App Helps Families with Military Life

The Department of Defense has a new smartphone mobile application to help service members and their families manage the challenges of military life.Full Story

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

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

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

Corps, Conservancy restore Camp Creek
The Zumwalt Prairie is almost restored thanks to a project conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District and the Nature Conserva...
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Kansas City District assists post after tornado
"The sky was dark and rain was pounding so hard on my windshield that we had to pull off the road for a bit and wait. As soon as we got onto post, the...
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Smart phone technology helps families in disasters
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA are introducing a computer-based program and smart phone assessment tool to get families back home quicker a...
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Welcome to USACE Northwestern Community Support

Hello and welcome to the USACE Northwestern Community Support page. My name is Nila and I am the Community Support Coordinator for  USACE Northwestern. 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.

 

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

 

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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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