Hello! I'm Sheila, your Idaho Army OneSource Community Support Coordinator. I am an Idaho Native, born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I am a college graduate of Lewis-Clark State College and Boise State University. My office is currently located in Boise at the Joint Force Readiness Center located at Gowen Field however I travel the State regularly advocating and resourcing for our Idaho Soldiers, Veterans and Families. Thank you for browsing the Idaho page, I hope that the information was helpful for you.
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A new, complimentary handbook offers support resources for families and friends of Service Members before, during and after a deployment.
Sponsored by the Department of Defense - Defense Centers of Excellence and the US Department of Health and Human Services - SAMHSA, the handbook offers ways to cope with the stressors and emotions of dealing with the deployment experience, or smoothing the transition to civilian life.
It's also valuable for your own personal support network: family, friends and co-workers.
Order the free handbook here.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can search the issues that matter to you with the new AFAP Issue Search App. With the easy-to-use interface, you can search by keyword or specific criteria and view the status, direction and resolution of AFAP issues from anywhere you have Internet access. You can also send email Questions to the Headquarters, Department of the Army staff.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
Here are some interesting Idaho State Facts...
- Name: Originally suggested for Colorado, the name "Idaho" was used for a steamship which traveled the Columbia River. With the discovery of gold on the Clearwater River in 1860, the diggings began to be called the Idaho mines. "Idaho" is a coined or invented word, and is not a derivation of an Indian phrase "E Dah Hoe (How)" supposedly meaning "gem of the mountains."
- Nickname: The "Gem State"
- Motto: "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be perpetual)
- Discovered by Europeans: 1805, the last of the 50 states to be sighted.
- Organized as Territory: March 4, 1863, act signed by President Lincoln.
- Entered Union: July 3, 1890, 43rd state to join the Union.
- Land Area: 83,557 square miles, 13th in area size
- Water Area: 880 square miles
- Highest Point: 12,662 feet above sea level at the summit of Mt. Borah, Custer County in the Lost River Range
- Lowest Point: 770 feet above sea level at the Snake River at Lewiston
- Length: 479 Miles
- Width: 305 miles at widest point
- Geographic Center: Settlement of Custer on the Yankee Fork River, Custer County.
- Number of Lakes: More than 2,000
- Navigable Rivers: Snake, Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe, St. Maries and Kootenai.
- Largest Lake: Lake Pend Oreille, 180 square miles.
- Temperature Extremes: Highest, 118 degrees at Orofino July 28, 1934; Lowest, -60 degrees at Island Park Dam, January 18, 1943.
- 2004 Population: 1,393,262, 39th among states. (U.S. Census Bureau)
The purpose of the Parent Support Group is to help parents better understand the military life their sons and daughters have chosen, and to help families of service members cope with the deployment cycle. Meetings will be held the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Falls Armory. See the details (PDF).
Register now for weekend military family camps and day camps, open to all branches of Guard, reserve, active duty, and their Families. Costs for all camps and activities are either free or of nominal cost. For weekend camps, children of all ages are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Special effort will be made to help parents whose spouses are deployed get to and enjoy these camps. Other adult extended family members may be able to attend to assist as needed. Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial difficulties.
See details on all 2011 activities, including dates and registration.
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Welcome to the Gem State! Here is a site with all of the information you need about our wonderful state.
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!