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The Army OneSource Community in Second Life® announces the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.

The Army OneSource Community in Second Life is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families worldwide. 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

El Paso Legal Seminar

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, El Paso Lawyers for Patriots, and Army OneSource have joined forces to support Military Families by educating the legal community on unique legal issues affecting Retirees, Veterans, Service Members and their Families. Full Story

DoD changes child care fee policy

The Department of Defense announced today the school year 2010/2011 child care fee policy. The policy will adjust fee ranges in child care programs across the services and will be implemented no later than Sept. 30, 2010. Changes will impact families who have children enrolled in DoD child development centers and school age care programs.Full Story

Peer to Peer Recovery Education Course
Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining ...
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Family Advocacy Program Highlights
Learn about upcoming April Events in Family Advocacy.
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VA Provides Benefits to Veterans’ Caregivers
The Veterans Affairs Department is launching the first of a series of new and enhanced services supporting family caregivers of seriously ill and inju...
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Welcome to Eastern Texas Community Support!

Houston SoldiersI am Rico, Community Support Coordinator for Eastern Texas. To strengthen its efforts to build stronger working relationships with greater numbers of community partners, the Army formed a team of Community Support Coordinators to build and support the Army in every community across the United States by combining and linking resources. Families now have the choice to access services by phone, through web-based support, through face-to-face contact at a local Military facility. Any of these methods can link to locally based community partners. Strategically located across the United States and the Pacific region, Army Community Support Coordinators work with a growing number of community-based organizations to increase the reach and scope of services to Soldiers and Families.

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!



Army Community Covenant Letters


Actor D.B. Sweeney is collecting open letters to U.S. Service Members from the Hollywood community expressing their support and thanks. The "Letter from Hollywood" project kicks off today with a letter from actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Please read his letter at www.army.mil/community. We welcome feedback about the letters on the discussion board of the Community Covenant Facebook page.

A new letter will be posted every Tuesday.



Helpful Links
  • GI Bill Comparison chart
    • new vs. old GI Bill
  • GI Bill General Information
    • Use these tools and resources to better equip you in understanding your benefit needs.
  • Physical Evaluation Board Forum
    • useful site for navigating the medical evaluation board process
  • Troops to Teachers
    • Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
  • Mental Health Services
    • Mental health services for the returning Iraq/Afghanistan troops and family members who are residents in Smith, Henderson, Wood, Bowie, Cass, Franklin, Lamar, Morris, Red River, Titus, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties through Andrews Outpatient Clinic in Tyler, Texas.
  • National Resource Directory
    • The National Resource Directory is an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their Families, and those who support them.


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