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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

State Agencies Highlight the Importance of Financial Literacy During Month of April

The Department of Corporations (DOC), Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Department of Real Estate (DRE) will partner with other state, federal and local government agencies...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

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

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 ac...
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Home again: military spouses and reintegration
STUTTGART, Germany - Servicemembers face specific challenges after a deployment, but they're not the only ones. Their spouses also have adjustments to...
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On a budget? You still need to be ready
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Who isn't pinching pennies these days? In fact, many of us have been putting things off in order to save money. One thing ...
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Welcome to your Army OneSource Community Support Page for Southern California!

My name is Danielle Saunders and I am your Community Support Coordinator for Southern California. I am an Army Veteran who has provided mental health and social services for military and civilian populations for over 10 years. My goal is to provide you with information and resources applicable to Orange, Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties.  

Based out of San Diego, I work in conjunction with the Central and Northern California Community Support Coordinators, to mobilize community resources and create sustainable partnerships which fill gaps in needed services for all Service Members and Families. Through our four focus areas (Financial, Legal, Behavioral Health, and Faith-Based), we hope to provide you with the information and resources you deserve.

Once you are registered with Army OneSource be sure to check out the online forum to post a new discussion or questions you may have.  Also, don’t forget to check out ARMYBook and the Army OneSource Virtual World in Second Life, our interactive resources for social networking, posting pictures and chatting.

Check out the Army OneSource Community Support Coordinator pages for Northern and Central California.

Reasons to Register with Army OneSource:
  • It’s FREE
  • Full access to information and resources
  • Participate in online forums and social networking

To get started, click here.

FREE Army OneSource Website Training

Army OneSource is now offering training to help you take advantage of all the site has to offer. Learn how to manage your volunteer hours, take control of your finances with ARMY Gold, stay in touch with ARMYBook and Second Life, and much, much more.  For additional information and to register for upcoming trainings click here.

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!

Photo Credit: Five military children -– one from each service –- are honored for their resilience, strength of character and leadership during Operation Homefront’s 2011 Military Child of the Year award ceremony in Arlington, Va., April 7, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez

Posted by DCoE Strategic Communications on April 12, 2011

Five outstanding military children were the recipients of the Military Child of the Year® Award April 7 in Washington, D.C. Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, awarded a military child from each service for their courage and service to their communities.

First Lady Michelle Obama honored Nicole Goetz, Taylor Dahl-Sims, Kyle Hoeye, Margaret Rochon and Melissa Howland for finding a need in their community and then doing something about it. From volunteering their time to help pregnant military spouses, sending care packages and videos to troops overseas to hosting a seminar for teachers about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on military families, these kids are selflessly making a difference in the lives of the people around them.

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First-ever Employment Summit addresses unique needs of National Guardsmen

Unemployment looms on the horizon for thousands of California National Guardsmen returning home from deployment, and volunteers in San Diego have come up with a special event aiming to ease this difficult transition.

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As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the military community, the American Red Cross today announced that it will move to a single telephone number for its emergency communication services.
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