Together we are strong. Fort Family can be reached 24/7 at 1-866-345-8248

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Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the US Army Medical Command, talks about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to view.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in treating breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 1 in 8 women born in the U.S. today will get breast cancer at some point. It is important that all women, especially those with a higher risk of breast cancer, get screened and know when to start getting mammograms. Read the entire article here.


Family Readiness LogoAUSA Military Family Forum Videos Available

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The AUSA Family Readiness Directorate hosted several Military Family Forums throughout the Annual Meeting in October 2014. These Forums provided a venue for military and civilian leadership to address Army Family issues and introduced new organizations, initiatives, and programs.

Following are links to view each Forum:

Military Family Forum I

Senior Leader's Town Hall

This forum featured town hall style presentations from the top leaders in our Army.

Military Family Forum II

Family Transitions: Supporting You through Your Military Life Journey

This forum featured panelists and presentations updating the audience on the various Army Family programs which support Army Families through successful navigation of their military Family experience.

Military Family Forum III

The Future of Our Military Children

This forum featured contributors from the Future of Children: Military Children and Families a Princeton - Brookings publication. Subsequent speakers discussed the transformation of research to practice and highlighted examples and programs currently utilized to support the well-being of our military kids.

Army Reserve Family Programs is here for you throughout the Soldier's Life Cycle.

Life Cycle LogoPutting Family first, then balancing between a civilian job and Army Reserve life is hard work. Let Army Reserve Family Programs (ARFP) help you make that balance easier.

From Soldiers and Families who are new to the military or new to the Army Reserve,to those who are moving forward in civilian life, ARFP is here to support you at every phase of the Soldier's Life Cycle by connecting you to the right resources at the right time!

Get connected by requesting your Life Cycle Kit.

Military OneSource Financial Specialty Consultation

Financial consultants can assist with financial planning; provide financial counseling; help one understand their retirement, 401K, TSP, and investment options; provide information on credit management, budget analysis, loans, home buying, and credit cards; and make referrals to state tax preparers on one's behalf. Besides online and telephonic financial specialty consultations, Military OneSource provides face-to-face financial counseling.

To schedule financial counseling support, eligible participants can call Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647 and ask for an appointment. Financial counseling sessions through Military OneSource are unlimited.

The Journey from "Welcome Home" to Now: Reunion, Reconnecting, Routine


Funded by US Army Reserve; No Cost to Participants

Register today to take The Journey from “Welcome Home” to Now: Reunion, Reconnecting, Routine™, an online Institute. The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®), a nonprofit organization addressing the educational needs of children in military Families, presents the training. This online course teaches professionals who support military-connected children and youth the challenges and joys that children face during a time of reintegration following a Family member’s return after an extended absence. Participants will learn strategies to help students adjust during the reunion and during the journey of reconnecting and reestablishing Family routine.

Click here for additional information.

Click here to see a three-minute video overview.

Army Reserve Battle Buddy App for iPhone, Ipad and Android Smartphones

Battle BuddyThe Army Reserve Battle Buddy App has been released for use on iPhones, Ipads and Android Smartphones. This user-friendly app provides tools and information needed to assist in suicide intervention and other crisis situations.

This app is organized into two primary areas, "My Buddies" and "My Resources". MY BUDDIES contains quick links and tips to use if you must act or intervene in a crisis. It provides detailed intervention, awareness and prevention information concerning the Army's suicide prevention program and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

MY RESOURCES consists of links and information on programs and services available to Soldiers and their Families. You will find a wealth of information on benefits, entitlements, educational opportunities, financial resources and other information.

Apple Version of the Battle Buddy App for iPhones and iPads
Android Version of the Battle Buddy App