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Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23

The official web site of the U.S. Naval Construction Force - Naval Mobile Construction Battalions.  After reaching the home page, click "NMCB 23".

Navy Reserve

Home page of the Navy Reserve - Commander Navy Reserve Force

Dept. of Defense Reserve Affairs

Office of the Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs.  An excellent site that provides information and publications pertaining to:  Income Replacement, Family Readiness, Tricare, Education Benefits and more.

American Red Cross

Home page of the American Red Cross.

Tricare

Tricare military health system - benefit information.

Lifelines

Lifelines Services Network - Answers for Sailors, Marines and Their Families.  A resource for military life topics, news, and other resources.

Military OneSource

Whether it's help with child care, personal finances, tax preparation and filing, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is available at no cost... 24/7/365! The Military OneSource interactive Web site includes locators for education, child and elder care, online articles, access to free educational books and CDs, referrals to military and community resources, financial calculators, live online workshops called Webinars, an option to “Email a consultant” and much more.

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services.  Click on the link to be directed to their web page or call 1-800-342-9647.

The Navy Fleet and Family Support Center

Provided by Commander, Navy Installations Command.  The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. We provide the right services at the right time, to strengthen personal and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.
 
An excellent resource for family preparedness, brochures and resources.  A highly recommended site.

RAPIDS (Military ID) Site Locator

Need to obtain a MILITARY ID CARD?  Use this link (Rapids Site Locator) to find a military facility in your area.  Look up by City, State, Zipcode or Facility Name.  You might want to call the facility in your area to verify times, or days, that they are available to issue cards.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.  The PTSD information center has fact sheets and videos to answer your questions on trauma, PTSD and related issues.

Homeland Security

Homeland Security's Ready.gov website for checklists, brochures and emergency preparedness (America, business and kids).

National Military Family Association

A website to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and information regarding the issues that affect their lives.

FREE Military Handbooks

Military Handbooks was launched with one simple goal - to give the Military community the very best information available about pay, benefits, retirement planning, education benefits, career decisions, much more! And to provide it to you in a series of straightforward, easy-to-understand handbooks - for FREE!  Offering FREE handbooks such as:  Base Installation Directory, U.S. Military Retired Handbook, Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree, Benefits for Veterans and Dependents, Children's Scholarship Handbook.  Go to this website and request your FREE downloadable PDF handbooks.

USO

The USO's mission is to support service members and their families with a wide range of services.  Many airports have a USO lounge provided FREE OF CHARGE to military members and their families (must present military ID) .  Services include a lounge with TV, couches, complimentary snacks and beverages, phone lines, Cyber Cafe's, and more (services vary at all airports).  Considering using this free service during travel.

Navy Knowledge Online

Navy Knowledge Online is a wonderful educational resource available to service members, spouses and children.  Anyone enrolled in DEERS is eligible. In addition to valuable information about the military and programs offered, there are literally thousands of online courses at your fingertips through Navy E-Learning.

Military.com

Information regarding government benefits, scholarships, military discounts, stories of military life, insider tips and news from the front lines.

United States Postal Service

USPS Supporting Our Troops program.  Keep in touch with troops overseas - guidelines to aid with deliverability of packages and letters.  Addressing tips, packaging tips, mailing restrictions, and resources for troops and families.

Sesame Street Workshop - When Parents are Deployed

"Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment" -  The producers of Sesame Street, along with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, have responded with a television special geared to address the challenges military families face with deployment.  This video, hosted by Cuba Gooding, Jr. captures the extraordinary courage and touching vulnerability of both parents and children.  Watch online or download from the website.  Click on "Get More Info" to connect to a child's version of the video and to request your FREE kit complete with child's DVD, a parent/caregiver magazine and poster.

Veterans Benefits by State

Click on the link to the left to download a PowerPoint of Veterans Benefits by State.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23
6205 Stuart Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5275