MyArmyLifeToo Web System: The Web Site of Choice for Army Families
What is it?
The MyArmyLifeToo (MALT) Web Portal is the face of Family Programs and serves as the website of choice for information on programs and services. The site highlights Family Programs’ services in Army Community Service, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve and has been written in language natural to Family members versus Army terms, acronyms and program names. To date, there are over 99,000 registered users.
What has the Army done?
Prior to establishing MALT in 2001, there was no single portal to provide “official” information targeting all Army Families. MALT was created to serve as a “one-stop” knowledge center designed especially for Family members and is sponsored by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Family Programs Directorate. The website is easy to navigate with most information available for the user within four clicks, the business rule on which the site is based. Users who register on the site receive the monthly newsletter, Family News. The site is publicly accessible, thus available to all components and to immediate and extended Family members.
Site navigation is easy, new articles are added daily as most information is available for the user within four clicks. The site is populated with articles that provide key information for Soldiers, their Families, Civilians, and service providers of military Families. Users may register and subscribe to receive the monthly newsletter, Family News.
The site is publicly accessible, on a .com server, not behind an Army Knowledge On-Line (AKO) address or military firewall, so it is available to all Soldiers, immediate and extended Family members, friends, employers and anyone who has in interest or need to know more about Army Family support and services. Registration to the site is voluntary. Of the 90,000 registered users, only 2,703 of them are ACS professionals. More than 90 percent of the information on the site is open to the general public.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army will improve the navigation and add features to the site such as individual personalization gadgets to make the end-user experience more interest specific for each user.
Why is this important to the Army?
The Army’s goal in creating this single portal is to give Soldiers and Family members one primary place to access information about Army life – from Army customs, home and personal safety to managing deployment and understanding military pay. Individuals who register at MyArmyLifetoo.com have access to the most up-to-date information to all Army support resources.
Web site: http://www.MyArmyLifeToo.com