State and Community Programs and Services
Delaware Boots On The Ground
Delaware Boots on the Ground matches the needs of military members and their families to services. Please visit www.debotg.org.
Delaware National Guard and Reserve Emergency Assistance Fund
The Delaware National Guard and Reserve Emergency Assistance Fund (DNGREAF) assists members of Reserve Component units permanently stationed in Delaware who were called to active federal service for the Global War on Terrorism. Check with your chain of command.
Delaware National Guard Youth Camp
The Delaware National Guard Youth Camp provides an opportunity for Delaware Guard youths to attend a summer camp that fosters a sense of well being while forming friendships with fellow National Guard youths of different ages, communities, and backgrounds. The camp also provides an understanding of the role of the Guard in State and Federal missions and explains why parents serve in the National Guard. Please call 302-322-3283.
Military Spouse Residency Relief Act
On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home State in accord with military or naval orders, the service member's spouse may retain residency in his or her home State for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that State to accompany the service member. In the State of Delaware an exemption from Delaware withholding tax may be claimed if an employees spouse is a member of the US Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Delaware. For more information visit http://revenue.delaware.gov.
Warrior Weekend provides weekends of rest and relaxation for soldiers and Marines who have been wounded in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and are undergoing recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. There is no cost to the participants. For more information, visit www.warriorweekend.com.