STAND TO!

Edition: Wed, October 01, 2008
Current Edition | FOCUS Submission Guidelines | Stand-To Fact Sheet | Printable Version

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We are reaching out to geographically-dispersed Soldiers and families, of all components ... this network will connect all families with face-to-face assistance and an information network not previously available outside our military population centers."

-Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, assistant chief of staff for installation management and commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command on the new Army OneSource portal.

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army OneSource

What is it?

Army OneSource is a new online portal for Army Soldiers and families. This portal establishes a comprehensive multi-component approach for community support and services to meet the diverse needs of all Soldiers and families, including the geographically separated members. Army OneSource is the OneSource for information, the OneSource for programs and services, and the OneSource for connectivity.

The new Web site is sectioned into the seven primary tasks identified in the Soldier Family Action Plan.

1. Family Programs and Services
2. Health Care
3. Soldier and Family Housing
4. Child, Youth and School Services
5. Education, Careers and Libraries
6. Recreation, Travel and BOSS
7. Communities and Marketplace

From the portal, Soldier and Family members may use the geographic locator to access services closest to where they live, find Army installations and commands, locate direct contact links for each of the primary tasks, and submit feedback.

What has the Army done?

Army OneSource reinforces the partnerships between Active, National Guard, and Army Reserve support services and local and state community services. The portal provides all Soldiers and family members with access to standardized programs and services Army OneSource makes it possible for a customer to walk into any Army facility--or connect from home--to find answers related to the services they are entitled to.

Why is it important to the Army?

Army OneSource offers Soldiers and families the support they deserve, as expressed in the Army Family Covenant. It improves awareness of new and existing Army programs and benefits, and combines and links resources to give Army families access to comprehensive information all in one place. The network exploits personal contact and advanced technology to improve on the delivery of services so families have the support they need and the quality of life they deserve, wherever they live.

Resources:

Army OneSource Web site

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Bloggers Roundtable

Cooperative Spirit 08

CALENDAR

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2008: National Hispanic Heritage Month

SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

OF INTEREST

WORLD VIEW

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

ARMY SPORTS

Sports at a glance

Top Army football stories