By Office of the Chief of Army Public AffairsApril 3, 2014
The links below may be of use for Soldiers, family members, families of the fallen, retirees and veterans.
ARMY.MIL: U.S. ARMY FAMILIES
This site on Army.mil has news about Army families, and resources of use for Army families.
DOD: FORT HOOD CRISIS SURVIVOR RESOURCES
The Department of Defense has compiled a list of resources to help service members, their families, veterans, and others impacted by the shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas.
Army OneSource compiles important, credible and up-to-date information in a single location for Army Soldiers and family members to access at any time of day, regardless of component or physical location.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross' unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.
SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES - SOS
The SOS mission is to Build a unified support program which embraces and reassures survivors that they are continually linked to the Army samily for as long as they desire.
COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER AND FAMILY FITNESS - CSF2
Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) is designed to build resilience and enhance performance of the Army Family -- Soldiers, their Families, and Army Civilians. CSF2 does this by providing hands-on training and self-development tools so that members of the Army family are better able to cope with adversity, perform better in stressful situations, and thrive in life.
ARMY G-1: ARMY SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM - 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
The mission of the Army G-1's Suicide Prevention Program is to improve readiness through the development and enhancement of the Army Suicide Prevention Program policies designed to minimize suicide behavior; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness for Soldiers, their Families, and Department of the Army civilians.
TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS - TAPS
TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.
ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF - AER
The mission of Army Emergency Relief is to provide, in partnership with the Army, financial and educational assistance to members of the Army, eligible family members, retirees and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs
U.S. ARMY FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the G9 division of the Army's Installation Management Command, is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants. Family and MWR's vision is to be the driving force for programs and services that provide the foundation for the Army's home by:
- Increasing Soldier and Family resiliency
- Restoring balance
- Enhancing recruitment, readiness and retention for Soldiers and Families
Family and MWR's mission is to support Army Force Generation by enabling all Commanders, Region Directors, and installations to provide Family and MWR programs and services that result in a quality of life to Soldiers and Families commensurate with their sacrifice and service.
NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION
To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect Uniformed Services families and reflect the Nation's respect for their service.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
ARMY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
The Army Substance Abuse Program mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army�s workforce, to conserve manpower and enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers.
DEFENSE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTHAND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
The mission of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is to improve the lives of our nation's service members, families, and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care. The COE aims to be the Defense Department's trusted source and advocate for psychological health and traumatic brain injury knowledge and standards, and profoundly improve the system of care.
ARMY STUDY TO ASSESS RISK AND RESILIENCE IN SERVICE MEMBERS - ARMY STARRS
Army STARRS is the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among military personnel.
Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training.
U.S. ARMY CHAPLAIN CORPS
The U.S. Army Chaplains Corps provides religious support to America's Army, assists commanders to ensure the right to free exercise of religion is upheld, and provides spiritual, moral and ethical leadership.