Support and Resilience
The Army is working to ensure that Soldiers and Families with unique needs receive Quality of Life support through tailored programs and services that teach life skills and reduce risk factors, including behavorial health, financial readiness and the Exceptional Family Member Program.
"A critical part of realizing our vision for the Army of 2030 is ensuring our Soldiers and their Families are well taken care of."- Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the Army
- The Exceptional Family Member Program works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, legal support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to Army Families with special needs members.
- Soldiers of all ranks can take charge of their finances and receive debt, money management and financial planning guidance from the Army’s Financial Readiness Program.
- The Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness helps service members and families achieve personal financial readiness in support of mission readiness.
- The Department of Defense MilSpouse Money Mission is a financial education resource for military spouses.
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Morale, welfare and recreation:
- Programs and services from the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation support home life and enriching activities.
- Army Digital Giving is the US Army Chaplain online tithe and offerings site.
- The Army’s Digital Garrison app features installation information and connections to a full array of on-post services and events. It’s available for free download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
- The new Enterprise Exceptional Family Member Program digital platform (E-EFMP) features online enrollment and simplifies coordination for Army families with special needs to help smooth transitions during PCS moves.
- Army Legal Assistance Offices now provide EFMP families with legal counseling on a variety of topics, including estate planning, tenants’ rights, and family and special education law.
- The Army Vantage Data Analytics Platform allows leaders to track Soldiers’ progress in completing required financial education training.
- The Army has made significant infrastructure improvements and invested in tailored programs, services and facilities for Soldiers and families with U.S. Army Alaska; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Irwin, California; and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
- The “Option 20” accessions program allows new Soldiers to select Alaska as their first duty station.
- In addition to investments in advanced education, comprehensive health and fitness and development of skills that will benefit them for life, the Army is transforming the way we protect Soldiers, civilians and Families from harmful behaviors.
- The Army is establishing a centralized headquarters office to oversee EFMP and coordinate healthcare services, permanent change of station order processing and educational support services for families with special needs.
- The spiritual readiness initiative of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is helping commanders and unit ministry teams to better identify and support Soldiers facing stress or hardship