Army OneSource

Wednesday October 1, 2008

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

SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Soldiers headed to Iraq worry about economy (WP)
  • Army celebrates future Soldiers and their families with induction ceremony (ET)
  • Army engineers work on new New Orleans levee work (KATC)
  • Va. takes stock of Army's decision (WP)
  • 'She was my first love'; Vietnam veteran takes final flight in Huey (ARNews)
  • Army sending 10,000 Fort Lewis Soldiers to Iraq (ST)
  • Training areas expandST)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • New Pakistan spy chief seen as tough on militants (WP)
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike kills 6 in Pakistan (ST)
  • Insurgents in Afghanistan are gaining, Petraeus says (NYT)
  • Military sees window to adjust Afghanistan plan (CSM)
  • Audio: Baghdad wall falls, neighborhood celebrates (NPR)

OF INTEREST

  • Amenities give Soldiers home away from home in Iraq (AFIS)
  • Putting science fiction to work (SP)
  • BAE Systems delivers prototype Night-Vision Goggle to U.S. Army (BW)
  • SAIC to support Army missile program (WT)
  • DNA lab helps return servicemembers to their families (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. has failed on al Qaeda war (BDA | Story)
  • U.S. to boost Pakistan's anti-terror capability (Dawn | Story)
  • U.S. envoy in crucial N. Korea trip (BBC | Story)
  • Russia allows EU monitors into South Ossetia buffer zone (GRD | Story)
  • Iraq government to pay Sunni groups (AJ | Story)
  • Report: Pakistan Taliban chief dead (AJ | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Related article under Army: Army chooses least transit-accessible site of three for 6,400 jobs (GW)
  • PTSD, combat and the guilt of a nation mediated by the media's lip service (SP)
  • Va. to raise TBI benefits (SSM)
  • Trees (N2G)

ARMY SPORTS

Sports at a glance

Top Army football stories

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Events

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

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.

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

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