supporting military families

September 18, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

The free Sesame Street for Military Families app gives service members and their loved ones the resources they need to handle challenging situations, such as deployments and homecomings. The program, developed by Sesame Street for the iPhone and iPad, features videos, articles and parent guides in both English and Spanish.

September 13, 2012
By Rita Boland

Administered by Fisher House, Hotels for Heroes offers free hotel rooms to wounded, injured or ill service members and their families in certain situations.

August 23, 2012
By Rita Boland

Honor our Heroes aims to raise $300 million for the four service-branch relief funds that provide direct assistance to military families.

August 21, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free iPhone app helps service members and their families take control of their personal finances with videos, articles and interactive tools. It covers financial situations ranging from deployment to retirement and purchasing a home.

August 16, 2012
By Rita Boland

Frustrated with trying to figure out all the benefits you've earned through your military experiences? MilitaryBenefitsReport.com will handle the research for you. All you have to do is answer some questions.

July 26, 2012
By Rita Boland

Military families can use Sittercity for free to find childcare.

July 25, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new app from the Defense Department could help military members and their families tackle the mental health challenges they face in everyday life.

June 14, 2012
By Rita Boland

Through its America the Beautiful pass series, the National Park Service is offering free admission to federal recreation sites for military members and their dependents.

April 19, 2012
By Rita Boland

Just when you think Disney can't get any better, the company announces a plan to hire at least 1,000 veterans.

April 5, 2012
By Rita Boland

This year's NAB Show features a concert to honor the military on April 15.

March 22, 2012
By Rita Boland

The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission aims to replace the widely varying school-record policies that affect transitioning military students with a comprehensive approach every school district can use if their state chooses to take part.

March 15, 2012
By Rita Boland

Catastrophically wounded or ill service members and people involved in their care can access the Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) calculator to determine the amount of stipend they can receive to help cover nonmedical expenses.

March 6, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new app from the U.S. Defense Department provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. The Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces is available for Android and iOS devices.

March 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

This partnership between Operation Homefront and Chase Bank will give at least 100 wounded-warrior, military and veterans' families their own permanent homes this year.

February 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

All applications for the $1,500 scholarships must be received at a commissary location by Feb. 24.

February 2, 2012
By Rita Boland

Promoting the idea that "Kids Deploy Too!" when they see parents go to battle overseas, Military Kids Connect offers children of the armed forces an online forum to network with others in the same situation.

January 12, 2012
By Rita Boland

Send your manufacturers' coupons-even expired ones-to the Troopons program, and they'll go to military families who can use them.

January 5, 2012
By Rita Boland

Operation Homefront is accepting nominations for the Military Child of the Year Award through January 15. Winners receive $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a special recognition ceremony.

December 22, 2011
By Rita Boland

Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Dakota Meyer, USMC, wants to raise $2 million to fund educational opportunities for the children of wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen.