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Cool App-titude: Sesame Street for 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. Download it from the iTunes App Store. An Android version is expected in the coming weeks.

Watch a tour of the app here:

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Hotels For Heroes

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.

Homefront Help: Honor Our Heroes

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.

Cool App-titude: Military and Money

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.

Homefront Help:

August 16, 2012
By Rita Boland

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

Homefront Help: Free Sittercity Memberships

July 26, 2012
By Rita Boland

Military families can use Sittercity for free to find childcare.

Cool App-titude: LifeArmor

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.

Homefront Help: Free National Park Passes

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.

Homefront Help: Heroes Work Here

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.

Homefront Help: Country Concert for the Troops

April 5, 2012
By Rita Boland

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


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