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Homefront Help: Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

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.

Homefront Help: SCAADL Calculator

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.

Cool App-titude: Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded Warriors

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.

Homefront Help: Homes on the Homefront

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.

Homefront Help: Scholarships for Military Children Program

February 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

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

Homefront Help: Military Kids Connect

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.

Homefront Help: Troopons

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.

Homefront Help: Military Child of the Year

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.

Homefront Help: Sgt. Dakota Meyer's Challenge to America

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.


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