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Deployment Resources 


After Deployment
A resource to help Servicemembers and their loved ones through the challenges faced after a deployment.

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American Bar Association
Provides Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
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The ABA also connects active duty Servicemembers and their families to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office.
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Army Chaplain Corps
Serve both God and country by bringing unique gifts to the Servicemembers of our nation. They can provide support to both Servicemembers and families during challenging, diverse and ever-changing challenges.

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Contact: Unit Chaplain, call your unit, full-time staff

              State Support Chaplain, 651-282-4291

              State Chaplains Office, 651-282-4287


Army Family Readiness Group
Online home of the Army FRG. Hosts individual unit's Virtual FRGs, allowing a secure environment in which information, resources and support are available to Servicemembers and their family members 24 hours a day.

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The current website partner to Military Spouse Magazine that features editorials on managing Permanent Change of Station, finances, deployment and raising a family. The website acts as a base directory for spouses and provides information about the duty station and surrounding area. Baseguide.com will soon expand to include information for spouses of reserve Servicemembers.

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Blue Star Mothers
Mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. They are a nonprofit service organization supporting each other and their children while promoting patriotism.

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Books on Deployment

A list of readings for those going through the deployment process

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Caring Bridge

CaringBridge provides free, private websites for military families who need an easy way to connect and receive emotional support. It's a valuable service that streamlines communication between deployed soldiers and their families and friends during significant health challenges at home and much more.

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Defending the Blue Line

Ensures that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. DTBL accomplishes this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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Deployment Kids
Provides support for children with a deployed parent.

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Elder Carelink 
A provider referral service that's available to you at no cost. They do the research so individuals can focus on solving eldercare needs.

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Eldercare Locator
A public service of the United States Administration on Aging, connecting individuals to services for older adults and their families.

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Family Assistance Center
FACs are geographically dispersed throughout the state to offer resources, referrals and support to all Servicemembers and military family members.

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Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet

Supporting our Military, veterans and their beloved pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peace-keeping mission) in the event of an unforseen emergency or other hardship impacting their ability to retain their pet's ownership rights.

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Holidays for a child during a deployment
Resource to help children celebrate holidays when a parent is deployed.

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Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Provides housing, employment and legal assistance to positively motivated veterans across the state of Minnesota who are homeless, in danger of homelessness or are experiencing life crisis. There are three MACV offices, located in Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato.

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Military Family Care Initiative
Provides military families with organizations volunteering services while their Servicemember is deployed.

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Military Kids Connect

An online community of military children ages 6 to 17 years old that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children from predeployment through a parent or caregiver's return.

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Military OneSource
Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, our free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active duty, Guard, and Reserve Servicemembers and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions.

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Minnesota Operation: Military Kids
Provides support for military kids through Hero Packs, Mobile Technology Lab, Youth Activities, Ready Set Go Training, Kissing Hands Kits and various other programs.

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Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
The MDVA ssists Minnesota’s 410,000 veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly called the Veterans Administration.
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Mother's Advocate

InJoy Birth & Parenting is committed to offering 100% free resources for parents and educators. Their website offers free PDF downloads, video clips and other information. Great site for pregnant parents and parents with newborns.

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Operation: Love ReUnited

Offers photo sessions for deploying, deployed and returning military families.

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Parenting Education Resources
For parents with children ages 0 to 18 and mom's that are pregnant.

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Protect Our Troops

Organization whose focus is to help protect the families of those who have and are protecting the United States by negotiating with two of the top alarm providers to get a low monthly rate. In addition, they will cover the cost of the equipment and, for those who are deployed or out on orders, two months of monitoring.

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Eligible military families can receive online tutoring help at no cost. Inlucudes homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more for K-12, college and adult students.

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“SOFAR” Guide
Helping children and youth cope with the deployment and return of a parent in the National Guard and other Reserve components.

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Transition Assistance Program

Developed to assist in the transitioning of military personnel and family members leaving the service. Download the Career Decision Toolkit, an interactive assessment, teaching and training tool designed to assist in the transition back to civilian life.
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Surviving deployments
A resource for parents with a deployed child.
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USO and RocketLife Photo Book Program

Friends and family of military personnel can create a 20-page personal photo book and ship it to any APO, FPA or MPO address for free. The full-color, 5x7 softcover books fit perfectly in a Servicemember's cargo pocket and hold more than 60 photos. RocketLife prints the books for free, and the USO pays for shipping.

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VA Mortgage & Loans Info

This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of and eligibility requirements for VA loans.

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Apply for a VA Home Loan
The Veteran's Home Loan program began in 1944. Since then, the VA loan has helped over 20 million veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families purchase homes.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:03

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