Department of Defense | Nov. 2, 2023
This November, the Defense Department is launching a 2023 National Veterans and Military Families Month landing page on Military OneSource. The new, easily-accessible page is part of the Department’s recognition of the national observance month, which celebrates the sacrifices and contributions of service members, veterans and military Families.
The page displays a wide range of resources and support for military Families and transitioning veterans, signaling the Department’s priority to take care of service members and Families, officials stated. Page features include information about:
- Adoption and foster care
- Caring for a Family member with special needs
- Resources for gold star and surviving Family members
- Financial support
- Spouse employment
- Consultations for transitioning veterans
“Our nation’s service members and transitioning veterans do not – and did not – serve alone. Alongside them are the dedicated members of their Families, whose commitment and resolve strengthen our nation,” said Patricia Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy. “We are committed to taking care of our service members and their Families just as our military Families take care of those who serve, and as our veterans have cared for us through their service to our country.”
The 2023 National Veterans and Military Families Month landing page is accessible at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/parenting/family-life/military-family-appreciation/.
About Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a DOD-funded program that is both a call center and a website providing comprehensive information, resources and assistance on every aspect of military life. Service members and the families of active duty, National Guard and reserve (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, DOD expeditionary civilians, and survivors are eligible for Military OneSource services, which are available worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free to the user.
About Military Community and Family Policy
Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our service members, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the more than 4.6 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These DOD services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.