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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Frequent moves and deployment can create problems for children of military families who are still in school, as a result of different rules and requirements between school districts. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children was created to help with this problem. It applies to the children of: Active duty members of the uniformed services, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders; Members or vete more...

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Adoption Resources for Military Families

Answers to common questions about adoption by military families. more...

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Family Care Plan

Why is a Family Care Plan important? If you’re in the military, then you can benefit from having a Family Care Plan. You are required to have one in some situations. Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1342.19 states when a family care plan is required. Each branch of service has its own guidelines. What is a Family Care Plan?It is a way to make sure that your family is taken care of while you are gone. You may be gone becaus more...

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Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Estate Planning

The Armed Forces Legal Assistance site includes good self-help information on these topics - with special focus on the needs of servicemembers being deployed. You may need to add a security exception to your browser in order to access the site. more...

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