COVID-19 Information, Military Benefits Package, Barracks Life & Power of Attorney

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Coronavirus Information for Our Military Community
Military OneSource is committed to providing you with up-to-date information, resources and answers about the coronavirus disease’s impact on military life. We created a dedicated section on our website for Department of Defense-related COVID-19 updates and impacts. We will update the section regularly so please check in frequently.
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Military OneSource Resources and Services During COVID-19
Military OneSource is adapting in response to the coronavirus disease outbreak. Learn about Military OneSource’s updated services and resources: what is new, what remains the same and what has changed. One thing that will never change is our commitment to serving you and our military community.
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Beyond Military Pay: Your Service Member’s Robust Military Benefits Package
You may be glad to know that military personnel have numerous financial benefits beyond salary. Their compensation includes a retirement plan and paid military vacation that beats many private-sector employers, free or reduced cost housing, special pay, discounts and more.
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Housing for Your Service Member: Living in the Barracks
During basic training and initial job training, all enlisted service members live in the barracks. Single service members do too when they live on installation. There are various military living arrangements but barracks living is a rite of passage.
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Understanding a Military Power of Attorney: A Primer for Families
At some point in their military career, your service member may ask you to handle personal business if they have limited communication or deploy. They’ll want to create and sign a power of attorney that designates you as their representative. Here’s how you can help.
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Celebrating Our MilKids
During the Month of the Military Child in April, we salute our military children and the ways they help keep our families strong and ready. Discover ways all members of the extended military community can help keep our kids safe and strong.
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About Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense program that connects service members and their families to information, resources and support to live their best military life. We know that friends and family are an important part of each service member's support network.

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