Oct. 2020: Domestic Abuse Awareness, Flexible Child Care & More

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Getting help for an abusive relationship can be difficult, and this is especially so during a global crisis. Public health measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 result in victims being quarantined with their abuser and cut off from friends, relatives and safe havens.

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Department of Defense created a toolkit of free resources and materials to help you support relationship health and combat domestic abuse in your military community.
View the Toolkit

New Hourly Child Care Options for the Military
The DOD has expanded hourly child care options available only for service members and their families. Through Military OneSource, parents can access a national database of caregivers to find hourly, flexible and on-demand child care.

View child care options »

Absentee Ballots: Voting While Away From Home
Service members and their families can use an absentee ballot to cast their vote from anywhere in the world military life takes them. You can help answer their questions with this breakdown of the absentee voting process.

Learn about the absentee voting process »

Women’s Health Transition Virtual Training
The VA Women’s Health Transition Training program is hosting live, interactive virtual trainings through Dec. 21, 2020. Sessions focus on the health care services available to servicewomen after separating from the military.

View program details and training dates »

Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral
A presidential memorandum, issued on Aug. 8, 2020, enacted the temporary deferral of Social Security tax withholdings for service members through Dec. 31, 2020. When a service member’s take-home pay increases due to the deferrals, they will have higher withholdings after Jan. 1, 2021.

Visit DFAS for more information »

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Don't forget: November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. Have you thought about ways to support military families at your installation?
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