Celebrating & Protecting Our MilKids & More | Spring 2021

Exceptional Advocate - Spring 2020
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Celebrate Our MilKids!
Every April, the military community celebrates the unique strength and resilience of our children during Month of the Military Child. Join us for virtual events highlighting ways to help MilKids thrive and more.
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All In to End Child Abuse
This month, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month because every child deserves to feel safe. Watch a video on how to help a child you suspect is in danger, get resources for child safety and contact information for your local Family Advocacy Program.
Protect Our MilKids
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Spring Clean Your SCOR
If you use the Special Care Organizational Record to track and organize information about your family member with special needs, use spring as a reminder to make sure it's up to date and throw away unneeded papers. If you don't already use a SCOR, get started today.
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Outdoor Fun for Your Kids
Kids love playing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the park every day. Here are 10 outdoor activities that can help your children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.
Get Outside

New! Chill Drills App
Now available in a mobile app, Chill Drills by Military OneSource is a collection of simple mindfulness exercises developed for members of the military community to help manage stress. With simple audio lessons downloaded to your phone, you can learn stress-relieving techniques and more.

Don’t Procrastinate! File Your Taxes Today With MilTax
Tax Day has been extended to May 17. Don’t wait to file your taxes or request an extension today. MilTax services are 100% free and made for the military community, tackling deployments, rental properties and more.

Your Mental Health Matters
Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is important for your well-being. Adults with special needs may have added stressors – if you suspect this stress is impacting your well-being, you can access resources to help you feel better.

Get PCS Support from Military OneSource
Preparing to PCS? Take advantage of Military OneSource's free support for your upcoming move. Get free access to moving planning tools, relocation experts and informative articles, including the latest COVID-19 travel guidance.

DOD Public Health Measures on Military Installations
The Department of Defense announced guidelines on the use of masks and other public health measures during COVID-19 for individuals on military installations and those performing official duties on behalf of the Department.

MWR Virtual Spring Reading Program
Enjoy some at-home reading fun this spring — register for the MWR Virtual Spring Reading Program challenge. Now through April 30, participants of all ages will be entered into weekly gift card drawings. Use your free access to the MWR Digital Library for eBooks and more!
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Did You Know?
Financial counselors on your installation or through Military OneSource can help with short-term budgeting to long-term saving and retirement. Find out more on achieving financial wellness.

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