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Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. The below are the excerpts from federal law that govern deployment assistance programs in the military.

Family Programs/Centers

Chapter 88 of Title 10, United States Code, "Military Family Programs and Military Child Care," February 1, 2010. This legislation provides authority to the Office of Family Policy to coordinate programs and activities of the military departments and to make recommendations to the secretaries of the military departments regarding military family programs. It also establishes online resources providing comprehensive family program information for service members and their families.


HR 5122 "John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007" SEC. 675. Joint Family Support Assistance Program This legislation authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a joint family support assistance program for the purpose of providing to the families of Armed Forces members.

HR 1585 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008" SEC. 582 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program This legislation directs the Secretary of Defense to establish the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program for the purpose of providing informational events and activities for members of the reserve components of the armed forces, their families, and community members to facilitate access to services supporting their health throughout the phases of the deployment cycle.


The Latest - The Savings Deposit Program Before you pull out the credit cards this holiday season, take a minute to consider just how long you might be paying for those gifts! The key to keeping holiday spending (or almost any kind of spending) under control is planning and sticking to a budget. By planning your holiday spending carefully, you can save money and still make the holidays happy.

Latest - Money Saving Tips We all wish for a magic wand to fix our problems every now and then. But when that wand comes in the shape of a quick and easy loan, run as fast as you can in the other direction! People short of cash are often tempted by the easy terms of payday loans, car title loans or tax refund anticipation loans without realizing how expensive these loans really are. Here's what you should know about these types of loans and your rights as a member of the military community.

Service member with holiday packages Nothing says happy holidays like a crumpled package that arrives 10 days late, right? Don't be that person this year! The U.S. Postal Service is offering holiday shipping tips and deadlines to help customers ship the 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for the holidays.


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