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Military Service and Family Life

Support military families as they navigate the unique opportunities and challenges connected to military service.

OneOp is a free and open-access multidisciplinary professional development resource for providers serving military families. Our ongoing collaboration with DoD and the Land Grant University System uniquely positions us as a professional home for family service providers affiliated with DoD, Cooperative Extension, and other agencies and nonprofits.



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Military Home Buying Basics and VA Loans

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
About This Webinar Service providers equip military families with the knowledge they need for transitions, including exploring the pathways to home ownership. Service members need the education and p...

The How and Why of Estate Planning

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
About This Webinar Estate planning may be one of the most important and overlooked aspects of caregiving. When a proper estate plan is not in place, individuals and families may face a variety of issu...

Field Guide to Family Advocacy: Knowledge, Resources, and Supports for Military Families of Children with Disabilities

June 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm CDT
OneOp courses are available for free through Thinkific. Get started by registering for a free account on Thinkific.The four-part asynchronous and interactive course focuses on the rights of young chil...



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Entrepreneurship Options in a Digital Age

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One of the biggest decisions service members make is deciding upon a career path after exiting military service. Options include securing immediate employment, attending college or trade school to build human capital, entrepreneurship, or fully retiring. 
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Promoting Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness for Military Families

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National Wellness Month takes on an even deeper significance when considering the brave men and women who serve in the military, along with their resilient families. August is National Wellness Month and we wanted to share these resources to specifically help military families practice self-care and to make wellness a…

After a Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Rebuilding Family Resilience

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By: Karen ShirerPCS (Permanent Change of Station) season is ending for many military families (MFs). Yet, they still face important tasks to help them successfully navigate the process (Military OneSource , personal communication, August 10, 2023). Military families have many adjustments to make. Children likely find themselves in new schools.…

Not In It Alone: Supporting Single Military Service Members

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Service in the military demands immense dedication, courage, and sacrifice for all members and their families. We often share a lot of resources and support for military families, as we want to provide care for military service members who are parents, as well as military spouses and their kids. In…