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May 2011

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Joint Family Support Assistance Program

Welcome to the new, quarterly Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP) newsletter! This newsletter provides a snapshot of some of the programs and initiatives currently available in the JFSAP community. We will bring you up-to-date program and policy information each quarter.


Military Deployment Guide: Preparing You and Your Family for the Road Ahead

As a member of the United States military, the potential for lengthy deployments away from home and family may be a constant reality. A deployment is never easy, but proper preparation can help minimize stress and anxiety.

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JFSAP and On Demand : Supporting Service Members and Families throughout the Deployment Cycle

Through the On Demand system, units request Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Child and Youth Behavioral Counselors, Personal Financial Counselors (PFC), and/or Military OneSource (MOS) Consultants to provide support at Yellow Ribbon and other deployment events.


Did You Know...

We recently launched a complete revision of the JFSAP section within MilitaryHOMEFRONT. If you have not checked it out yet, you should!

Deployment: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects the legal and financial rights of service members called to active duty. In the next few editions of the JFSAP newsletter, we will be exploring the SCRA.


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