Building Healthy Military Communities

Building Healthy Military Communities Helping service members and their families overcome challenges to their readiness, resiliency, and well-being. The following User Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of official Department of Defense social media sites and pages to include social networking pages, web blogs and file sharing sites, along with all policies applicable to the .mil domain.
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Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time. Your use of any aspect of the Web sites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Web sites. The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the Web site, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Web site, without notice. COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED The Department of Defense does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on the Web site. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of The Department of Defense, the United States Government or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that the Department of Defense, the United States Government and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement. EDITING AND DELETIONS The Department of Defense reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media web sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the Web site, or in the case of social networking sites, inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Department of Defense. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation: * To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to the Department of Defense. * Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material. * Submissions containing the following will be deleted: o Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. o Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic) o Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses) o Operational Security (OPSEC). All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military members in jeopardy or would be of use to our adversaries is posted to websites that are readily accessible to the public. Not surprisingly, that information includes, among other things, technical information, operation plans, troop movement schedules, current and future locations of military units and ships, descriptions of overseas bases, details of weapons system, or discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas. Other information that’s not as obvious but should also not be discussed in an open forum includes daily military activities and operations, equipment status, unit morale, and results of operations. Any of these topics, if released in an open medium, have the ability to provide our adversaries opportunities to harm our military members. External Links (including Advertising Links) The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of these Department of Defense (DoD) web sites. DISCLAIMER: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. 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"On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month..."  The origins  of Veterans Day in the United States was the celeb...
11/10/2020

"On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month..." The origins of Veterans Day in the United States was the celebration of Armistice Day on November 11th, 1918. The end of World War I

President Eisenhower changed the name to signify appreciation for all those who have served to guard our freedom.

https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/79979/?fbclid=IwAR0xstZn9MOzFjG1bdPZcfVB5MdmhLgw3ygBjdK4DpKGCrrcAhlkP9...
10/28/2020
Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach - Military Families Learning Network

https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/79979/?fbclid=IwAR0xstZn9MOzFjG1bdPZcfVB5MdmhLgw3ygBjdK4DpKGCrrcAhlkP9tBRpI

About this Webinar: This webinar is focused on increasing the knowledge base of all multidisciplinary team members on problematic sexual behavior. The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) defines children with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) as youth ages 12 and younger who engage i...

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/telling-stories.htm#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide #MilitaryMondayPlus#En...
10/26/2020
Telling Stories Around the Campfire…And in Other Park Places - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service)

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/telling-stories.htm

#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide #MilitaryMondayPlus
#EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell
#ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark
#MoreThanEverBefore
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Gather folks ‘round the campfire—literal or figurative—to listen to stories. In the proud tradition of rangering, many stories are told in national parks about history, nature, journeys, lore, and personal memories. And many ways to tell them, including oral traditions, artwork, performances, ...

Battlemind to Home Summit
10/21/2020
Battlemind to Home Summit

Battlemind to Home Summit

The Battlemind to Home Summit brings together a variety of experts each year to inform and educate Indiana professionals on the critical issues facing military-connected families in Indiana’s communities. Our goal for this conference is to help reduce reintegration barriers for veterans, service m...

Lunch with a Park Ranger- Military Kids.Happy #MilitaryMondayPlus to all of our military-connected! Today we want to rea...
10/19/2020
Event Details (U.S. National Park Service)

Lunch with a Park Ranger- Military Kids.

Happy #MilitaryMondayPlus to all of our military-connected! Today we want to reach out to the military kids and ask them to pack a virtual lunch with a National Park Ranger! Post a picture and tag #MMP :) Link to register:

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=2A5AD70D-C8D9-7393-19DEE1707E4F967F

#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide #MilitaryMondayPlus
#EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell
#ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark
#MoreThanEverBefore
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Is our nation's security at risk? With over 70% of today's youth between the ages of 17 and 24 unqualified for military ...
10/16/2020
Breaking Point

Is our nation's security at risk? With over 70% of today's youth between the ages of 17 and 24 unqualified for military service, it might be.

Child malnutrition imperils America's national security

https://www.fvap.gov/military-voterFor service members stationed stateside but not in their home states of record, there...
10/15/2020
Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter
For service members stationed stateside but not in their home states of record, there are still twelve days to send in your absentee ballot.

Make sure your voice is heard in your home state and check out this website to complete your absentee ballot.

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

HPRC - Human Performance Resources by CHAMP
10/14/2020

HPRC - Human Performance Resources by CHAMP

Thinking ahead about the impacts of #divorce can help you prepare for what comes next. Start by considering these things. http://ow.ly/DGmg30recG6

Happy Birthday to the Navy! Here is a video from the National Park Service where Park rangers share significant places a...
10/13/2020
Part 3 of 8 U.S. Navy Memorial

Happy Birthday to the Navy! Here is a video from the National Park Service where Park rangers share significant places along Pennsylvania Avenue and their connections to presidents and inaugurations around the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C.

#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide #MilitaryMondayPlus
#EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell
#ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark
#MoreThanEverBefore

https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=2643424A-1DD8-B71C-0776D6538D008C76
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/military/navy.htm

Today we would like to pay respect to the Indigenous Service Members and Veterans. According to the Department of Defens...
10/12/2020
Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers (U.S. National Park Service)

Today we would like to pay respect to the Indigenous Service Members and Veterans. According to the Department of Defense, more than 24,000 of the 1.2-million current active-duty servicemembers are Native Americans, and the 2010 Census identified over 150,000 Native American veterans.

Did you know that One United States code that was never deciphered by the enemy during WWII was the Navajo language? The United States Marine Corps adopted it as a voice code because it was estimated that fewer than 28 persons who were not of the Navajo tribe were able to understand the language.

#indigenouspeoplesday2020 #NavajoCodeTalkers
#MilitaryMondayPlus #EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly
#HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell #ActivePeople
#ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark #MoreThanEverBefore

https://www.nps.gov/articles/navajo-code-talkers.htm

Navajo code talkers were credited with important roles in the successful Marine campaigns throughout the Pacific war.

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day. Here is a free event with the National Park Service to attend a virtual tour of Fir...
10/09/2020
Event Details (U.S. National Park Service)

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day. Here is a free event with the National Park Service to attend a virtual tour of Fire Island National Seashore.

Grab a loved one who may be struggling with mental health and share a moment with them to find wellness in nature virtually. There are many resources for our military and veterans who may be struggling with mental health. Contact your Military & Family Readiness Specialist to find out more.

#HispanicHeritageMonth #MilitaryMondayPlus #EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell
#ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark
#MoreThanEverBefore

A third of all DoD schools opened this fall in a virtual capacity. Great article on how you can help your child excel wh...
10/07/2020
10 strategies to improve virtual learning

A third of all DoD schools opened this fall in a virtual capacity. Great article on how you can help your child excel while learning online.

For many families with children, returning to school has been an additional stressor in these uncertain times. About ⅓ of DoD schools—and many public and private schools—opened with virtual classes this fall. Many students and families had to adapt quickly to virtual learning when the COVID-19...

Join in on this virtual job fair for Military Spouses next Wednesday, October 14th.
10/07/2020
Military Spouse Employment Partnership Virtual Hiring Fair

Join in on this virtual job fair for Military Spouses next Wednesday, October 14th.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership, a key initiative under the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, will host an MSEP Virtual Hiring Fair exclusively for military spouses. The SECO program works to connect military spouses to employment opportunities and educ...

Did you know that The Marines Corps is the only service in which Hispanic men and women are overrepresented among recrui...
10/05/2020
Event Details (U.S. National Park Service)

Did you know that The Marines Corps is the only service in which Hispanic men and women are overrepresented among recruits?

Please join BHMC and the National Park Service as we recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating history, heritage and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans past & present.
Join in the month long virtual festivities with the NPS by registering at this link:

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=10B69502-FC35-38B2-9F1DA37E250CDFD0

#HispanicHeritageMonth #MilitaryMondayPlus
#EncuentraTuParque #RecreateResponsibly
#HealthyParksHealthyPeople #BHMC #PositivelyWell
#ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark
#MoreThanEverBefore

10/01/2020
Fleet and Family Support Program

Fleet and Family Support Program

The Navy's Fleet and Family Support Program promotes the self-reliance and resiliency of Sailors and their families. We hope this official page provides information that you need to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.

Suicide Prevention month is coming to and end but the need to be there is not. This is a 365-day a year effort and our v...
09/29/2020

Suicide Prevention month is coming to and end but the need to be there is not. This is a 365-day a year effort and our veterans need us. #BeThere

National Parks offer many protective factors to help prevent suicide. Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for a ...
09/28/2020
REACH to Prevent Suicide

National Parks offer many protective factors to help prevent suicide. Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for a sense of belonging, create healthy relationships, a sense of purpose?

Contact your nearest park and #REACHnow for information and learn more about the risk and protective factors for suicide at https://www.wearewithinreach.net/

#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide
#MilitaryMondayPlus #EncuentraTuParque
#RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople
#BHMC #PositivelyWell #ActivePeople #ParkedAtHome
#FindYourVirtualPark #MoreThanEverBefore

Get out and have FUN at a National Park during Public Land Day! Are you currently serving? Do you have your FREE militar...
09/25/2020
Volunteer National Public Lands Day 2020 - Indiana Dunes National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Get out and have FUN at a National Park during Public Land Day! Are you currently serving? Do you have your FREE military park pass? Check out these health benefits of being outdoors!

Also, tomorrow is Volunteer National Public Lands Day. Click below to find out how to help clean up our beautiful national parks and public lands.

Indiana Dunes National Park is hosting a park clean-up for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at West Beach.

Is there any greater tragedy than losing one who has served so mercifully?  September is Suicide Prevention Month. Be th...
09/23/2020

Is there any greater tragedy than losing one who has served so mercifully?

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Be there for those who have been there for us. Our veterans.

#BeThere

Military Families and Reestablishing Normalcy: Returning to Routines amidst COVID-19 for Families with Teens - Military ...
09/22/2020
Military Families and Reestablishing Normalcy: Returning to Routines amidst COVID-19 for Families with Teens - Military Families Learning Network

Military Families and Reestablishing Normalcy: Returning to Routines amidst COVID-19 for Families with Teens - Military Families Learning Network

By: Jason M. Jowers   Life brings change and challenges under normal circumstances, and even more so during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Routines are very important to maintain normalcy and groundedness for families and are very important especially for military families. Military families...

Now, more than ever before, we need to take care of our emotional well-being so that we are better able to take care of ...
09/21/2020
America the Beautiful Passes (U.S. National Park Service)

Now, more than ever before, we need to take care of our emotional well-being so that we are better able to take care of those we love. Post a picture of yourself with a loved one at a national park and tell us why that helps to help take care of your mental health.

Post, that "I’m taking the #MoreThanEverBefore Challenge to share how I’m taking care of myself and my family this month– join me!"

#REACHnow #BeThe1To #PreventSuicide #MilitaryMondayPlus #EncuentraTuParque
#RecreateResponsibly #HealthyParksHealthyPeople
#BHMC #PositivelyWell #ActivePeople
#ParkedAtHome #FindYourVirtualPark #MoreThanEverBefore"

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, covering entrance, standard amenity, and day-use fees.

Happy Birthday Air Force! Thrilled to sing the new lyrics to the Air Force song.Off we go into the wild blue yonder,Clim...
09/18/2020
Air Force Birthday

Happy Birthday Air Force! Thrilled to sing the new lyrics to the Air Force song.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ‘em now, Give 'em the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
#AimHigh #ReadyAF

Celebrate the Air Force birthday and its official founding on September 18, 1947.

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The following User Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of official Department of Defense social media sites and pages to include social networking pages, web blogs and file sharing sites, along with all policies applicable to the .mil domain. Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time. Your use of any aspect of the Web sites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Web sites. The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the Web site, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Web site, without notice. COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED The Department of Defense does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on the Web site. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of The Department of Defense, the United States Government or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that the Department of Defense, the United States Government and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement. EDITING AND DELETIONS The Department of Defense reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media web sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the Web site, or in the case of social networking sites, inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Department of Defense. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation: * To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to the Department of Defense. * Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material. * Submissions containing the following will be deleted: o Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. o Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic) o Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses) o Operational Security (OPSEC). All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military members in jeopardy or would be of use to our adversaries is posted to websites that are readily accessible to the public. Not surprisingly, that information includes, among other things, technical information, operation plans, troop movement schedules, current and future locations of military units and ships, descriptions of overseas bases, details of weapons system, or discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas. Other information that’s not as obvious but should also not be discussed in an open forum includes daily military activities and operations, equipment status, unit morale, and results of operations. Any of these topics, if released in an open medium, have the ability to provide our adversaries opportunities to harm our military members. External Links (including Advertising Links) The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of these Department of Defense (DoD) web sites. DISCLAIMER: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its service members or employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.ought to be included. Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

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