How can I get in touch with someone in the military?

How to Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans

  1. By phone at 1-877-272-7337.
  2. Through an online request (You’ll first need to create an account.)
  3. Using its Hero Care app on your mobile device.

What does Military OneSource do?

About Us. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere.

Can retirees use Military OneSource?

Military OneSource eligibility A: Military retirees and those service members discharged under honorable or general under honorable conditions are eligible for services provided by Military OneSource for up to 365 days after their retirement date, end of tour date, or discharge date.

Can spouses use Military OneSource?

Eligibility for all Military OneSource support services Active-duty immediate family members (includes spouses, children and anyone who has legal responsibility for the service member’s children during separation for the child’s benefit).

Can civilians use Military OneSource?

Eligibility for all Military OneSource services Military OneSource is an easily accessible virtual extension of installation services that is available to Department of Defense service members, immediate family members and, in some cases, Department of Defense civilians.

Can soldiers video call when deployed?

Many military installations overseas also offer free video conferencing to their service members. Facebook and other forms of social media can be terrific vehicles to communicate with your service member, family, and friends. Posting photos and deployment updates can streamline and personalize all communication.

Who owns Military OneSource?

the Department of Defense
Administration. Military OneSource is administered as a commercial employee assistance program by ValueOptions under contract to the Department of Defense. ValueOptions took over the contract from Ceridian in 2011.

Is Military OneSource free?

Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

How do I lose my military retirement?

A retiree’s pay may be suspended if they:

  1. Are recalled to active duty.
  2. Request a waiver of retired pay because of:
  3. Complete 5 years on the TDRL.
  4. Fail to report for a required physical examination while on the TDRL or while a member of the Fleet Reserve/Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.