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    Military OneSource Podcast

    Military OneSource Podcast

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    Military OneSource helps you navigate military life including deployment, relocation, recreation, relationships, money management, parenting and more. Military OneSource is brought to you by the Defense Department.



    Episodes


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DOD MWR Libraries 2024 Summer Reading Program

      The Defense Department’s MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program is an initiative designed to encourage reading and learning among military families and service members. This program runs during the summer months and offers a range of free reading-related activities, challenges and events for children, teens and adults. Listen to this podcast and learn about how you can participate in this year’s summer reading experience and the benefits of reading and staying in touch with your library... read more

      05/31/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Review Boards: Records Review for Don't Ask Don't Tell Discharges

      Learn about the Defense Department’s initiative to correct the records of former service members discharged for their sexual orientation with a less than fully honorable conditions discharge during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

      Host Bruce Moody explores the review and correction processes for military records and how the initiative impacts the lives of service members with Col. Amy Brantley, chief of the Air Force’s Discharge Review Board and Christa A Specht, director, Office of Legal... read more

      05/30/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — What You Need to Know About PCSing With Pets

      Learn what the Defense Department and the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command are doing to provide care, comfort and safety when moving your pets during a PCS. You will learn about steps to take to ensure pet health prior to the move, in addition to how the DOD defines a pet, breeds that qualify for moving assistance as well as breeds with added health risks, and details of the pet reimbursement policy for both CONUS and OCONUS moves.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Angela Delauter,... read more

      05/09/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — First Steps Toward Fostering in the Military

      Learn about how military families can serve the nearly 400,000 children in the foster care system, how to start the fostering process through state and county agencies with the help of AdoptUSKids and Military OneSource, and the attributes of successful foster families, including flexibility, commitment and dependability, and strong sense of community — all strengths of military families.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Melinda Kline, national project director for AdoptUSKids.

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      05/03/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Managing Your Move: Financial Tips and Traps to Avoid for a Lower Stress PCS

      Hear from experienced PCSers about the financial side of military moves and how to avoid pitfalls to reduce stress. Learn about understanding entitlements for different types of moves, what to keep in mind when PCSing overseas, practical matters to consider and the importance of making good memories along the way.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with three veterans of military moves: Andy Cohen, Jennifer Walker and Josie Beets. The guests have 27 moves among them and two are preparing for their... read more

      05/02/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Spouse Appreciation Day and the 2024 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium

      The Defense Department will show their appreciation for military spouses in May with a series of virtual events designed to help spouses reach their career goals. Learn about the events, which kick off May 14-16 with the 2024 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium, followed by hiring fair prep sessions May 21-23, and ending May 29-30 with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Virtual Hiring Fairs.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Josie Beets, program manager with the Spouse Education and... read more

      04/19/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Your Mental Health Matters: Understanding Non-medical Counseling

      May is Mental Health Awareness Month and non-medical counseling is a valuable resource that can help service members and military family members manage day-to-day stress and navigate challenges.

      In this podcast, host Bruce Moody speaks with Michelle Aldana, program analyst with Military Community Support Programs. Michelle answers questions about non-medical counseling, including where to get it, who is eligible, how it works and more.

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      04/19/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Child Care Overview: Accessibility, Availability and Affordability

      This initial episode of a planned series about military child care and fee assistance provides an overview of the military child care system. You will learn about how the Defense Department is expanding access to quality child care for military families, has streamlined its global request-for-care process through the MilitaryChildCare.com website, and is making child care more affordable while maintaining its quality in order to meet the unique needs of military families and help them be... read more

      04/15/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — MilitaryChildCare.com: Placing a Request and Searching for Child Care

      In this podcast episode, you will learn about MilitaryChildCare.com, the Defense Department’s request-for-care management system. Developed as an entry point for all military families seeking affordable, accessible, quality child care, MilitaryChildCare.com serves as a “one-stop shop,” global database for families seeking child care. Listeners will also learn how to create a profile on MilitaryChildCare.com and locate options for child care with an upcoming PCS.

      Host Bruce Moody... read more

      04/15/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS Expansion: Fee Assistance for Community Child Care

      Learn how the Defense Department has expanded access to quality child care for eligible active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, and DoD civilians (in designated locations). Qualified civilian child care providers in local communities can apply to participate in the military child care fee assistance program Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS, or MCCYN-PLUS. Child Care Aware® of America administers this program for the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps while the... read more

      04/15/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Supporting Youth and Teens During Deployment

      Having a parent deployed affects children, youth and teens differently from family to family. The Defense Department offers a range of support and resources across the services to help military families cope with all phases of deployment. In this episode, you’ll learn about the resources, such as the School Liaison Program and the important role school liaisons play, as well as Families OverComing Under Stress, or FOCUS, and Military and Family Life Counseling. In addition, you’ll hear... read more

      04/04/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Managing Relationship Stress

      Finances, trust, communication, parenting, frequent separations, deployment and PCS are some common sources of military relationship stress. Get tips and learn about free resources that can help military couples address these challenges and strengthen their bonds.

      Host Bruce Moody and Michelle Aldana, a program analyst with the Defense Department’s Military Community Support Programs, discuss ways service members and their partners can work together and as individuals to navigate... read more

      03/27/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Keeping Your Relationship Strong During Deployment: A MilSpouse Perspective

      In this podcast, listen to deployment and time away experiences from a seasoned Navy MilSpouse’s perspective, and learn about tips and resources to help manage the phases of deployment — from predeployment preparation and traditions, setting personal and family goals for the deployment period, accepting help from and nurturing relationships with family and friends, giving yourself grace, and establishing reunion traditions, including learning how to share the load with your military... read more

      03/27/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Engaged Parenting for MilParents

      In this podcast episode, parents will learn ways to connect with their children, including how taking walks with a toddler can improve their language skills, as well as getting tips on how they can better connect with their teenager on a personal level. Parents will also learn ways to maintain engagement with their children as a deployed or separated parent.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Shannon Best, a licensed marriage and family therapist who serves as the child abuse and neglect lead... read more

      03/26/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Embrace the Sun: Explore the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse With NASA

      On April 8, 2024, mark your calendar for a celestial event that has the power to unite us all — the total solar eclipse. Join our host, Bruce Moody, as he speaks with Anita Dey, strategic partnerships manager for outreach and engagement at NASA Headquarters, as we gear up for this awe-inspiring experience.

      Whether you’re stationed near the path of totality or deployed elsewhere, get ready to witness nature’s breathtaking spectacle. Discover why the 2024 eclipse is so special. This... read more

      03/21/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Parenting Through a PCS — Caregiver Resources and Tips

      Moving as a military parent has unique considerations and challenges. Discover tips and resources to take care of yourself as well as others during a PCS that can help you and your family address emotions, cope with feelings around leaving friends and community, sort through the stressors of moving to a new installation and more. Host Bruce Moody speaks with Marly Hinestroza, DOD military family life consultant, child and youth behavioral military and family life counselor.

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      03/18/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Finding Passion and Purpose in the Stories of Military-Connected Youth With Ahsha B.

      Learn how the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, installation youth centers and mentorship can inspire military-connected youth to find value, meaning and purpose in their stories and support each other along the way. You’ll hear how a National Military Youth of the Year winner is embracing her role as a motivator and mentor and using the lessons learned in her own journey as a MilKid to help other military-connected youth define their passion, find their voice and tell their... read more

      03/15/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Strengthening Family and Community Bonds With Sesame Street for Military Families

      PCS moves and deployments are among the factors that contribute to feelings of loneliness and social isolation among military families. Strengthening bonds with each other and connecting with the larger community can help families navigate these challenges.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Tara Wright of Sesame Street Workshop about new content and resources from Sesame Street for Military Families and Military OneSource that can help parents and caregivers build family bonds and community... read more

      02/29/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Commissary CLICK2GO

      Learn about the Commissary CLICK2GO program and app, an online service offered by the Defense Commissary Agency that allows eligible patrons to order groceries from the commissary and schedule free curbside pickup. Hear about how the Commissary CLICK2GO app can help with meal planning, food budgeting and reaching your nutritional goals.

      Note: DeCA is in the process of extending EBT/SNAP as an online payment option for Commissary CLICK2GO.

      Host Bruce Moody, speaks with Jennifer Claro, a... read more

      02/05/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Voting While in the Military

      Learn about the Federal Voting Assistance Program, established by the Defense Department. The program ensures that service members and their eligible family members stationed away from home are aware of their right to vote and provides them with the tools to exercise this right from wherever they are living.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Dr. Lisa Thomas and Brianna Paul, program analysts for the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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      01/30/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Intel for Tax Season From a MilTax Consultant

      Learn how a free MilTax consultant can help maximize your tax refunds by ensuring you receive every tax benefit your military service entitles you to.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Michelle Aldana, with Military Community and Family Policy, and Fred Koch, a Military OneSource financial counselor and tax consultant. Michelle provides a general overview of MilTax, and Fred, who is retired from the Air Force, shares:

      • The most common tax-related questions that he gets as a MilTax... read more

      01/18/2024


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Nutritional Wellness in the New Year

      Learn how to meet your health and wellness goals by focusing on what your body needs, rather than the foods to avoid. Host Bruce Moody speaks with Jennifer Claro, a registered dietician with the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, about her “anti-diet” approach to good nutrition. Hear about mindful eating, specific steps to meet your nutritional goals, and how to overcome barriers to wellness.

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      12/22/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Transition Assistance Program

      This podcast focuses on the Transition Assistance Program, providing a comprehensive overview of its role in supporting service members and their families during the crucial period of transitioning out of the military. The episode features the personal experience of an airman who faced an accelerated transition, emphasizing the challenges and decisions that come with a condensed time frame of just four months. The various aspects of TAP are covered, including the resources and assistance it... read more

      12/20/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Survivor Benefit Plan Eligibility Verification Updates

      Learn how the Defense Finance Accounting Service has simplified the annual eligibility verifications for Survivor Benefit Plan annuitants. Also, learn when verifications are due each year, as well as what the SBP is and who’s eligible to receive payments in the first place.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Julie Burandt-Partin with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

      Visit Military OneSource at https://www.dfas.mil/managesbp for information on how to manage your SBP... read more

      11/30/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Building a Stronger MilSpouse Community

      Learn about about the power of the military spouse community and how it can help spouses deal with the stress of deployments, relocation and other MilLife challenges.
      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Army spouse Evie King, 2023 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, and Space Force spouse Aimee Selix, Armed Forces Insurance Space Force Spouse of the Year.
      Ms. King and Ms. Selix talk about what their military spouse community means to them and offer suggestions for other spouses... read more

      11/17/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Warrior Games with Army Cpl. Tiffanie Johnson

      Participating in adaptive sports provides reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities, like the Warrior Games, for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. This enhances their physical and mental well-being during the recovery and transition process. Tune in to this podcast to discover one soldier’s journey with a silent disability — from diagnosis to finding hope, a supportive community and the determination to pursue her dreams.

      Host Bruce Moody... read more

      11/16/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Leave and How to Take It

      Learn all about military leave, how to request it and make the most of your time off. Also, learn about the different types and rules governing leave, such as chargeable and nonchargeable, emergency and advance leave as well as the new “use it or lose it” policy.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Sgt. Maj. Steven Minyard, senior enlisted advisor at the Defense Department’s Manpower and Reserve Affairs Office.
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      11/16/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Leave and How to Take It

      Learn all about military leave, how to request it and make the most of your time off. Also, learn about the different types and rules governing leave, such as chargeable and nonchargeable, emergency and advance leave as well as the new “use it or lose it” policy.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Sgt. Maj. Steven Minyard, senior enlisted advisor at the Defense Department’s Manpower and Reserve Affairs Office.
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      11/16/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Making Your Final Wishes Known

      Learn how the free MilLife Learning course, “Making Your Final Wishes Known,” can help military and nonmilitary personnel understand what actions need to be taken to ensure their final wishes are carried out upon their death. This includes minimizing paperwork and probate costs associated with distributing assets. You will also learn why estate planning is important regardless of your age or how many assets you have.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Traci J. Voelke, a legal assistance... read more

      11/14/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — 2023 National Military Youth of the Year

      Through a partnership between the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the armed services, youth and teens can enjoy and benefit from all kinds of educational, recreational and leadership opportunities in military Youth Programs and teen centers, which provide a supportive place to connect with peers and mentors.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with 2023 National Military Youth of the Year Xavier B., who talks about how participating in the Military Youth of the Year program and in his military... read more

      11/03/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Child Care in Your Home From a Parent’s Perspective

      Defense Department child care programs have expanded access to quality, flexible child care for military families through fee assistance and options that recognize and respond to the unique challenges of military life. A previous episode about Child Care in Your Home outlined how this program meets those needs and challenges by putting decisions about child care in the hands of parents who want quality care in their homes.

      In this episode, Host Bruce Moody speaks with Maria Quinn,... read more

      10/27/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Surviving Milestones as a Survivor

      Learn how survivors can navigate the range of emotions brought on by milestones, such as birthdays and anniversaries, following the death of a service member or veteran — and how such emotions can fluctuate over the years. Also, learn the difference between milestones you can see coming and ones that can appear out of nowhere, strategies for finding support and how to help children find comfort during these times.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with the Vice President of Survivor Services for... read more

      10/26/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Meet Military Spouse Employment Partnership Employer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

      Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in 2023. Learn more about MADD, a nonprofit that works to end impaired driving, and has committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses as an MSEP employer.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with MADD Chief Executive Officer Stacey Stewart and Chief People and Culture Officer Kenneth Ceaser about career opportunities at MADD, its mission, workplace culture and the unique qualities military... read more

      10/18/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot

      Learn about the Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot, a competitive multiyear program that provides career-ready spouses of active-duty service members with 12-week paid fellowships at employers across various industries and locations.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Chelsea Pifer about her experiences as an MSCAP fellow with Navy Federal Credit Union, where she is now employed as a marketing communications specialist.

      Learn more about this pilot at... read more

      10/18/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast DSLO Occupational Licensure Compacts

      Learn about occupational licensure compacts, and how Defense Department officials work with state legislators to ease pathways to employment for thousands of military spouses to work in practices that require licenses in compact-member states. In this episode, the discussion introduces listeners to how occupational licenses are selected, developed and approved, which differ from state to state. In addition, learn about the 2023 amendment to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and how... read more

      09/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Emergency Family Assistance Centers and How They Help During Disasters

      Emergency Family Assistance Centers serve as a one-stop shop for assistance, information and support during an emergency or disaster, and this podcast covers many of the support services offered through Emergency Family Assistance Centers. Listeners can also learn about how to connect to resources and information.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Judith Wright, Emergency Family Assistance program manager with Commander, Navy Installations Command, about Emergency Family Assistance, one... read more

      09/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DANTES Program Overview

      Learn about DANTES, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support, a program that provides free education and career planning to service members.
      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Erin Roberts of DANTES about how the program can help military members at every stage, from entry into the service to the final stage of transitioning into their civilian career.

      Visit Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/education-employment/for-service-members to learn about education... read more

      09/26/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship

      Learn about the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to eligible military spouses for licenses, certifications, national testing, certain continuing education credits or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kristen Silverman, a career coach with the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. SECO provides military spouses with free career and... read more

      09/22/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — 2023 Department of Defense Child Care Summit

      Affordable, licensed, quality child care for military families is critical for quality of life, readiness and retention. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn about how Defense Department leadership convened a diverse group to represent families and child care employees to exchange ideas about how to address gaps and discover solutions to benefit child care providers and parents.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Susan Gale Perry, CEO of Child Care Aware® of America, and Dr. Walter Gilliam,... read more

      09/15/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Veterans Legacy Memorial

      Learn about the Veterans Legacy Memorial, how it came about and who it honors. You will also learn who is eligible for inclusion, how to submit tributes that include pictures and memories and where family, friends and the general public can view the memorial.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with James LaPaglia, who’s with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and works in the National Cemetery Administration.
      Visit https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/ to learn more about the Veterans Legacy... read more

      09/14/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Introducing the EFMP Standardization Podcast Series

      This podcast is promoting a series about the newly enhanced Exceptional Family Member Program. Learn about who the program serves, how it helps military families and the new enhancements put in place by the Defense Department to facilitate better communication and a seamless experience for families with special medical and/or educational needs, regardless of location and service branch.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Tomeshia Barnes, associate director, Office of Special Needs.

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      09/05/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — VA PACT Act

      Learn about the PACT Act and what it could mean for you or your loved ones. The PACT Act is a new law that expands and extends VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances as part of their military service since the 1960s. Learn about eligibility, which medical conditions are covered, how to go about receiving benefits and more.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kaitlin Richards, Assistant Director, Office of Policy & Oversight at the... read more

      08/31/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Moving Under the Global Household Goods Contract

      Learn more about the Global Household Goods Contract and how it is changing the way personal property shipments will be managed in the future, the Defense Department’s plan to improve the relocation experience for service members and their families, and key changes customers should know about before their next PCS.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Lt. Col. Cody Honeycutt, Global Household Goods Contract transition lead with the Defense Personal Property Management Office at U.S.... read more

      08/30/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

      Learn about the dependent care flexible spending account, a DOD benefit that allows service members to contribute pretax income to pay for eligible dependent care expenses.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with DCFSA Executive Director Jennifer Walker and Armed Forces Tax Council Executive Director Susan Mitchell about the DCFSA – who is eligible, how it works and how to enroll.

      Visit Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.mil to learn about the resources and support available to... read more

      08/29/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Best Kept Secrets

      Learn about Morale, Welfare and Recreation joint services campgrounds and facilities located across the United States. A variety of accommodations and amenities are available to service members and their families at great rates without sacrificing luxury or location.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Ken Sorg, an analyst with the Office of Military Community and Family Policy, specifically Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Resale policy.

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      08/11/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Warrior Games feature with Army Master Sergeant Ivan Morera

      Learn about the Warrior Games, an annual multisport event for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Participation in the event supports the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors through adaptive sports training and competition. In this podcast, you’ll hear from an active-duty service member as he shares his story about his injury and how participating in the Warrior Games has impacted his life.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Army Master Sgt. Ivan Morera.

      The... read more

      08/08/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Thrive Through Deployment

      Learn about Thrive and the programs it offers for military and civilian families, how it can help families manage deployment and how its resources help address deployment concerns and issues. You’ll also learn about supplemental modules Thrive offers to assist families before, during and after deployment that help keep relationships strong.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Terri Rudy, Thrive Initiative Research Project Manager, and Holly Nusom, Army spouse of 19 years.

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      08/01/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DANTES College and Career Planning Program — Kuder Journey

      Learn about Kuder Journey, a career exploration tool that allows service members to develop a college career plan tailored to their interests, values and needs. Kuder Journey is available free to service members through Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.

      Host Bruce Moody discusses Kuder Journey with DANTES Program Manager Mareba S. Mack. DANTES provides free career education and career-planning programs for service members.

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      07/19/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Safety Planning — Domestic Abuse

      Learn what a domestic abuse victim advocate is, what a victim should expect if they contact an advocate and about the available reporting options. You’ll also learn about the risk assessment tool and safety plan, when the planning process begins and if you have to file a report to move forward with a safety plan.

      Bruce Moody speaks with Adriane and Nikki, domestic abuse victim advocates.

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      07/18/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Online Scams

      Learn about the current state of online scams and how to spot them.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Carol Kando-Pineda, counsel with the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education. The FTC is the nation’s consumer protection agency. It works to stop fraud, deception and unfair business practices. Ms. Kando-Pineda describes scams that use artificial intelligence, text messages, promises of romance and big returns on investments.

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      07/11/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Postsecondary Readiness: Equitable Access and Opportunities for Military-Connected Students

      Learn how school liaisons can help military-connected students, including those with special needs, prepare for successful transitions to life after high school. Parents can get helpful tips about how to use Child and Youth programs and resources to best prepare their children for education transitions and postsecondary opportunities — including further education, training and jobs.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kristen Acquah, school liaison at Headquarters Marine Corps, and Meredith... read more

      07/07/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Adoption Reimbursement

      Learn more about the variety of Defense Department support for military families who are considering adoption. The mobile military life is not a barrier to adoption, and service members have a range of military resources, including adoption reimbursement.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Sgt. Maj. Steve Minyard, senior enlisted advisor, assistant secretary of defense for Manpower & Reserve Affairs.

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      06/30/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — MWR Summer Reading Program

      Learn about the Defense Department’s MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program. The program encourages readers of all ages to explore new ideas and discover new information, and helps kids and adults stay mentally active during the summer. This year’s theme is Find Your Voice! We use our voices to share stories and express ourselves. Our voices include not only the sounds we make but the words we write, the art we create, the movements we perform and the actions we take each day to impact our... read more

      06/29/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Tips for Parents to Talk About Mental Health

      Learn how parents can help their children navigate challenges with mental health, what it was like for one military youth who grew up in the community and about her mental health diagnosis. You’ll also learn how she dealt with her insecurities and started therapy to forge a path ahead.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Cady, a military youth who speaks frequently to military groups about her experiences.

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      06/29/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Domestic Abuse Impact on Children

      Learn about the different types of domestic abuse, how it affects children and what the impact looks like as a child grows into adulthood. You’ll also learn about the social, emotional, physical and cognitive effects of being a child of domestic abuse, how a parent’s denial of abuse can impact their children, and how it can affect parent/child relationships.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Pamela Rhodes, a child counselor at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington, and Julia Kates, a licensed... read more

      06/27/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — How to Connect With Your Teenager

      Learn some of the most common challenges teens face and how parents can better relate to and improve their relationship with them. You’ll also learn about outside factors that influence them, the importance of setting boundaries, what the average teen wants from their parents and conversations you should have with them.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Renee Roman, a licensed social worker with more than 30 years of experience.

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      06/26/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — How School Liaisons Can Help With Special Education

      Learn how the School Liaison Program provides support for all education-related matters for military-connected students from pre-K through 12th grade — including help with special education needs. School liaisons are available on all military installations and offer transition assistance to military-connected students and families, including help with school selection, credit transfer, youth sponsorship referrals and more. School liaisons also assist with referrals to the Defense... read more

      06/23/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Importance of Listening to Youth to Help Prevent PSB

      Learn the difference between typical sexual behavior in children and youth and problematic sexual behavior, as well as when professionals become involved in responding to PSB. You’ll also learn how to engage with youth and/or parents in a way that helps build trust; how listening to youth helps prevent PSB; and ways parents can approach hard conversations with their children after PSB has occurred.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Andrew Monroe, a psychological clinician at the University... read more

      06/21/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DANTES Online Academic Skills Course

      Learn about the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support’s Online Academic Skills Course. The OASC is a self-paced online course that can help service members prepare for their educational and professional goals. It is free to service members and their immediate family members. OASC can be used with the Academic Skills Training, which assesses academic strengths and weaknesses to help improve basic math, English and science skills for college-level course placement,... read more

      06/13/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Parental Response to Problematic Sexual Behavior

      Learn about concerns parents often have regarding problematic sexual behavior, as well as common reactions and false assumptions. You’ll also learn how parents can best support their child after an incident has occurred and about protective factors that can help prevent PSB, including examples of safety and supervision planning.
      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Natalie Gallo, a master trainer through the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth, and Julia Grimm, an independent trainer... read more

      05/30/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Tips for Couples to Strengthen Their Relationship

      Learn about healthy relationship dynamics, military family life counselors, and actionable steps that couples can take to improve their relationship. And discover the types of resources that Military OneSource offers, such as the Love Every Day tool, OurRelationship program and specialty consultations, as well as how the Family Advocacy Program can help service members and their partners throughout different stages of their relationship.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kelly Smith, a... read more

      05/23/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Continuing Your Education While Deployed

      No matter the location of their assignment, service members have access to education programs. Learn how to continue your education while deployed overseas, whether you are going to a permanent or temporary base or to a remote location.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Laura Dean of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support. Ms. Dean is an education program manager and contracting officer’s representative for the United States Central Command.

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      04/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — The School Liaison’s Role in Supporting Military-Connected Students With Postsecondary Readiness

      Learn how the School Liaison Program can help military-connected students, including those with special needs, prepare for successful transitions to postsecondary readiness. Parents can get helpful tips on using school liaisons not only for assistance with changing schools but also with on-time graduation, scholarship and financial aid resources, career training and readiness, and community connections to help students meet their postsecondary education goals. Whether your military-connected... read more

      04/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — School Liaisons and School Districts Partnering Together to Support Military-Connected Students Postsecondary Planning and Readiness

      Learn more about how school liaisons help military-connected youth, including those with special needs, prepare for successful transitions to life after high school. This episode highlights the way school liaisons promote the relationship between families and school systems and inform educators about the unique needs of military-connected children — especially the challenges of frequent moves. Learn about tools and resources to help ensure smooth education transitions, whether you are... read more

      04/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Child Care in Your Home Fee Assistance Pilot Program

      Learn more about Defense Department child care programs that provide safe, reliable care to families across a range of child care solutions to support the nontraditional schedules of military families. This podcast highlights the Child Care in Your Home Fee Assistance pilot program for families that have determined that full-time child care in their home is the best solution to meet their needs.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Marcie George, program analyst for Children, Youth and Families... read more

      04/25/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Completing DD Form 93

      Learn the importance of service members completing their DD Form 93 and keeping it updated in case of injury, illness or if they go missing or die. And discover how it is used to designate beneficiaries who will receive their unpaid pay and allowances and other benefits — including the death gratuity, which is compensation for military service that allows survivors to meet their immediate financial needs.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Trevor Dean, program analyst with Casualty, Mortuary... read more

      04/21/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — MilSpouse Appreciation Month

      Gain insight into life as a military spouse and learn what’s on tap for MilSpouse Month 2023 — the Defense Department’s celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Month in May.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with military spouses Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia Montes Barron and her daughter, Megan Zemke. Mrs. Barron and Mrs. Zemke discuss military life and the military spouse community. Mrs. Barron also previews MilSpouse Month... read more

      04/20/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Foreign-Born Military Spouses

      Learn about the adjustments foreign-born military spouses might need to make, including becoming familiar with different cultures while adapting to military life, as well as the benefits and challenges that can arise during a PCS to another country. You’ll also learn about the U.S. Air and Space Force Key Spouse Program, what it entails, and the personalized support it provides to MilSpouses.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Nikki Erb, an Air Force spouse born in the Philippines, who draws... read more

      03/31/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military OneSource Resources for Healthy and Happy Military Children

      Learn about Military OneSource programs that can help military children and families navigate challenges, build resilience, foster well-being and contribute to an overall fulfilling childhood. Military OneSource offers non-medical counseling for children 6-12 with a parent present and 13 and older with parental permission, health and wellness coaching for teens ages 13 and older, education consulting, online resources and even tax help for eligible working teenagers.

      Host Bruce Moody... read more

      03/28/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Sesame Street for Military Families

      Learn about Sesame Street for Military Families, a website created by Sesame Workshop for children ages 2-6 to help them through the milestones of transitions, relocations, deployments and more. The website celebrates the unique role of military children by offering them and their parents a wide range of resources, engaging videos, fun apps and helpful tip sheets and articles.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Tara Wright, senior content creator for Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit organization... read more

      03/24/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Tax Questions Answered by the Armed Forces Tax Council

      Learn about filing deadlines for the 2023 tax season, changes to tax rules and what to expect when you file your 2022 returns. You’ll also hear about MilTax, the free e-filing tax service from Military OneSource. MilTax was developed specifically to address scenarios that are unique to the military, from combat pay to multiple moves.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Susan Mitchell, executive director, Armed Forces Tax Council, and Kelly Smith, associate director, Military Community Support... read more

      03/24/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Safe Infant Sleep

      Learn about safe sleep and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, including myths associated with safe sleep recommendations and the importance of registering sleeping products with the manufacturer and checking for recalls on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. You’ll also discover ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, information about the importance of creating safe sleep environments, ideas for enhancing nighttime sleep and how the New Parent Support... read more

      03/24/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military In Lasting Tribute Podcast

      Learn about the Defense Department’s Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial, what’s unique about it and how survivors can submit their loved one for inclusion. You will also hear from a survivor whose service member is included in the memorial explain what it means to them and how it can help the healing process.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, program manager for the Defense Department’s Casualty, Mortuary Affairs, and Military Funeral Honors programs, and... read more

      03/20/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Armed Services Blood Program

      Learn about the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood program of the U.S. military, who it serves and why the need for donations is greater than in years past.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Armed Services Blood Program Division Chief Navy Capt. Leslie “Les” Riggs and Army Master Sgt. Keiden Jones, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Sullivan Memorial Blood Center.

      Bruce Moody is a public affairs specialist with the office of Military Community and Family... read more

      03/07/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — How Do I Know if I Am Receiving All My Benefits?

      Learn about online survivor benefits reports, who is eligible to receive them, the process for gaining access to the reports and how the interactive OSBR can help survivors achieve financial security. Also discover the role that casualty assistance officers play, how to know if you are receiving all the benefits you’re eligible for and how survivors can get help if they are having trouble setting up an account or accessing their reports.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Jennifer Harlow from... read more

      02/23/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Remote Testing With Credit-by-Exam

      Learn about free remote testing to earn college credit. Service members and others who are eligible can take College-Level Examination Program and DSST Credit-by-Exam Program tests anywhere they have internet access, a personal computer and privacy.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Matthew Schwantz, education program specialist with the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support. DANTES provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for service members.

      Visit... read more

      02/15/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Explaining Gaps in Resumes

      Military life can disrupt employment for spouses due to frequent moves, solo parenting during deployments and other factors. Hear ways to minimize the gaps in your resume and highlight your strengths to potential employers.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kristina Santos, a career coach with the Defense Department Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. SECO provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide throughout all stages of their career... read more

      02/15/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Thriving as New Parents

      The Defense Department is committed to the health and well-being of military children and families. That’s why the DOD teamed with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State to create free, online parenting-education programming for busy parents. Thrive programming provides age-appropriate, evidence-informed, best-parenting guidelines that promote positive parenting, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices for children from birth to 18.

      Host Bruce Moody... read more

      02/06/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Talking to Your Kids About Healthy Sexual Development

      Learn tips for talking with your child about healthy sexual development and the kind of language parents and caregivers should avoid during those conversations, as well as how access to the internet can affect social and/or sexual development. You’ll also learn why talking to your child about healthy sexual development early and continuously as they grow can lead to safe decision-making and respect for their own bodies.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Julia Grimm, an independent trainer... read more

      01/31/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — PADD Rights

      Learn about the responsibilities of the person authorized to direct disposition, how the PADD is selected and what rights and benefits they are entitled to receive. Also find out what support is provided to the PADD, such as for the preparation and transportation of remains and disposition options, and how to request military funeral honors.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Program Analyst Trevor Dean with Casualty, Mortuary Affairs, and Military Funeral Honors.

      Visit Military OneSource... read more

      01/26/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Financial Support for Victims of Domestic and Child Abuse

      Learn about some of the support services available for victims who leave an abusive relationship, and benefits and eligibility requirements for those in need of transitional compensation, as well as who victims should contact if they’re in need of financial support. Also, learn when a victim might not be eligible for transitional compensation and about the differences between a household goods move and a safety move.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Marissa Thompson and Najah Barton from... read more

      01/19/2023


    • Military OneSource Podcast — SBP Optional Child Annuity

      Learn about the elimination of the Optional Annuity for Dependent Children and who it affects. Previously, when a service member died on active or inactive duty in the line of duty, the surviving spouse could request to have their Survivor Benefit Plan annuity paid directly to an eligible dependent child or children. Beginning in 2023, however, the SBP monthly annuity payment must revert to the surviving spouse (once they submit documentation confirming eligibility).

      Host Bruce Moody... read more

      12/14/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Caregiver Engagement in Cases of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth

      Learn about the different degrees of problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, the stigma surrounding PSB-CY and the barriers that might prevent a caregiver from asking for help. You’ll also learn strategies for caregivers who are concerned about a child exhibiting PSB, as well as tips for clinicians when preparing for meetings regarding an incident.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Amanda Mitten, lead trainer in the University of Oklahoma Problematic Sexual Behavior — Cognitive... read more

      12/14/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Child and Youth Programs Mental Health First Aid Course

      In response to the continuing need for mental health support for children and youth, the Defense Department, in collaboration with Purdue University, is offering Mental Health First Aid courses to Youth Programs professionals to provide tailored, intentional support for military children and youth. The course educates Youth Programs professionals how to interact with and support youth who may be experiencing a mental health issue or a crisis.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Chelsea McIntyre,... read more

      12/13/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Changes to SBP and DIC Payments for Eligible Survivors

      Learn about changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan annuity payments from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and about the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The changes, which go into effect for 2023, involve eliminating the Optional Annuity for Dependent Children, meaning eligible spouses will receive their full SBP payment from DFAS and their full DIC payment from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with... read more

      12/12/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — The Exceptional Family Member Program Survey

      Learn about the 2022 Exceptional Family Member Program survey. It’s the first Defense Department survey of its kind and a chance for families enrolled in EFMP to have their voices heard.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Jen Wong, program analyst for the DOD Office of Special Needs, who describes the survey, how to participate and how the results will be used to make meaningful change.

      Visit Military OneSource to learn about the 2022 EFMP survey.
      Bruce Moody is a public affairs... read more

      12/09/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — How to Get Better Sleep

      Learn more about the value of sleep and how a lack of it can affect your immunity and long-term health. Also discover the ideal amount of sleep adults should strive for, find tips for service members to improve their sleep and learn how pre-bedtime habits can impact sleep quality. Finally, learn how food and diet can affect your ability to fall asleep, as well as how sleep quality impacts a person’s decision-making skills.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Corinne Smith, a licensed clinical... read more

      12/08/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Troops to Teachers Program

      Learn about Troops to Teachers, a program that helps service members and veterans become certified and employed as teachers in K-12 schools. The program was reauthorized in 2021 after being canceled the previous year.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with the director of the Troops to Teachers program, Taheesha Quarells, Ph.D., who describes the program, how it works and who is eligible. Dr. Quarells also talks about the qualities military veterans bring to the classroom and the benefits and... read more

      12/05/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

      Learn the difference between child abuse and child neglect, including various signs to watch out for and where to make a report. Also, learn about the New Parent Support Program available for military parents, including expectant parents, and the kind of guidance and support it provides.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Shannon Best, who’s with the Family Advocacy Program. FAP is the Defense Department’s program designated to address child abuse and neglect.

      Visit Military OneSource at... read more

      11/28/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — American Forces Travel

      Finding good travel deals online can be overwhelming. Many travel websites appear to serve the military community, but only one — American Forces Travel — is by and for the Defense Department. AFT provides access to a wide selection of discounted rates on hotels, airfare, rental cars, vacation packages, cruises, event tickets and more.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Ken Sorg, program manager for AFT. Ken shares details about the travel service including who is eligible to use it,... read more

      11/21/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Youth and Teen Programs

      Learn about the wealth of educational, recreational and leadership opportunities offered by military Youth Programs and teen centers. 2022 National Military Youth of the Year, Ahsha B., talks about how military teen centers and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership programs helped her develop her interests, become more well-rounded and achieve life goals.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with 2022 Military Youth of the Year, Ahsha B., of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

      Visit Military... read more

      11/08/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Cryptocurrency

      Learn about cryptocurrency, what it is and how it works. Host Bruce Moody speaks with Dan Rutherford of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission about cryptocurrency and its risks.

      Visit Military OneSource to learn about personal finance and other resources and support available to service members and their families.
      Bruce Moody is a public affairs specialist with the Office of Military Community and Family Policy.

      The Military OneSource podcast is an official resource of the Defense Department. For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 800-342-9647. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

      11/03/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Tips and Tools for PCS Success

      Our service members and their families are on the move to new duty stations every few years. Military OneSource and installation Relocation Assistance Programs offer a variety of relocation support to help service members and their families master their moves. In addition, families who have been there can shed light on making frequent moves with success, including what worked for them and what they learned each time they moved.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Jenny Rea, PhD, independent... read more

      11/02/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — The Words We Use Matter

      Learn what child-focused language is and how it relates to problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. You will also learn why avoiding shame-based language is important due to the way it impacts child exhibiting PSB, as well as impacting the families and responses from professionals in the judicial system.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Andrew Monroe, MSW, LCSW, at the University of Oklahoma Health, Child Study Center. Mr. Monroe is a clinician in the Treatment Program for Children... read more

      10/31/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — The Role Parents Should Have in the Life of Their Teen

      Adolescence can be a confusing time — for both kids and their parents. Your teenager may push you away, but they need you now more than ever. Learn from an expert about what happens during adolescence and the role parents should have in the life of their teen. You’ll learn how to be there for your teen while honoring their growing independence.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of... read more

      10/24/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DANTES

      Learn about the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, a free education and career planning program for actively serving U.S. military members, including members of the National Guard, the reserves and the Coast Guard.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Erin Roberts of DANTES about programs for military members at every stage, from the newly enlisted to those who are transitioning into the civilian workforce.

      Visit Military OneSource to learn about education and employment... read more

      10/24/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — After a Suicide

      Learn about two online courses available through MilLife Learning that provide support following a death by suicide. “After a Suicide” offers assistance to anyone who is exposed to a suicide, and “After a Suicide: Walking Through Providing Support” is geared toward service providers to help them gain a greater awareness of the complicated nature of suicide and how to establish a rapport with survivors.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, program manager for Casualty,... read more

      10/21/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Thrive for Families in the Exceptional Family Members Program

      Learn more about Thrive — free, online parenting-education programming developed by the Defense Department with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Thrive provides evidence-informed, best-parenting guidelines that promote positive parenting, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices. Find out how Thrive can help you raise healthy, resilient children from birth to 18.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Terri L. Rudy, research project manager for the Thrive... read more

      10/21/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Disposition Options for Military Families

      Learn about the decisions military families face if their service member dies, plus the options to memorialize their loved one. This includes determining who is responsible for making these decisions and how the Defense Department’s Casualty Assistance program guides families through the difficult process of making arrangements for funeral and memorial services, such as connecting families with a funeral director to help them with mortuary services.

      In this podcast, host Bruce Moody... read more

      10/10/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — American Red Cross Emergency Messaging

      For nearly 140 years, the American Red Cross has helped the United States military, veterans and their families prepare for, manage and respond to the challenges of service. The legacy continues as the Red Cross serves the military community 24/7/365, in hometowns across America and installations around the world.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Susan Malandrino, communications lead for armed services and international services for the American Red Cross. Learn more about American Red Cross... read more

      10/07/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — School Liaisons and Geo-Dispersed Families

      Learn how the military School Liaison Program provides a wide range of support for geographically dispersed families. Topics discussed include parent empowerment, educational partnerships and more.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with school liaison Kristin Fernandez from Marine Corps Recruit Depot – San Diego.

      Visit Military OneSource to learn more about School Liaison Program resources and support available to service members and families.

      Bruce Moody is a public affairs specialist... read more

      10/07/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — 4-H Military Partnership Program

      The 4-H Military Partnership provides valuable life skills, programs and resources for military children and youth across the country and around the world. Learn more about 4-H clubs, summer camps and an array of available programs on subjects including STEM, healthy living, civic engagement, public speaking and more.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with David Brittain, youth development specialist with North Carolina State University and the Department of the Air Force 4-H Partnership.

      To... read more

      10/06/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — OurRelationship: A Free, Flexible Program To Strengthen Your Relationship

      Learn about OurRelationship, a free, flexible program to help military couples work through challenges that may arise during any relationship phase or stage of military life.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks about the newest, free resource for military couples with Kelly Smith, associate director for Military Community Support Programs, and Dr. Brian Doss, a founder of OurRelationship. Visit Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com/RetheWe to learn about the resources and support available... read more

      10/04/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Come Grow With Us

      The Defense Department is the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system and one of the largest youth development programs in the country — and they’re looking to fill a wide range of entry and management-level positions working with military-connected children and youth. The DOD’s career opportunities initiative, Come Grow With Us, offers employment with high-quality child development and youth programs on or near military installations worldwide, making it a fantastic... read more

      10/03/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Sponsorship and Getting Settled at Your New Duty Station

      Service members and their families are on the move to new duty stations every few years. Whether you are moving for the first time or tenth, the Relocation Assistance Program can help with your transition. Learn how Military OneSource, your installation Military and Family Support Center, and military sponsors can help you get settled at your new duty station.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Dionne Vassell, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Family Programs Specialist, and Ellie... read more

      09/29/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — How to Prepare for Disaster

      Learn ways to prepare and plan for a disaster, including putting together a disaster kit and a checklist of things to do if trouble strikes. You will also learn the importance of rehearsing your emergency plan ahead of time and the steps to take to contact your family, friends, supervisor and coworkers to let them know how you are doing.

      In this podcast, host Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, program manager for Casualty and Mortuary Affairs and personnel accountability at the... read more

      09/15/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Adoption and Foster Care

      The decision to start or grow a family through adoption and foster care is an exciting and complex journey. Military families have their own unique experiences and challenges, and Military OneSource is here to assist families navigate the adoption and foster care process and beyond.

      This podcast discusses the support and resources available to service members and their families through Military OneSource, including adoption specialty consultations available to assist parents with every... read more

      09/13/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Spouse Employment Partnership

      Learn about the Military Spouse Employment Partnership and how to find a career with one of its more than 600 employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Kristina Santos, a career coach with the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, and MSEP Specialist Anne Kelly about SECO career coaching, the MSEP Job Search tool and the Job Search Navigator.

      Visit Military OneSource to learn about career and education resources and support to military spouses.

      Bruce Moody is a public affairs specialist with the Office of Military Community and Family Policy.

      09/09/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Faster Than Fast Food: Leveraging seasonal vegetables for meals and snacks

      Learn how to create meals at home that are nutritious, inexpensive and faster than fast food.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Karen Hawkins, a registered dietician with Military Community and Family Policy, and Laurie Zerga, an author and culinary educator for kids who works with the Air Force Child Youth Programs. Visit Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.mil to learn about the resources and support available to service members and families.

      Bruce Moody is a public affairs... read more

      09/08/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Conducting a Personally Procured Move

      To help service members and their families gain a better understanding of PCSing and moving personal property, this podcast covers how service members and their families can conduct a successful personally procured move.

      The podcast discusses how to determine if a personally procured move is the best option for your family, the different ways to transport your household goods, and how to request temporary storage, book a personally procured move, and submit a reimbursement request for... read more

      08/18/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Containerization of Your Personal Property

      To help service members and their families gain a better understanding of PCSing and moving personal property, this podcast covers the differences between containerization and crating.

      Containerization is the use of large external containers to transport entire personal property shipments. Containerization is used for all shipments moving to, from, or in between overseas locations. Containers keep everything together to help prevent loss and reduce damage associated with handling... read more

      08/15/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Typical Sexual Development in Children and Youth

      Learn about typical sexual development in children and youth, as well as problematic sexual behaviors, common behaviors at different ages, the impact of social media, how caregivers can encourage healthy development, when caregivers should be concerned and the different resources available via
      Military OneSource and OneOp.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Andrew Monroe, MSW, a psychological clinician at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is certified in several... read more

      08/12/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast - Accounting for Yourself After a Natural or Man-Made Disaster

      Accounting for yourself after a disaster isn’t just a good idea, it’s mandatory for Defense Department personnel. In this podcast, Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, the Defense Department’s program manager for personnel accountability, about the importance and different aspects of the department’s Personnel Accountability and Assessment System. The PAAS is a safe and secure way to share important information and track the status and whereabouts of Defense Department-affiliated... read more

      07/18/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — DOD MWR Libraries 2022 Summer Reading Program

      The Defense Department MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program encourages all readers to explore new ideas and discover new information. This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Brandy Stevens, manager of the Navy General Library Program.

      Visit Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/recreation-travel-shopping/recreation/libraries/department-of-defense-morale-welfare-and-recreation-summer-reading-program/ to... read more

      07/15/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: It Is Your Business

      It can be far too easy to see something worrisome or suspicious, such as possible child abuse or neglect, and say to yourself, “Somebody else will probably take action.” It may be because you feel awkward or because you don’t want to get involved in someone else’s business. But the safety and well-being of children is everyone’s business. We all have a responsibility to ensure that they grow up safe and healthy. It only takes a minute to speak up if you see a parent in need or a... read more

      07/13/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Transitioning Your Health Care During a PCS

      Learn how to smoothly transition your health care during a PCS and what programs and services are available to help. Find out when to request copies of your medical records, how to find a provider in your new location, how to switch TRICARE enrollment and more.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Nicholas Polizzi, clinical psychologist and action officer for the Defense Health Agency’s InTransition program; and Krystyna Bienia, clinical psychologist in the mental health directorate at DHA,... read more

      07/07/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Moving: Mold Management

      Mold is a natural part of the environment but can be a large concern during the moving process. A contaminated personal property shipment can spread mold to other cargo and personal property shipments in a trailer, warehouse or a ship, as well as into a service member’s new home. It’s important to take immediate steps to mitigate and remediate mold as soon as it’s discovered.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Jason Middleton, chief of Defense Personal Property Management Office in... read more

      06/23/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — 2022 Military Family Readiness Academy

      Learn about One Op and the 2022 Military Family Readiness Academy series, Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape. MFRA is an annual programming series that covers a multidisciplinary topic to help service providers build their skills to be better prepared to address the needs of military families. The 2022 MFRA offers service providers an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and help identify barriers that may impact a family’s health and well-being.

      The 2022 MFRA... read more

      05/24/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military In Lasting Tribute

      The Defense Department created the Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial to give family members and friends a place to view, remember, honor and share their service members with their online networks, extended survivor community and military family. In this episode, Jean Gibbs speaks with Mrs. Patricia Montes Barron, deputy secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, and Deborah Skillman, director of Casualty, Mortuary Affairs, and Military Funeral Honors, about the... read more

      05/19/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — 2022 PCS Season

      The Defense Department is committed to helping anyone moving with the military master their move. In addition to the array of relocation assistance and services available, learn how you can use four universal truths of military moves to decrease the stress of your next PCS.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Patti Dybdahl, a program analyst with the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy.

      Visit Military OneSource at PCS and Military Moves at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving-housing/moving/pcs-and-military-moves/ for comprehensive relocation information, resources and support for service members and families.

      05/12/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Sesame Workshop and Month of the Military Child 2022

      Parents can learn about Sesame Street for Military Families and the multimedia resources available to support military families and children ages 2-6 years through milestones such as deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief and self-expression, with an emphasis in this discussion on mental health and well-being.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with Anna Carbone, Project Coordinator, U.S. Social Impact Team for Sesame Workshop, and Sabrina Huda, Social Impact Director for Sesame Workshop.... read more

      04/28/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — EFMP Support Through Podcasts

      Learn about the Exceptional Family Member Program and a podcast series created by the Office of Special Needs — for family members, service members, service providers and leaders.

      Host Bruce Moody speaks with OSN Program Analyst Jen Wong about the 12 episodes featuring conversations with experts who help listeners find resources and support and share what works for them. Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Alexander shares his personal experience and focus on advocacy as the... read more

      04/26/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Month of the Military Child

      April is all about military children. This year we are celebrating Month of the Military Child with new content and exciting events throughout the month. Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, talks about the resources and support available through Military OneSource for our military children, youth and teens, and their parents.

      Learn more at... read more

      04/06/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — All About MilTax

      Learn about MilTax — free tax software and expert consultations (also free). Bruce Moody, public affairs specialist with the office of Military Community and Family Policy, and Kelly Smith, program analyst for Military Community Support Programs, talk through eligibility, access tips and more.

      Get started with MilTax at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil/MilTax.
      The Military OneSource podcast is an official resource of the Defense Department. For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 800-342-9647. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

      04/04/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast – Tax Tips From a MilTax Expert

      Clear up questions surrounding 2022 taxes. Bruce Moody, public affairs specialist with the office of Military Community and Family Policy, combats confusion with the help of MilTax expert Susan Mitchell. Topics include rate changes, retirement changes, student loan relief, moving expenses and more.

      Get started with MilTax at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil/MilTax.

      The Military OneSource podcast is an official resource of the Defense Department. For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 800-342-9647. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

      04/04/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Estate Checklist

      The “Estate Information Packet Checklist: Making Sure Your Affairs Are in Order” provides a checklist of things to ensure your affairs are in order so your wishes can be more easily carried out upon your death. In this podcast, Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, program manager for Casualty, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors, about the importance of completing the checklist.

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      03/24/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Digital Remains

      After death, our internet activity ─ commonly referred to as digital remains ─ should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains. In this podcast, Bruce Moody speaks with Lisa Valentine, program manager for Casualty, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors, as they explore the importance of being able to memorialize a loved one through their online accounts while also protecting those accounts from bad actors.

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      03/24/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Military Funeral Honors

      Learn about programs that provide casualty notification, casualty assistance, mortuary affairs for deceased, missing, ill or injured personnel, and the Defense Department’s commitment to provide compassionate services, resources and support to military families in their time of need, including military funeral honors, benefits and other forms of assistance.

      Deborah Skillman, director, Casualty, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors Office, joins Bruce Moody, public affairs... read more

      03/23/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Honor Guard Services

      Learn about how funeral honors are provided to demonstrate the military and nation’s deep gratitude for honorable service. Depending on discharge status and other factors, most veterans, active-duty service members and certain civilian or contractual groups who have been given active-duty determination are eligible for such honors.

      In this podcast, host Bruce Moody speaks with two members of the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard, who share their perspectives on what the honor guard... read more

      03/23/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Federal Voting Assistance Program Trusted Info 2022

      Learn about the public education campaign, #TrustedInfo2022 , which aims to ensure voters get accurate election information. Host Bruce Moody speaks with Tahesha Way, New Jersey secretary of state and member of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and Scott Wiedmann, principal deputy director for the Federal Voting Assistance Program, about the campaign, which encourages voters to get their voting information from their state and local election officials to ensure they are... read more

      02/09/2022


    • Military OneSource Podcast - Thrift Savings Plan and Savings Deposit Program Information

      Saving money doesn’t come easy to most people, but the military offers two programs to help you out. Find out more about the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan and the Defense Department’s Savings Deposit Program to maximize your personal and retirement savings for greater financial security and peace of mind today and well into the future.

      11/03/2020


    • Military OneSource Podcast - Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Red Flags and Real Help

      If you are at risk of losing your home because of financial problems, beware of so-called “foreclosure rescue scams” promising to help. In this podcast, Federal Trade Commission Attorney Carol Kando-Pineda describes the warning signs of these types of scams and where to find legitimate help if you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments.

      07/19/2020


    • Military OneSource Podcast — If You See Domestic Abuse Speak Up

      Helping victims of domestic abuse can be tough. You might not know how to help, who to talk to or may question whether it’s your place to intervene. But preventing and stopping domestic abuse is everyone’s responsibility, and if you see something, you need to step up and speak up. Domestic abuse tends to escalate over time and can be a matter of life and death. Individuals experiencing abuse in the military, whether active themselves or in a relationship with someone who is, are often... read more

      07/19/2017


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Respite Care for Caregivers

      The first step in taking a break from caregiving is accepting that it is OK to walk away for a few minutes or even a few days. Exploring your options for occasional support and speaking with representatives can help you feel more comfortable leaving your loved one in the capable hands of another caregiver for short stretches of time.

      The Military OneSource podcast is an official resource of the Defense Department. For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 800-342-9647. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

      07/19/2017


    • Military OneSource Podcast — Helping Someone in Crisis

      If you suspect someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, take action to help.

      Military OneSource hosts this Helping Someone in Crisis podcast. Listen in to this podcast to learn ways to help those in crisis and to know more about support resources.

      Visit Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/products/five-ways-to-help-a-friend-whos-experiencing-domestic-abuse-860/ to learn about the resources and support available to service members and families.

      The... read more

      02/01/2013