- START STRONG
- SERVE STRONG
- REINTEGRATE STRONG
- REMAIN STRONG
Americans are proud of the military and see the Army as a strong career path. The U.S. Army wants the best educated, healthy and strong individuals to join the Army as a profession.
Forged in the crucible of austere, highly dynamic situations, Soldiers are adaptable, skilled, team players that desire to Serve Strong. As Soldiers serve, they continue to become stronger through technical skills education, credentialing opportunities, and professional leadership training.
In order to Reintegrate Strong, Soldiers must approach the Transition process throughout the life cycle of their career in order to be "career ready". We've found that Soldiers and their Families successfully prepare for re-integration through these focus areas: meaningful employment, access to education to improve marketability, and access to quality healthcare.
Soldiers and their Families are the Veterans that are our ambassadors within in the community. Soldiers bring with them invaluable skills to include the Warrior Ethos and Army Values. They are Soldiers for Life Veterans, that Remain Strong, and thereby strengthen our communities and inspire future generations to serve.
- Soldiers transitioning to civilian life bring exceptional training, critical skills sets, and proven talents back to their local communities.
- Hiring a Veteran makes sound business sense.
- We are willing to assist in educating your leaders and human resource specialists to understand the qualities Soldiers will offer to your organization.
- Soldiers already maintain a network of support via Veterans benefits organizations and specialized peer-to-peer networks.
- Help us understand how your organization supports the Army Family.
- We can connect you to the right people within the U.S. Army to assist your efforts.
- We have connections within the core functions of Employment, Education, and Healthcare.
- We appreciate your efforts across the Nation to help with this huge mission.
- Our Soldiers will reintegrate back into 4,000 communities.
- Does your community have a Veteran’s Outreach or Community Action Team with whom we can connect to Soldiers?
- Are there Soldier/Veteran Reintegration challenges your community is dealing with that could be affected by what the U.S. Army is doing?
- We can directly link you with community organizational models that can be adapted and customized to fit your needs.
Email email@example.com explaining what your organization does and we'll connect you to the right agency to begin to assist.
In response to the Army Vision of fostering and maintaining an Army of balanced, healthy, self-confident Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians whose resilience and total fitness enables them to excel in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict, leaders developed the CSF2 program. This program’s mission is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience. http://csf2.army.mil/
The link to the Soldier Fitness Tracker allows a Soldier to take the GAT (Global Assessment Tool) survey. The GAT is a survey tool through which individuals are able to confidentially assess their physical and psychological health based on four of the five dimensions of strength: emotional, social, spiritual, and family fitness. This tool is also available for family members and civilians and is accessible by logging into the CSF2 website. http://csf2.army.mil/
Authorized Vet Centers furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel. Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/
This website contains information about the military health Organizations, Leadership and Policies. The site also contains news, audio, video, publications, social media and health themes, educational programs, resources and courses, as well as research publications, programs and statistics. The site spans across all services and has direct links to websites such as Tricare, Tricare Online and eBenefits. http://www.health.mil
This site, sponsored by the VA, connects Veterans and their Family members and friends with information, resources and solutions to issues that affect their lives. Veterans are able to access shared experiences and support by viewing information and real stories relevant to the individual and his/her experiences, easily finding resources for support, exploring life events or experiences to which the Veteran, Family member and friends can relate and retrieving information, stories, and resources for support. This site allows the Soldier, Family member or friend to take steps to get his/her life on a better track through e-based tools and information and by quickly connecting the Soldier, Family member or friend with professionals and services near him/her who specialize in helping Veterans. http://maketheconnection.net/
VA regional offices can help you with completing and filing the right VA forms. Find out where your local VA OEF/OIF/OND Team is located. http://www.oefoif.va.gov/map.asp
This site includes Psychological Health information, provider resources, products and treatment options. It also discusses treatment, information and management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Additionally, Service Member and Family topics, such as 24/7 emergency help, suicide prevention, pre-and-post deployment issues, Guard and Reserve, in Transition and adjusting to change are topics of information presentation. Finally, the media center covers multi-media coverage of relevant topics that are also accessible to the site visitor. http://www.dcoe.health.mil/
The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds. Launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in 2009, the campaign is an integral part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to encourage warriors and families to seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns. These Real Warriors are proving through example that reaching out is a sign of strength that benefits the entire military community. In addition, the campaign encourages use of the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The Outreach Center can be reached by calling 866-966-1020, connecting through live chat or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. http://realwarriors.net/
This site, sponsored by the VA, understands that Whether or not you are personally involved in a traumatic event, you may come in contact with someone who has experienced trauma or who has PTSD. Sometimes traumatic events affect an entire community all at once, such as a natural disaster. At other times, trauma affects people less directly. For example, you may live near or work with a person who experienced a traumatic event. The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community