Resources for You
Joining the Military doesn’t happen overnight. In most cases, it’s a process that can last from a few weeks to more than a year. From choosing a Service branch to finding a career, here are resources to help you understand what your child is doing.
- Finding Support in Your Local Community and Beyond
- Being a military parent can be stressful. It’s good to know there are thousands of other parents to connect with to help support yourself and your child. The links below are a sampling of the national support groups for military parents of various Service branches. We also recommend finding fellow parents locally. For example, ask around the neighborhood and see who else has a child in service. Or ask your place of worship if they have support groups — you will often find that local families in your exact situation are already meeting. Social networks like Facebook also offer support groups, and many military units put together pages to keep parents and other family members informed and connected. Just look around — the support you need might already be there.