As a military spouse or family member, are you using Facebook effectively? Facebook pages and groups are a great way to engage with military organizations for support, and families facing similar experiences. In addition to some of the official military pages, such as U.S. Army and Go Army, here are a few more organizations you should follow for information, support, and resources.
1. The National Military Family Association is committed to advocating for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect military families, military spouses, and military kids, and reflect the nation’s respect for their service. They service families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives.
2. Soldier for Life connects Army, governmental and community efforts to provide education, employment and health resources to soldiers. Support services includes recruitment, retirement or separation as civilians, soldiers, veterans, and families.
3. The Supporting Our Veterans Facebook page, launched in 2010, was created to show support for military veterans, and to provide valuable resources that are helpful to all service members and their families. #SupportingOurVeterans
4. The National Military Spouse Network, launched in 2010, is a networking & professional development organization that supports military spouses who balance their own goals and ambitions with the military lifestyle.
5. The Military Family Support Group includes family members that have a loved one who is either active-duty or a veteran(s). From community events about PTSD to general military news and information, the Military Family Support Group (MFSG) has been open to all family members and friends who have, or who have had, a loved one serving in any branch of the U.S. Military. We are a volunteer-led, community-based, non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization.
6. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), founded in 1994, TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources.