Military and Family Support Center (MFSC)

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WELCOME TO THE THE MILITARY & FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (MFSC)!
MFSC at JB MDL McGuire

Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road

609.754.3154

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

MFSC at JB MDL Lakehurst

Bldg. 488-2 Walsh Drive

732.323.1248

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

The Military & Family Support Center (MFSC) incorporates the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Army Community Service and Fleet & Family Support Center. The Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) supports individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance mission readiness and ease adaptation to the military way of life. The center serves singles, couples and families alike. Services are provided to military members of all branches of service, DoD employees and their families. Whether you are new to the military, new to the Joint Base or a seasoned pro, the MFSC is here to support you and your family. Services are provided on a walk-in basis, individual appointments, workshops, events or just a phone call away.

Military OneSource Is Now Available to Veterans and their Families for a Full Year After Separating from the Military

Washington, D.C., (Aug. 13, 2018) —The Department of Defense (DoD) announced extended eligibility for Military OneSource benefits from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life. This change goes into effect 13 Aug 18 in accordance with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019.

As a DoD program, Military OneSource offers a wide range of services designed exclusively for the military community. Services include help with relocation, tax support, financial planning, health and wellness coaching, as well as confidential non-medical counseling and specialty consultations for spouse employment, education, adoption, elder care, special needs and much more.

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The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services*

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) works in conjunction with the Military & Family Support Center to provide Naturalization information including guidance, information and procedures for Military and Civilians (DoD ID holders) to become Naturalized United States Citizens. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, call the Military and Family Support Center at 609.754.3154 (JB MDL McGuire) or 732. 323.1249 (JB MDL Lakehurst). *Note, must be a DoD ID holder with base access.

United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) Naturalization Seminar
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisors are available on JB MDL in Bldg. 3011 Tuskegee Airmen Avenue, JB MDL McGuire and Bldg. 5418 on JB MDL Dix. If you have questions about your VA Benefits, please contact us for assistance at; 609.754.0563/0558 or 609.562.3683/4830/2105.

VISIT OUR CAREER CENTER!

Visit the MFSC Career Center where you will find a collection of all career-related classes, special events, links, and local job postings. To access the career center, you can click on the Career Center icon at the bottom of www.GoMDL.com at any time or, click here to learn more.

Scholarship opportunity for NJ active, guard, reserve, retired or fallen for Military Spouses

The National Military Family Association has extended a scholarship opportunity for NJ active, guard, reserve, retired or fallen for Military Spouses. This program is specifically looking for spouses from NJ with $1,000.00 scholarships. Scholarships can be used for traditional degrees along with certification programs and professional licensure (i.e. Nursing, teaching).

Please send NJ spouses to apply for a scholarship today! Apply here!

The MFSC covers a wide scope of programs that includes:
Information and Referral Program

Information & Referral is a clearing house which provides telephone and in-person assessments to help determine your needs and the right resource. You may be referred to a Military and Family Support Center program or to another organization on or off base. The MFSC maintains an extensive list of available services and contact information.

If you are unsure of where to turn, please call one of our MFSC locations and a specialist will point you in the right direction.

Discovery Room

Located within the MFSC there is a Discovery Room with Free Wi-Fi as well as access to computers with Internet, printers, and base/local community information. Employment opportunities are also posted on a jobs board.

Family Readiness/Resiliency

Deployments, temporary duty travel and remote assignments are synonymous with life in the military and present unique financial, legal and relationship challenges for members and their families. Family Readiness prepares the entire family for separation through planning. In addition to education, support groups are available to assist the family member during the separation.

The Hearts Apart Program connects spouses, children and family members with others experiencing separation via emails, activities and monthly events. Hearts Together morale calls connect deployed members with loved ones. Pre & Post -deployment briefings are held every week. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support (EFMP)

EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs (child or adult). Any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment warrants enrollment.

EFMP Services include:
  • Family Support Services and Crisis Intervention
  • Medical and Educational Information and Referral
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Advocacy Services
  • Accessibility and housing
  • Support groups
  • Respite information
  • Recreational and cultural activities
  • EFMP Coordinating Committee
  • EFMP overseas screening

Please click here for more information.

Personal Financial Readiness Program

Personal Financial Readiness provides financial education, information, and one-on-one counseling. Goals are to help maximize your purchasing power, improve your standard of living, reduce stress and anxiety during financial crisis, and increase personal productivity. The Financial Readiness Program assists service and family members with improving their credit reliability, reducing indebtedness and making their money work for them. Services include a personal financial evaluation, budgeting information, credit management, debt management resources, basic investment information, credit report/score, and workshops/seminars.

For a comprehensive overview of the Personal Financial Readiness Program, please click here.

Emergency Financial Relief Services

Air Force Aid Society, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society & Army Emergency Relief provides emergency financial assistance to active duty service members, retirees, National Guard and Reserve Component on active duty for over thirty consecutive days and their family members with ID card and power of attorney.

Employment Readiness / Career Focus Program

The Career Focus Program is an employment resource program. The Career Focus Program provides no-cost consultations, programs and services to help families in the job search process. Consultants are available to guide spouses and DoD civilians on career planning, job seeking and resume writing, as well as to help them prepare for interviews and negotiate offers. Services include: Civilian & Federal Resume reviews/assistance and job application assistance, Information about educational opportunities and workshops with emphasis on career and personal development. Job fairs are an integral part of the employment program. Several are held each year in the local area. NEW! For upcoming career events, please click here to visit our Career Center.

Volunteer Program Opportunities

Looking for an interesting and rewarding experience? Become a volunteer! Volunteers provide invaluable support to the base community, donating thousands of hours each month at agencies across the installation. Volunteers enjoy personal satisfaction that comes from helping others and contributing to the mission. Plus they can grow professionally from their experiences.

Relocation Program

Family Support Center has information about Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and neighboring communities available for newly arriving members, as well as service members and families preparing to depart the area. Our relocation services include individual counseling with a personalized needs assessment, information on local schools, and Smooth Move Seminars and workshops for parents and children, overseas information, Sponsorship Training, Citizenship and Immigration Services and International Spouse Group.

We encourage relocating service members and spouses to attend the monthly Newcomers Orientation and Spouse Newcomers Orientation Seminars that provides an overview of the Joint Base and includes a base tour.

“E” Sponsorship Program

Taking care of our newly assigned and soon to be assigned folks is so very important. Being a good sponsor is one of the most important yet under appreciated roles you can take as a military member. Sponsorship training is required for all sponsors. Being a great sponsor does so much to relieve the tension and anxiety of moving and settling in at a new or first duty station. E-Sponsorship Training is your first source for sponsorship needs. All of the resources for training and post training tools and information are available through this online resource.

Transition Assistance

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Goal, Plans, Success (GPS) offers separating or retiring personnel an individual transition plan to ease reentry into civilian life. Consider beginning transition planning at least one year prior to retirement or separation. MFSC provides both TAP/GPS workshops and pre-separation counseling as well as information about additional training tracks. TAP/GPS is designed to provide necessary tools to effectively transition from the military to the civilian community. Mandatory pre-separation counseling, TAP and CAPSTONE are three separate requirements. Pre-Separation briefings are held most months weekly and must be completed prior to the attendance of TAP/GPS. CAPSTONE is held weekly via appointments after the completion of Pre-Separation and TAP/GPS.

Personal and Work Life Program

Provides information and education about a variety of life cycle issues to assist you in developing resilience skills that assist in navigating a mobile military life style. Includes parenting, healthy relationships, and communication skills, among others, to help you strengthen your interpersonal competencies and social relationships.

Provides training and support for Spouse Leader Program (Key Spouse, Ombudsman & Family Readiness Group leaders). Military Spouse Link orientation program designed for those who are newly married or just interested in learning more about military Life. Information is given about community resources, TRICARE, deployments, and more. This program is offered quarterly and is offered to all branches of service.

Other services located in the Military and Family Support Center are:

Casualty Assistance Representative – The Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) works closely with commanders at all levels to ensure the success of the program. The CAR works closely with survivors of retired Air Force members to ensure potential benefits applied in a timely manner. The CAR provides limited casualty service to members of sister services, certain foreign nationals, and civilians. The CAR provides information about the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP).

Military and Family Life Consultant - Provides non-medical short-term, situational problem-solving counseling to all branches of the military and their families. Completely confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situations. Services can be provided on or off military installations. The consultants cannot meet you at your home or your car. Services provided to individuals, couples, and families. They are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse, and other duty-to-warn situations.

Military Family Support 360 Project - SPAN’s Military Family 360 Support Center is a one-stop center assisting military families — active duty and retired military and National Guard and Reserve personnel throughout New Jersey, who have infants, toddlers, children and youth ages birth to 26 with disabilities. Military Family 360 assists military families by: Developing a Family Plan to address concerns; Assisting with access to Family Resources; Offering training sessions on advocacy for accessing quality services, health care, education; Offering family to family emotional support and information; Linking you to leadership opportunities to ensure the family voice in decisions about military assistance programs and services.

Other Useful Numbers:

Army Emergency Relief: 609.562.2767

Air Force Aid Society: 609.754.3154

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: 732.608.3444

Events at Military & Family Support Centers (MFSC)
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JB MDL Volunteer Appreciation Event & Volunteers of the year Nominating

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at Tommy B's Community Activities Center, Bldg. 2705 East Arnold Avenue, 1pm to 2pm.

This one hour event recognizes the hard work our JB MDL registered volunteers who volunteered between 1 January - 31 December 2018.
Awards presented in the following categories:

JB MDL AD Member Volunteer of the Year
JB MDL Civilian Employee Volunteer of the Year
JB MDL Family Member Volunteer of the Year (ages 18+)
JB MDL Youth Volunteer of the Year (ages 9-17)
JB MDL Key Spouse, Ombudsman or Family Readiness Group Leader Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer Excellent Award (VEA)
The Points of Light Award

Volunteers, Leadership, Supervisors, agencies and guests may register at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/

Light refreshments afterwards.

Nomination Guidelines and Form:

In addition to the Volunteer Excellence Award (VEA), you will be able to submit nominations for:

Please click here to download the comprehensive registration and Nomination Guidelines.

We have a few taskers for our Volunteer Agencies and Units with volunteers.

1. Please send a list of your volunteers with their hours for the time period 1 January - 31 December 2018. Please submit NLT 15 March 2019 to  jacqueline.abell.1@us.af.mil .

2. Attached is the Nomination for Award AF IMT FORM 1206 as well as Award Nomination and Recognition information. Please send completed forms to jacqueline.abell.1@us.af.mil by 15 March 2019.  If you are using Microsoft Edge browser, you may need to choose Adobe to open the attachment.

3. JB MDL Volunteer Program will be promoting the use of Points of Light for volunteers to register to track their hours. Any JB MDL volunteer may register and track their hours on the web site: http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/presidents-volunteer-service-award  . Please sign your agency up as a Points of Light Agency Certifying Organization.

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If you have any questions about the JB MDL Volunteer Appreciation Event, Award Categories or Nomination Form, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Abell at jacqueline.abell.1@us.af.mil or call 609.754.3154

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Volunteer Orientation and Training

A one hour orientation for current volunteers or those who are intending to volunteer at various agencies and organizations recognized by the JB MDL. Participants will receive information and coaching on how to register as volunteer, track service hours, be recognized and receive awards i.e. JB MDL Volunteer Awards, VEA and The Points of Light Presidential Awards. Pre-registration is required: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/

Thursday, March 7, 10:00am-11:00am at MFSC, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

Veterans and Family Members Benefits Fair

If you are Active Duty, transitioning from the service, retired or a Veteran with base access and have questions or want to learn more about what benefits are out there for you and your family, this fair is for you. Federal, State, and local Veteran partners will be on hand to provide resources and answer questions. Partners include but are not limited to: Dept of VA, Dept of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Tricare Humana, US Family Health Plan, NJ Dept of Military Affairs, Red Cross, Education, Military Recruiters, Survivor Benefit Plan/Financial Resources and many more.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

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Troops to Teachers

This program will assist eligible members of the Armed Forces with the transition into a career in public school teaching (K-12). Participants will receive assistance towards teacher licensure and finding employment in a school. Financial assistance in the form of a stipend or bonus may also be available to eligible participants. This briefing will cover information on the program, teacher licensure and employment. If you are interested in learning more about the teaching profession and how you can make a difference in the lives of young people, register today for a session! Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ .

Thursday, March 14, 10:00am-12noon, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

Million Dollar Service Member & Family Series (Banking and Financial Services) 

Properly maintaining your financial accounts is the first step in managing your money and establishing a good credit history. This workshop will help you understand the financial products and services available to you, select the ones that best meet your needs, and how to manage them appropriately. Pre-registration required: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/

- Thursday, March 21, 9:00am-11:00am, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst

- Thursday, March 28, 9:00am-11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

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Moving In
Budgeting for My New Place

Consolidated information on moving out of the dorm. Includes budgeting, government housing info, United Communities, legal and much more. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. 

Dates:                                                  

- February 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

- March 11, 9:00am - 11:00am

- March 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Orientation (DTAP Briefings)

The JB MDL VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will facilitate DTAP briefings providing information about and how to apply to the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the following: individuals being separated due to a service-connected disability; individuals who will be medically discharged /retired; individuals who suspect they have a service-connected disability or veterans with a VA disability rating.

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

Time: 9:00am-11:00am 

Dates: March 12

Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ 

Employment Orientation
Group Pre-Separation
GROUP PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING

Initiate DD eForm 2648 (Pre-separation Counseling Phase). MANDATORY attendance requirements for separating or retiring Service Members. Registration required in order to receive an email link for online Pre-separation Counseling Phase. For information about transition or to sign your eForm before/after the briefing, visit https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/  .

Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm

JB MDL McGuire Location: February 28, March 14, March 28

JB MDL Lakehurst Location: TBA

Volunteering 101

1-hour orientation for current volunteers or those who are intending to volunteer at various agencies and organizations recognized by the JB MDL.

Participants will receive information and coaching on how to register as a volunteer, complete volunteer forms, track service hours, list of volunteer agencies and will be proved information on the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Date: TBA

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Resume Writing (10 Steps to a Federal Position)

A must if you are planning on seeking a Federal Position. Topics include: Setting up your USAJOBS Account, Navigating USAJOBS and Application/Resume Musts. Attendees will receive the Kathryn Troutman’s “10 Steps to a Federal Job” book to take home.

Pre-registration required.

JB MDL McGuire: February 20 or March 27  from 9:00am-12noon.

JB MDL Lakehurst: TBA from 9:00am-12noon.

Support for Families Experiencing Deployments

A light lunch will be provided. This 2-hour interactive workshop is for families who experience deployments, TDYs or remote/unaccompanied tours of duty. Participants will receive valuable information about coping with deployments and services available. 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Date: TBA

Location: MFSC, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. 

Registration required. To register online, go to https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/  or call the Military and Family Support Center JB MDL McGuire 609.754.3154 / JB MDL Lakehurst 732.323.1248.

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Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and Blended Retirement System – Invest in Your Future

Have you been putting off investing for retirement or making the decision to invest? This workshop is targeted to military members unfamiliar with TSP and will provide a basic overview of TSP. Some of the topics to be covered will be the rules governing TSP enrollment/participation. This workshop is also for all Service Members who will have 12 or less years in the service as of 2018 who will be making a decision about their Blended Retirement option. Pre-registration required.

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Date: TBA

Coping with Being Apart from Your Loved Ones Lunch & Learn

Lunch is included. Two hour interactive workshop for spouses who are currently experiencing a separation due to deployment/remote tour/TDY or who may have a deployment/remote tour/TDY in the future. Participants will be equipped with valuable information and practical tools in developing the families' game plan in dealing with the onset of separation issues during deployment to reunion. Participants will receive a printed family picture on pillow case, tote bag, personal journal notebook and other deployment related handouts.

Register: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ or call 609.754.3154 or 732.323.1248.

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Dates: February 19, March 26

Coping with Being Apart
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Ditch the Dorm

Consolidated information on moving out of the dorm. Includes budgeting, government housing info, United Communities, legal and much more.

Pre-registration is required.

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Date: TBA

JB MDL Newcomers’ Orientation…The Way to Start!

Newly arrived military personnel, spouses and civilians from all branches of service are encouraged to attend this orientation. The orientation includes briefings about the installation, support agencies and community services. Pre-registration is required.

Time: 7:50am to 4:30pm

Date: March 5

Location: Timmermann Center, Bldg. 5441 8th Street, JB MDL Dix 

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JB MDL Newcomers’ Information Fair

Newly arrived military personnel, spouses and civilians from all branches of service are invited to attend this fair. Attendees will be able to talk to on base banks, colleges, Military One Source, 87FSS ITT and Outdoor Rec, 87FSS NAF Human Resources plus other helping agencies. The fair will be held in conjunction with the Newcomers' Orientation. Pre-registration is requested.

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Date: March 5

Location: Timmermann Center, Bldg. 5441 8th Street, JB MDL Dix 

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) / Goals, Planning, Success (GPS). This 5-day transition program gives the foundation for service members and their families to be better prepared to transition from military to civilian life. Topics include: Transition Overview, Financial Planning, Military Occupation Crosswalk (MOC), Unemployment, SBP, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Pre-Separation Counseling must be completed prior to attending TAP. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required.

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Hearts Apart

A program designed for spouses, children, and loved ones of Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard military members currently deployed on extended TDY (more than 30 days), or serving a remote tour. Program features dinner, activities for children and resources.

Pre-registration is required.

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Date: TBA 

Location: Tommy B's Community Activities Center (Bldg. 2705 E. Arnold Avenue, JB MDL McGuire)

Bundles for Babies

2-hour monthly workshop for expectant parents to be. Topics include: Budgeting for Baby, MFSC Overview, Child/Youth Programs, FAP New Parent Support Program and MFLC. All branches of service welcome! Qualified attendees will receive a "Baby Bundle Gift". Reservists must be on Title 10 Orders. *Both member and spouse must register if both will attend.

Pre-registration is required.

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Dates: March 14

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

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Smooth Move One-on-One Appointments

Moving in the near future, and unsure where to begin? Your Military and Family Support Center has the answers for you! We are offering individual Smooth Move appointments on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:00am. We can give you information on your new installation, help you with planning your move and other moving resources.

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Dates: February 27, March 27

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

Resume Writing Workshop (Civilian) at JB MDL McGuire

This class is a great first step to making your civilian resume the best it can be. Workshop is hands on with topics such as: Basics of Resumes/Cover Letters as well as creating your Career Portfolio.

Pre-registration required.

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Dates: March 13

Location: Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

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Million Dollar Service Member & Family Series (Credit Management)

Credit can influence almost every aspect of your life, not just your finances. This workshop will increase your credit knowledge and skills, and will cover; getting and using credit wisely, reducing the cost of credit, managing your debt, and choosing and using credit cards. Participants will receive a coupon for a free credit report and score.

Pre-registration required: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/  

- JB MDL McGuire: February 21, 9:00am - 11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road.

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Spouse Employment 101 (evening)

The military may throw a monkey wrench in best-laid plans, but your career doesn't have to be one of them. Military spouses have successful careers in all types of industries. Want to be a writer? A teacher? An entrepreneur? Maybe a surgical nurse? Do you dream of running an organization? Do you need to work from home? This class will show you the different job routes you can take, along with teaching the basics of resume writing, the job search and what agencies are hiring around the base.

- March 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst.

Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ 

Entrepreneurship Training Track

The two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self-Employment Intensive Training Workshop is offered in collaboration among the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/

February 20, 9:00am-4:00pm at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd, JB MDL McGuire. 

Training and Development
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EFMP - Be in the Know Series: "Navigating the System 5-12"

Lunch is included. When a child has an IEP, many services and supports may be provided by the school district. However, additional supports and services are available from the state. These resources are not based on income, but rather on the needs of the child. This workshop will discuss the importance of being connected to government agencies and eligibility requirements.

February 21, 11:00am-1:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

To register, go to https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/  

Military Save Week (February 25 – March 2)

Take time to visit the Military and Family Support Center to pick up resources about saving, investing, credit and budgeting or to have a question answered. While you are here, pick up a financial swag bag filled with goodies. No time to visit the MFSC, we encourage you to go to www.miltiarysaves.org and take the Savers Pledge. The website also has newsletters about many financial concerns such as investing, moving, and budgeting to help you be financially successful. No registration is required. 

- February 26, 10:00am-2:00pm at Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst

- February 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire

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Finances for Life Changing Events

Life happens and finances often take a back seat. No matter what your life event is, most times money is affected and obtaining the tools to successfully navigate the event can reduce stress and financial hardship. This workshop is for anyone who is experiencing or may experience a life changing event such as Marriage, Divorce, New Baby, Single Parenting, Promotion, PCS or Illness. One-on-one appointments are also available for an in depth budget or specific resources.

February 27, 9:00am-10:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ .  

Spouse Link 2.0 ("Heart Link 2.0")

A special program designed for military spouses from all branches of service. Who should attend? This interactive workshop is for spouses new to the military or to JB MDL, as well as spouses interested in learning about local base and community resources. Be an informed spouse! We’ll give you the tools to understand the military lifestyle, customs and traditions. Additionally, you will be provided with information on benefits for you and your family, including spouse employment, education and FSS/MWR resources. Join us for a free meal, come and make new connections!

Friday, March 1, 9:00am-1:00pm at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire.

Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ 

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How to Secure your Next Career Step

Presented by Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Learn how to define your personal brand and develop communication skills to sell yourself and your ideas to help you transition to the next step in your career. Todd Cohen is an international speaker and author. His dynamic and motivational keynotes and workshops are based on the foundation that regardless of career path or position, everyone is a salesperson. 10:00am-12 noon, Tommy B's Community Activities Center (Liberty Room), Bldg. 2705 East Arnold Ave., JB MDL McGuire. To register, go to https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ .  For more information please contact Karen Hrach, khrach@uschamber.com .

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