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Parent and Family Resources

Emergency Communications: For serious family emergencies or a death in the family (whether in boot camp or in regular service) Parents and Families must use Red Cross Emergency Communication Services. Red Cross will work with your service member's chain of command to ensure that s/he is prepared to receive the news and that it happens at an appropriate time.

Red Cross Emergency Communication Services



Be smart about news. Use legitimate and official military news for information. These include official branch news sites, your service member's official unit Facebook page, and legitimate military news sources such as the Military Times and it's associate branch sources. 

Army News   Marine News   Navy News   Air Force News


Western Region One Source is Western Colorado's one-stop service center that connects veterans, military service members, and their families with service providers and resources in order to enhance their opportunities and quality of life.


Since 2015, Elaine Brye's book "Be Safe, Love Mom" has been the go-to for common sense advice for military moms. Grand Junction Barnes and Noble usually has this book in stock.

Her Facebook page and website are also a wealth of information. Be sure to download her free Military Parenting 101 e-book!

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