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


Be Safe, Love Mom

Since 2015, Elaine Brye's book has been the go-to for common sense advice for military moms. Elaine's Facebook page is also a wealth of support. Grand Junction Barnes and Noble usually has this book in stock.



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Bootcamp for Parents and Families

Helpful tips as you send your child off to basic training