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Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a national effort to support children of service members through a statewide network of community partners.

Annual Trip to Boston Museum of Science on May 3

Join Rhode Island Operation: Military Kids for a free trip to the Boston Museum of Science on Saturday, May 3rd.  We meet at the Showcase Cinema in Warwick to depart by bus at 9:00 am sharp. The Showcase Cinema is located at 1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick RI, and we meet on the side of the(…)

OMK Waivers List for 2014: Do we have to do that form again??

There are two forms required for participation in Operation: Military Kids programs.  The first one is the OMK Event Registration Form2014. The OMK Event Registration Form has two pages. The first page is the one you fill out with all the information on the participating children, like name, age, allergies, etc.  This page must be(…)

Real Estate Help for Military Personnel

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors’ Troop Support Task Force has funds available for military personnel with housing-related needs. Those in need of immediate funds up to $500 to pay for rent, mortgage, electricity, maintenance and repairs, or other housing-related  needs, should contact the Rhode Island National Guard Family Assistance Center at 401-275-1242 or 401-275-1243. (…)

Family Assistance Center’s 2014 Brochure Published!

Get the new Family Assistance Center Brochure HERE! The Rhode Island Family Assistance Center is located at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road, Warwick RI 02886, and is available to service members and their families of ALL branches and components.  You don’t have to be in the National Guard to use all the programs there. (…)

“Everyone Serves” Book Offered Free to Military Families!

  For the last five years a company called ProSocial has been privileged to be a part of a major philanthropic effort by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his company, Vulcan Productions.  As part of a landmark PBS series Mr. Allen became passionate about supporting our nation’s veterans and their families.  As a(…)

Mortgage Protection for Military Families!

Servicemembers, you have new mortgage protections in 2014 By Holly Petraeus It’s no secret that the housing crisis in recent years was particularly hard on military families. Servicemembers and their spouses at installations around the country, and even abroad, cited problems with mortgages as some of their most serious financial challenges. But now, the CFPB(…)

Military Academic Advancement Program!

The Department of Defense (DoD) has joined together with the Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University to provide quality distance education programs to service members, their spouses and children, and civilian professionals with the Military Academic Advancement Program (MAAP). Through this program, you can obtain an advanced degree in a number of areas and(…)

Read the latest Navy Fleet & Family Support Center Newsletter!

Naval Station Newport offers a wide range of services to Rhode Island’s military community.  Many folks are unaware that service members and their families from all branches and components are eligible to use the services of the Navy Fleet & Family Support Center on base.  They offer everything from career planning assistance to homebuyers’ workshops.(…)

Read the Latest Edition of the RI National Guard Family Assistance Center Newsletter HERE!

The Rhode Island National Guard Family Assistance Center releases a newsletter every other week. It is full of the latest and greatest information on resources, freebies, programs and youth activities statewide.  Most folks don’t realize that Family Assistance Center is available to military service members of all branches and components, not just National Guard members! (…)

Get to Know the RI Family Assistance Center Team

The Family Assistance Center is available to the Rhode Island military community: service members and their families.  The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is the “first responder” team for military member and their families, providing information, referral, and support on a wide variety of issues including:     TRICARE/Dental Program Assistance Pay Issues Employment Emergency Assistance(…)

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