Military installation apps
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Helpful apps for military & veteran families
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Military family & parenting apps
Babies on the Homefront
Babies on the Homefront provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their baby or toddler. Parents will find lots of material to add to their toolbox of strategies, including:
- Behavior Tips—Ideas for handling those tougher parenting moments like tantrums, or those unique challenges like missing a deployed parent
- PT (Play Time)—ideas for creating activities
- At Ease—information and ideas on self-care
Parents can personalize the app with their baby’s picture and create a photo gallery of their child’s moods in Feeling Photos. To make it even easier, parents can sort the information by their young child’s age and specify their situation as At Home, Leaving Soon, Deployed, Home Again, a Veteran, or visiting a hospital. The app also allows quick access to a series of vodcasts on parenting for military and veteran families. Babies on the Homefront was developed by ZERO TO THREE: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.
Sesame Street for Military Families
The Sesame Street for Military Families app puts all of Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for military families right in your pocket! Now you can use your mobile device to access engaging videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides, and more to help you support your preschool and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common to military families.
Because of the sensitive topics in this app, we highly recommend that a parent or guardian previews the materials before co-viewing with a child.
Topic areas for military families include: deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, self-expression, moving.
Health & wellness apps
Circle of 6
Circle of 6 is a free app that prevents violence before it happens. With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.
The Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose.
Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are and how they can help.
Icons represent actions; so that no one can tell what you’re up to. It’s fast, easy-to-use and private. It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends, on campus or when you’re out for the night.
Our team of physicians and technologists has designed iBlueButton to specifically serve Medicare beneficiaries, Veterans, individuals covered by TRICARE and their family caregivers. With iBlueButton, have at all times your medical information in your hands, so that you can better manage your healthcare and that of your loved ones. iBlueButton won the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Investing in Innovation competition for Blue Button®, a federal initiative giving Veterans and Americans covered by Medicare or TRICARE the ability to download their health records from the patient portals offered by these federal programs.
Objective Zero is a mobile app and non-profit that anonymously connects veterans to suicidal prevention resources and a community of veterans, counselors, and concerned citizens.
Safe Helpline (DoD) - Sexual assault support for the DoD community
The DoD Safe Helpline app gives members of the military community access to resources and tools to help manage the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault. The app helps you create a plan that is right for you, from exercises that aid in reducing stress to tools to help you transition to civilian life. You can even store your customized plans and exercises so you can refer back to them at any time. Available for Apple and Android.
TriCare Pharmacy Contractor Express Script
Manage your prescriptions on the go with any web-enabled mobile device, iPhone, or Android. Sign in* to the Express Scripts mobile site anytime to:
- View Your Prescription ID Card
VA App Store
At the VA App Store you will find access to dozens of apps, including those created specifically for veterans and their health care professionals.
- AIMS for Anger Management
- Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
- Pain Coach App for Veterans
- VA Launchpad for Veterans
- VA Mental Health Checkup for Veterans
- VA Pressure Ulcer Resource
VA National Center for PTSD
Our mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and support following trauma. We also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier. There are apps for iOS and Android devices.
- VA Launchpad for Veterans
- VA Mental Health Checkup for Veterans
- VA Pressure Ulcer Resource
Connecting and communication apps
American Legion Mobile App
The American Legion is the nation's largest organization of U.S. military veterans. This app offers a succinct description of the Legion's forms of advocacy, opportunities to join, donate and find nearby posts.
Connecting service members to their loved ones, to each other, and to expert military knowledge, Sandboxx illuminates the entire military.
Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch.
Twelve Million Plus
The first and only verified community for military spouses.
With WhatsApp, you'll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world.
PCS military move apps
My Ultimate PCS App
My Ultimate PCS App makes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and military life a breeze by putting it all in the palm of your hands.
Introducing a revolutionary new way to PCS. My Ultimate PCS App™ is the first and the only military life PCS planning app. The app is specifically created for military families to simplify the way they move and live. For today's military family.
Branch specific apps
Includes these apps for Army families:
- U.S. Army News and Information
Tools to coordinate care apps
Lotsa Helping Hands
One place to coordinate help, communicate updates & receive emotional support. Schedule meal deliveries, rides to appointments, and visiting hours by posting tasks others can help with. Notify all concerned family members, friends, and community members about the status of your loved one with a single message. Connect with your support network with posts like photos and well wishes.
Arlington National Cemetary
Arlington National Cemetary Grave Locator
The Arlington National Cemetery Grave Locator app assists visitors in finding the burial location of friends, family, and loved ones. The application is designed to be an extension of an existing US Department of Veterans Affairs database, Segue does not own or control this data. If you have difficulty finding a gravesite, please visit the source grave locator online at http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ and follow their instructions for finding an individual not returned by the database search.
Military Bible Challenge (American Bible Society)
Gain access to free Bible studies and devotionals designed for military personnel, veterans and their families.
Track your progress, record personal insights and share your thoughts, comments and prayer requests. Interact with groups and invite others to read with you as you take the Bible Challenge.
The Defense Department created the MilProvider mobile app to support the work of military service providers. It offers on-the-go access to Military OneSource products, materials and information about quality-of-life benefits that empower service members and their families to stay strong and resilient.
The curated resources available through the app were selected with input from military and family life counselors and Military OneSource state consultants. These resources can help mitigate the challenges of military life and cover a range of topics, including:
- Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
- Family advocate resources and reporting options
The app is quick to use and easy to navigate. Through it, service providers can easily find and share pertinent information with those they work with via email, text messages and other platforms.
Military Fam Camp, Campgrounds
The camping app that lets you find US Military Campgrounds and RV Parks (Fam Camps) in the USA with or without internet. Extensive map filters let you view only what you want to see.
Take a Hop (MilSpaceA)
With mobile features that so many users have asked for: more locations, easier e-mail certification, enhanced reliability, basic Wx info, stored templates for future trips and more already planned.
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
- Practical insights in caring for
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