Military OneSource is a website that provides various tools and resources for Veterans, service members, their families, military academy cadets and designated Department of Defense expeditionary civilians. The resources they provide are free and vetted by the Department of Defense. Their mission is to be a single place for service members to be able to find guidance or help with any issue they may have. Some of these resources include assistance with these categories:Military OneSource provides resources.

  • Confidential help
  • The military life cycle
  • Family and relationships
  • Moving and housing
  • Financial and legal issues
  • Education and employment
  • Health and wellness
  • Recreation, travel, and shopping
  • National Guard
  • Service providers and leaders
  • COVID-19

Each of these categories has their own page with links to available resources for them. They also provide information on service members who are new to the military, transitioning back from deployment, and the benefits available to Veterans, service members, eligible DOD employees and their families.

Military OneSource services are available to Veterans and their immediate family for up to one year post-separation or retirement.

The confidential help that Military OneSource offers allows service members to seek the assistance they need while protecting their identity. They offer a 24 hour hotline that members can reach out to for language translation, non-medical counseling, tax consultation, financial counseling, health and wellness coaching and family life counseling. This hotline is for both personal and military assistance.

In addition to confidential help, Military OneSource provides articles, training, a digital library and links to the variety of resources they provide. Each type of resource they provide (i.e. military life cycle, moving and housing, etc.) has a phone number, as well as face to face and online chat for specialized consultation. Additionally, there is a TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. The page for each resource has a list of articles and links to the relevant resources available. You can find information about how to contact Military OneSource either confidentially or otherwise here.

The articles for each resource’s web page provides information about the benefits specifically available to them, answers to common issues and problems, resources for general assistance and relevant, helpful information. The web pages further categorizes the articles for subtopics, so everything is easily accessed and found.

Military OneSource resources available.

Training resources

Military OneSource offers a variety of free training sources. They offer webinars, podcasts, videos, how-to articles and more. Some topics of training include personal finance, relocation courses, personal accountability, job hunting for spouses but also many other topics. The training they provide covers topics that help military members with issues they may have as a service member as well as outside of the military. To learn more about the resources available, you can visit their training resources page here.

The Military OneSource’s digital library provides eBooks, audiobooks, reference books and databases that cover every topic. Their digital library provides both resources for members but, also, is available for recreation as well, all for free. The library offers resources for children and teens, including learning tools, online tutors, recommendations for age specific readings, supplemental learning and studying materials for school. There is also access to Tutor.com, including 24/7 access for children and adults at all levels of education and studying needs. For adults, there is a list of resources for recreational learning, higher education and learning new skills for employment or in general. You can access the digital library here.

The resources available on Military OneSource extend beyond what has been mentioned. Through their directory, they provide information about the resources for what is available on any given military installation. Additionally, there is information about disaster relief, retirement programs, benefits and much more. Military OneSource is a comprehensive website for resources, aiming at being a single location for Veterans, service members and their families to find what resources are available to them. To learn what resources are available to you and your family, visit Military OneSource here.


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12 Comments

  1. James Christopher Burns May 25, 2021 at 4:31 am

    Hello,
    I am USAF Veteran Jim Burns. I am fortunate, I have a Housing Voucher given to me from the Grand Junction Housing Authority here in Grand Junction Colorado. I want to move from here in Mesa County to Garfield County Colorado. Can your service help me get housing there? I will be most appreciative of your help to me. I am always a good tenant and neighbor,
    Thank you,
    Jim

  2. Michael Dorn May 20, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    I wonder if someone at the VA even reads these comments. I was given a dressing down by a VA nurse back in 1983 about my “taking away” VA benefits for WWII vets. It is 40 years later, and I can’t get past that nurses comments and return to the VA for health benefits, even though I am now the age of those WWII vets back in 1983.

  3. Myron David Hutson May 20, 2021 at 10:57 am

    As a First Line Defense Vietnam War Vet, I had my own problems that the Washington, DC, Politicians totally ignored by canceling ALL G.I. Bill contractual benefits while only some were re-established in 2002. I finally found my way to personally pay for & complete two university degrees and become pharmacy/cancer researcher. In my attempts to establish assistance for my veteran family, H.U.D. has placed the greedy and selfish real estate agents as blocks to veteran housing and my attempts to establish a Veterans Only Help Center where experienced understanding vets can assist other vets to return to civilian life using tactics for better recovery to civilian health. I have found that it is NOT the VA that’s the problem but H.U.D.‘s Political Blockages.

  4. Tim Kennedy May 20, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I have been “served” by the VA for years. I do not wonder why veterans harm themselves.

  5. Kenneth D McKenna Jr May 20, 2021 at 6:12 am

    I read all this help for veterans via computer. That’s great especially for those fears & mental health issues you can’t & won’t just trust anyone with. Well known fact, “We All Got Secrets”. Most stay stuffed deep inside until they go to the boneyard with us. Theirs a portion of us like me that have very basic phones, no iPads, computers. Communicating online to discuss issues or use telehealth is impossible. I wish the VA would find a way to provide those of us without technological toys necessary communication devices. It could save precious veteran lives.

    • Myron David Hutson May 20, 2021 at 11:04 am

      As a First Line Defense Vietnam War Vet, I had my own problems that the Washington, DC, Politicians totally ignored by canceling ALL G.I. Bill contractual benefits while only some were re-established in 2002. I finally found my way to personally pay for & complete two university degrees and become pharmacy/cancer researcher. In my attempts to establish assistance for my veteran family, H.U.D. has placed the greedy and selfish real estate agents as blocks to veteran housing and my attempts to establish a Veterans Only Help Center where experienced understanding vets can assist other vets to return to civilian life using tactics for better recovery to civilian health. I have found that it is NOT the VA that’s the problem but H.U.D.‘s Political Blockages.

  6. Stephen Daniel Brace May 20, 2021 at 12:38 am

    My understanding is MOS full benefits like free counseling is for Veterans within 1 year of their ETS. If there is a change in policy to where it is open for all Veterans and Retirees… It has not been pushed out well to some MOS personnel in my area. Was there a policy or memo that was issued expanding to all veterans?

  7. William Copeland May 12, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I agree with Todd and Glen. This site looks like a 2-year-old was playing with it. Can’t find anything you are looking for.

  8. Ken Greene May 10, 2021 at 8:39 am

    GeeZus, you can’t get there from here! Link after link after link. Why can’t you just post ONE link, you click on it and it takes you there?

  9. Todd Paynter May 7, 2021 at 2:42 am

    I’m sorry John but have you even visited the website? When you find the Veterans Benefits and Resources tab buried in the lengthy menu, all their page does is list the benefits with links to VA.gov. OneSource is for active duty soldiers first and foremost with little thought to veterans help. That is completely fine and okay because those soldiers and families need sites like this to help them navigate military life. I have no issue with OneSource’s primary mission. I have issue with an uninformed blog post that will not help veterans at all except adding additional steps to access VA.gov. Come on y’all can do better than this poorly researched misdirected post. All veterans deserve better than this shoddy work.

    • Ken Greene May 10, 2021 at 8:42 am

      Amen Todd, it’s just like all the bureaucratic BS trying to get help at the VA. Just another never-ending pile of endless links, referrals and RED TAPE!

      • William C Heard May 19, 2021 at 7:10 pm

        Does the VA ever evaluate how the private sector always is more efficient?

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