Military Life

Choosing a military life comes with some distinctive opportunities and challenges. ServingTogether was created to connect you with the resources to answer your questions and navigate the way. You may search our Service Directory for additional information.

  • Deployment Resource Guide

    MilitaryOneSource has several very useful resources, tools, and articles to guide you throughout your deployment to make every step, from pre-deployment preparations to settling back into family routines post-deployment, smoother for you and your family. Click on each of the links below to access each of these resources.” The Basics Family Readiness System Policy and […]

  • How to Read an LES

    How to Read an LES is a Defense Finance and Accounting Service guide to help you understand your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). The LES is a comprehensive statement of a member’s leave and earnings showing your entitlements, deductions, allotments (fields not used for Reserve and National Guard members), leave information, tax withholding information, and Thrift Savings […]

  • Military Community and Family Policy Social Media Guide

    The Military Community and Family Policy Social Media Guide is a resource which will introduce you to a number of social media tools and platforms and how you might use them to stay in touch with family and friends. These resources can be especially important to military families as a way to stay connected during deployments. […]

  • Military Rank Structure

    Ever wonder about those shiny things on a service member’s collar meant?  What a Master Chief Petty Officer meant in the grand scheme of things?  Our military is reputable for having a structured way of conducting its business; so take a look at how the personnel are structured. These links will direct you to each […]