The Department of Defense (DoD) has made funds
available through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program
(MyCAA) to help pay for licenses, certifications and associate degrees in
high-growth, high-demand, portable career fields. CCC is
proud to be a participant in the MyCAA program.
As of October 25, 2010, the MyCAA
program is open to all eligible spouses under the new program guidelines.For specific details on the MyCAA
program, refer to the official MyCAA website.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability
addition to the education benefits offered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, there is a
special provision of the program that allows career service members to share
their remaining GI Bill education benefits with immediate family members. The
key factor is whether or not the member has used any of his or her GI Bill in
the past; only unused benefits can be transferred. This means that if the
member has used 12 months of his or her GI Bill, then only 24 months of the
education benefit remain to be shared.
must meet specific criteria to be eligible to transfer their GI Bill benefits.
This includes having at least six years of service and an obligation to serve
at least four more.
the rules for transferring GI Bill benefits.
State Provided Education Benefits
benefits for families, particularly the children of deceased, MIA, POW, and
disabled veterans, may be available in some states. Military.com has developed
an on-line general summary of educational benefits for veterans, surviving
spouses and their dependents.
Learn more about State Education Benefits.
This organization provides various kinds of services including brief counseling to veterans and their families if the veteran is still on active duty. Reservists and National Guard personnel can also use this organization if they are still on active duty.
National Military Family AssociationFor military service personnel and their families
American Gold Star MomsDesigned for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.
Blue Star MothersDesigned for mothers who now have or have had children serving in the military.
MarineParents.com, Inc.Created to support and educate moms, dads, family, and friends of Marines through online information, chat rooms and message boards. Also helps parents find local support groups (not online).
Military Family NetworkCreated to link together community organizations, local governments and businesses with the goal of supporting family members of our armed services.
Military HOMEFRONTDesigned to improve military quality of life, with a wide range of information for troops and families.
Navy Moms OnlineFor Navy parents.
Our Military ChildrenFor children of deployed National Guard and Reserve Military
Proud Army MomsFor Army moms, dads, spouses, and kids.
Military MomsFor parents of services members in all branches. A Christian ministry site with message boards, chat rooms, information, and links.