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Military Families

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale
to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to the wounded warriors when they return home.  Visit their website.

MHS Genesis: Appointments, Results, Referrals

MHS GENESIS is the Military Health System’s new electronic health record. When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single health record for service members, veterans, and their families.

MHS GENESIS Patient Portal is a secure website available 24/7 that gives you access to your health information. Through the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal, you can:
– View health information
– Schedule appointments
– Communicate securely with providers
– Request prescription renewals
– View notes from your clinical visits and certain lab/test results, such as blood tests.
More information about MHS GENESIS can be found here.

Visit the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at

Patients can schedule appointments online using the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal or by calling CAMO (210) 916-9900

MHS Nurse Advice Line

The MHS Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7 by phone, web chat, and video chat.

Call: 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), option 1.

Contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line 24/7 to:
– Get evidence-based health care advice from a registered nurse
– Find an urgent care or emergency care facility
– Receive recommendations for the most appropriate level of care
– Schedule same or next day appointments when recommended by a registered nurse and enrolled to a
military hospital or clinic
– Get an online “absence excuse” or “sick slip” when medically appropriate–subject to service
command requirements

Click Here for more information about the MHS Nurse Advice Line.

Nurturing Kids In Times of Stress

A Guide to Help Children Bloom: Parenting Guide

We all feel stressed sometimes. Some stress is a normal, healthy part of life. It can help us stay safe, try harder, or make us grow stronger. However, intense stress that doesn’t go away can be too much to handle without help.
As a parent or caregiver, there are ways you can help your child handle intense stress.  This guide has tips and resources that can protect you and your child from the effects of intense stress.

America the Beautiful – National Parks Pass and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

This pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 throughout the U.S. It covers entrance fees at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, as well as standard amenity fees at National Forests, National Grasslands, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. Covers fees for a drive and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas (or up to 4 adults at sites that charge per person).

Most Federal sites where Passes are accepted sell the Pass. Free passes will be given in person at local San Antonio Missions

To learn more go to


Child Care Assistance Program

Air Force Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available, or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware(r) of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware(r) of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on total family income for those eligible Air Force families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.

Here is the LINK to the Air Force childcare Assistance program information:




DD Form 2792 is the “Family Member Medical Summary”  that is completed to identify a family member with special medical needs and for the enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program.

DD2792-1 is the “Early Intervention/Special Education Summary”  and is completed to identify a family member with early intervention or special education needs.

Both of these forms will assist military assignment personnel in matching the Family members special Medical needs against the availability of  services at the projected duty station.

Visit the website below for more information and assistance in getting started.

Employee Assistance Program for Federal Employees

Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Federal Occupational Health provides services to  include EAP Orientations, counseling services, financial and legal consultation, Health and Wellness assistance, crisis response.   See also:


Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, provides high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans and their families regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or ability to pay. Veterans and their family members are able to receive services individually and as a family unit at the same place with the same treatment team.

Local Military & Veterans Discounts List of  military and veterans discounts for brick and mortar businesses in local cities and counties. Discounts vary by business but can include active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists and dependents for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Reserve forces.

Military OneSource

Offers multiple resources for Active Duty families including resources for Family & Relationships, Financial & Legal, Health & Wellness, Education and Employment, On & Off Base Living, Deployment & Transition. Robust online information and resources vetted by the Department of Defense. Military OneSource connects you to high-quality programs, services and products developed for military life.


Military Child Education Coalition


It’s mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation. Programs for students as they transition and resources for parents as they search for new schools prior to PCS. View more information at the link below.


The Department of Defense (DoD) also supports a website that provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. With, you create an account and maintain a household profile that you can access at any time from any location.


Optometry Locator

  1. Choose the specialty drop down box appropriate for situation: Optometrist
  2. Enter the City or Zip Code you would like to search for or the Medical Facility of the Base if you would like to search for on-post Optometry.

New Parent Support Program

For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information.

Please visit website for more information

San Antonio Discounts for Military Families

Visit to access lots of family-friendly military discounts within the San Antonio area.

Sea World San Antonio – Waves of Honor

We are proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.

Visit to get your free tickets.

Sesame Street for Military Families

Resources for families and providers that tackle topics such as Deployments, TDY’s, Birthdays in a new or unfamiliar environment, Grief, long-term care-giving due to illness or injury from military service, and transitioning out of the military. Resources available that are appropriate for all ages.

Tricare Dental Program

The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is a voluntary dental plan. Sponsors can enroll through the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website.

You can enroll if you’re a:

  • Family member of an active duty service member.
  • Family member of a National Guard/Reserve member.
  • National Guard/Reserve Member who isn’t on active duty or covered by the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP).

View more information and Enroll at the website below. for U.S. Military Families for U.S. Military Families (, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more.

Click HERE for more information on this great resource.

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