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Army 101 For Families

The Army 101 section includes information about enlistment, basics of the Army, military ID, pay and benefits and Tricare.


Citizenship Requirements to Enlist in the Army
Taking the Military ASVAB Test
Meet the Army Recruiter
Military Entrance Processing Station MEPS
Future Soldier Program (formerly known as DEP)
Army Physical Fitness Standards
Join the Army with Asthma

Army Pay

Understanding Army Base Pay & Allowances
How to Read an Army LES (Leave Earnings Statement)
Military Pay Changes When Adding Dependents
Rumor Mill: Waiting for the First Paycheck

Army Benefits

Army Benefits for Army Soldiers and Army Families
Understanding the Post 9/11 GI Bill
Transferring the Post 9/11 GI Bill to Dependents
SGLI (Servicemembers Group Life Insurance)
Paternity Leave for Army Soldiers
VA Home Loan Guaranty Program
YMCA Military Outreach
Blue Star Families Activities

Military ID

How to Get a Military ID
How to Renew Your Military ID
Military ID Card Benefits and Advantages


Tricare Standard
Tricare Prime
Tricare PLUS
Tricare EXTRA
Tricare Prime Remote
Tricare for National Guard & Reserves
How to Enroll in Tricare Prime
How to Add a Newborn to Tricare
Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy
Tricare Dental Program for Army Dependents
Plastic Surgery with Tricare
Enroll in DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System)

Army Basics

Army Acronyms
Army Alphabet
Army Time
Army Ranks and Grades
Seven Core Army Values
Army Paperwork Organization
Army Uniform Basics
OPSEC: Operational Security
What You Should Always Know About Your Soldier

Also, check out information on Family Readiness Groups and other Army supported programs here.