Helpful Links

Enjoy some of our favorite links from around the web!

FOR FAMILIES

OurMilitary.mil
LPE embraces this DOD program

FirstGov for Kids
U.S. government interagency Kids’ Portal. It provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’ sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn, have fun and don’t forget to add to your favorites!

Scott Patriot Program
A program aimed at ensuring that local businesses and communities are providing support to our friends at Scott Air Force Base and their families are recognized as military friendly, while also growing support  from other area businesses.

Give Army Parents A Break program
Since 2004, U. S. Army Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services has had a contract with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) to assist Soldiers and their Families with their child care needs.

Dads at a Distance
Resources for helping fathers who spend long periods of time away from their children keep the relationships strong.

MOM
The official website for mothers of the military

Operation Mom
A support group for families of all branches of service

Military Assistance Program

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Kids.Gov
A great site for children and adults!

Amy Camie
Relaxation through music is simple, effective and a preventative self-care measure against the side effects of stress

National Military Family Association
NMFA provides resources and support to families of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA and PHS. NMFA initiatives include Operation Purple camps, spouse scholarships, volunteer awards and more.

Our Sacrifice Video
A touching tribute to our Heroes

Military Homefront

Dog Tags for Kids

Child Care Aware
Child Care Resource for Missouri residents

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL

Thanks USA
Need-based scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty US military personnel.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Education and career information for military spouses.

Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids provides grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs.

Military Scholar
Information about the Defense Commissary Agency’s Scholarships for Military Children

The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Their mission is to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines

Fisher House Scholarships for Children

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
School Information Resources for a Talented, Motivated & Mobile Military Community

Department of Defense Spouses to Teachers Program
Spouses to Teachers is a Department of Defense pilot project designed to assist spouses of active duty and reserve military members to become public school teachers.

Hampton Roads School Information for Military Families
This site has education information for families in the Hampton Roads, VA area.

LD Online
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.

Military.com Scholarship Finder

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

Supporting the Educational Needs of Children from all Military Families.

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) / MilitaryStudent.org

This site provides information about the military child in transition and deployment.

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS)

National PTA
The National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the U.S.

No Child Left Behind
Details on the new education law.

Servicemembers’ Opportunity Colleges
The Servicemembers’ Opportunity Colleges programs are dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families get college degrees, even as they move. Military students can take courses in their off-duty hours at or near military installations in the US, overseas, and on Navy ships.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
STOMP is a Parent Information and Training Center for military families of individuals with disabilities.

ADD / ADHD Learning Center

SERVICE WEBSITES

U.S. Army
The website of the U.S. Army

U.S. Marine Corps
The official website of the U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Navy
The official website of the U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force
The official website of the U.S. Air Force

U.S. Coast Guard
The website of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard is an agency of the Department of Transportation and reports to the Navy during times of war.

The NOAA Corps
The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps website

U. S. Public Health Service
The Commissioned Corps of the U. S. Public Health Service


GUARD & RESERVE

Army National Guard

Air National Guard


OTHER USEFUL SITES

We Hire Heroes

DVDs4VETs
Their mission is to provide veterans who for any reasons cannot obtain DVDs on their own

American Red Cross

Defense Link
Official website for Department of Defense

FirstGov
An official U.S. Government site with links to most government agencies

U.S. House of Representatives
Website for the House of Representatives

U.S. State Department
Information and answers to questions about traveling and living overseas

Angel Flight for Veterans
Angel Flight for Veterans provides no-cost or greatly reduced rate long-distance medical transportation/travel for patients who need to travel to distant medical facilities for evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. This service is available to veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.

Fisher House
A national network of comfort houses providing a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at major regional military and VA medical centers.

TRICARE
U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System

TRICARE Dental PlanAs of February 1, 2001, this program provides dental insurance coverage for active duty family members.

Military Assistance Program
Services to make your life easier

Operation Home Front

Department of veterans affairs

Veteran loan center

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

The Loyola Recovery Foundation

Housing & Mortgage Loans for Veterans

Understanding the Military Branches
A fantastic guide to help you understand more about the branches of military service.

Total Mortgage Services
Financial Planning for Servicemembers and Veterans

HeartsApart.org
A wonderful organization that provides our soon to be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children. The photographs are printed on waterproof and durable bi-folded cards, which fit securely in their uniform pocket.

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If you have more helpful sites for our military families, send us an email and let us know!

And you can always call us if you have questions or suggestions!
Toll Free: 877-448-3573 (877-GIVE-LPE)
Local (in St. Louis area): 314-821-5800

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