Dec. 13 webinar to explain Military OneSource for caregiver support

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contacts: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu
Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving concentration will host a Department of Defense webinar titled “Many Needs, One Source: Navigating Military OneSource for Caregiver Support” Dec. 13.

This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those unable to leave home for training, said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo.

The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required. To join the session or for more information, go to https://learn.extension.org/events/3227.

“The Department of Defense provides a continuum of support through programs that enable service members, their families and survivors to thrive,” said Rachel Brauner, program coordinator with the agency’s Texas Military Program in College Station. “One of those programs is Military OneSource – a 24/7 call center and website that provides information, answers and support on every aspect of military life.”

This webinar will discuss how the military community can access Military

OneSource’s high-tech and high-touch support that address a wide range of needs, she said.

Speakers will be Erika Slaton, program analyst within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, and Zona Lewis with the Office of the Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, Military Community and Family Policy.

The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will provide certificates of completion for participants interested in receiving training hours.

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