Downloadable Resources

Similar to our Resource Database, which has information on different helpful organizations and agencies, this page compiles written works that keep you from reinventing the wheel.

From good to know beginner stuff to resource documents for leaders compiled by our seasoned listeners, we’ve aimed to put together a list of things you thought might be out there but couldn’t put your finger on. Until now!

Most of these references are in PDF available for download. They are free, but copyrighted, so reference them accordingly when printing and distributing. We welcome suggestions of things to add.

Welcome to the Army Family by the Department of Defense.

How to Read An LES by Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Guide to Online Social Networking for Military Families by MilitaryHOMEFRONT

The Army Family Readiness Group Leaders Handbook by Operation Ready

Army FRG Leaders Handbook by U.S. FMWRC

Army Commander’s Guide to Family Readiness Group Operations
by The US Army Community and Family Support Center

Guard and Reserve Family Readiness Toolkit

Recapture the Sisterhood, Embrace the Misterhood by the U.S. Army War College Class of 2012

Basics from the Barracks – Military Etiquette and Protocol by the U.S. Army War College Class of 2011

Battle Book for the Company Commander Spouse by the U.S. Army War College Class of 2010

Spouses Handbook by the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

AWN Holiday Planner Printable

Family Literacy Agency’s Booklist by age and topic

Personal Finance for Military Families by Kiplinger and BBB

100 Essential Resources for Military Spouses by Christina Laun

Military Community Profile by Department of Defense

Relocation Resources from BRAnchor Publishing, a relocation information publishing house

There are many other resources online. We invite you to check out our Resource Database.

You may want to also visit one of the military’s leading providers of Publications, programs, and products: Channing Bete Company. Undoubtedly you have been handed one of their resources on military life, readiness or finances at a deployment briefing or volunteer training class. Search their products for “Military.” These are not all free, but you can always request a catalog and samples to pass on to leaders or key volunteers.