National Guard Families & Friends

Being there for the ones you care about can make a difference in the life of a Service Member or a member of your family. Learn how to support soldiers, airmen and each other.

National Guard Families and Friends Serve Too

If you are related to a Service member or you are friends with a Service member and their family, this page includes information that will help you give support and find support. Your role in the health and the well-being of your Service Member is a vital one and resources are available to help you participate in their service to the Nation.

Helping Military Spouses and Partners

Whether it’s maintaining a household or providing emotional support, being a partner to a Service member may present greater challenges as well as greater opportunities to be close to one another. Learn about:

Helping Military Children

Military children face unique challenges from other children; they require special attention to help them adjust to the absence of a deployed family member, endure frequent relocations, or cope with other issues related to having a loved one in the National Guard. Learn about:

Helping Military Parents

Parents can experience a wide range of emotions regarding their son or daughter’s service in the National Guard, from pride in their accomplishments to fear for their safety. Learn about:


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