Gaston County Public Library

Military Families: Information and Support

General Information

  • 332.024 LAW (2013). Military Finances: Personal Money Management for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.
  • 355.1 GAR. A Family's Guide to the Military for Dummies.
  • 355.1 HAR. Frequently Asked Questions About Being Part of a Military Family.
  • MilitaryOneSource: A free government information and resource program to help soldiers and their families.
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  • National Military Family Association: Mental health, financial, educational and other information for military families.
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  • National Resource Directory: Family & Caregiver Support: Learn about programs to support families of Service Members and Veterans, and how to access emotional, financial and community assistance.
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  • North Carolina National Guard: Information on family resources for couples, individuals and children.
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  • U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations: News and support information for military families.
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Children & Spouses

Search our Catalog by Subject for: Families of military personnel and Children of military personnel.



  • j355 MY. My Hero: Miltary Kids Write About Their Moms and Dads.
  • j355 ZIM. Meghan's Military Family.
  • j355.973 SCI. H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet.
  • 362.82 AND. I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment.

Picture Books

  • P BRI. Sometimes We Were Brave.
  • P BUN. My Red Balloon.
  • P CAS. Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You.
  • P DEM. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet.
  • P DUB. Pilot Mom.
  • P HOU. Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.
  • P MCE. Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom.
  • P SKE. The Impossible Patriotism Project.
  • P TOM. Red, White and Blue Goodbye.


  • National Military Family Association: Kids + Deployment: Addresses the emotional needs of children during the deployment period.
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  • Sesame Street Workshop: Reaching Out to Military Families: "Sesame created Talk, Listen, Connect (T.L.C.), a multiphase educational outreach initiative designed to help kids through deployments and homecomings, combat-related injuries, and the death of a parent or loved one."
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Find more resources at the National Resource Directory: Talking to Children website.
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For Spouses
  • 155.9 STE. Military Widow: A Survival Guide.
  • 355.1 HIL. The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships.
  • 355.1 PAV. Surviving deployment : a guide for military families.
  • 355.109 HOU. Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military, for Better or Worse.
  • 646.7 ECK. Homefront Club: The Hardheaded Woman's Guide to Raising a Military Family.

Returning Home

  • 355.1 BRO. The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads.
  • 355.129 WES (with DVD). When Johnny/Joanie Comes Marching Home: Reuniting Military Families Following Deployment.
  • 362.108 HIL. The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans.
  • 362.86 HIL. Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans.
  • 616.85 SLO. After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families.
  • 616.89 CAP. When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans.
  • 650.14 FAR. Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members.
  • Citizen-Soldier Support Program (CSSP): Helps returning soldiers and their families with behavioral health programs.
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Veterans Benefits

  • Resource guide for veterans, their dependents and survivors. R362.86 RES.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Information for service members.
  • 362.86 GAY. For Service to Your Country: The Essential Guide to Getting the Veteran's Benefits You've Earned.
  • GI Bill: Benefits information for veterans.
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  • National Resource Directory: Benefits & Compensation: Find information on military and VA benefits, military pay, disability compensation, insurance, Social Security benefits and more.
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  • North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions
    Veteran Services: provides job seeker services for veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses.
    Local Contact: Mike Cloy, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
    1391 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia NC 28052
    Phone: 704-853-5328 x 251, FAX: 704-853-5303
  • Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) - United States Department of Labor
    Offers a one-stop online employment services website,, with links to job centers around the country, career-path exploration, approved local training programs, colleges and universities, listings for federal jobs; as well as advice on how to start a business, and guidance for employers looking to hire veterans.



Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Military Families: Information and Support
Revised: 3 June 2017