Military Family Support
476 students 100% affiliated!
51% Air Force
3% Reserves and Coast Guard
Supporting Military Families
Orion Elementary is committed to supporting students who have a family member affiliated with the US Military. Our school has special events and activities throughout the year to keep these families connected with our school community and the local JBER area. Orion families are encouraged to contact the School Military Liaison officer POC for Orion Elementary with any questions.
School Military Liaison Officers
Orion's School Military Liaison Officers serve as the direct point of contact for military-connected families. Please contact the school military liaisons with any questions regarding Orion Elementary School and other support.
Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC's)
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling worldwide. Trained to work with the military community, military and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation.
MFLC Permission Form
Please contact Orion's front office for MFLC availability at 907-742-0250
Military One Source- your central hub and go-to place for the military community to prepare for deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement, and more.
American Red Cross- provides emergency communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support and services.
Veterans Crisis Line #1-800-273-8255- connects veterans and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline #1-800-273-8255, online chat, or text 838255.
Real Warriors- a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans, and military families coping with invisible wounds.
National Military Family Association (NMFA)- the “go to” source for administration officials, members of congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing our families as we stand behind those who serve.
Resources for Children
Our Military Kids- nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children, 3 years through the 12 grade, through grants that pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs.
Sesame Workshop- provides much-needed support and practical education for the youngest members of our military families with “Talk, Listen, Connect”, an outreach initiative to help kids through deployment, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission- uses a comprehensive approach to address key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.
MIC3 Summary with Provisions Video
MIC3 Article VII Graduation Video
Military Impacted Schools Association- useful links for military families and educator resources
Folds of Honor- provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members.
Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)- promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.