Military Branches

Military Family Support

  • 476 students 100% affiliated! 

    51% Air Force

    46% Army

    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. 

Contact Information

  • Adele Daniels

    Phone: 907-384-1505



    600 Richardson Drive

    First Floor Room A117 and A 119


    Holly Warners

    Phone: 907-384-7500



    600 Richardson Drive

    First Floor Room A117 and A 119

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

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Contact Information

  • Please contact Orion's front office for MFLC availability at 907-742-0250

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Family Resources

  • 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. 

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

Educational Resources

Employment Resources

  • 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. 

Pet Resources

  • Pets for Vets: “healing vets and saving pets - connects military veterans with rescued animals and creating second chances and new beginnings.


Miscellaneous Resources