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Picatinny Arsenal Army Base

HQ Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Directorate, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, The Program Executive Office for Ammunition, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Support, Program Executive Office for Soldier

213 NJ-15, Wharton, NJ 07885

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To register for Kindergarten, your child will need to be 5 years old by the school district’s cutoff date. This varies by district: some schools state 5 years by September 1st in year of enrollment, others state October 1st. There is usually no flexibility with this rule, even if your child is only 1 or 2 days past the deadline. Check with the school for other requirements.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
 

Rockaway Township Public School District
Morris Hills Regional District

 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

New Jersey Department of Human Services (609) 292-3717
DHS serves seniors, individuals and families with low incomes; people with developmental disabilities, or late-onset disabilities; people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support and/or healthcare for their children; and families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children. DHS and its divisions provide programs and services designed to give eligible individuals and families the help they need to find permanent solutions to a myriad of life challenges.

 

New Jersey Department of Health (609) 292-7838
The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.

 

New Jersey Humane Society (201) 758-7788

 

New Jersey State Police (609) 882-2000