Joint Reserve Base Ellington Field
417th Attack Wing
510 Ellington Field Houston, TX 77034
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.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
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!
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.
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.
Harris County Human Resources 713-755-5250
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 713-394-4000
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Houston Humane Society 713-433-6421
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Houston Health Department 832-393-5169
Harris County Sheriff Office 713-221-6000