Resources – Camp Pendleton

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Camp Pendleton

 1 Marine Expenditionary Force, Marine Air Control Squadron-24, Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton,  1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Aircraft Group 39 and School of Infantry- West
20250 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers in California, 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 at www.findadentist.ada.org 

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Decemer 2 and must have completed a physical within the last six months. Students going into the first grade are required to have a physical as well. Check with the school for other requirements. 
 
​In 2010, Califonia along with the majority of other 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
 
There are five public elementary schools aboard Camp Pendleton. Three of the schools belong to the Oceanside Unified School District(OUSD) – North Terrace, Santa Margarita and Stuart Mesa – and offer grades K-7. Two of the schools belong to the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) – Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre – and offer grades K-8.
 
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.
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​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.
 
 

Family Forces Counseling
Family Forces has been providing outpatient counseling services for the military community in the San Diego region and surrounding areas for over a decade. They are dedicated to helping those who serve and their families. They understand the unique stressors that the military lifestyle presents and they are here to help you through those challenges. All Tricare members are welcome, whether they are active duty, retirees, reservists or dependents.

 

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.
 
Helps California 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.
 
Every effort to protect, serve and enrich the children in our region. Here you will find an array of services dedicated to promoting healthy, happy and opportunity-filled lives for every child.
 
a non-profit animal welfare organization committed to ending animal homelessness.