PCS Series: Research and Tools for Supporting Military Transitions
April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDTFree
About This Webinar
This webinar will offer an overview of common issues military families face during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). The first half of this webinar will look at the 2018 RAND Report, “Enhancing Family Stability During a Permanent Change of Station.” The second half of the webinar will focus on the tools available to military service providers through Military OneSource, such as Plan my Move, and other Military OneSource moving resources that can support families throughout a PCS.
This webinar is the 3rd in a 3-part series focused on the issues military families face during a Permanent Change of Station. Learn more about the series here.
Vickie LaFollette, Department of Defense Program Analyst. Ms. LaFollette is the Department of Defense Project Lead for the Military Families Learning Network. Ms. LaFollette began her professional career with the Army in 1989, working with Family Programs at the Installation, Regios, Headquarters and Army Staff levels prior to moving to the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), Office of Family Readiness Policy in 2014. While employed by the Army she worked various programs within the Military and Family Support Center to include: Family Advocacy Program, New Parent Support Program, Victim Advocacy, SHARP, Exceptional Family Member Program, Army Family team Building, Army Volunteer Corps and was key in developing the new Survivor Outreach Services Program in 2008. Since arriving at OSD in August 2014, she has worked on various projects within the family program portfolio. Ms. LaFollette received both her Bachelors and Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. She is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College, Sustaining Base Leadership Management Course in 2005.
For more than 26 years, Zona Lewis has been working in support of the military community. Her career path began in the summer of 1990 when she took a college summer internship with Navy MWR where she worked in youth programs at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. (She swears her short tenure there had nothing to do with the base’s eventual closure.) For 19 years (1992-2011), Zona worked for the Department of the Navy supporting quality of life programs. With Navy MWR she did everything from catering and conference center management and recreation programming to managing fitness centers, a golf course, an ITT office and an auto skills shop. For Navy Fleet and Family Support Programs, she was instrumental in the development of the Navy’s individual augmentee program. She also provided public affairs support for both the Navy’s wounded warrior program and Commander, Navy Installations Command. Zona joined Military Community and Family Policy in the summer of 2011 to development and manage the department’s web content. Today, she is the Outreach team lead managing the development, execution, measurement and analysis of MC&FP’s outreach and engagement program. Outside of work, she is an avid crafter, gardener and reader. She has been married for more than 20 years to a now retired crusty Navy Chief.