When developing content for Military Community and Family Policy websites and applications, there is an additional set of guidelines to follow. Web writers should follow style guidelines for general MC&FP writing. They should also note the following suggestions for using hyperlinks and URLs and writing appropriately for the web.
It is important to be aware of the standards and guidelines for URL approval. Not all URLs are acceptable. Follow the guidelines below:
- If a URL ends in .gov, .mil or Fed.us, you can use it in your writing.
- If a URL does not end in one of the three approved endings above, ask yourself: Is this link required to fulfill the mission and intended purpose of this document? If the answer is no, do not use the link. If the answer is yes, you will have to submit the link for approval before using it.
- Please note that all URLs that do not meet the criteria above must go through the link vetting process. You can submit a link via the Link Vetting Application.
- If the URL does not end in one of the three approved endings, consider providing the necessary information without directly linking to the site.
Below is a list of approved URLs for your use:
Military OneSource: https://www.militaryonesource.mil
Plan My Move: https://planmymove.militaryonesource.mil
Plan My Deployment: https://planmydeployment.militaryonesource.mil
Military State Policy Source: https://statepolicy.militaryonesource.mil
Education Directory for Children With Special Needs: http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/directory
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil
Military Spouse Employment Partnership: https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/msep/
My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program: https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa
MilLife Learning: https://millifelearning.militaryonesource.mil
Blog Brigade: https://blog-brigade.militaryonesource.mil
Department of Defense Education Activity: http://www.dodea.edu
Defense Commissary Agency: https://www.commissaries.com
Army and Air Force Exchange Service: https://www.shopmyexchange.com
Marine Corps Exchange: https://usmc-mccs.org/services/retail/marine-corps-exchange
Navy Exchange: https://www.mynavyexchange.com
Armed Forces Retirement Home: http://www.afrh.gov