Category: HelpVet

13 December

SNAP, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is intended to help low-income families buy food and keep their loved ones fed. More than 20,000 military families are included in the numbers of those who need SNAP to make ends meet. SNAP works on a need-based system where the applicant’s income is reviewed. SNAP […]

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12 December

One of the major benefits of completely online institutions such as American Military University (AMU) is that they can offer currently enlisted military personnel a chance to receive their education while serving our country. Because AMU has a flexible online setting, many military members (both current and veterans) pursue their education through AMU’s online environment. The government […]

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11 December

The majority of military members like to receive a care package from family members back home. In order to be certain what is sent arrives securely to its intended individual here are some tips for sending and preparing a military care package. Check International and Country Specific Shipping Limitations – There are restrictions on what can […]

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10 December

Military families are faced with a great amount of uncertainty. Permanent change of station moves, military deployments, training, temporary duty, and military exercises all have the potential to take the military members in the family away from home and the responsibilities of everyday living. That is why it is a very good idea to develop […]

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09 December

Family separations are a staple of military life. One of the most significant family separations are military deployments. Depending on your service member’s mission or their branch of service, these deployments can last anywhere from 3-18 months. The challenges that occur on the home front while the service member is away can often leave military […]

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06 December

Four years ago, my husband and I PCS’d for the…’I-don’t-even-know-which’ time. We were newly married, and I had to quit my job to move across the country, but our money situation was alright. However, after 6 months of bad luck in the job hunt, I decided to go back to school. I started looking for […]

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05 December

Chances are, if you are a military spouse, you have felt some level of stress and anxiety when your husband or wife is about to leave for several months to a year. I never used to be an anxious person-I was always very go with the flow about everything. I knew everything would work out […]

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04 December

Bills, family, and jobs often force vacations on the back-burner. Putting off a vacation is an all too familiar story for those who find it difficult to press pause. However, evidence-based research has shown that taking a vacation can have positive effects on your mind, body, relationships and overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits that […]

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03 December

Whether it is by necessity or by choice, military families often live off only one income. A recent survey by the Department of the Defense found that 24 percent of military spouses were unemployed while the national unemployment average at that time hovered around 4 percent.  Frequent moves, the military lifestyle, and parenthood all contribute to this […]

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02 December

Happiness, what a marvelous word. Yet, for some people, that word seems so surreal, so distant. The truth is, I was one of those people. For the longest time, I believed I was living a happy life, especially since I had everything I needed to be happy. I was in good health, had a beautiful […]

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