Category: HelpVet

03 February

As military families on the move, we focus a lot on personal wish lists when we’re looking to buy our next home. Since we move around a lot (like, a lot, a lot), we have the opportunity to try out a ton of different properties and discover all the things we want in a home […]

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31 January

I always say that it’s worth taking a shot on an OCONUS PCS. Living overseas in a new place can be exciting with plenty of things to see and do. But it can also feel isolated, scary, and too new for comfort. I spent three years overseas in Germany, living in a very small German […]

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30 January

Our daughter is a proud military brat. She happily learned the Air Force song as a tiny tot, wears red on Fridays, and has been present for three of Daddy’s promotions – one while in utero – and twice she has proudly pinned on his new rank. She is 10 years old and currently in […]

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29 January

The military is one of the most well-respected institutions in the United States. In a recent Pew Research study, nearly 81% of Americans expressed confidence that the military will act in the best interests of the public. That is compared to only 45% for CEOs, 40% for the news media and 25% for elected officials. Unlike […]

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28 January

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are not easy on military families but can be easier with these tips and some preparation prior to the move.  There are many ways a PCS move can be done. It all depends on whether or not you are moving within in the continental United States (CONUS) or outside […]

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27 January

Editor’s note: The following commentary was contributed by Adam Avitabile, a Marine veteran who currently works as a recruiter and human resources professional. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. In many ways, my time in the Marine Corps has come to define me. When people learn that I served in the military, […]

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24 January

Our soldiers carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Their burden is shared by us, the people who love them. The act of taking on this kind of stress is taxing. Our ability to live fully ourselves is more important than ever. My husband, James, serves in the Army National Guard. For a […]

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23 January

Members of the military transitioning back to civilian life face a bewildering array of colleges at which to use their hard-earned G.I. Bill benefits. What makes a college veteran-friendly? First of all, they must recognize and value of their veteran students. Veterans bring with them a unique perspective and set of experiences, as well as […]

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22 January

Service members in the north are more likely to experience this seasonal form of depression Faced with the reality of less sunlight, coupled with colder weather, some service members in northern latitudes may experience an autumnal/winter phenomenon known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), which is more common that you might think. In fact, as many […]

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21 January

Winter is just around the corner, and for most of us that means hot chocolate, warm blankets, and a cozy fire to keep our tootsies warm. But for many military families, it can also mean a winter PCS move. While not as popular as the summer PCS cycle, it is growing in popularity. We’ve moved 3 […]

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