Category: HelpVet

29 November

As a Military Spouse, you’re aware that deployment is always a possibility on the horizon. It can be scary and overwhelming for both you and your partner, especially if this is your first time going through the trials and tribulations of deployment as a couple — but take comfort in knowing that you have a community around […]

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28 November

Transitioning from a military career to a civilian one can sometimes seem like an overwhelming process. Just deciding what type of job to look for right after you leave the service can be challenging. Should I stay in the same career field, use the skill set I already have? But I might be interested in […]

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27 November

Editor’s note: The following article was contributed by CentSai. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. Find more at https://centsai.com/learn/. Transitioning out of the military can be tough on some service members’ bank accounts. But a careful approach to finances can make a world of difference. When we purchase an item, we know why […]

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26 November

I often hear military spouses express a sense of hopelessness when it comes to reaching personal educational and career goals due to the transient military lifestyle. The obstacles to those goals seem overwhelming or even insurmountable. My husband and I got married while I was in college. I had to decide whether to stay at […]

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25 November

While the majority of us PCS in the summer months, the fact is, military moving occurs during all twelve months of the year. And just because you’ve always been a summer mover, doesn’t mean you always will be. There may come a time when you have to move across the country or even out of the country […]

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22 November

Great Things for Returning Veterans to Learn Returning to civilian life after military life isn’t easy. It takes some time to adjust to your new lifestyle and your new routines. One question that a lot of veterans face once they return home is “What’s next?” Finding a job after the military is often tough because […]

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21 November

Operation Purple Healing Adventures is known for providing a relaxing getaway for wounded warriors and their families utilizing the healing properties of nature. And this past weekend was no exception. Set in the beautiful backdrop of Bainbridge Island, Washington, the National Military Family Association hosted 17 military families at our most recent weekend family retreat—which fell […]

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20 November

The holidays present special challenges for military families whose servicemember will be away during the celebrations. This situation is even more difficult for children who are separated from a parent during this time. Having a deployed family member adds to the normal stress of the season. So it is important to recognize any indicators of […]

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19 November

Life has a funny way of teaching you hard lessons no matter how prepared you think you are. Having faced deployment before as a military family, we assumed our playbook was thorough and we knew what to expect. In 2009, my husband was going to Iraq in September or October; the kids and I would stay […]

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18 November

Nadine Carson probably would’ve had to drop out of college if not for the University of Maryland University College’s Veterans Assistance Fund. The 41-year-old ex-Air Force engineer was quickly running out of her Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and even though she has a full-time job at an engineering firm, she was having trouble paying her […]

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