Category: HelpVet

09 October

Lorinda Stahley’s job as an emergency room nurse in Florida is a far cry from her old military specialty, directing helicopters and keeping meticulous records from her vantage point in the flight tower as an air traffic controller. At least — it used to be. But when she arrived at the AdventHealth Orlando hospital in 2014, she […]

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08 October

If you’re looking to get your life organized this year, why not start with the family dinner table? Military families often have unpredictable schedules with service members working late or odd hours, if they are home at all. Meal planning is one way to keep a consistent routine in place and give you some sense of control in the midst […]

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07 October

Military families have unique travel opportunities—whether it is during a long PCS move, an overseas duty station, or an annual visit to see family. When planned correctly, these trips can be fun and affordable. However, there are costly mistakes to avoid for military travel. Tips for traveling as a military family Always get traveler’s insurance. There […]

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04 October

Beginning a new exercise or activity routine can seem daunting – especially if you were in the service where physical activity was part of your every day routine. Whether time has slipped away and a few years of inactivity have caught up with you or a fitness plan is completely new, you can approach this in such […]

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03 October

It’s PCS season, and in just a couple of weeks our family will pack up our household goods for the fourth year in a row.  If you’re a military family, moving is part of the lifestyle, but typically every two to three years is the norm. Spending only 11-12 months at a duty station presents some […]

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02 October

By Dr. Jessica Sapp, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences and Deborah Fisher, Master of Public Health Graduate Student, American Military University Are you a veteran who is struggling with your weight? If so, you are not alone. If you have spent years following a military work schedule, deployments and early morning group physical exercises, a relaxed lifestyle can be […]

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01 October

Family time is important. It’s even more vital in an always on-the-go lifestyle like this one. There are so many options for vacationing, especially as you move around the world, though sometimes the cost can be daunting. A family vacation is not the time to go into debt, but even on a tight budget, you can make a getaway work. On top of […]

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30 September

If you look up “how to write a resume,” you’ll get a bunch of links to blogs and how-to sites with all the latest tips and tricks for catching a recruiter’s eye. And while all of that information can be helpful, it can also be daunting — especially for soon-to-be veterans with a unique military […]

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27 September

There’s a reason we’ve been talking about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effects on both the family and the service member. Not only is it important for all affected, but it NEEDS to be talked about. PTSD isn’t something one person deals with. Everyone in the family is touched in some way. But what if it […]

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26 September

Let’s face it; no matter how often you do it, military moving is stressful. Having all your worldly goods packed up and hauled away wears on the best nerves. Saying goodbye to family and friends, leaving your favorite book club or bunco group, having to part with the best house in the best neighborhood you’ve […]

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