Category: Military Life

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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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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12 November

By now, we all know multitasking doesn’t work. Our brains are incapable of focusing on more than one thing at a time. We might think we’re multitasking as we scan our email while on a conference call, but we’re not. We’re actually switch-tasking—quickly shifting attention from one thing to another and then back again—diluting our […]

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11 November

The deployment begins, you get into a routine. You have good deployment days and lousy deployment days. Then, you hit a slump. Still, so many months left to go. Still, so many more deployment days to get through. Then, you get a homecoming date. If you have been through a deployment before, you know this […]

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08 November

During deployment, many military spouses experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Not only do they miss the friendship and regular help from their spouse, but they also deal with new struggles such as lacking regular communication, frustrating time zone differences, worrying about their service member’s safety and handling household or childcare issues alone. All […]

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05 November

Getting a VA loan after filing bankruptcy or going through foreclosure is something most people don?t anticipate happening to them. Either situation can make things more difficult for potential borrowers financially moving forward. Your credit score takes a hit and if you do obtain credit again, interest rates could be high making monthly payments even […]

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01 November

Transitioning from the military to civilian employment is no easy task, especially when it comes down to writing your resume and communicating your military experiences. If you are a transitioning veteran or active duty service member looking for civilian employment, heed the following advice to help you better communicate your qualifications on paper and rise above the competition.

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18 October

Transition. According to Dictionary.com, it can be used as a noun or a verb, but in most cases it’s the “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc. to another.” According to most of us that have worn the uniform recently, however, it means that we have taken that monumental step of separating […]

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17 October

Perhaps the occurrence of downtime is more common on the reserve side of the Marine Corps than it is on Active Duty – I will be better equipped to know the answer to that in a year when I receive my Active Duty orders – but as a junior enlisted Marine I felt that I […]

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