Category: Resources

14 January

Do you need to physically prepare for basic training? Many potential new recruits and their families are understandably concerned about the rigors of basic training. Whether it’s Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard, how should someone get ready for these fitness requirements? What follows should not be considered medical advice. This […]

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10 January

Few Americans have missed the news from the Middle East in recent weeks. It’s difficult to scroll through social media without seeing calls for war, specific response, restraint. But in the military community, it isn’t the politics that matter as much as what will happen with our service member spouses. As we watch the news, […]

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09 January

When you arrive at a new duty station in the military, you know where to go for information on housing, health care and your child’s new school. Often, those resources are all under one roof, said Beth Kubala, a senior director at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. “It’s very different […]

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08 January

It’s the beginning of a new year. Time for a fresh start. Time for New Year’s resolutions, such as eating healthier, drinking more water, exercising more, saving money. Whether you’re a newcomer or familiar to the online education journey, here are some tips I have to make your education resolutions become reality. Have a plan. […]

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07 January

Whether you’re on active duty or have already transitioned out of the military, chances are you have some good education benefits at your fingertips. So how do you make sure you don’t waste them and become a college dropout? We asked college professors, advisors and others who work with military students in higher education for […]

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06 January

Donate to a military affiliated charity in honor of a fallen soldier. Organizations that help veterans and active duty members are always in need of donations.  Without help from other they are not able to reach out to as many people in need.  There are a wide range of charities who would graciously accept any […]

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03 January

VA Loan Certificates of Eligibility have made it possible for thousands of veterans to take advantage of VA Loans to make their dreams of owning a home a reality. Buying a home can be an expensive and complicated process. So, anything that makes the home buying process easier and more accessible is welcome. Fortunately, VA Loans do […]

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02 January

What do military members need to know most about PCSing with pets? There are five important areas you need to consider long before your permanent change of station orders are cut. Don’t plan your move without reviewing these areas. #5: Not All PCS Moves Allow The Same Things, Including Pets It’s easy to assume that […]

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30 December

Finding yourself facing an involuntary separation from the military can be a heartbreaking experience. You’ve invested years training or developing a skill set, received spotless performance evaluations, and have a clean disciplinary record only to find yourself being detached from a career that you love. Or, maybe you’re still serving on active duty and think […]

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23 December

Holiday spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year, raising both the profits for retailers and the stakes for families. But not everyone can afford to “keep up with the Kringles” when it comes to holiday celebrations. And, more importantly, not everyone wants to. Many families are taking holiday matters into their own hands, devising […]

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