Category: Resources

15 November

For your first career after leaving the military, what if you could work for an organization that offers great benefits and job security, lets you build on the skills you learned in uniform and has a workforce that is nearly one-third veterans? That organization exists, and it’s called the federal government. More than 633,000 veterans […]

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14 November

If you are getting ready to relocate with your spouse for their next assignment, one of the first and biggest decisions you will make is whether to live on or off base. Both have their pros and cons, so here are some key points to keep in mind when making the decision for you and […]

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13 November

Military spouses support their service members through many things. In 9 years of marriage, we’ve had our share of deployments, out-of-town training and long hours. It is often hard for us to realize that college classes are just as important to career progression as military schooling. The increasing pressure put on service members to acquire […]

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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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07 November

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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06 November

Dr. Jerome Pionk was dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarly activity. As we honor his memory, let us reflect on his final article written on behalf of AMU. “…we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than […]

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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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04 November

In 2007, I sat down on my living room floor and opened my book for a night class I was taking at a local community college. The course was Astronomy. To my delight, 5 chubby little fingers started to comb the pages I was looking at. Staring at a world of stars, planets, and beautiful […]

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