Category: Resources

19 February

Planning a “staycation” provides the opportunity to discover your local area and do the fun things you like to do while avoiding the time, hassle and expense of travel. A staycation has several benefits, including sleeping in your own bed, bypassing suitcase packing and discovering or rediscovering your local community. You also can spend your money simply […]

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18 February

Your spouse is deploying, and you might be tempted to pack up and move closer to your family. The change of scenery might be nice, your parents could help with the kids and you could reconnect with old friends — all great things to distract you from the deployment. However, staying put has its own […]

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17 February

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first learn about the deployment and continuing until well after your spouse has returned home. You may experience fear, anger, loneliness, joy, relief and anticipation. Here are some tips to help you cope with the emotions related to your spouse’s […]

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16 February

Perhaps you’ve decided to pick up some valuable knowledge. Maybe you’re leaving the service and need to re-create yourself. No matter why you’re pursuing higher education, you need a game plan — a course of action to get you from today to that moment you walk across the stage holding your diploma in hand. Here […]

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15 February

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation. Give yourself plenty of time to complete all the required tasks before you officially retire. There are four basic steps to take: 1. Separation requirements: Must-do’s before your retirement date Start with the Transition Assistance Program. You’ll find detailed […]

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14 February

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you. While you and your wife may be comfortable with your role in the family, you have probably learned that not everyone understands your place in the community. By learning about what to expect in your role as a male military spouse, […]

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13 February

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members are no exception. Since most healthy behaviors are developed in childhood, you can help your child get off to a good start with good habits, actions and choices to promote health and happiness. Here are some ways to help your kids […]

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12 February

Trying to get a job straight out of school? Or a stay-at-home mom trying to get back into the work force? If you are looking at your resume and it reads like a blank page, you are not alone. But a blank resume does not have to be an application killer for military spouses. Follow […]

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09 February

You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you can expand your job opportunities and boost your earning power. But where should you start? And what military spouse scholarships are out there to help? Start with Spouse Education and Career Opportunities — SECO The SECO program can provide […]

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06 February

Taking control of your future is the first step in planning a long and happy retirement. Social Security is making it faster and easier to do this with my Social Security. With your own personal my Social Security account, you’ll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement that has your earnings record and an […]

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