Category: Resources

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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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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02 February

Life in the military has taught you to be strong in the face of some of life’s most difficult obstacles. It’s also taught you to expect the unexpected. As a veteran, you know hardships can happen in every corner of life. If you or someone you know needs support, your military family is committed to […]

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30 January

In the military, stress happens. But too much stress can have negative effects on performance, safety and well-being. During deployment, it is especially important to know the signs of stress and to be ready with good stress management techniques. Know the symptoms Don’t ignore the signs of stress. It can affect your performance and safety. […]

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29 January

It is important to plan for the future today, including knowing how and where you should invest your money to have a comfortable future. The following simple steps can help make your transition and your future more comfortable. Create a Plan: Good futures don’t come by accident — people plan and work for them. Make […]

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26 January

It’s conference season! There’s just something about the fall that attracts multiple conferences, networking events, and seminars. Even for the military community, October is jam-packed with events featuring so much great information, it’s hard to keep track. I think one could travel every single day throughout that month and attend an event. But there is so […]

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26 January

When the military is in control of your destination, you tend to find yourself in a variety of new and different locations. And accompanying those new and different locations are the new, different, and often inconvenient living situations. Can any military spouses out there give me an “amen?” Maybe you’re the type with an insatiable […]

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