Category: Resources

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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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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31 October

PCS season rush  is over. You have relocated, which means you found and moved into a new home in a new town with new people and are anticipating new experiences. However, your child is anxious and may feel like they’ve lost control of their life because they have been removed from their school, friends, and home. They also […]

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