Tag: helpvet

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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29 March

Kids are back in school, and applications for free and reduced school meals have been coming home.  When your pay is more than just pay, like in the military, it can be hard to know how to fill out those forms.  Free and reduced price school meals can help stretch a tight budget, and many […]

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07 January

1. Learning to Manage Stress Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: disturbed sleep, digestive issues, weight gain/loss, anxiety, moodiness, depression, memory problems? These are all common physical and emotional signs of stress. It is important that you learn how to manage your stress so that it does not take over your life. Something […]

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12 December

As parents, we want to be good role models for our children. When word of a deployment comes, you’ll get a chance to show your kids what it takes to be a good guardian of your family. Your children will be looking at your lead and leaning on your strength. Here are steps you can […]

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10 October

When you receive your PCS orders you’re entitled to ship your privately owned vehicle (POV) from or between locations overseas. If you wish to ship your POV overseas it must be authorized on your orders. Alternate ports may be used if approved by the military traffic management command (MTMC). Requests to use an alternate port […]

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30 March

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service members, this isolation can be more intense when living far from extended family and close friends. If you’ve bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your […]

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30 March

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts, it may seem like there’s always another mess to clean. Finding time to exercise … well, let’s just say it might not make it to the top of your to-do list. But here’s the thing: you […]

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30 March

Congress recently approved changes to the 529 Plan tax code and law that would open it up for private K-12 education expenses. (That seems pretty awesome, considering how much time military families spend stressing about where to send their children to school.) Not so fast, though. These rule changes are so new that there is a lot […]

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30 March

“Military transition.” How can such an innocent pair of words be so loaded? As you prepare for your family’s move from military to civilian life, you probably feel like there are 11 million huge decisions to make. Where are you going to live? Do you have a job? How will your family adjust? What about […]

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30 March

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one. Take a family walk or […]

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