Resources

Voting While You’re Away From Home: The Absentee Voting Process

When military life takes you away from home, you and your family can use an absentee ballot and ensure your voices are heard on Election Day. It only takes a few quick steps to cast your vote no matte..

Avoiding Post-Deployment Financial Hazards

As much as you’re focused on the day you’ll complete your deployment, planning for post-dep..

Tips for Family Caregivers

1. Learning to Manage Stress Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: dist..

Military Discounts on Recreation and Entertainment

If you’re looking for discounted travel, entertainment and recreation opportunities, consider..

How to Control Your Budget When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Your spouse’s deployment doesn’t need to throw your finances off track. Understand what yo..

PCS: The Basics About Permanent Change of Station

One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different ..

Military Clause: Terminate Your Lease Due to Deployment or PCS

Service members are protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act if they need to break thei..

Preparing Your Family Care Plan

Whether it's a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave yo..

Meeting Fitness Standards

Physical fitness is a big part of life in the military. It’s required. To make sure our milit..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important..

The Military’s A+ Financial Benefits to Protect Your Future

As a service member, you've earned financial benefits to help protect your future. Take advanta..

Coping with Standardized Testing Systems When You Change Schools

Whether it's your first move or your fifth, even the most organized military parents need help ..

Understanding Accessible Housing: The Fair Housing Act

An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, ..

Life Insurance for Veterans

Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re autom..

Keeping Joy in the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gather..

How To Support Your Children Through the Deployment Cycle

As parents, we want to be good role models for our children. When word of a deployment comes, y..

Networking and Self-Marketing Bring Job Search Success to Military Spouses

Networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. While it isn't difficult, networking does take time..

Military Insignia: What Are Those Stripes and Bars?

The stripes and bars on a military uniform signify rank. If you’re new to the military, you k..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

An Overview of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

Every child deserves a quality education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ens..

Thrift Savings Plan Options: Making Your Retirement Dollars Work for You

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement. The best way to get started is the Thrif..

Enlisting In The Military

BEFORE YOU JOIN Doing The Research If you know a friend or family member who has spent time i..

Principles of Excellence — Protect Your Education Experience

The Principles of Excellence are designed to ensure a fulfilling educational experience, provid..

Military Legal Resources Available to You

When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their..

How to Rent Your Home When You Deploy

While you’re deployed, you may want to rent your home or leave it in the hands of a house sit..

Presents to Give Your Kids That Aren’t Toys

As parents everywhere are planning their holiday gift-giving, they must go through the frustrat..

Connecting to the Community

Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer su..

Deployment Resources for Families

While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra ch..

7 Small Steps to Jump-Start Your Savings

Saving takes the kind of discipline, time and a commitment that military families already have...

Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The..

Military Retirement: Do You Have This Covered?

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successf..

A Family Checklist for Moving OCONUS

When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, your mind may jump to thoug..

5 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process ..

Overview of Veterans Affairs Benefits

You served. Now let the Department of Veterans Affairs serve you by helping you live life to th..

Unlock the Savings and Nutrition Inside Your Commissary

It's dinnertime again, and you have plenty of choices. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency's w..

What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

Maybe you’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one, or you're in th..

Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It’s for nearly everyone who owns property, such..

How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an on..

Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury

When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress..

Your Checklist for Living Positive While Your Partner’s Deployed

During deployment, your partner's not the only one who has to step up and serve. Your job is st..

Staying Connected With Your Child’s Teachers During a Deployment

No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child's edu..

Disney Renews Armed Forces Salute for Another Year

If you're a part of a military family, and you've taken a vacation to Disney World or Disneylan..

Military Spouse Preference in Employment

Moving doesn't have to disrupt your career, because as a military spouse you may get preference..

Tax Tips and Trivia

You don’t have to become an expert on the tax implications of combat pay or multiple moves at..

Preparing Young Adults for Their First Job

So, your young adult is getting ready to look for work. Whether he or she is still in school o..

Military Spouse Benefits

The military lifestyle can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you're prepared. Bei..

Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time

Moving is an exciting time and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a..

Getting Help for Combat Stress

Learning to recognize the signs of combat stress in yourself, another service member or a f..

College Scholarships for Military Children and How to Apply

Military families have two scholarships designed just for military kids to help ease rising col..

Study Confirms Military Family Counseling Work

Beat stress. Improve your life. You have proven and easy ways at your fingertips to improve w..

Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re str..

5 Tax Tips for Service Members and Their Families

Military members and their families should take time to understand the special advantages the I..

EMDR Treatment Shows Promise For Veterans With PTSD

The ever-increasing number of military veterans arriving home with post traumatic stress disor..

Debt Settling Not Always Answer for Credit Repair

Most of us need credit to get by. Unless you are born into a family with immense wealth, you pr..

Weighing Your Options For Child Care

Determining the best care for your baby or toddler can seem overwhelming. Each option has posit..

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs and Eligibility

From fitness and sports to tickets and travel, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has something for..

How to Reduce Your Dependency on Credit When You’re in the Military

Take control of your finances by reducing your debt. Create a plan now and commit to your finan..

4 Military Resources to Turn to for Your Mental Health

Military life is something quite unlike anything else. Servicemembers and Military Families, a..

Veteran Employment

When you win you learn nothing, but when you lose you learn a lot. That is the best way I can d..

Shipping Military Car Overseas

When you receive your PCS orders you're entitled to ship your privately owned vehicle (POV) fro..

Ways To Help Your Child Get A Great Education

Supporting a child’s education is one of your most important responsibilities. By cultivating..

New Look, Government Travel Card Coming Soon

A new look government travel card is coming by the end of the year, and it may cause problems f..

Housing Options for Service Members and Families

One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely h..

How to Decide If It’s Time to Get Married

Deciding to get married is one of the most important decisions a couple will make together. Bef..

Children, Schools and Families Initiatives, Promising Practices, Tools and Resources

A fit and healthy fighting force is the foundation of a strong national defense. In the United ..

Military Spouse Preference in Employment

Moving doesn't have to disrupt your career, because as a military spouse you may get preference..

Family Readiness System

The Family Readiness System is defined as the network of agencies, programs, services, and indi..

Need Money for Higher Education?

Don’t think you can afford college? Think again. In addition to military tuition assistance a..

How To Have Fun While Staying Fit

As a service member, it’s your duty to maintain your fitness. Your physical abilities are rou..

Tips for a Smooth PCS Move

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast G..

Military Spouses: Find Support From a Peer

Attention military spouses: Whether you’re new to the military community or a seasoned spouse..

3 Ways to Make Friends on a Short Duty Assignment

Everyone knows making friends when you are moving every few years is one of the most difficult ..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

Top Tax Tips For Military Personnel

With the start to the new year behind us, it is time to once again plan ahead for tax season. W..

Job Fair Success Strategies

Job fairs are a great opportunity to network and be proactive in the employment process. In ord..

Voluntary Education Contacts

Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program ..

Nine Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with Moving

You’ve received your PCS orders. Between using MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and Move.mil, looking..

Marine Corps Boot Camp and Officer Candidates School: What to Expect

Marine Corps Basic Recruit Training is the first step in preparing you mentally and physically ..

Military Insignia: What Are Those Stripes and Bars?

The stripes and bars on a military uniform signify rank. If you’re new to the military, you k..

What You Should Know About Department of Defense Identification Cards

One of the most valuable assets to service members is their military ID. The Department of Defe..

Why You Need to Start Treating Your Debt Like an Emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Ne..

How to Recognize PTSD in Your Spouse

This time of year, we see lots of ads for red roses and romantic dinners. While those are certa..

6 Awesome Military Vacation Discounts

With summer in full swing and kids out of school just long enough to start driving their parent..

Balancing Work and Life as Dual Military Couples.

When you’re married to another service member, you both share the honor of proudly serving yo..

Study Confirms Military Family Counseling Works

Beat stress. Improve your life. You have proven and easy ways at your fingertips to improve wel..

Information, Tickets And Travel: Your Key to Fun

Whether you want to take in a ball game, spend a day at local attractions, or plan a vacation, ..

Rights And Benefits For Abandoned Military Spouses

Family law defines abandonment as the act of deliberately leaving one's spouse without consent ..

Navy Boot Camp And Officer Candidate School: What To Expect

Navy Boot Camp is the first step in turning you into a sailor with all the skills to perform in..

Start Preparing For Back-To-School Vaccinations, Now

Robert Jacobson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Children’s Center pediatrician and vaccine specialist, adv..

Here Are The Top 10 Things To Purge Before A PCS

Before our first PCS move, I did everything wrong. I had recently discovered the local yard sa..

How To Survive Marriage From Someone Who’s Done It For 53 Years

Judi Schindler is the first to tell you that marriage isn’t easy. Married at 22, she said sh..

How to Write a Resume

Your resume is a summary of your background and experience, and it's likely to be the first inf..

How Long Will My Retirement Last?

Anticipate the length of your retirement, keeping in mind that many American workers will live ..

What Service Members Should Know When Choosing a College

Thinking about college? You already have the discipline it takes to pursue higher education. Fr..

5 Ways To Help Your Military Child Deal With A Move

The childhood experience of boys and girls from military families is undeniably unique. The chi..

The Military Medical Evaluation Process

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have simplified and streamline..

How To Find Cheap Military Flights And Baggage Discounts

One cheap way to fly is Space Available, or Space A. However, these flights frequently change a..

These Airplane ‘Seats’ Are The Closest Thing To Your Bed At Home

Airlines make a big deal about the comfort their lie-flat seats provide to business and first-c..

Dod Career Programs Offer Great Perks To Students, Recent Grads

The Defense Department is filled with hard-working folks from all ages and backgrounds, but it ..

SMART Scholarship Program Looks To Attract Future Scientists, Engineers

Jacob Dodson understands the dedication and commitment that it takes to defend our nation’s i..

5 Ways To Save Money While On Base In High-Cost-Of-Living California

The cost of living in California is 43 percent higher than the national average, according to P..

3 Reasons To Take Your Military Family To A National Park

It's no secret that I crazy-love our National Parks. When it comes to adventures for my militar..

What You Should Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

Preparing For Deployment As A Family

Preparing as a Family Whether this is your first time preparing for a deployment or you’ve..

Builders Tap Into Social Media To Reach Homebuyers

We’ve all seen the way homebuying has changed over the years. Today’s savvy buyers are doin..

What You Should Know When PCSing To South Korea

Receiving the news that you and your family are moving to South Korea may not be expected. If y..

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits As a parent of a military youth, you ca..

Information, Tickets and Travel: Time To Have Some Fun!

Whether you want to take in a ball game, spend a day at local attractions, or plan a vacation, ..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Free Course To Get Your Finances In Order

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is offering an email based course to help you man..

Vacation First Class Using Military Lodging

You've worked hard and it's time to enjoy a little R&R. Military families are eligible to u..

Overhaul Coming to DoD’s Spouse Employment Preference Program

A big change is coming soon to the Defense Department's military spouse federal hiring prefere..

5 Ways To Make Your Coast-To-Coast Move Memorable

You’ve just received your permanent change of station orders and they say to pack up your ent..

What You Need To Know About OCONUS Ration Cards

If you are ever stationed overseas, you will get to experience using a ration card on a variety..

5 Solo-Parenting Hacks For Endless Deployments

We’ve all been there. You finally get the kids to sleep, only to come downstairs to the mount..

Social Security: Things To Think About Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

When Looking For A New Home, Consider Your Pet’s Needs.

All homebuyers have their must-have lists when looking for their perfect home, such as an open ..

Transitional Compensation: Help for Victims of Abuse

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service member..

Family Fitness With Young Children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best e..

What Do Changes To 529 Plans Mean To Your Military Family?

Congress recently approved changes to the 529 Plan tax code and law that would open it up for..

5 Things You Shouldn’t Worry About During Military Transition

"Military transition." How can such an innocent pair of words be so loaded? As you prepare f..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

What to Pack for Basic Training

You'll need to take only a few basic things when you head off to basic training - everything el..

How To Use Military Discounts While Traveling

If military families are experts on anything it’s traveling. Whether we’re PCS’ing cross-..

Organize Your Home Now For A PCS Ahead

While sitting at the desk in our home office. my spouse yelled down the hall, “Where’s the ..

Relocation Tool for Families

WASHINGTON -- During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new re..

Managing Your Money as a New Service Member

You're learning a lot of new skills in the military, and money management should be one of them..

Air Force Basic Training: What to Expect

When joining the Air Force, you can choose one of two paths: Enlist: If you enlist, your f..

Should I Quit Job to Spend Time With My Husband?

Dear Ms. Vicki, I recently married the man of my dreams. Everything between us is perfect. H..

Get Rid Of Junk: Fast & Easy Purge Tips

If you’re getting ready to move or already unpacking, you’re probably encountering a lot of..

American Red Cross Support for Military Families

The American Red Cross offers important support to service members, veterans and their famili..

Managing Your Money as a New Service Member

You're learning a lot of new skills in the military, and money management should be one of them..

10 Ways to Find a Good Renter for Your Home

If you own a house that you can't sell and are thinking of renting it out, finding good tenants..

Free and Discounted Tax Preparation for Military

Tax season is here again. And while filing for tax returns can be tricky for the average family..

What to Expect When Meeting With Your Lawyer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Knowing what to expect when you meet with an attorney can ma..

Supporting Your Child’s Education at Home and School

Supporting a child’s education is one of your most important responsibilities. By cultivating..

Three Ways to Get a Federal Tax Extension as a Service Member

If you can’t file your federal tax return by the April 17, 2018 – deadline, then consider f..

Military Spouse Support

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may ..

12 Ways To Land That Civilian Job

You've proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness in the military world. Now it's t..

Do I Really Need Renters Insurance?

Mastering your move and finding a good place for your family to live can take a lot of time and..

Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re str..

How To Foster Great Parent-Teacher Relationships

Growing up, I knew every teacher in my school either by name or by face. And they all knew me. ..

5 Military Marriage Lessons from ‘This Is Us’

The popular TV drama "This is Us" debuted in late 2016, and TV viewers everywhere fell head..

How Assessing Your Fitness Can Save Your Life or Those You Love

Whether you are a civilian, active duty, or a candidate preparing for military, police, or fire..

6 Tips From Military Spouse Hiring Insiders

By Amy Bushatz, Military.com and Spousebuzz.com Plenty of large companies — think Amazo..

Get Your Child the Right Start With Sure Start

Sure Start is a Department of Defense Education Activity program for command-sponsored children..

Move Like A Master With These 8 Tips

Moving can be the start of a great family adventure. As you get ready to pack up, consider thes..

10 Hacks for Your Military Family’s PCS Move

Post from MilitaryByOwner You simply can’t prepare for every possible scenario when facin..

How To Get The Best Rental Lease

I’m a landlord, and I’ve often been a tenant.  As a result, I often hear from both landlor..

Graduate From College In 4 Years With These easy Tips

It may sound counterintuitive, but freshmen college students who take a full load of reasonably..

Save Hundreds Of Dollars With These Travel Tips

MilitaryOneClick collaborated with Expedia.com to share travel tips that can save military fami..

Utilize Military Lodging For Your Next Vacation

As a service member, your military benefits entitle you and your family to stay at military lod..

How To Address Substance Abuse With Your Teen

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

Learn How To Spice Up Your Military Love Life

As a sexuality counselor, I have found that the four words women hate to hear most after they..

If Your Child Out Of Control, Use these Tips

It was the middle of deployment, and I was already at the end of my rope. The oldest of my four..

How To Finance Your Education While Overseas

While it may seem like a lot to earn a graduate degree — both in terms of finances and time ..

Master a New Hobby

Military life keeps you busy. Staying mission ready is a full-time job, on top of your social o..

How to Make Time for Working Out

When you are preparing yourself for military service and have a full time job, high school, spo..

How To Stay Relevant In Your Field

“I gave up my career for his.” “She has to work, so I stayed home with the kids.” ..

How To Save Money on Entertainment

You and your family can have plenty of fun on a tight budget. With just a little effort and pla..

You Need a Business Card, Here’s Why

The day you decide to retire or separate is the day you should order business cards.  When you..

Handling a Deployment After a Recent Move

A deployment soon after a move can be challenging for a military spouse, but it also brings new..

10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs.

There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military commu..

How To Sleep With Someone New When You’re Already Married To Him

This column is not about sex. If you’re a parent — and if you’re reading this you prob..

What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

Maybe you’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one, or you're in th..

DoD Career Programs Offer Great Perks To Students & Recent Grads

The Defense Department is filled with hard-working folks from all ages and backgrounds, but it ..

Expedite Airline Boarding with TSA Precheck

Next time you get to the airport and see a long line at security, keep your shoes on and your l..

Moving After A Loved One Dies

Housing and allowances Government housing If you are living in government housing as an aut..

How To Keep Your Relationship Strong During Separation

Whether this is the first time or the 20th time that your spouse has been called to active dut..

This Is The Best Time For An Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Maybe, so soon after a deadly duo of hurricanes ravaged some of its islands, this isn’t the b..

How To Find A Legit Online Job

We had just moved back to the US from Germany, and I needed to find a way to make money from ho..

New $20,000 Scholarship Offered To Military Community

HotelPlanner, an online travel booking company, is offering scholarship opportunities to ten ou..

Ways To Relax & Have Fun

Military life has many demands, so Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff want to help you make t..

Avoid Travel Stress and Save Money With a Staycation

Planning a “staycation” provides the opportunity to discover your local area and do the f..

Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed

Your spouse is deploying, and you might be tempted to pack up and move closer to your family. T..

Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first lear..

5 Steps to Prepare for Higher Education

Perhaps you’ve decided to pick up some valuable knowledge. Maybe you’re leaving the service..

Military Retirement: Do You Have This Covered?

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successf..

Life As a Male Military Spouse

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you. While you and your wife..

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members a..

No Experience? How To Write A Stand Out Resume.

Trying to get a job straight out of school? Or a stay-at-home mom trying to get back into the w..

Tips For Military Spouses Going Back To School

You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you ..

Social Security Online Puts You In Control

Taking control of your future is the first step in planning a long and happy retirement. Socia..

Montgomery GI Bill Rates

The Montgomery GI Bill pays you a set benefit based on the number of classes you are taken, thi..

Help For Veterans

Life in the military has taught you to be strong in the face of some of life's most difficult o..

Stress Management During Deployment

In the military, stress happens. But too much stress can have negative effects on performance, ..

5 Tips to Invest Now and Relax Later

It is important to plan for the future today, including knowing how and where you should invest..

Ways Military Spouses Can Prepare For Their Event

It’s conference season! There’s just something about the fall that attracts multiple confer..

Make A Short Term Space Feel More Like Home

When the military is in control of your destination, you tend to find yourself in a variety of ..

Are You A Vet Who Loves Dogs? Check Out This Paid Internship!

If you’re looking for a new career and love working with veterans and puppies, we may have ju..

Tips To Fatten Your Wallet

One of the hottest topics in the military community is money: How to make more of it, how to sa..

How To Get Free Or Discounted School Meals

Kids are back in school, and applications for free and reduced school meals have been coming ho..

Detecting and Dealing With Combat Stress and PTSD

Combat stress, also known as battle fatigue, is a common response to the mental and emotional s..

Veterans Able To Schedule VA Appointments Online

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will join the rest of the internet when they unveil rea..

7 Things to Know About the Military’s New Retirement Plan

President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on November ..

Military Spouse Education Benefits

Military Spouse Education Benefits The military, government, schools, and private organization..

Meals You Can Make In Your Hotel Room

Ideas For Making Meals In Your Hotel One thing is consistent for (almost) all military members..

How To Stretch Your Military Retirement Pay

Years before you hang up your uniform and leave active-duty military service, you will need to ..

Veteran’s Medical Benefits Package

A standard enhanced health benefits plan is generally available to all enrolled veterans. Like ..

How To Deal With A PCS When All You Want To Do Is Stay

When it comes to the art of moving, military spouses have it down. Every few years–if you’r..

Deciding On Career and Education

Step One: Choose Your Career Path Wisely In today's job market the type of degree can make a..

How To Save For Retirement

It is America's dirty little secret: we are spenders, not savers. Everyday the headlines..

How To Get Military Advance Pay

The purpose of advance pay is to give funds to a member to meet extraordinary expenses inci..

Align Your Education With Your Career Choice

Did you know that many experts advise making a career choice before deciding on a major? The..

Moving To A Foreign Country & I Don’t Know The Language!

The day we got orders to live overseas, my husband and I were both excited. We looked forward t..

How To Find The Best Car Rental Rates

No matter where you’re traveling, renting a car is one of the best ways to actually experienc..

How The Outdoors Helped Me Conquer Deployment.

I like to think that I knew what I was getting into when the word “deployment” entered ..