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Great Things for Returning Veterans To Learn

Great Things for Returning Veterans to Learn Returning to civilian life after military life isn’t easy. It takes some time to adjust to your new lifestyle and your new routines. One question that a..

Healing Adventures Connects and Recharges Injured Warriors and Families

Operation Purple Healing Adventures is known for providing a relaxing getaway for wounded warr..

Dealing with Family Members’ Deployments at Holidays

The holidays present special challenges for military families whose servicemember will be away ..

Surviving Grief Five Minutes at a Time

Life has a funny way of teaching you hard lessons no matter how prepared you think you are. Ha..

These Unique Scholarships Gives Student Vets Cash To Make Ends Meet

Nadine Carson probably would’ve had to drop out of college if not for the University of Maryl..

7 Tips For Veterans To Land A Federal Job

For your first career after leaving the military, what if you could work for an organization ..

Is It Actually Cheaper to Live on Base? And Other Base Housing Questions Answered

If you are getting ready to relocate with your spouse for their next assignment, one of the fir..

Juggling Marriage, Military and Higher Education

Military spouses support their service members through many things. In 9 years of marriage, we..

When Multitasking Is A Good Thing

By now, we all know multitasking doesn’t work. Our brains are incapable of focusing on more t..

The Best Tips for the Last Week of Your Deployment

The deployment begins, you get into a routine. You have good deployment days and lousy deployme..

12 Ways To Handle Deployment Stress

During deployment, many military spouses experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Not..

12 Tips You Need To Know Before Your Winter Pcs

Winter is just around the corner, and for most of us that means hot chocolate, warm blankets, a..

How Military Leaders Can Make the Career Transition to Civilian Life

Dr. Jerome Pionk was dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarly activity. As w..

Getting a VA loan with a Foreclosure or Bankruptcy

Getting a VA loan after filing bankruptcy or going through foreclosure is something most people..

5 Ways to Give Your Mil-Kiddos the Best Opportunities Possible

In 2007, I sat down on my living room floor and opened my book for a night class I was taking a..

Your Civilian Resume: Communicating Your Military Experiences to a Civilian Audience

Transitioning from the military to civilian employment is no easy task, especially when it come..

How to Help an Anxious Child After a PCS Move

PCS season rush  is over. You have relocated, which means you found and moved into a new home ..

3 Easy Tips to Keep Your Military Marriage Shatterproof

Dating, loving, and eventually marrying a service member can bring a flurry of butterflies. T..

Rebuild Your Credit for a VA Home with These Simple Tips

If you looking forward to buy a home with your VA home loan, you might want to check with the..

6 Tips for Military Family Mental Well-Being

It’s no secret that military families face a unique set of stressors. Deployments and frequen..

Paying for School: Financial Aid Options for Military Students

One of the major benefits of completely online institutions such as American Military Universi..

VA Loan Requirements: Do You Qualify?

The government does not lend you money to buy a home when you get a loan through the Department..

Four Reasons You Should Build a Tribe of Veterans

The right group of people can inspire you, support and nourish your best ideas, shoot down your..

Drowning in Child Care Costs? Here’s Your Lifesaver!

I was 7 months pregnant, working full time and searching for a child care provider. As a firs..

Common Challenges to a Smooth Civilian Transition

Transition. According to Dictionary.com, it can be used as a noun or a verb, but in most case..

Tips For Making The Best Use Of Downtime

Perhaps the occurrence of downtime is more common on the reserve side of the Marine Corps than ..

Dialing Down The Military Stress Level

Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memori..

How To Really Land A Job At A Hiring Fair

There’s a hiring fair happening somewhere near you. Fed up with the lack of results from your..

5 Tips For Troops And Vets Buying Their First Homes

Current and former service members are in many ways the ideal loan recipients, mortgage exper..

6 Essential Productivity Tips For Introverts

Introverts tend to have tremendous powers of concentration, enabling them to dig deep and work ..

5 Things Veterans Need To Know When Buying A Home

Military members and veterans move more than almost anyone else in the country. No doubt some o..

How Veterans Can Start A Health Care Career — Even Without A Military Medical Background

Lorinda Stahley’s job as an emergency room nurse in Florida is a far cry from her old milit..

Meal Planning For Busy Families

If you’re looking to get your life organized this year, why not start with the family dinne..

Military Travel Do’s and Don’ts

Military families have unique travel opportunities—whether it is during a long PCS move, an o..

Staying Strong: Finding an Activity that works for you

Beginning a new exercise or activity routine can seem daunting – especially if you were in th..

6 Life Lessons Learned From A Perpetual PCS-er

It’s PCS season, and in just a couple of weeks our family will pack up our household goods fo..

Dealing With Weight Gain After Your Military Separation

By Dr. Jessica Sapp, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences and Deborah Fisher, Ma..

5 Ways To Budget For Your Next Family Vacation

Family time is important. It’s even more vital in an always on-the-go lifestyle like this..

What’s The No. 1 Thing Recruiters Look For On A Resume?

If you look up “how to write a resume,” you’ll get a bunch of links to blogs and how-to..

Your Next Pcs Doesn’t Have To Be A Disaster

Let’s face it; no matter how often you do it, military moving is stressful. Having all yo..

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Veterans with TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a wound in which an external force, such as a nearby explosion,..

5 High-Paying Jobs for Military Veterans

Finding one of the 5 highest paying jobs for military veterans isn’t necessarily easy if yo..

6 Ways To Meet People After A PCS Move

One of the worst times to move to a new area can be when it’s cold. Too cold to get out in th..

The Biggest Benefits of a Military Retirement

All retirees have to accumulate the resources to last for the rest of their lives, but early re..

Don’t Forget Your Happy Thoughts: 7 Ways to Bring Positivity into Your Life

Military families are well-versed on sacrifice. We understand being confronted with hard times...

Keys to Searching for Life Insurance as a Military Family

Finding The Best Plan For Your Family Military life insurance options have interesting things ..

Coping With Deployment Separation

Separation from a loved one who is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan can be an emotionally diffic..

Getting Ready to Re-enter the Workforce

Whether you've been out of the workforce for a short while or it's been a number of years, it c..

The Healing Power of Art

Art as therapy. If you’ve seen it in action, you know the life-changing effects it can have o..

Reimbursement Program Eases Financial Burden For Coast Guard Spouses

Military spouses now qualify for some economic relief when they transition a professional licen..

6 Self-Employment Options For Those Getting Out Of The Military

The world has changed immensely when it comes to the variety of opportunities to earn at times ..

Professional Networking in the Military Helps You Establish a Civilian Career

Servicemembers have many options to prepare for civilian employment after their military servi..

VA Loan Eligibility and Service Requirements

Getting approved for a VA home loan can be a lengthy, confusing, and frustrating process. Whe..

Handling Stress During Your Spouse’s Deployment

During deployment, many military spouses experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Not..

Best Jobs in the Military

Best Jobs in the Military The military has been known to be one of the most respected pr..

How To Prepare For Interviews In Today’s Digital Word

Today’s job market looks drastically different than it did ten years ago with the exponential..

When Separating From the Military Unexpectedly Becomes Your Reality

When a service member separates from, or even considers a life outside of the military, it affe..

7 Ways Military Spouses Can Hack A PCS Move

To help military spouses tackle their next PCS – short for permanent change of station – th..

Which Army Jobs are Best for Long-term Careers?

When you join the Army, you may be looking for a career and not just any old Army Job. There a..

6 Veteran Benefits You May Not Have Heard Of

One of the most common benefits for veterans are their disability payments, such as Veterans Co..

Should You Choose Medical Separation Or Retirement From The Reserves

Most of my e-mails this month has been about military retirement and disability compensation. T..

Where to Find Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans and Families

U.S. Navy veteran Bryan Fazio was getting ready to be deployed to the Middle East on the USS Mc..

4 Tips for Success as a New (or Veteran) Online Learner

Having spent several years now teaching online, the following are some general guidelines from ..

A Guide to Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

According to the Department of Defense, about 1,300 military members transition out of militar..

How Successful People Handle Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequen..

12 Tips for Helping Teens Deal With a Parent’s Military Deployment

A parent’s military deployment affects the children, no matter what age they are, including ..

Start a Roth IRA For Your Kid

Please send this post to your accountant. Perhaps kids’ Roth IRAs are unusual because parents..

Myths Of Military Retirement And Early Retirement

The military’s retirement system has a number of advantages for retirees, but if so few veter..

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

By Frida Cooper It’s a great honor and a privilege to serve in the military. But let’s als..

5 Resources to Ease the PCS Transition for Your Military Kids

We talk a lot about the resilience of military kids and while it’s true that military childre..

4 Tips for Success as a New (or Veteran) Online Learner

Having spent several years now teaching online, the following are some general guidelines from ..

Professional Networking in the Military Helps You Establish a Civilian Career

Servicemembers have many options to prepare for civilian employment after their military servi..

Tips on Preparing for Military Transition From a Marine Veteran

Transitioning from an active-duty servicemember into the civilian world can be a harrowing expe..

CPOL Resume Builder – Your Tool for a Job of Your Dream

Jobs for former military personnel, also known as military vets are plentiful and the only thin..

Transitioning Portable Careers For Global Military Families

Mention virtual business or portable careers in the military community and typically you think ..

Military Supports Alternative Treatments for Treating Pain in Vets and Troops

The military has long worried that an over-reliance on prescription painkillers for the after-e..

One Family, One Veteran, Two Heroes

From the perspective of many veterans, their military service is merely a duty. They were doing..

Vets Can Make A Difference Through Volunteer Firefighting

Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into J..

Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal

Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities. Scuba diving migh..

Retire a Young Military Millionaire

Being young and in the military has its advantages. One of the biggest rewards is a powerful ..

Making the Most of EFMP Family Support Services with the EFMP Family Needs Assessment

The Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, Family Support is excited to introduce the DD ..

6 Ways to Lean on Your Military Community to Settle Into Your New Home Faster

After months of planning your PCS, you’ve now landed at your new destination. Now it’s time..

Career Coaching Helps Military Spouses Move Ahead

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides career c..

MilSpouse Moments: Decorating Your Home for a Short-Term PCS

As a Military Spouse, you’re no stranger to moving. Frequent reassignments mean hopping from..

Plan My Move: Great PCS Moving Tasks and Tips

If you’ve received new orders, it’s time to fire up a powerful tool that can help you take ..

New Military Parents: Seven Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood. Parenting can be the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely ..

Does Receiving Psychological Health Care Affect Security Clearance?

The Department of Defense wants you to know that getting help for a psychological issue is a si..

How Members of the National Guard and Reserves Can Use the Official BRS Retirement Calculator

Military members who serve their country as part of the National Guard or a branch’s reserve ..

Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement

We all want our children to enjoy learning, make good grades and achieve success. Nutrition and..

MilParent Power Tips

Parenting is a perfect example of family readiness and resilience – it’s an “always-on”..

Handling the Stress You Have About Your Service Member

You may feel pride that your child, grandchild, bother, sister, significant other or friend is ..

The Military’s Dislocation Allowance FAQs

If you’re planning your next military move due to a permanent change of station, you may be..

Practicing Good Nutrition Boosts Personal Performance

Military members need to stay in shape so that they can perform their duties. One of the best w..

For Children and Youth – Resources

As a service member, your military family has many resources available to help your family thri..

Veteran’s Guide to Saving on Housing Costs

Veterans have sacrificed so much for the safety of our country. As a way to say thank you, many..

The New eSponsorship Application and Training

As a sponsor, it’s your duty to provide information to new service members at your station. T..

Savings Plans, Student Loans and Scholarships for Military Teens

With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for co..

Cancelled or Postponed Deployment: Time for Contingency Planning

Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed c..

Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Budgeting Tips to Make It Count

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. A tax refund is money you worked..

Life After Basic Army Combat Training

Following your Army basic combat training, you’ll take one of two paths, advanced individual ..

How Active Duty Service Members Can Use the Official BRS Retirement Calculator

Retirement can feel like a long way away, especially if you’ve only just started your militar..

Protect Your Children from Health Risks by Building Family Resilience

As a parent, being aware of factors that can impact your child’s well-being – even into adu..

7 Postpartum Fitness Tips for New Moms

Congratulations on the new addition to your family and welcome to motherhood. Your body has bee..

Information on the Integrated Lodging Program

The next time you're on official government travel, book your lodging directly in the Defense ..

5210 Healthy Military Children

If you want a winning combination for healthy kids, try 5210. Get them started on a healthy pat..

VA Health Care for Veterans

If you're a veteran who served with honor, you're eligible to enroll for VA Health Care. The V..

Recognizing the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People who live through a traumatic event sometimes suffer its effects long after the real dang..

7 Ways 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..

How to Use the Military Tuition Assistance Program

If you've thought about going to college, but didn't know if you could afford it, then the Mili..

American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program

An increasing number of service members may need to address immigration legal matters. If you h..

Tips for a Happy Military Marriage

What if we make marriage a lot harder than it needs to be? What if I told you there are a few t..

100% Disabled Veterans Can Now Fly Space – A

By Marguerite Cleveland As of August 18, 2018, 100% Disabled Veterans are now authorized to Fl..

Obtaining Command Sponsorship Before an Overseas Tour

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

For Veterans: All the Benefits of Home

You saw your share of moving in the military. Now, as a veteran, maybe you're thinking about se..

The Transformative Power of Adaptive Sports Programs

For many years, individuals with disabilities have been using sports as a therapeutic tool to o..

Military Recreational Activities

Enjoy camping? The military campgrounds resource provides a list of all the military campgrou..

Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRI..

Building Job Skills and Funding Your Portable Career

How can you make your military spouse career "more portable"? By making sure you have the skill..

How to Transfer Your Post-911 GI Bill Education Benefits to Family Members

The Post-9/11 GI Bill gives generous education benefits to service members, and as an extra per..

Good Debt Versus Bad Debt

Managing debt is a crucial part of your financial responsibilities. Good debt can be used smart..

Living on Your Military Paycheck

You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to s..

How to Adjust to a Foreign Culture

Living abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience diverse cultures and environments — to..

Which GI Bill Is Best for You?

You proudly served your country, but what’s next? Now it’s time to put the GI Bill to use..

TRICARE 101: Military Health Benefits Basics in Five Minutes or Less

TRICARE is the health care program for almost 9.4 million service members, retirees and their f..

On Memorial Day: Thank You, Veterans

This Memorial Day in the U.S. — like every Memorial Day — we commemorate and remember those..

Military Promotions: What Friends and Family Should Know

A military promotion is a significant achievement in a service member’s career. It’s a test..

Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training..

Education Directory for Children With Special Needs

The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs is a Web-based tool that helps milita..

Buying Off-Exchange Health Insurance

Many Americans get their health insurance from their employer. If you’re one of them, you pro..

Financial Assistance for Schools with Military Children

You can help your child’s school get more funding through the Department of Defense’s Impa..

Helping Family Members With Special Needs Meet Their Fitness Goals

Getting in shape, eating better and exercising regularly helps us lower stress, improve self-es..

The Veterans’ Complete Guide to Relocation

Entering military retirement is an exciting, but often overwhelming, time — especially if you..

25 Money-saving Tips for Military Families

Want to protect your hard-earned cash? Military discounts go a long way. Always ask retailers, ..

The Department of Defense Education Activity — Strong Foundations for Military Kids

With frequent moves for military families, finding the right school for your child is a crucial..

How to Create a Financial Plan for Every Phase of Life

A financial plan evaluates your current financial state, sets goals for your future and makes a..

Authorized Housing Flexibility Options Increase for Service Members and their Families During PCS Moves

Eligible service members and their families now have increased housing flexibility options when..

Life After Deployment

Life after deployment: seven tips for reconnecting Deployment's done. Homecoming's over. Now c..

Helping You and Your Family Survive a Suicide

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a “natural death” and can be especia..

PCS: The Basics About Permanent Change of Station

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

Marriage Enrichment Programs

With deployments and frequent relocations, military relationships can be put to the test. You'v..

11 Military Recreation Facilities To Consider For Your Next Vacation – Conus Edition

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse Whether you’re planning for Spring Break or a weeken..

Military Spouse Jobs Overseas

You’ve just found out you're moving overseas. You're shaking up your world, and new possibili..

TA DECIDE — Make Informed Decisions About Your Education

The first step in your education plan is choosing the right school. The Department of Defense h..

Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS

You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful tran..

Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training..

Considering the Legal Implications of Drunk Driving and Marijuana Use

Whether you’re living on or off the installation, driving under the influence or possessing o..

A Look Into Joining the Military’s Elite Forces in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force

U.S. service members already serve their country as part of one of the finest fighting forces t..

Moving with Pets

When you’re preparing for a military move, having a pet can add another layer of complexity, ..

When a Service Member May Be at Risk for Suicide

Suicide prevention is a serious issue for service members and their loved ones. Stress that nev..

What to Hand Carry When You Move

Make the first days of your permanent change of station as smooth as possible. Important items ..

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Military Partnership

Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of ..

Department of Defense-Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program

Morale, Welfare and Recreation develops all kinds of enrichment programs to support force readi..

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..

Parenting and Teen Stress

Teens juggle many things: fitting in at school, managing classwork and clubs, the daily tidal w..

Military Spouses: Let the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Help You Find a Job

If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further ..

How to Get Your Household Goods Overseas

If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportuniti..

Voluntary Education Contacts

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

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

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

Travel Benefits for College Students Who Are Military Family Members

Military family members who are college students may have to consider international travel to g..

EMDR treatment shows promise for veterans with PTSD

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

Military Families, Plan Now to Reach Your Financial Goals

You have a unique vision of what you want the future to look like. Maybe you want to buy a home..

Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been protecting the civil rights of people with disabil..

Start Your Early Care and Education or Youth Development Career With Military Kids

Do you want to work with children, but you’re not sure where to start? Have you considered a ..

Make a Plan to Stay in Touch with Your Service Member

Communicating with friends and family is very important for service members; a phone call or ca..

12 Ways to Land That Civilian Job

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

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..

College Tuition and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Take advantage of tax savings if you are pursuing higher education. If you are a student or par..

VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Service Members

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans..

Transferring Your Professional License: What’s Involved?

Moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. Here's some hel..

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Military Partnership

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fu..

Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families

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

Seize Your Move With the Relocation Assistance Program

Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance prof..

Self-Injury Explained

Self-injury is deliberate harm inflicted on a person's own body. It may include cutting or burn..

Department of Defense Identification Cards

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

A New School for Your Child: Here’s What You Should Know

For your kids, moving to a new duty station means changing schools. Here’s what you and your ..

Military Couples: When Both Spouses Are Service Members

Dual-military couples have the benefit of a shared experience, a basis of strength for some mil..

Ways to Support Your Kids in Grade School

As the guardian of your family, you want to both protect your children and help them be their b..

Make Your Final Military Move a Success

During your military career, you’ve probably moved a few times – each one is a new adventur..

Grief and Loss of a Loved One, The Days Ahead

Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, ..

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..

Report Shows MyCAA Is Linked With Higher Earnings Among MilSpouses

Past research has shown that compared to spouses of U.S. civilians, spouses of U.S. military pe..

State Licensing and Career Credentials Initiative

The state licensing and career credentials initiative is designed to help make it easier to tr..

7 Space-A Tips and Tricks for Experienced Military Travelers

The space available travel program, or Space-A, is a great transportation option for service me..

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..

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..

You’re the One Coming Home. Now What?

If you're the one who's deployed and counting down to heading home, you can do a lot to set you..

Help for Veterans

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

The Savings Deposit Program

If a combat deployment is in your future, be sure to learn about the Savings Deposit Program, a..

Talking to Your Military Teen About Substance Use

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

Helping Your Children Change Schools

Frequent moving to new duty stations is fact of military life. Be prepared to help your school-..

Finding a Job Overseas as a Military Spouse

Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available t..

Read This: Must-Dos for Separating

You've made the decision. Now it's time to make the most of it. There's a list of tasks to acco..

From Audiobooks to Academic Research, the Digital Library Has It

These days, your computer or mobile device gives you easy online access to books anywhere in th..

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..

What Are the Benefits of a VA Loan?

Unique VA benefits aimed at saving Military families money. The VA Home Loan has many ben..

How To Get Your Kids Away From Electronics And Out Exploring Nature

Technology isn’t always a bad thing, but more and more kids can’t tear themselves away from..

Be Proactive with Child Custody

If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military ..

Preventing Injuries in Military Training

As a service member, you can push yourself hard to reach your peak fitness goals. However, ramp..

Transition Assistance Programs and Resources

The military has an extensive array of services to help make your separation a success. If you'..

10 Attributes for a Successful Job Search

As a service member, you’ve already got a strong skill set to make you an asset in the workpl..

How to Cope With a Traumatic Event

A violent act, catastrophic accident, or sudden loss can leave you feeling anxious and fearful,..

Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Tax Laws

In December 2017, the president signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most sweeping tax-refor..

Renting vs Buying After a Relocation

For members of the military, deciding whether to rent or buy is a financial decision not to be ..

Caring for a Deployed Service Member’s Child

Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a uni..

How to Successfully Communicate as a Couple

For service members, a loving, resilient marriage is both a matter of personal happiness and fa..

8 Things You Should Know Before Your Service Member Leaves for Boot Camp

This list can help you - whether you are a parent, sibling, friend, fiancé or extended family ..

How to Deal with Special Tax Considerations

When major changes happen that affect your income or your assets — such as the death of a fam..

Align Your Education With Your Career Choice

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

Take Command of Your Move With These 8 Tips

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

Suicide Awareness

Suicide is a serious concern in military communities; service members and their families deal w..

The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian lif..

Tips to Get Through a Breakup

If you're dealing with the breakup of a relationship and the demands of military training or de..

Nine Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with Moving

You’ve received your PCS orders. Between using Military INSTALLATIONS and Plan My Move, lo..

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 Tips to Take to Basic Training

Basic training varies by service branch, but it’ll help you to know these facts of military l..

Your Leave and Earnings Statement

Your monthly Leave and Earnings Statement, or LES, is one of the most important financial docum..

Hang On To These Eight Saving Tips For Your Next Paycheck

In the military, you learn to prepare for the future by using the tools at your disposal. Savin..

Support and Resources Through the Commissary and Exchange

You may already know that shopping for groceries at the commissary or for electronics at the ex..

Making Tax Filing Simple

T-A-X-E-S. It’s that time of the year again. The good news is that members of the military co..

Financing Your Child’s College Education

So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. No..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

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

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..

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..

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..

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..