You Have Orders to Move, Now What?
At some point in your career as a military family member, perhaps as often as every two years, your service member will come home with a familiar look in his or her eyes. Perhaps you'll hold your breath and hope it's not true, burst with joy at the anticipation of the next adventure, or experience a range of emotions. That's right, you have orders to move. Regardless of your reaction, moving is a lot of hard work. Fortunately, the Services understand that mobility is part of the military lifestyle and have several resources to help make your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) a smooth transition. (More)
Sequestration: What Does It Mean For Military Families?
You may have seen news reports on the subject of “sequestration.” What does it mean? How will it affect service members, their families, and other members of the military community? What can you do about it? (More)
Tax Filing Resources for Military Families
Military families have several resources to help with filing state and federal taxes.
Be sure to gather all of your important tax related documents before you start. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) announced service member’s W-2 statements are available online through the myPay website. (More)
What Are Your Goals for 2013?
It's a new year, and a new beginning for many. Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? What would you like to accomplish? What are your hopes for this new year? (More)
Financial Help for Military Families
In the past few months the National Military Family Association has seen an increase in calls from military family members seeking emergency financial assistance. Our Association does not have funds to give, but we try to point families to available resources. (More)
Fisher House Foundation Hero Miles
The Hero Miles program administered by the Fisher House Foundation provides free round-trip airfare to wounded, ill, and injured service members and/or their family members, who are undergoing treatment at a military or Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center. This service also allows service members and their family members to attend authorized events. (More)
Is Mentoring Right for You?
Several organizations are offering mentoring programs for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. Through a mentoring program, individuals are paired with another person who can offer advice, guidance, and experience-based recommendations. (More)
TRICARE Prime Enrollment Fee Increases for Retirees
The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced the new 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees. It is important for families to know that the new fee increase only applies to Uniformed Services’ retirees and their eligible family members. The change goes into effect on October 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fee for a retiree (individual) is $269.28 and for retirees and their family members (family) is $538.56. (More)
Operation Purple Campers Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer
They don’t call them “man’s best friend” for nothing, and anyone that has a pet won’t find it difficult to imagine how the presence of an animal can bring comfort and assist in any healing process. (More)
Expectant Mothers Covered by TRICARE when Moving
Pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time especially when there’s an upcoming move for TRICARE’s moms-to-be. Stay calm! TRICARE coverage goes where mother goes. (More)