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)
New Website for Women Veterans
Department of Labor officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. This site is a collaborative effort between the Department of Labor Department, the Veterans’ Employment Training Service and the Women’s Bureau.
Sequestration Reductions Relief for FY13 but Not FY14
Last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released a memorandum announcing a reduction in furlough days for Department of Defense (DoD) employees from 11 days to 6 days. This means for most of the 650,000 civilian DoD employees furloughs will be over by August 17, 2013. (More)
Administration’s 2014 Budget Released—How Will it Support Military Families?
Administration’s 2014 Budget Released—How Will it Support Military Families?: A summary of the 2014 budget request as it applies to military families. (More)
Association Supports Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute
A new publication series, How to Help Military and Veteran Families is the result of a joint effort between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University and the National Military Family Association.
DoD Extends Eligibility for Benefits to Same-Sex Partners
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced service members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits. Changes to regulations and policies and implementation may be available by August 31, 2013 but no later than October 1, 2013. (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)
An Open Letter to our Nation’s Leaders
Military families have proven their courage and resilience over the past 12 years of war, as they have in past conflicts. It is harder for them to show that same strength and resilience when faced with the challenges and uncertainties caused by the government shutdown. (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)
The Yellow Ribbon is Unraveling
Military families are getting hit hard by sequestration and support seems to be eroding on all sides. No matter how many articles are written, interviews done, or blogs posted—it isn’t enough. Members of Congress aren’t hearing our voice. (More)