Association Wins Award For Leadership in Hiring Military Spouses
Custody and Visitation Rules for Deployed Military Parents
A new act approved recently by a national law group addresses issues of child custody and visitation that arise when parents are deployed in military or other national service. (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)
Service Members, Families Get Free Pass to National Parks
Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America’s national parks free of charge for a year. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass, which normally costs $80, became available to service members and their dependents on Armed Forces Day, May 19. (More)
Military Families and Supreme Court Rulings
The Supreme Court recently made two decisions that have the military community buzzing: it upheld the proposed health care law and struck down the Stolen Valor Act. (More)
A Time to Honor Those Who Have Made the Supreme Sacrifice
On Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day and remember those who have given all in defense of the nation. (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)
After a traumatic event, loved ones will want to be part of the healing process, but if they know what’s troubling the sufferer, they might not know the best approach or the resources available. You should expect for there to be a transition period before returning to “regular life,” such as work or social events, but what is “normal” behavior? (More)