Budgeting for 2014—What’s at Stake for Military Families?
by Joyce Wessel Raezer, Executive Director
The Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request 65 days late and heavy on proposals many Members of Congress say will be “dead on arrival.” If that’s so, why should military families care about what’s in the budget or what’s not?
From the Chairman
by Mary Scott, Chairman of the Board
Spring is bursting with activity. Like you, we have been busy throughout the winter season – adding Life Paths and content to our app, MyMilitaryLife, opening registration for Operation Purple® Camps and accepting applications for Scholarships, preparing testimony for Congress, and engaging and rewarding our volunteers!
How to Help Military and Veteran Families
How to Help Military and Veteran Families is a series of publications that offer valuable information to various audiences to help them assist and support members of the military, veterans and their families.
My Moving Checklist
by Jennifer Herbek, Volunteer Writer, Central Region
Last issue, Volunteer writer Jennifer Herbek gave us her tips for having a stress-free relocation. In that article, she mentioned a master checklist she uses to make sure every last detail is taken care of before, during, and after each move. Jennifer was kind enough to share her “Omnibus List” with us—check it out to see if it could help you get organized for your next relocation!
The Danger of a Happy Face
by Lynda MacFarland
As someone who went through life with the belief that attitude is everything, this song always resonated with me. What I didn't know was that, with depression, you can't just "cheer up". Sometimes, just forcing a smile requires every ounce of energy and all of the intense focus you can muster, which isn't much if you are clinically depressed.
Spotlight on Your Community
U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, Germany probably isn’t the first destination that comes to mind when you consider the U.S. Army in Germany. However, this post just might be the best little post in Europe thanks to its small, tight-knit community and its central location to all the wonders of Europe.
MyMilitaryLife - a “one stop shop”
We’re excited to announce the completion of the first edition of all 10 Life Paths of MyMilitaryLife, a mobile app we developed exclusively for military families. MyMilitaryLife offers military families a customized experience that guides users through different life paths by anticipating your needs and determining appropriate resources for each stage in military life.