The Navy recently announced they’re extending the maximum time in grade by two years for E-4 through E-6, starting August 1.
Divorce is hard for any family. When children are involved, it can quickly move from unfortunate to heartbreaking, especially when figuring out custody arrangements. With no standard laws addressing the challenges of military life, like constant relocations, military families often struggle more with child custody than their civilian peers.
You’ve packed your boxes, said your good-byes, and tendered your resignation. You may already be searching for a new job at your next destination, but also might be worried about the financial strain that lies ahead if you don’t find one right away.
With the school year coming to a close and PCS season in full swing, many military families are looking for cost effective ways to usher in those summer days.
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation unveiled their survey results on Military Spouses in the Workplace at the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Military Spouse Employment Summit in Washington DC on June 14.
Symptoms of Secondary PTSD often mimic those of Primary PTSD, causing nightmares and reactions related to a traumatic event that they may not have experienced but were exposed to through the re-telling of events.
It’s no secret that military families experience the same child care issues as their civilian counter-parts–the lack of quality or affordable child care is a problem across the United States. But for military families, the absence of quality, affordable child care can quickly go from an inconvenience to a matter of national security.
Throughout history, it’s been called soldier’s heart, shell shock, war neurosis, and the ‘thousand-yard-stare.’ Today, it is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While names and descriptions for this condition have changed over the years, one undisputed fact exists among them all: PTSD has long been a consequence of war.
The role of caregiver is an important one, but rarely one that is anticipated or prepared for. Yet, many unsuspecting spouses, parents, family members, and friends have found themselves assuming this role without warning to care for a wounded, ill, or injured service member.
We asked you to tell us your thoughts about the new United Concordia TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) contract. And we heard you loud and clear: you’re not happy.