Frequent expensive moves, stretched monthly salaries and high unemployment for military spouses can sometimes make it tricky for military families to take control of their finances.
When your military kid comes home with the Parent Pupil Survey this year it might be easy for the voluntary information card to get lost in piles of paperwork. After all, it isn’t mandatory, so what’s the big deal?
There’s not a career-minded military spouse in existence that hasn’t been asked some form of these questions during a job interview.
Divorce. It’s a word not brought up in military kid counseling sessions as often as deployments, but if Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Melissa Testerman had her way, it would be.
With both sides of the aisle recently throwing military families into the political crosshairs, many Americans, and maybe even some military families, are hearing about Gold Star Families for the first time.
Familiar with deployments, trainings and reintegration, about 100 military kids of all ages, genders and races gathered in the dining hall of Camp Widjiwagan to listen to National Guard Cpt. Tiffany Vaughan and Staff Sgt. Tre Trotter. Although different, everyone in the room shared one big thing in commonthe bond of their family’s military service.
Military spouses can be attracted to federal employment for several reasons. Many find the mission of federal agencies aligns with their professional calling and want to be public servants.
Nine-year-old Sophia Waters came back from Operation Purple® Camp in Nashville with a few lessons for her family.
It’s just past peak PCS season and this time of year, we often receive phone calls, emails, and Facebook posts asking for help on the job hunting front. From resume questions to tips for getting your foot in the door, an already challenging process can be especially daunting for military spouses after a move.
For months we’ve been hearing from Congress that 2016 will be the year of military health system reform. We’ve given our testimony on the Hill, attended dozens of meetings and sat on panel discussions with members of Congress, all to make sure that military families’ concerns about cost, quality and access to care were heard.