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When Blue Stars Turn Gold

When Blue Stars Turn Gold

I’m a new Gold Star Mom. I’m just beginning this new journey of what that means to be a mother who has lost her child.

Know Your Rights: Special Education and Military Kids

Know Your Rights: Special Education and Military Kids

Special education services are covered under federal law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that states must provide special needs children with a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible.

Stop Cutting Costs at Service Members’ Expense

Stop Cutting Costs at Service Members’ Expense

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets funding guidelines for the Department of Defense (DoD) each year that directly impacts the lives of our service members and their families.

Marriage Satisfaction Shows Slight Improvement

Marriage Satisfaction Shows Slight Improvement

A recently released survey of military spouses finds marriage satisfaction is on an upswing overall. Of the 45,000 active duty spouses surveyed in 2015 by the Defense Manpower Data Center, an overwhelming 85 percent said they were satisfied with their marriages.

To Rent or to Buy

To Rent or to Buy

Maybe you’ve heard the stories—a National Guard family purchases a home in Alaska, sight unseen. An Army couple looks at 11 properties in a day and closes on the 11th from across the country just 30 days later. Or the couple who buys a house while Facetiming from Germany, using a realtor recommended on Facebook.

5 PCS Identity Theft Tips

5 PCS Identity Theft Tips

What do PCS season and a shopping spree at Nordstrom have in common? Unfortunately, not much in our experience but frequent moves do make military families particularly vulnerable to identity theft.

An NMFA Legacy: Thank You from 60,000 Military Family Members

An NMFA Legacy: Thank You from 60,000 Military Family Members

“A lot of magic goes on at camps,” Terry said. “We see that from the photos that come in. It’s just a time for these kids to be unshouldered from the responsibilities they’re carrying at home. There are relationships that form that for some of these kids are life changing.”

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