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.
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.
PCS moves are about to get a little more interesting thanks to the newest form of plastic your service member will be bringing homea Government Travel Credit Card (GTCC).
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.
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.
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.
Maybe you’ve heard the storiesa 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.
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.