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.
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.â
For the first time ever, NMFA placed in the top 5 of the 58 organizations competing in the annual Veterans Charity Challenge.
The overall satisfaction, finances and marriages of our troops are generally better off now than during the height of the wars, according to Department of Defense survey findings released last week.
This year both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are working to enact a series of significant reforms to the Military Health System and to the nature of the health care benefit for military beneficiaries.
Recently, the Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the massive piece of legislation that sets policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense (DoD). Tucked away in the 1600-page bill is a set of proposals that if signed into law will significantly change the way service members receive their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).
Did you know if you have to quit a job because of your spouse’s new assignment, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation?
In recent years, as budgets have gotten tighter, the commissary–and the $1.4 billion it receives each year–has become a favorite target of officials in Congress and at the Pentagon.
While we’re glad Congress used the feedback from military families, we’re not convinced the proposals in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) are enough to effectively address the problems families encounter with the military health system.