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Happy Birthday, Corps: Thank God for Hot Marines

First and foremost, I want to make one thing clear: In my house abides the world's hottest service member. I don't even want to hear you say that yours is hotter because he simply is not. I would post … [Read more...]

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10 Military Pet Peeves That Drive Us Crazy

Some things in life just drive you crazy. Like my 5th grade classmate who always poked me with his finger in search of answers to math homework. Or the guy who hogs the shared arm rest on the plane. … [Read more...]

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Poll: Should Your Troop’s Career Be Most Important?

I have a problem: in the fight for career-priority, my service member wins every single time. In my equal-career fantasy world my soldier and I balance our careers against each other, split our … [Read more...]

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Rehome Your Pet, Harm Your Military Kid?

A new study says that military kids with a deployed parent who have a strong emotional connection to a pet are better off emotionally and handle stress better than kids who do not have that pet … [Read more...]

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Gold Star Parents Look to Honor Vets With Healing Retreat

Moving forward and healing from grief is a tricky thing that doesn't look the same way for everyone. But for Gretchen and Kirk Catherwood, whose son died in Afghanistan, healing themselves means … [Read more...]

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Officials: Troops’ Return Flights Mostly On Time

If there is one thing the family of a returning service member knows it's this: when it comes to homecoming, stuff changes. The hot second you have your dress and shoes picked out and the … [Read more...]

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Why the Ebola Fight Scares Us

Sometimes I have an imagination that would put Anne Shirley to shame. When I close my eyes and pictures what "fight Ebola" means I see a cross between Star Wars,  The Walking Dead and the … [Read more...]

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Army Family Ordered to Remove Offensive Decorations

An Army family on Fort Campbell, Ky. removed an "offensive" Halloween display that appears to depict a lynching after post officials ordered them to do so, according to a local news website. The … [Read more...]

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New List: The Best Places to Start Post-Military Life

If you're one of the thousands of military families looking to transition out of the force over the next few years, you're about to make a big decision -- where to look for a job and settle … [Read more...]

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Financial Protections for Military Members Go Too Far?

A new series of rules is meant to give even more financial protection to service members and their families. But where does the spending babysitting stop and the personal responsibility … [Read more...]

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4 Things to Do at Every Duty Station

So you moved to a new duty station -- or are about to move away from an old one. You're overwhelmed with housing, finding or saying goodbye to new friends and the exact location of your kids shot … [Read more...]

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Know an Amazing MilKid? Operation Homefront Nominations Open

Every year Operation Homefront gives five extraordinary military kids a chance to shine all on their own. And you could be responsible for nominating one of the next step. The organization's … [Read more...]

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Big Changes to How You Pay for Your PCS

We have all heard the advice: start saving for you next PCS now, because even though many of the expenses are reimbursable, they come out of your pocket first. Now all of that has changed, in … [Read more...]

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The Troops and Ebola Stories You’ve Seen are Wrong

You've seen the headlines and felt the panic. "US troops deployed to battle Ebola in West Africa WON'T be equipped with Hazmat suits"  "US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training" We … [Read more...]

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MilFam Appreciation: ‘How Lucky I Am’

They say that military families are the backbone of their service members. We are there to support, encourage and love. We are a reason to keep pushing toward redeployment. We are the reason for a … [Read more...]

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Commissary and Plastic: No Ban on the Horizon

As more and more grocery stores and municipalities ban plastic bags or, in some places like Washington, D.C., tax their use, the commissary still offers them. But after one website questioned … [Read more...]

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Operation Homefront Food Event Coming to You

A new free grocery and healthy eating event may be coming to a military installation near you thanks to Operation Homefront and grants from the Walmart Foundation. The Growing Healthy Military … [Read more...]

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US Produce at Commissaries in Asia Safe for Now

A plan announced in February to slash the amount of produce flown from the U.S. to commissaries in Asia and instead source all produce locally has been put on hold for now, commissary officials … [Read more...]