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Boot Camp Teaches Spouses to Run for Office

Military spouses need to have a seat at the political table if they want the military family story to be heard. That's the message a group of about 50 female military spouses heard at a political … [Read more...]

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One Nationwide License for Teacher Spouses?

If you're a military spouse whose chosen career field requires any kind of state-based license, you probably pay special attention to the push for what supporters called "license portability" -- the … [Read more...]

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GI Bill Transfer Came Down to ‘Do Spouses Serve?’

Over the last few months we've taken the opportunity to explain some of the proposed benefits cuts to you -- while letting you weigh in with what you think the best outcome may be through polls. In … [Read more...]

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IG: Unchecked Contractors Had Army Family Private Info

A cascade of problems started by an Army decision to switch who manages their childcare subsidy program resulted in the personal information of over 9,000 Army children being available to contractors … [Read more...]

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Guaranteed Time Off Before Deployment Pushed in Bill

A bill recently proposed in Congress would guarantee you time off before your service member deploys no matter what kind of job you have. Right now you are guaranteed two weeks of time off under a … [Read more...]

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Surprise! Real Military Appreciation From the White House

What if I told you that the military support message coming from a pair of female celebrities and First Lady Michelle Obama was actually on target? It may be one of my biggest … [Read more...]

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Poll: Cover When Nursing on Base or Leave

A new policy at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho issued April 16 that was rescinded today after coming under heavy fire said that moms on base -- unless they are on duty service members or … [Read more...]

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Partnership Promotes MilKid Service, Development

A new partnership between the Military Family Advisory Network and the Congressional Award program looks to promote public service and personal development among military teens and young … [Read more...]

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Need to Know: Shipping a Car for a PCS

Are you PCSing overseas or to Alaska or Hawaii this year? Then there is a pretty good chance you are going to let the Defense Department ship one of your vehicles there for you. And why not? It’s … [Read more...]

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Why You May Have to Pay for the ER

Among the many changes proposed by the Defense Department to Tricare is making you pay to pay between $30 and $70 (depending on rank) to use the emergency room if what you're there for is ruled a … [Read more...]

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MilFams Homeschool to Flee Common Core?

Don’t you just love it when any given political camp identifies a trend in the military community and then uses it to support their own agenda? I've seen it happen with food stamp use in the … [Read more...]

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Military Kids ‘Missing’ Vaccines in Big Numbers?

Her research started out as a way to show that having a single-payer health system, like Tricare, would increase the odds of a child being completely up to date on his vaccines. Instead she found the … [Read more...]

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Pick Your Own Cuts: Housing Allowance

While many of the major benefits cuts like those that look at Tricare and the commissary are (at least for the most part) still in the debate stage, one benefit has already been somewhat downsized … [Read more...]

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Headache Incoming? PCSing This Summer

Moving industry experts say a change to how the Defense Department expects moving companies to organize their schedules around military moves could reek havoc on the upcoming peak moving … [Read more...]

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What We Did NOT Mean to Do: Start a MilKid War

We owe you an apology. We ran a post - 9 Reasons the Obama Girls are Like Military Kids - that you really took issue with. It caused a firestorm. It created an uproar. It made you feel like we broke … [Read more...]

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Pin-Ups Girls’ Sexy Vet Support: The Spouse View

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure there are better, more effective ways to support veterans than by parading yourself around in front of someone else's husband while wearing sexy retro outfits … [Read more...]

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Free Sittercity Memberships Ending

Military families will no longer be able to use the babysitter website Sittercity after the Defense Department opted to discontinue their subsidized program with that service. The DoD-funded … [Read more...]

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Military Parenting App Gives Tips, Kid Help

A new app for military parents of children under three-years-old is a quick way to access helpful tips while getting a view into what might just be going on in that baby head. The app, created by … [Read more...]