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Tricare Appeals Process Long and Unsure

If you talk to someone moving through the Tricare coverage appeals process, you'll probably find that they are frustrated. At least that was the attitude of the folks I talked to over the last … [Read more...]

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New List Narrows Down Great Communities

Think back with me to your last PCS (or focus on the one you're doing now) and remember just how hard/terrifying/unsettling/frustrating it is to pick the perfect neighborhood for your family. There's … [Read more...]

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How to Plan a Kick-Butt PCS

Whether you've been expecting new orders to come down or a change of duty station comes as a complete surprise, it's important to get your family squared away ASAP. Before you go off kicking and … [Read more...]

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Commissary, Tricare Likely Safe … For Now

Defense Department proposals to gut commissary funding, a move that likely would've led to store closures, as well as an elaborate plan to combine the various Tricare options into one system known as … [Read more...]

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Dear Bowe: I’m Embarrassed That I Cried for You

I was happy for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his family. Now I'm just embarrassed. What about you? When the news about the impending return of America's only living Prisoner of War broke Saturday, I … [Read more...]

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Don’t Hang With Enlisted? The ‘Fraternization’ Line

The word on the street at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, home of the Air Force's basic training school, is that if you're an officer, hanging out with or paying special attention to enlisted … [Read more...]

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Attorney Org Offers Free Legal Advice For MilFams

If you're a military family member in hot legal water, a new project may soon be able to offer you some help. Justice for Military Families is an ambitious new project from the Military Spouse JD … [Read more...]

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Have a Say: MWR Survey Sent to Troops

Make sure your service member has checked his email. He (or she!) may have been randomly selected to take part in an MWR use survey -- and his responses can make a big difference. The Defense … [Read more...]

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New Tricare Nurse Advice Line Could Make Urgent Care Easier

A new nurse advice line staffed by real humans available full time -- including nights and weekends -- to nearly all Tricare users could make getting seen at an off-base urgent care slightly … [Read more...]

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Hickam MWR Gives Spouse Owned Business the Boot

A military spouse owned small business fitness boot camp, which employed over 20 fellow spouses, has been shut down by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) MWR after officials awarded a contract for … [Read more...]

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Book Series Helps Kids Embrace New Hometown

When I talk to my son I sometimes feel like he hears me. But most of the time I'm pretty sure he has tuned me out and is instead thinking about Angry Birds. But when I read my son a book? He … [Read more...]

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Memorial Day for Those Who Fall at Home

I never want to forget Mary Jo Coleman. Just because she didn't die in war doesn't mean she doesn't count. When Dave ‘Bulldog’ Coleman, her high school sweetheart, told her four days before he … [Read more...]

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New Bill Would Extend Military Mom Leave

A bill introduced in Congress last week would give service member moms up to 12 weeks off for maternity leave -- six of those unpaid. Right now military moms are given six weeks of leave after … [Read more...]

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Survey: Civilians Care About Military Retirement, Too

A new study shows that the majority of civilians surveyed do not support proposed changes to military retirement benefits, either. Sixty-eight percent of civilian respondents who said they were … [Read more...]

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Poll: Take a Military Career Sabbatical?

A planned Air Force pilot program would allow both officer and enlisted airmen to take up to three years off to start a family or complete other goals, like education, Military.com reports. The … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Know What the MCRMC Is

Cuts are coming – and they will not be fun. But did you know that YOU can have a say? Perhaps you’ve heard of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC). These … [Read more...]

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New Sesame Street App Helps Kids Move

A fabulous new app from Sesame Workshop is packed with helpful messaging to get your child ready for a move, talking points for you and major entertainment value. The highly interactive app, "The … [Read more...]

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Spouses Rank Retirement as Most Important Benefit

Military retirement is the top benefit concern for most spouses, regardless of how long their service members has been in the military, according to results from a working group at the Military.com … [Read more...]