You Could Get Paid to Drop Weight

Sound like a gimmick? It's not. Researchers in New York are looking for almost 300 military spouses to participate in a weight loss study and program starting in April. If you get chosen you could … [Read more...]


Tricare to Cover Breastfeeding Supplies

Thanks to a measure in the new 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), expected to become law before Christmas, Tricare will soon be required to provide breastfeeding supplies and support to … [Read more...]


What the 2015 Budget Deal Means for Families

While solid, on paper details are still emerging about a Defense Department budget deal announced to group of reporters yesterday, we do know enough about the plan to give you a big picture look at … [Read more...]


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...]


Some Tricare Paper Notifications Going Away

Tricare is moving many of its notifications from postal mail to an online system, the agency announced Oct 1. The change will be effective immediately, according to a release from Tricare, and … [Read more...]


Tricare Mental Health Provider Change Delayed

A Tricare mental health counselor rule change that some worried could drastically reduce the pool of available providers has been delayed until 2017, while a rule allowing others to operate under … [Read more...]


‘Better for You’ Foods Score Commissary Spotlight

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is planning to rearrange products in a handful of stores in an effort to highlight healthier foods that meet a "better for you" set of qualifications. They also … [Read more...]


Is Anti-Spouse Bias the Reason for Bad Health Care?

Why are babies born at military hospitals more than twice as likely to be injured during delivery than civilian babies? Why are new mothers at a military hospital more more likely to hemorrhage after … [Read more...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


Blame the Marshmallows, not the Military

When I dove into depression in the early years of military married life, I blamed it on the military. And yes, there were many aspects of military life that led to my unhappiness in those early … [Read more...]


Behind the CNN ‘Military Wife’ Weight Loss Story

When deployment slaps you across the face do you let it get you down, or do you fight back? You may have seen the story floating around Facebook early this month – “Military Wife Drops More … [Read more...]


Everything’s Great! Why Am I Still Depressed?

How do you explain not being happy when everything is going well?  Most of the time I seem to thrive on high stress situations. I didn’t feel sorry for myself when my daughter was diagnosed with … [Read more...]


YDU: You Can Find Yourself Through Running

Why didn’t you tell me I would find so much of myself through running? October 20, 2013. That was “the” day of the Army Ten Miler in Washington, DC. And I was registered. But  I. Am. Not. … [Read more...]


Confession: I Have Autism

We had moved for the fifth time in around six years, and I was floundering, yet again. I had always had trouble making and keeping friends. I tend to say all the wrong things, do the wrong things, and … [Read more...]


11 Tips for Living With Allergies on Base

More and more today people are being diagnosed with food allergies and sensitivities, and that included military families -- it might be you, your spouse, or children, but either way it can be a … [Read more...]


Military Wife Loses 100 Pounds in 274 Days

I make no claims to be a Weight Loss Guru. I am just one determined chick who decided to take control of her life and body and lost 100 pounds in 274 days. After years of unconscious eating, … [Read more...]