Poll: Would You Split Your PCS If It Didn’t Cost You?

Newly proposed legislation would allow military families to not only split their PCSes (which many already do), but not have to spend extra cash to do it. Right now military families stateside can … [Read more...]


Poll: Would You Choose the Military Again?

Military recruiters are having a hard time meeting their goals. And they are blaming all the bad PR caused by the loads of challenges faced by the current force -- things like PTSD and the VA backlog … [Read more...]


Poll: Are Ballgown Rules Stupid?

Every year the discussion is the same: can you wear ____________ [insert dress style, length, color, sleeve style, etc.] to your local military ball? You'll never get just one consistent answer … [Read more...]


Poll: Ditch the Commissary Surcharge, Raise Prices?

It's been awhile since we got to tell you about a new save-the-commissary scheme. But don't you worry -- we've got something new. Defense officials are getting ready to ask lawmakers to eliminate … [Read more...]


Poll: Paycheck Worries Scare Away Vacation?

Budget cuts. Paycheck squabbles. Downsizing. Unpredictable deployment schedule. ... Summer vacation? With school on the verge of getting out for the year (or already out in some places) many … [Read more...]


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A new policy at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho issued April 16 that was rescinded today after coming under heavy fire said that moms on base -- unless they are on duty service members or … [Read more...]


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...]


Poll: Would a Big Commissary Price Increase Keep You Out?

A new study says the Defense Commissary Agency would likely have to increase prices 29 percent to make up for budget cuts proposed by the Defense Department. But would that keep you from shopping … [Read more...]


Pick Your Own Cuts: The GI Bill

Among a pile of recommended changes to military benefits made early this year by a commission convened by Congress was a series of suggested changes to military education benefits. You can read … [Read more...]


You Say: ‘Don’t Touch My Tricare’

A few weeks ago we asked our readers to tell us which of the suggested Tricare cuts, if any, they liked the best. Both a commission tasked by Congress with examining military benefits and the … [Read more...]


Your Favorite Commissary Cut? None

A few weeks ago we launched a poll telling you to pick your own commissary cuts. We laid out the options that are floating around the military policy world and let you tell us which one you like best. … [Read more...]


Pick Your Own Cuts: Tricare Changes

Among the many budget cut proposals that have popped up this year, the one that would have the biggest day-to-day impact on the lives of everyone -- active duty families, Guard and Reserve users and … [Read more...]


Poll: Pick Your Own Commissary Cuts

The last several weeks have been a flood of news about benefit cuts. Commissary cuts, Tricare changes, housing allowance cuts ... whoa. The really confusing part of all this is the different … [Read more...]


Poll: Free Birth Control for all MilSpouses, Troops?

If you're a military spouse or female service member, accessing birth control can be expensive, depending on what brand or type you want to use. But a few lawmakers are trying to change that. Right … [Read more...]


Poll: What Should Your Service Member Do For You?

Yes, yes, yes. It’s an honor and a privilege to be married to a noble member of the military. We should be thanking them for all they do to selflessly serve this country.  Does that mean that they … [Read more...]


Poll: Service Members Interview for Military Assignments?

In the military, you don’t get to pick your unit. Your service member can put in their preferences. They can agonize over their wish list, but that is the extent of influence they have over their … [Read more...]


Poll: New Years Resolutions Are for the Birds?

I'm a resolutions kind of girl. It appeals to my list making and box checking habit. And yes, I've been known to put things on a list I've already completed just so I could feel the joy of checking it … [Read more...]


Poll: If You Could Do One Military Life Thing Better

It's that time of year again. As the holiday season comes to a close many of us are stopping to reflect on just what this whirlwind of a year has meant. What did we learn? What did we love? What … [Read more...]