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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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‘Troop’s Career Important?’ Poll Results Surprising

A recent SpouseBuzz poll on whether or not a service member's career should always come first demonstrated something I never expected -- an almost even split among all the options. Early last month … [Read more...]

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Poll: Would You Support a Longer Military Career?

Do you ever get the feeling that your Coastie, Marine, sailor, soldier or airman might never leave the military? They may have promised you that they will be ready to get out after the next tour. … [Read more...]

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Poll: How to Handle ‘Home for the Holidays’

Thanks to my pal Uncle Sam, my family and I live far away from all of our family. My mother and other immediate family live in Idaho, a 27-hour drive and $500 non-holiday season per-person flight … [Read more...]

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Poll: Spouses Don’t Use Programs?

I am always amazed at the number providers of military family programs featured in the Family Forums at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army  (AUSA) in Washington, … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Year of Military Transition Was Hardest For You?

According to the research, there are only two ways to leave the military: voluntarily or involuntarily. If you leave because it is your own idea -- you discover the military is not for you … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Would Make You Happier With Your MilLife?

Scientists at University College London have published a mathematical equation this week that can predict how happy you will be. According to these guys, what happiness boils down to is whether or not … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Should be Done About Debt Collectors?

A sailor and his money are lucky to get together in the first place. The same goes for Coasties and soldiers and airmen and Marines. So it isn’t surprising to find packs of people surrounding … [Read more...]

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Poll: Do You Give Your Child Too Much Money?

Do you give your kid enough money, not quite enough or is your kid totally spoiled? According to his longtime girlfriend (who should know cuz she helps spoil him) my son is spoiled. Her evidence? … [Read more...]