Here’s What to Do When the Red Cross Message Line is Down

If you had an emergency over June 30, you may have noticed that the hotline Red Cross emergency messages was down for somewhere around 12 hours. You may have felt lost and not known how, exactly, to … [Read more...]


Move Home for Deployment, Get Free YMCA

When military spouses ask me what I think about moving home during deployment, I tell them there are pros and cons. The support of immediate family (if you like them) can be invaluable, but then … [Read more...]


PTSD and the Family: Maintaining Your Unit

From Somalia to Iraq Ashley Lambert-Wise’s husband, Rob, has served in both the Marines and the Army. Stateside today, he’s engaged in battle with an invisible foe: posttraumatic stress disorder … [Read more...]


Spiritual Reboot: PTSD Recovery Course Helps Spouses, Too

In the great cloud of resources out there for muddling your way through post-combat home troubles, it is can be hard to pick something and just do it. So overwhelming can the options be that it can … [Read more...]


ArmyFit: Frustrating, Then Surprisingly Empowering

I don’t recommend resources to military families without trying them myself first. So a few weeks ago I sat down to log onto ArmyFit and take the new GAT 2.0 (Global Assessment Tool).  According … [Read more...]


Tricare Cuts to ABA Could Diminish Services for Autistic Kids

Services for autistic military children are on the chopping block again. Tricare proposed making cuts that could potentially affect thousands of special needs children. The new Tricare Autism … [Read more...]


Book by Veteran Chases Away Kids’ Monsters

One of the things I love about the military community is how proactive many of us tend to be. We are doers. We see a problem, and we do something about it. That's exactly how Pennsylvania Air … [Read more...]


Report Takes In-Depth Look at all Military Benefits

We've told you about the work the Military Compensation Retirement and Modernization Commission (MCRMC) is doing. This board is tasked by Congress with coming up with recommendations that could … [Read more...]


3 Easiest Resiliency Skills Ever!

Now that we’ve dispelled the myths about Army Resilience Training and hopefully explained the benefit of the training to Army spouses, I want to get you started on a few skills that you can begin … [Read more...]


ABA: Fighting Tricare For Autism Therapies That Work

My Facebook post from December 26 says simply, "I got what I wanted for Christmas." I wasn't excited about new perfume or a new waffle-maker. I had just received word that my son's autism coverage … [Read more...]


Sexual Assault Resources for Military Spouses

Sexual Assault Awareness Month isn’t just for service personnel. It’s for all of us, including military spouses. Life isn’t always happy, and just like there is support for families with a … [Read more...]


How to Avoid Military Charity Scammers

A 67-year-old Ohio man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for masterminding a $100 million Navy veterans charity fraud.  The judge said that not only had the scam hurt the veterans who were intended … [Read more...]


On-Base Housing Listings in One Convenient Place?

You know the drill: you’re in the process of moving to a new base and you want on-base housing. But their website, when you finally find it, has no photos, floor plans, or helpful information about … [Read more...]


What Profession Works for Your Military Life?

We all know that there are certain majors you should just avoid in college. Underwater basket weaving has yet, to the best of our knowledge, landed anyone that must-have job. And I’m pretty sure my … [Read more...]


Are There Any Bad Commissaries Left?

My friend Jen was laughing over Ketchupgate—that thing in which Washington Post implied the commissary system was extravagent because it carried filet mignon and 15 kinds of ketchup. “You can … [Read more...]


MilLife App a Helpful Tool

Being the perfect helper person is hard. At Military.com we try oh, so hard to give you every single drop of information you need to make it in military life. But there is so much out there. And … [Read more...]


Military Family Services: Let’s Work Together

These days it feels like budget cuts are lurking in every corner of military life, just waiting to jump out and sucker punch us. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about canceled deployments … [Read more...]


Help for the Big Transition Back to Civilian Life

We have decided to retire from the United States Marine Corps.  (deep breaths …) This is one of those life-altering events that we knew was coming – like giving birth – you know it’s got to … [Read more...]