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OCONUS? Using Move.mil Should Be Seamless

If you have done a permanent change of station (PCS) recently, you've probably used the military's claims website Move.mil. Gone are the days of filling out forms through other means. It's now all … [Read more...]

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4 Important Things About AshleyMadison and MilSpouses

On August 18 hackers made good on a July threat to publish the personal information of over 37 million users of an adultery hook-up website. Among those 37 million email addresses used to register … [Read more...]

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Maybe the Stress Is Too Much for Our MilKids

There's no denying it: war is really, really hard. It's hard on the service members. It's hard on the spouses. And it's really hard on the kids. As much as we'd like to think that we universally arm … [Read more...]

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Retiring Army Chief’s Spouse Remarks Go Viral

It wasn't controversy that broke the internet over former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno's remarks at his retirement ceremony August 14. It was what he said about Army spouses. When the Army … [Read more...]

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Military OneSource Rolls Out Site Redesign

Military OneSource rolled out a fresh new look August 1 in an effort to clean up what the site offers and make it all a little bit easier for users to find. And they succeeded. The redesign was … [Read more...]

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POW/MIA Flag Is for Us, Not ‘Racist Hate’

Dear Rick Perlstein -- That POW/MIA flag you want to take down? That one you say symbolizes "racist hate"? That flag is for us. And by "us," I mean you too. I'm telling you this because … [Read more...]

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MilFam Returns Stateside to Huge (Bad) Surprises

A military family with a home in Tampa, Florida returned from an overseas PCS to two big surprises. Not only were people living in their home without their permission or knowledge, but a management … [Read more...]

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New Program Offers Peer-to-Peer Counseling

Officials with Military OneSource have peeled off from their 800-number counselors pool a group of experts with military experience to run a new peer-to-peer counseling program. The idea behind … [Read more...]

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Military OneSource Upgrade Coming August 1

The military flagship spouse and family support tool is planning to roll-out a new look and easier to navigate framework August 1. Military OneSource has long been advertised by military spouse and … [Read more...]

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Military Resort Cracks Down on Unauthorized Guests (That’s You)

If you were thinking you'd travel to Europe and stay in the military's Edelweiss resort in Garmisch, Germany well, you're probably out of luck. That's because despite having a standing policy on … [Read more...]

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Dear America: Cut the Crap and Learn Their Names

I was sitting in Firehouse Subs with my kids. It was a hot day, and we were out shopping, just killing time out of the house and out of the heat. We’d stopped for lunch and, as my boys laughed and … [Read more...]

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How More Military Members Could Get Food Stamps

It works like this: if you are a military family in a lower pay grade with more than the average number of kids, you probably qualify for food stamps ... ... Depending, that is, on where you … [Read more...]

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Poll: Combine the Exchange Stores?

Giving lawmakers and Defense officials ideas and recommendations for what to do with the different retail systems like the commissaries and exchanges is all the rage these days. First you had the … [Read more...]

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A Response to Criticism of Amber Roof’s Crowd Funding

I'd say I'm surprised by the judgement being passed by perfect strangers on the internet about Amber Roof's Go Fund Me account, but let's be honest -- I'm not. Instead, I am disappointed. Here … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Amber Roof

  Oh, Amber. It’s too soon. You know that now, right? Wayyyyyy too soon. It’s not that people aren’t a little sympathetic to you. We are. And it’s not that you don’t look … [Read more...]

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What the Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision Means for MilFams

Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize gay marriage. While many states already did so, 13 did not. You may be wondering why whether or not a state recognizes a … [Read more...]

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Your Lactation Consultant Probably Isn’t Covered by Tricare

Here's a short list of things that are easy for new moms: Wanting coffee. Wanting sleep. Wanting both sleep and coffee all of the time. Not on that list? Feeding your baby. Feeding babies - … [Read more...]

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On-Base Living Expands the Military-Civilian Divide

The availability of on-base housing and all the wonderful perks of living within the confines of the base gates is making the military-civilian divide worse. That, at least, is what a recent story … [Read more...]