3

Officials: Despite Lost Cars, Contract Still Worth It

Officials with U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) said that despite the drama over cars seemingly lost in shipping to and from overseas locations, the switch to a cheaper contractor was worth it … [Read more...]

11

DoD to Help You Turn Experience Into College Credit

The Defense Department is adding a new facet to the their Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program that aims to help you turn life experiences into college credit: portfolio credit for … [Read more...]

4

Did You Know the VA Still Denies Same Sex Benefits?

A deceased veteran’s spouse is twice denied survivor benefits because he resides in a non-marriage equality state. A Korean War veteran is denied joint burial in a national cemetery for his same-sex … [Read more...]

2

Lost Car? Senator Wants Your Information

In the craziness that has become seemingly lost cars shipped to and from overseas bases, one Senator is asking users to contact him their issues -- regardless of their state of residence. Sen. Mark … [Read more...]

27

Survey: We All Still Care About Benefits

The results of the annual Blue Star Families Military Lifestyle Survey, expected to be released today, will surprise no one: all military affiliated respondents - active duty spouses, veterans and … [Read more...]

6

Troop Cars Shipped Recently Showing Up Faster

If you shipped your car to or from an overseas duty station after Aug. 1 (or are getting ready to) you may be in luck. According to a new DoD report based on a random sampling, most cars are now … [Read more...]

4

44 States Now Offer Military Spouse License Help

If you're a military spouse who holds a professional license, military moves are only getting easier. That's because 44 states now offer some kind of professional licensing help, while 11 have … [Read more...]

4

They Need Your Used Boots to Honor the Fallen

Picture it -- a boot for every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine killed in war since 9/11.  That's almost 7,000 boots. Seven THOUSAND. Breath-taking. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. That's the kind … [Read more...]

2

What the Military Wants You to Know About Missing Cars

Thousands of vehicles owned by service members who have shipped them to or from overseas duty stations with a Defense Department contractor continue to be late or appear lost in the system. And … [Read more...]

3

All 50 States Now Offer Military Child Education Help

PCSing with school-aged kids or teens is now just a little easier in all 50 states, thanks to an inter-state education agreement that is now law across the U.S. The governor of New York State, … [Read more...]

2

MilSpouse Honored by White House as ‘Champion of Change’

The White House is honoring a set of veterans and military spouses  Aug 27 as part of the Obama administration's Champions of Change program. Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, founder of MSB New Media … [Read more...]

1

Car Lost in Shipping? How to Join a Lawsuit

A pair of attorneys based in Georgia have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Defense Department contractor responsible for shipping service member's cars to and from overseas bases. And if your … [Read more...]

10

Law Gives Dependent GI Bill Users In-State Tuition

A bill recently signed into law makes it so anyone using the post-9/11 GI Bill will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of how long they have lived in the state. The federal government can't … [Read more...]

25

Do 25 Percent of Military Families Use Food Banks?

A new report by Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, says that 25 percent of military personnel use food banks. Could that possibly be true? Before I dive into the numbers let me … [Read more...]

3

Open Access Bases to Require Visitor Passes Again

If you have the pleasure of living on a base where visitors simply show their drivers licenses to get on, or you count on showing yours when you forget your DoD ID card at home, that's about to … [Read more...]

69

Dear Army: You Made a Mistake

Dear Army, You made a mistake. I know you don’t enjoy being told that, but I feel I have earned the right to let you know. I understand the need to "trim the fat." I understand the logic … [Read more...]

15

Commissary Rewards Card Has Saved Shoppers $5 Million

Commissary shoppers who have used the Commissary rewards coupon card since its launch in August, 2012 have saved over $5 million on their groceries, commissary officials announced Aug. 14. The … [Read more...]

20

Sears Heroes At Home Gift Registry Shuts Down

After six years of giving gift cards to military members and their families, officials with Sears have decided to discontinue the Sears Heroes at Home gift card registry. "Sears has long supported … [Read more...]