More Commissaries Lose Bakery, Deli Sections

Commissary shoppers at 22 more stores will be without deli and bakery sections, likely until early June, according to officials with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). That means all gourmet … [Read more...]


How Many ISIS Threats Will it Take?

It's now happening monthly. In January CENTCOM's twitter account was hacked. In February I and a handful of other military spouses received tailor-made threats via Twitter. And late last week the … [Read more...]


Columnist: Ditch Veteran Preference, Military Discounts

When military spouses and others ask for discounts or special treatment at a business, they are not only embarrassing the military community, but they are encouraging a military-civilian divide … [Read more...]


MilSpouse Shoots Husband Home to Surprise Her

Imagine this: there's been a lot of robberies in your neighborhood. Your husband isn't due home so you set the house alarm, but you're still feeling nervous. That chirping of the alarm as someone … [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...]


Flag as MilFam Photo Prop ‘Shocking’ and ‘Disrespectful?’

There's nothing like a service member in uniform with his newborn. Maybe it was giving birth alone that did me in. Maybe it's the troops I've seen meet their babies for the first time at the … [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...]


Too Much Praise Puts the ‘Brat’ in ‘Military Brat?’

I want my military kids to know I am always proud of how they adapt and overcome. I want to encourage them. I do not want them to grow-up to be aggressive, narcissistic jerks. But a new study … [Read more...]


New Law Eases Burden for Special Needs Military Kids

A new law has taken a big load off the shoulders of special needs military families who want to stay in the service until retirement. The Disabled Military Child Protection Act, signed into law by … [Read more...]


Lost $35k in PCS Family’s Own Fault?

Gold. Rare comic books. Social security cards and birth certificates. Gem stones. Savings bonds. Passports. These are just some of the items -- all told, valued at $35,000 the owners say -- that … [Read more...]


Nebraska Shelves MilSpouse Concealed Carry Law

Gun totting military spouses know that PCSing can bring an additional headache when carrying a concealed weapon is an important part of your life and personal safety. Depending on where you are … [Read more...]


Female Troops and Their Shocking Divorce Rate

Do female troops love divorce? Probably not. I can't imagine anyone loving the excruciating pain that is divorce. But the military divorce statistics released yearly by the Defense Department tell … [Read more...]


Uncle Sam Could Credit You $500 After a PCS

Are you a military spouse with a career that requires a professional license? Your life could be about to get $500 better. So you moved across the country -- again. You managed to check all the … [Read more...]


Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker "If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or … [Read more...]


Exchanges’ Customer Services Scores Tank — Here’s Why

If you were paying very close attention last week (or read Military.com Feb. 21) you might have heard that a new report says that the Exchange tied with WalMart for the worst customer service score in … [Read more...]


Army Launches New 2015 Community Services Family Survey

If you are still operating on the hope that all the feedback surveys the military asks us to take actually do something, we've got another one for you, this time from Army Community Services … [Read more...]


Free Advice to a Mars Spouse from a MilSpouse

You may have heard about the 100 people who have been selected to go on a ONE WAY trip to Mars. That’s right. They know they are NEVER coming back. And they’re totally cool with … [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...]