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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


New Operation Homefront Goal: ‘Staying Relevant’

The head of the military family support non-profit Operation Homefront said his top goal for the organization is making sure it stays relevant for young, incoming military families. "We continue … [Read more...]


New Report Confirms Things We All Already Know

A recent report from the Defense Department shows a bunch of stuff you and I already knew from experience -- but it does it with science, and it might actually be good for something. The Military … [Read more...]


Egg Shortage Brings Commissary Price Hike

An avian flu fueled chicken egg shortage in the U.S. has forced commissary egg prices to climb. Between May 1 and June 9, the average price per dozen eggs at stateside commissaries almost doubled … [Read more...]


Headstones for Spouses: The Problem You Didn’t Know About

File this one under: things you didn't know need fixing but actually do. One lawmaker has introduced a bill that would provide deceased military spouses with a headstone when they die, not many … [Read more...]


Proposal Gives Help to Spouses of Some Convicted Troops

The spouses of retirement eligible troops who are convicted of crimes and have their pension taken away as a result could soon receive cash payouts to help them get back on their feet. The benefit … [Read more...]


Your Tricare Free Breast Pump Questions Answered

When Tricare posted their new breast pump and lactation support policy to their website last Friday and I wrote a story about it, I was immediately flooded by hundreds of emails from readers like you … [Read more...]


Transfer That GI Bill Now: The Big New Benefit Risk

Think your favorite GI Bill perks, like being able to transfer it to other family members, are safe? Think again. There are two kinds of military pay and benefits: the kind that Congress … [Read more...]