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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...]

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New Children’s Book Breaks Down PTSD Anger

A new children’s book by an Army veteran has gained national attention for the simple yet heartfelt way it breaks down for young listeners the anger often associated with post traumatic stress … [Read more...]

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Military Dad: A Real Life Hero

He met his daddy for this first time while snuggled inside his infant car seat. The car was parked on the side of the road, perched next to a ditch on the backside of Fort Benning, Georgia. His daddy … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Uber Rolls Out MilSpouse Driver Push

The idea behind companies like Uber and Lyft is pretty simple: you drive your own car, they hook you up via smart phone with someone needing a ride, you pick them up and take them where they are … [Read more...]

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9 Army Things That Drive Us Crazy

The Army's 240th birthday is June 14. That's 240 years of strength, service, honor ... and driving military spouses like me absolutely batty. I love being an Army wife. I love seeing my husband in … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Donut Day Delight: Krispy Kreme Going OCONUS

It's a fitting announcement on National Donut Day -- Krispy Kreme is headed OCONUS to Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) locations and commissaries in Europe. AAFES officials said the … [Read more...]

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Military Wives Really ‘Most Sought After Surrogates?’

As many as 30 percent of all U.S. based surrogates are military wives. Or at least that's what some recent news articles would have you believe. Thanks to our penchant for sitting around doing … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Military Benefits Haters

This post was originally published June 6, 2013. And although the articles it addresses are now two years old, attacks on military benefits continue and the open letter is still as pertinent today as … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Give Them Your Best PTSD or TBI Support Idea

We are the people living on the front lines. We see the problems. We have ideas for solutions. And now we have a way to share them with the people who can make a difference. The Defense Center of … [Read more...]

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Secrets You Can Use To Start Your Own Business

How do you take the talents and skills that you have and turn them into real money? That’s the question radio personality and social media marketer Kristen Robinson poses to the ten successful … [Read more...]

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Free Tricare Breastfeeding Supply Policy Still Undecided

Update: less than a week after publishing it, Tricare announced their new policy. You can read about it here, or go here to see the new policy firsthand. Tricare officials say they don't expect to … [Read more...]

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My Diagnosis: PCS Fatigue

My husband and I are in the throws of yet another PCS. This of course means a to-do list a mile long. I usually create a calendar mapping out on which days I’m doing what to prep our home for … [Read more...]