Military Life

Military Life June 11, 2019

How to Help Veterans Get Started with VA Health Care Benefits

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Many people think income or combat experience is the deciding factor in whether a Veteran qualifies for VA health care. That’s actually not true. Encourage Veterans in your community to seek the VA health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. ...

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Military Life May 21, 2019

From Service Member to Scholar: Take Advantage of the VA Education Benefits Available to You

Julia S., Editor

Veterans Affairs (VA) supports its Veterans’, Service members’ and their family members’ educational pursuits through various programs – a multitude of VA education benefits are available. Help your Veterans and Service members make giant strides ...

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Military Life May 14, 2019

Restricted vs. Unrestricted Reporting: Ensure Your Military Members Know Their SAPR Options

Julia S., Editor

Restricted or unrestricted reporting? No Service member anticipates becoming a victim of sexual assault – and deciding to file a report (in addition to having experienced assault) is an already stressful, emotionally taxing task. Your Service memb...

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Military Life May 9, 2019

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: How Service Members and Their Spouses Can Strengthen Their Marriage

Clarissa S., Editor

What is Military Spouse Appreciation Day? Serving in the military requires a great deal of resilience and strength, and military spouses display these qualities as well. They provide care and support to their loved ones during their acts of servi...

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Military Life May 7, 2019

National Military Appreciation Month: How to Honor and Celebrate Service Members

Clarissa S., Editor

Why is Military Appreciation Month Important? The United States Congress has designated the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month. This observance is meant to honor current and former Service members. It is a national reminder of t...

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Military Life May 2, 2019

Will You Be Safe? How to Talk to Your Kids about Deployment and Set Them Up for a Successful Separation

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Military children continuously make unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, including navigating multiple moves, frequently changing schools and shouldering multiple deployments. Deployment is often a stressful and challen...

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Military Life April 25, 2019

Time for a Checkup of Your Financial Health: Your Credit Score

Heather M., Editor

How’s your financial health? Military Saves Week is over for another year, and whether you took part in any activities at your installation or not, it’s important to be actively involved in your finances every week, year-round. Saving money for...

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Health & Wellness, Military Life March 14, 2019

Sexual Assault Against Men: Myth vs. Fact

Krystina C., Editor

Some people believe that sexual assault happens only to women. However, at least one in six men have been sexually abused or assaulted, whether in childhood or as adults. Debunking the Myths Myth: Men can't be sexually assaulted. Fact: Anyone c...

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Military Life March 7, 2019

More Than Helping Hands: Offer Support to Our Military Caregivers

Julia S., Editor

Our military caregivers are American heroes. Often overlooked but never forgotten, they play a critical role in backing our military mission. With their humble aid – serving those who have served – our military culture is stronger than ever. Show ...

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Military Life February 26, 2019

Wrap Your Head Around TBI: Recognize the Signs to Get the Help You Need

Maggie K., Senior Editor

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury disrupts the function of the brain. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild” (a brief change in consciousness) to “severe” (an extended period o...

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