Military Minute: 5 Ideas For Pre-Deployment Family Trips!

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Deployment day is coming. And yes, leaving is going to be hard on you and your loved ones. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Military Benefit Association, explores 5 ideas for pre-deployment family vacations so you can spend some quality time with your family. Learn more!

The Forever GI Bill Gives Veterans The ‘Thank You’ They Deserve


Congress rarely votes unanimously on anything, but on Monday, July 24, Congress passed a bill that expands the benefits of the post-9/11 GI Bill. This new bill, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, is dubbed the “Forever GI Bill”. Say Goodbye to the 15-year Time Constraint This new GI Bill eliminates […]

OMK Helps Military Kids Follow Their Dreams


When a parent is deployed, it is never easy for their children. However, it may be more of a shock for kids whose parent is a citizen soldier because deployment calls can come out of the blue. Fortunately, an organization, called Our Military Kids (OMK), is doing their best to support these children through a […]

Military Families Magazine – August 2017


Download this digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special back-to-school issue: Starting Over At A New School … Again Meet the Jackson Family, Our Contest Winners! Homeschooling In The Military Back-To-School Tips For The Military Kid And more!

EXIT 12 Dance Company Is Making A Difference For Veterans


“Veterans’ stories, beyond words, heal the world.” These are the first words that you see if you look at the EXIT 12 Dance Company website. There are many different artistic ways that veterans can treat their PTSD and acclimate themselves back into civilian life. However, EXIT 12 Dance Company focuses on bringing the effects of war […]

Explore Vacations From $349 Per Week!


[Sponsored by AFVC] Armed Forces Vacation Club offers vacations in destinations worldwide starting at just $349 per week! Choose from popular locations including Orlando, Las Vegas, the Caribbean, Mexico & so much more. Spread out in family- sized resort accommodations, many of which include on-site recreational facilities, living room and kitchen. Start your search today, you’ve […]

Go To A Blue Angels Air Show For The Perfect Family Friendly Event


Approximately 15 million spectators go out to watch a Blue Angels Air Show every single year. The Blue Angels, AKA the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, has its official home in Pensacola, FL, but they perform aerial aviation shows all over the country. The Blue Angels are currently on tour, so it’s a great time […]

Women were America’s Secret Weapon in WWII


Looking back at the history of the United States, it’s obvious that WWII was filled with historical firsts. It’s interesting to note that the role of women drastically changed in WWII. In fact, people even called women “America’s Secret Weapon”. While people typically think of Rosie the Riveter when they think of women’s role in […]

Tips to Bond, Not Stress, Over Care Packages


by Rebecca Alwine Deployments and lengthy separations are challenging for parents. Sometimes having little kids is easier because they don’t understand everything, but they are more dependent on you. Having older kids can be easier because they are self-sufficient, but they know what’s going on. Just like in parenting, there are challenges with each age, […]

Military Deployment Life and Families Lifestyle Study


Since Sept. 11, 2001: Nearly 2.8 million service members have been deployed. Nearly 500,000 service members have returned home with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or varying degrees of traumatic brain injury (TBI) Roughly half of deploying service members have at least one dependent child living at home — from the 2016 Deployment Life Study by […]

Deployment Prep 101


Preparing for Deployment is always a challenge — no matter if this is your first or fifth time. Circumstances change with each deployment, so be sure you cover your bases before you leave. Starting Your Deployment Off Right Whether you anticipate those deployment orders or not, when those papers drop, the rush to get ready […]