Military Minute: 4 Smart Insurance Strategies

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Military members and their families face a lot of insurance choices. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Armed Forces Benefit Association, breaks down four types of insurance and offers some useful guidance for you to make good decisions. Learn more!

Veteran Service Organization, the real cost of token participation

By Les Davis, LinkedIn Article I was raised to stand for the National Anthem, salute Old Glory, and love the United States for being the exceptional nation that it is, the beacon on the hill for every country in the world to emulate. So, as a young child, being raised as a patriotic American, my […]

Sending Sandboxx Letters To Your Loved One

If you’re reading this right now, chances are, you have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. However, the same cannot be said for the thousands of military members in training or deployment. Most of the time, these military members don’t have access to social media, so they rely on letters from their loved ones. […]

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 earned […]

Military Families Magazine – July 2017

Download this digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this issue: Deployment Prep 101 – Prepare Yourself And Your Family For The Separation Making Care Packages Connecting With Your Family – Using Technology To Stay In Touch; Taking A Vacation Reintegration – Readjusting To Life Outside The Box And more!

Will Military Spouses Get a Break?

By Scott Maucione, Federal News Radio Congress is trying to give military spouses a break when they are forced to move with their spouses due to permanent station changes. The House Armed Services’ Personnel Subcommittee wants to add a provision to the 2018 defense authorization bill that will give families funds to pay for occupational […]

Marine Mom Shares Her Family’s Experience

This past March, Eric Schuh flew across the country to start his Marine Corps training. I spoke with his family about his experience at Camp Pendleton as well as their experience on the other end of things. They gave some insight on what Marine Corps training is like, as well as what it’s like to […]

Defense bill to add 17,000 soldiers

By Rebecca Khell, The Hill The House Armed Services Committee would add 17,000 soldiers to the Army in its annual defense policy bill, committee aides told reporters Tuesday. The soldiers were not included in President Trump’s budget request, but were part of the unfunded requirements the Army sent to Congress. Additionally, the Military Personnel Subcommittee […]

The Reserve & National Guard Magazine – July 2017

Download this digital edition now or read past issues in our Digital Archive! In this issue: Deployment Prep 101 – Prepare Yourself And Your Family For The Separation! Reintegration – How To Readjust When You Return Home Connect With Your Family – Technology To Stay In Touch; Taking a Vacation and Making Memories Exploring ESGR And […]

A son’s tribute to his military father

From Carol Cash… My son wrote this poem when he was in 9th grade while his dad was away as Deputy Commander for Air Wing 13.  It was part of a class assignment that then became a Father¹s Day gift to his dad.  The beginning of the poem refers to the stories we told him about Paul forgetting […]

Translating Military Culture to the Civilian Workplace

By Jenny Hale, US Army HRC FORT KNOX, Ky., June 14, 2017 — Military culture is drilled into soldiers from the day they arrive at basic training. The Army teaches its soldiers how to become leaders, take charge, and make vital decisions. These are all attributes that make Army veterans highly valuable to civilian companies. […]