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!

Toptier Training at the NTC


While in the barren Mojave Desert, AKA “Death Valley,” Fort Irwin is home to one of the country’s premier training facilities: The National Training Center. Every year, National Guardsmen from all over the country train at Combat Training Centers (CTC). Like the JRTC, the National Training Center (NTC) is one of the national guard’s CTCs. The NTC […]

National Guard Whistleblower Wins Vindication from Pentagon Watchdog


By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive Whistleblower advocates are hailing a rare reversal by the Defense Department’s inspector general, whose report last week substantiated the wrongful termination claim of a Missouri National Guard videographer. Michael Sandknop, an Iraq war veteran and retired Army Reserve master sergeant with a public affairs specialty, was working full-time for a […]

10-year old Megan in Stuttgart


Moving from state to state is a hard adjustment for any family, but what about moving to an entirely new continent? Military families all know that there is always a possibility that they will need to uproot their lives and move to Europe. There are 36 US Army installations in Germany, alone. While many people […]

3 Myths About Army ROTC Scholarships


Army ROTC does not automatically pay for college, and signing up does not mean you’re enlisting. By Deborah Ziff, U.S. News and World Report As the enrollment and recruiting officer for Army ROTC at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Travis Wright fields a lot of questions about the ROTC scholarship program. One of the biggest misunderstandings […]

National Guardsman finalist in PETA’s sexiest vegan contest


BY CHRIS CIOFFI AND ABBIE BENNETT, News Observer   Raleigh Army National Guard police officer Darren Canfield is a finalist in PETA’s “sexiest vegan” contest. PETA is preparing to crown this year’s “Sexiest Vegan Next Door” and Canfield beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the country to advance to the final round of […]

Celebrities Who Have Served in the Reserve Component


Tom Selleck Best known for his roles as a private investigator in Magnum P.I., and as Monica’s older boyfriend, Richard, on Friends, Tom Selleck was once part of the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard. While serving, his unit was stationed in Los Angeles in order to control the 1965 Watts Riots. […]

Army vets have lofty expectations; companies hesitant to hire them, studies says


By Jake Lowary, The Tennessean New research suggests Army veterans leaving the service face sometimes “soul-crushing” realities when they try to find civilian jobs, and those hiring them are empathetic and want to hire them, but say the veterans are often unprepared for the job recruiting process. The study indicates veterans are sometimes led to […]

Your Summer Safety Brief for Fun in the Sun!


Summer is here and while temperatures will still fluctuate across the country, we all hope warmer days are here to stay. Neighborhood pools are open, kids are ending their school year, and families are planning vacations. Swimming, boating, and barbeques are the big events of the summer and everyone is ready to enjoy some time […]

The MilFam Cheat Sheet of Summer Discounts


by Bianca Strzalkowski The time of year has come to shut off those alarm clocks, step away from the homework, and plan out that bucket list. The summer months offer military families a little R & R from the hustle and bustle of a busy school year. Whether you are looking at for new adventures […]

Always Ready Prepping the Homefront


by Bianca Strzalkowski Disaster preparation tends to be one of those conversations that we place on hold until we are reminded that we need it — like, when the weatherman announces a hurricane has formed off the Atlantic Coast or a wall cloud with a hook echo has formed nearby. It is a dry subject, […]