Military Minute: Making Sense of the Blended Retirement System

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! The Military’s New Retirement system goes into effect January 1st, 2018. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Military Families Magazine, explores 5 things you may not know about the Blended Retirement System. Learn more!

Here’s What Would Happen If Russia and NATO Went to War (or World War III)


By Kris Osborn, NationalInterest.com How much of a threat do Russia’s emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully assess this question and examine the current state of weaponry and technological […]

Why is the Army back in the ship killing business?


By Jeremy Hsu, Wired.com SINCE 1996, THE Chinese military has steadily expanded its umbrella of land-based missiles, strike aircraft, and submarines designed to overwhelm both US air bases and carrier strike groups. That buildup aims to discourage the US military from potentially intervening in China’s territorial disputes with neighboring Asian countries. Now, the US response […]

A year after her daughter’s death, a mother says thanks


By Paul Feely, UnionLeader.com A year after her police officer daughter was shot and killed on her first day on patrol, a Merrimack woman said she is thankful for the kindness and generosity shown to her family since. “Words cannot express our gratitude and sincere appreciation for such a wonderful, caring community of people that […]

President Planning Program Cuts to Make Way for a Military Spending Surge


By the Associated Press, Fortune.com President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.” The Trump blueprint, due in more detail […]

National Guards Soldiers to fill Army gaps


By Meredith Willse, Kentuckynewera.com Forty men and women of the Kentucky National Guard are able to say they are Screaming Eagles after a patching ceremony Saturday on Fort Campbell. This is now a unique opportunity for those who were patched, Brigadier Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III said. Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Poppas said the troops […]

A Guide to Being a Veteran 2016


Download this digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this issue: Back to School? Is it Right for You? Online Education Tips Is Your Retirement Pay Enough? Advice from Experts and Those in the Know Start Your Job Search Now – Make Contacts and Get Your Resume in Order Navigating […]

Military Families Magazine – Relocation Guide April 2017


Download this digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this issue: Sell or Rent Your House? Portable Careers and How to Make Them Work What To Do When You Might Bust Weight Help Your Family Adjust to the Latest Move And more!

The M1911: America’s Greatest Pistol


By Robert A. Sadowski, Range356.com The pistol that we know as the 1911, originally designed for use by American military forces before World War I, has been used by our troops—and carried by untold numbers of civilians—for over 100 years. And just a few years ago, the U.S. Marines ordered 4,000 1911s from Colt. If […]

The Air Force Wants a Lightweight Fighter to Do What the F-35 Can’t


By Kyle Mizokmi, PopularMechanics.com The U.S. Air Force will request funding to test a number of airplanes for a new low-cost fighter concept. The goal is to field a fleet of small, lightweight airplanes capable of flying low and slow against enemies without advanced air defenses, providing support to ground forces fighting low-tech opponents such […]

The stealth factor in military readiness


BY JIM COWEN AND MARCUS S. LINGENFELTER. TheHill.com The backbone of the armed forces, the men and women who wear the uniform, are at risk of voting with their feet if the education of their children suffers because of their choice to serve the nation. Military readiness, a measure of the ability of a military […]