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!

Time For A Dedicated Military Cyber Force, Says Former NATO Commander


By Russ Read, Daily Caller It is time for the U.S. defense community to consider creating a dedicated cyber force in the U.S. military, unique from the other branches, retired Adm. James Stavridis told the Senate Thursday. The former NATO commander and chief of U.S. European Command argued that the threat posed by inadequate cyber security […]

An Open Letter to the Military Spouse


By Duane France, MA, NCC, LPCc, LinkedIn Article Dear Military Spouse, The few words I write here today are not going to even touch the surface of the amount of appreciation I have for you. You might not know it, but May 12th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Like many other days in the year that […]

Navy, Air Force take part in Army Reserve K9 Casualty Training


By Sgt. Dustin Gautney, DIVIDS PENSACOLA, Florida – “Bang” – The sound of a rifle shot rings in the air. Your training kicks in; you quickly take cover and frantically assess yourself for any possible wounds despite the sudden rush of adrenaline. The next sound you hear is the grimace of pain, but it is […]

Russia to conduct drills that could defeat NATO in two days


By Tom O’Connor, Newsweek Canada is preparing to deploy troops to Latvia as part of a NATO plan to bolster the Western military alliance’s borders with rival power Russia, but Moscow has plans for a show of might that will likely dwarf NATO’s efforts. Latvian ambassador to Canada Karlis Eihenbaums said Friday that his nation, which has […]

Why the U.S. is right to invest in nuclear weapons


Though it may seem counterintuitive, nuclear weapons are a critical tool of world peace. By GEN. DAVE GOLDFEIN and GEN. ROBIN RAND, Politico Magazine Americans don’t often hear much about U.S. nuclear weapons. Despite their historical and continued importance to the strategic defense of our country, the most powerful weapons in the U.S. military arsenal […]

Keeping in Touch with Friends Over the Summer


by Rebecca Alwine Moving trucks are filling the streets of installation housing communities and neighborhoods surrounding military bases, and while parents are saying goodbye to friends, children are also struggling with goodbyes. For some it is their first move and others are saying goodbye to yet another group of friends. Mantras like, “It’s a small […]

Tame the End-of-School Beast!


by Rachel Tringali Marston It’s May, which means that PCS season is upon us. Not only are military families packing up and heading to new duty stations in the next few months, but schools from coast-to-coast and DoDEA schools will be ending — adding a little more stress to get everything done. Although you would […]

Bureaucracies, not millennials, are holding back our military


By Tim Kane, DallasNews.com We miss something vital when our minds turn to visions of advanced weapons, technologies and scientific breakthroughs whenever we consider the 21st century military.  As important as those elements are, they are not the key to greatness. The key is people and nothing else. Think about the superteams in the NBA or […]

Afghanistan will ‘almost certainly’ deteriorate according to U.S. intelligence sources


By DW Even if NATO deploys more troops, the political and security situation in Afghanistan will likely get worse, US spy chiefs said. Australia said it was “open” to sending more soldiers after Berlin signaled reservations. US top intelligence officers offered a grim assessment of Afghanistan’s future, saying that the Taliban were set to “continue […]

Russian Fighter Comes Within 20 Feet of U.S. Navy Plane


by COURTNEY KUBE and ALAN KAYTUKOV A Russian fighter jet came within about 20 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea earlier this week, an American official said. The Su-27 approached the P-8A Poseidon while it was “conducting routine operations in international airspace” on Tuesday, according to Capt. Pamela Kunze, a […]