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Support for military families and information on deployment, reintegration, transitions, military advocacy and military family care.
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Lila Vizzard knew precisely what to expect when her husband, Lt. Col. James Vizzard, was deployed to Afghanistan in December, 2010.  This was his first time in Afghanistan but his fifth deployment since...
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This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Thinking about moving to a new home or a new part of the country? Whether you're retiring, considering a new job or simply longing for something different, ask...
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The relocations, parental deployments, and resulting disrupted relationships that are a part of military family life can foster maturity, resourcefulness and encourage independence among military children....
Deployment, Moving & Reintegration
As part of the mandated Family Care Plan, military parents must have a document in place stating caregiving policies while they are away for deployment, drills and training. This document would establish...
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Thinking about moving to a new home or a new part of the country? Whether you're retiring, considering a new job or simply longing for something different, ask...
Whenever the subject of military deployment comes up, the focus is almost always on what happens when a family member departs.  There are worries about safety, loneliness and the pain of separation. ...
USAA and Military.com commissioned Sperling's BestPlaces to create this ranking to help veterans as they transition from the armed forces to civilian life. The rankings highlight the best places...
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. The term "life event" often conjures up images of wedding dresses, binkies and diapers or even sailboats that will carry you through the golden years...
Military families move an average of once every three years. Next to divorce and death of a relative, experts say that moving is rated as the third highest cause of stress. For military moms, relocating their lives and uprooting their children is simply a way of life. But there are ways to lessen the stress and the transitions of moving.
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Overseas moves require more planning than domestic moves. Stay ahead of the game with careful preparation. Get important documents in order at least six months...
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Fifteen-year retirement isn't here for everyone, but it could be soon. What does it mean for service members? In exchange for retiring early, officers...
Long gone are the days when a soldier's wife might wait months for a letter to arrive in the mail. Technology has narrowed the distance between the front and the homefront, and many service members...
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. "Moving your family can be overwhelming, but technology and timely advice can be the ace up your sleeve," says Sandee Payne, military spouse and author...
Military Family Care Advice
The relocations, parental deployments, and resulting disrupted relationships that are a part of military family life can foster maturity, resourcefulness and encourage independence among military children....
Veterans deserve to be praised for their years of service to our country -- a selfless, admirable feat that should never go unnoticed. And not only on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Businesses know this...
Veterans pledged their loyalty to our country by serving in the military and fighting for America's freedom. Whether it's a family member, friend or complete stranger, senior veterans are especially...
As part of our mission to serve military families and share their stories, Care.com's Editor in Chief, Wendy Sachs, spoke with Christina Piper, co-author of military-blog Her War Her Voice and mom...
The holidays are full of stress, family obligations and financial strain - and that's on a good year. The harder years are when your spouse is deployed, you're away from your entire family or...
For many of us, the holiday season is a time for family togetherness. But when you are a military spouse and duty calls, holiday celebrations can take on a new meaning. As part of the Care.com Interview...
We love to salute our troops and thank them for their relentless service to our country and their voluntary sacrifice that protects our freedom here at home. But we don't often realize that when a...
One day your telephone rings and you receive life-changing news: Your spouse, child or other family member has been wounded while serving overseas. Suddenly, you're swept into a world of hospital visits,...
The summer that Nate Corizzo turned 13, he became old enough to play teen-rated video games like "Call of Duty." But should he? The transition to war games from Nate's earlier favorites,...
Lauren Westgate, 28, threw away her birth control pills the day she got married 2006, but she couldn't start trying to have a baby for another 16 months. That's because her husband, a U.S. soldier...
Each year, some of the most popular family destinations and theme parks honor the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform by offering military specials that can range from discounts to free. Here are...
Lila Vizzard knew precisely what to expect when her husband, Lt. Col. James Vizzard, was deployed to Afghanistan in December, 2010.  This was his first time in Afghanistan but his fifth deployment since...
In this video, military wives discuss the challenges, misconceptions and rewards for their families.
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Nearing Military Retirement If needed, start saving funds to bridge any gaps that may occur during your job hunt. Research and determine your last PCS (Check...
The only constant for a military family is constant change, and school is no exception. According to the Military Child Education Coalition, "Military children generally move six to nine times during...
I moved 12 times before I graduated high school. Go ahead. Pick your jaw up from the floor. My mom was an active duty army officer and as the saying goes, "Home is where the Army sends you."...
Naval Lt. JG Rachel Thomas, 25, didn't take her mother seriously when she warned against attending the US Naval Academy.  "She said, 'you're going to meet some guy, fall in love and want...
David, Witt and Will Maxwell are only 10, 8 and 6, respectively. But, as legacies of both Annapolis and West Point, they have already decided on a career in the military. David plans to be a naval pilot....
Military Advocacy
Several years ago, Congress asked the Institute of Medicine to assess ways to help returning veterans readjust to civilian life. When the results of the two-year study were released in March 2010, there...
As a Marine Corps wife, Karen Driscoll is well versed in the concept of waging battle.  For more than five years, at times while her husband was deployed to war, she has fought to insure her autistic...
Military families have friends in the White House, say the First Mom-in-Chief Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.The presidential pair underscored a tone of solidarity with those in uniform...
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