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12 Things You Didn't Know About Military Families

Want to know what life is really like for today's U.S. military families? Check out these 12 fascinating facts and statistics.My husband is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and, in the 10 years we've been together, we've had many ups and downs... more

Could War Video Games be Good for Your Teen?

One theory states that the violent war game, War of Duty is a bonding, stress-relieving opportunity for military families. 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... more

Fertility Struggles in the Military

Time, money and stress make conception a challenge for many military families. Here are some services that can help.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... more

Military Families, Moving, and Stress

Careful planning, securing child care, and thinking ahead can help reduce stress when you have to move.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... more

Moving Schools Again? Get Help Transitioning Military Kids to a New School

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 their K-12 school years." This isn't a small group of kids we're talking about. There are 1... more

The Military Family Care Plan: What You Need To Know

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 to get married'," she recalls.  "I laughed because I didn't think that... more

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Move

Moving is never easy. Here are the factors to consider before you pack the boxes.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... more

It Takes a Village: Caring for Military Families

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 the couple married 16 years earlier.  Experience had taught Lila that, for the next year... more