Military Families

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Staying Organized During a PCS

Staying Organized During a PCS Moving can be an exciting and stressful time for military families, that is why it is important to stay organized during your PCS. Each PCS is different, and a little planning can go a long way in making your transition to a new home easier. Research Research while you wait… Read more »

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TRICARE May Be Extended to Cover Dependents Until 26

TRICARE Extension Possible for Dependents On June 11th, House Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA) introduced H.R. 7176, the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act, which would improve dependent coverage under the TRICARE Young Adult Program. If passed, this amendment would allow TRICARE dependents to remain on their parents’ insurance policy until the age of 26… Read more »

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10 Best States for Veterans

10 Best States for Veterans Deciding where you want to move is one of the many decisions made when planning your transition out of the military. After being told where to move from duty station to duty station, you now have the choice of where you want to move and there may be many places… Read more »

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New Military Family Readiness Legislation Can Help Military Families

Two Republican lawmakers, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel released their latest proposal on military family readiness on April 2, 2020. New Military Family Readiness Legislation Proposed Rep Thornberry stated that “Family readiness is a major… Read more »

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Online Military Discounts To Use During Covid-19 Lockdown

Military Discounts To Use During This Time At Home It seems like the world has changed in a very short amount of time. Your weekends might have included a trip to the movies, eating out at your favorite restaurant, and then some shopping for some household goods. But now, you have to spend your weekends… Read more »

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Help For Military Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

Organizations Supporting Military, Veterans and Their Families During The COVID-19 Pandemic During this time, many military families might be struggling either emotionally or financially. A spouse might have lost their job, they might need to spend more money on childcare, and regular resources could be limited. The good news is that there are different programs… Read more »

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Organizations That Help Military Kids and Families

Military Family Support Organizations April is the Month of the Military Child. Our military children are resilient, understanding, and patient, as they have to be. They too go through deployments as well as PCS moves and anything else military life might bring them. It isn’t always easy but the good news is that there are… Read more »

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Where To Find Service Dogs For Veterans

Organizations That Provide Service Dogs Service members and veterans can come home from war needing to heal. There are many different ways to do this. One way to help with this is to offer these service members and veterans a service dog. This is a trained dog that works with those with a disability, such… Read more »

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YMCA Military Discount

YMCA Military Discount YMCA is a leading non-profit organization for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. What Is the YMCA Military Discount? They offer memberships and respite child care services. Who’s Eligible? Military members and their families. How Do You Get the Discount? You would need to go to their website and see if… Read more »

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Military Benefits Changes For 2020

Military Benefit Changes For 2020 Changes announced so far.  Please keep checking back, as we will continue updating new changes to your military benefits for 2020. TRICARE Drug Costs To Increase By Over 40% Every year on January 1st, TRICARE has its regular cost increases. In 2020, we will see updates on prescription drug costs…. Read more »

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Military Discounts For New Moms, Pregnant Women

With a new baby on the way, you are most likely looking for ways to save money. Here is a list of military discounts for new and pregnant moms. Military Discounts For Those Who Are Pregnant and New Mothers Operation Special Delivery Operation Special Delivery was founded by a doula, Patricia Newton, after September 11th,… Read more »

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What TRICARE Covers

As a member of the military or a spouse of a member of the military, you are entitled to TRICARE, which is a benefit of serving. You might have TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select or another TRICARE plan. One of the most common questions people have is what TRICARE is and what it actually covers.  This… Read more »

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Best Vacations For Military Families Overseas

If you are stationed overseas, or even if you are not, taking a family trip to an overseas location can be a great way to spend time together. There are plenty of options, and many interesting things to see. For that reason, we’ve put together some of the best vacations for military families overseas. Best… Read more »

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Best PCS Tips For Military Families

Tips For Military Families Set to PCS Summer means PCS season for military families. While you might not be moving this year, you probably know plenty of people who are, and your own PCS could be coming up soon too. PCSing can be a stressful time. You have to move your home, your kids, your… Read more »

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Military Discounts Your Kids Will Love

April is the Month of the Military Child. To celebrate, here is a list of military discounts that kids will love to use this month, and all year long. Chuck-E-Cheese Chuck-E-Cheese is an indoor play place with games, entertainment, and food. They offer a couple of packages to military guests. Active duty and their dependents,… Read more »