Military Life

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New Army Directive Will Make Life Easier for Military Families

Last week the U.S. Army updated its Parenthood, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Directive. This directive is aimed at improving opportunities for soldiers to advance their careers and also provide the time and flexibility that is needed to care for military families. 

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These 8 Commissaries Will Begin Offering Delivery Service June 1st

Delivery From the Commissary? Yes Please! In 2019, the Commissary added the Click2Go service allowing patrons to be able to order and pay for their groceries online, and then go to the Commissary and use curbside pick up to get them. This has been a great service but the next step is Commissary delivery. When… Read more »

Care Packages For The Troops

“We Care” For The Troops For The Troops is a non-profit organization that sends care packages year round to Troops station overseas. This all-volunteer outfit sends “We Care” packages containing toiletries, games, and other items to our service members serving away from home. For The Troops started in 2005 and it has delivered over 250,000… Read more »

Combat Cookies for Troops

Combat Cookies is a Veteran-owned non-profit organization that bakes and ships cookies for troops deployed overseas. Learn more.

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US Army Birthday: The Army Turns 247 in 2022

The US Army Turns 247 in 2022 “First to fight for the right, and to build the Nation’s might, and The Army Goes Rolling Along, Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s won, and the Army Goes Rolling Along.” On June 14th, 2022, the US Army will celebrate its 247th birthday! According… Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination For Military

Status of COVID-19 Vaccination For Military Families

Military Families’ Covid-19 Vaccination Status The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has stated that staring in April, the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be widely available to military families. During a virtual town hall hosted by Blue Star Families and the American Red Cross, Director of DHA Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place discussed the coronavirus and the… Read more »

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Four Chaplains Day, February 4th

On February 4th, we commemorate four chaplains who, during World War II, embodied all of those Army values. If you’ve never heard the story, then please keep reading.

Month of The Military Child

April: Celebrate the Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Back in 1986, the Defense Secretary established April as the Month of the Military Child and the military community has celebrated it ever since. 

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3 MORE Life Skills You Need for Deployment!

No matter how many deployments an individual has taken part in, there is still something new and possibly challenging that tends to pop up from time to time. Below you will find 3 more life skills that you may need to make your deployment easier.

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3 Life Skills You Need For Deployment

Ah, deployments, one of the most celebrated times in a veteran’s career. For many service members, deployments are a chance to flex and utilize the military’s skillsets through hours of instruction and repetitive practice. However, as effective as the military is in preparing personnel for their jobs or mission, specific gaps, usually not covered by military training, can appear based on the deployment’s nature and location. These gaps typically involve the use of life skills to solve correctly.

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How To: Military Care Package Do’s and Don’ts

Sending care packs to loved ones overseas can bring a personal touch to deployments and is an important way to stay connected. The post office has created a Military Care Kit that is free year-round for those looking to send care packages to deployed individuals. The Postal Service created these kits based on most requested items military families use, which is Priority Mail supplies.