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.
These Resources Can Help You As a Military Spouse Entrepreneur As a military spouse, you may have had to put your initial career plans on hold due to military life. However, that doesn’t mean you have had to give up your goals altogether. Becoming an entrepreneur can be a way to take your job with… Read more »
Ranking the Best PCS Benefits for Members of the Military and Their Families Most military service members and their families will experience at least one PCS during their time in the military. If you haven’t been through a PCS yet, you will. But what benefits can you get that are related to PCSing? Here are… Read more »
Ranking the Best Medical Benefits for Members of the Military and Their Families TRICARE is a big part of being a service member. TRICARE is the health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System. Within TRICARE and the military as a whole there are many different medical benefits. Here are… Read more »
TRICARE began covering labor doulas, lactation consultants, and lactation counselors on January 1, 2022, as long as certain conditions are met. Learn more.
The Glide-Relaunch Program is a paid internship-to-full-time program that assists spouses in returning to the workforce after taking a break of at least two years. Participants of this program are granted a significant string of benefits related to well being, financial security, retirement, and work-life balance.
Joining Forces 2.0: Serving America’s Military Families In early January, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden announced the relaunch of the Joining Forces initiative, a program which aims to provide support for service members, veterans, and their families. Originally the brainchild of then-First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden during the Obama administration in 2011,… Read more »
Are you a military spouse working remotely for a small business? Or do you want to work remotely? Are you a small business that has military spouse employees?
The MilSpouse Remote Telework Grant Program is now back, after a pause during 2020. The program’s goal is to help military spouses keep their employment during and after a PCS. Learn more.
On this Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we celebrate all military spouses and we honor their sacrifices. Additionally, we highlight 5 businesses that are owned and operated by a military spouse!
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.
NDAA 2022: Defense Budget Proposal and 2021 Updates The White House has requested almost $270 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for 2022. This is a 10% increase from 2021. This does include a discretionary budget request of $117.2 billion with medical care collections, and a mandatory funding request of $152.7 billion. **… Read more »
Learn about some of the many advocacy groups on a mission to help military spouses break through these barriers and learn skills to advocate for themselves.
Do you know about all of the VA benefits you and your loved ones may qualify for? This list can help you make sure you’re not missing out on health care, life insurance, or financial assistance. If you’re receiving benefits, there are resources to help you learn more about how to manage those benefits.
For Military Spouses: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile Military spouses can leverage the power of LinkedIn to achieve professional goals amidst the unique challenges they face. A strong network is a critical tool for spouses navigating frequent deployments, PCSs, and other unexpected professional hurdles while simultaneously juggling a career. Natalia, a Hiring Our Heroes… Read more »
Civilian males married to service members exist, but are a minority. Depending on the size of a command there may only be one or two male spouses in total. Therefore, it can be challenging for men to find connections in military circles. Here are some myths debunked to help the men out there adjust to life as a spouse.
For the military community, webinars can be a great tool if you are looking for a job. A webinar is a virtual live presentation or conference that many companies use to train, guide, network, or gain new employees.
Resources to Assist Child Development for the Parents of Military Families Being a parent is a fun and challenging journey that has many rewards. Parenting is full of daily surprises and unique situations. Parenting is a “learn as you go profession”, because each child is unique. Each child reacts to and responds to situations differently… Read more »
Military Spouse Myths Becoming a military spouse can be daunting. Moving away from the family and friends you grew up with and in some cases, leaving the comforts of your own country, can be stressful. Many people do not realize that all military spouses are different. Each spouse has their own way of living, making… Read more »
Military spouses often experience career turbulence related to frequent PCSs and deployments. Imagine earning a degree or maintaining a professional license while the constant threat of being uprooted lurks in the shadows. This can cause a lot of anxiety, seemingly unanswerable questions, and financial strain. License Transfers for Military Spouses: How to Improve In February… Read more »
Jewelry Discounts For Military and Veterans Whether you are getting ready for a wedding or anniversary, or just want to buy something new, finding a good jewelry military discount can save you some money. Here are some to take advantage of: Allurez Allurez sells engagement rings, wedding rings, and you can design your own jewelry… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
$1,500 For Childcare Costs From Army Emergency Relief Childcare costs can be a huge drain on your budget. In some cases, the cost of childcare can mean a spouse decides not to pursue their own career. Luckily, a new AER program can help with this. As of February 1, 2020, AER or Army Emergency Relief… Read more »
Au Pair in America Military Discount Au Pair in America is a non-profit based in Stamford, Connecticut. They offer childcare providers that live with their host families from different countries. What is the discount? Their military discount is allowing service member parents to apply for free. They also offer a standing $500 program fee discount…. Read more »
Baby Tula Military Discount Baby Tula offers baby carriers, backpacks and lunch boxes for babies and small children. What is the Baby Tula Military Discount? They offer 15% off their non-sale products. Who’s Eligible? This military discount is valid for active duty, veterans, and retired military. How Do You Get the Discount? You will verify… Read more »
Military Discounts on Gifts For Her When you’re shopping for the perfect gift for her (or treating yourself!), keep these military discounts in mind! >> Never miss a military deal or discount! Stay up-to-date with the MyMilitaryBenefits Discount Newsletter. Start saving now! Go here. Clothing and Gifts Kohl’s Kohl’s is an American retail department store… Read more »
Breast Cancer Screenings Will Use New Technology There is good news with regards to TRICARE and breast cancer screenings as the Department of Defense Department has added new technology for breast cancer screenings to its coverage. This was decided after female veterans in Congress pushed the Pentagon to make it available to active-duty service members,… Read more »
Christmas and Holiday Decorations Discounts For Military Families It’s that time of the year, and if you are in need of some new Christmas or Holiday decorations, why not use a military discount to do so? Here is your list! Home Depot At Home Depot you can find your Christmas tree, inside and outside decorations,… Read more »
This Veterans Day, there are quite a few discounts out there for anyone currently serving, anyone who previously served, and in some cases their families. You can make plans to go to an amusement park or spend the day at a local zoo or receive a free meal. Beyond amusement parks and restaurants, here are even more Veterans Day discounts you won’t want to miss.
2020 Military Benefit Updates Changes For the latest military benefit changes for 2022, please go here. 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… Read more »
With a new baby or one on the way, we’re sure you’re looking for ways to save. Here’s a list of military discounts for baby stores and products.
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 »
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $1,000 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines – to include OCONUS to stateside moves. Military Spouses Will Now Be Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees Due to PCS Marine Corps,… Read more »
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 6th, 2022. This day recognizes the countless sacrifices and contributions made by military spouses. It’s a time to say thank you to those supporting our military, and the sacrifices they make. And what better way for spouses to celebrate than to save some money using a great military discount. Here are some amazing military spouse appreciation day discounts.
New TRICARE Coverage for Babies TRICARE has added a new coverage for babies. They will now be covering some or all of the cost of breast milk for those in need of the milk for their new baby. Here is what you need to know: When Will TRICARE Cover the Breast Milk? TRICARE will cover… Read more »
TRICARE Prime vs Select Trying to decide between TRICARE Prime vs Select? This is a question a lot of military families face. There is always plenty of discussions each winter during the Tricare Open Season concerning the differences between TRICARE Prime vs Select. Here’s the breakdown. TRICARE Open Season “TRICARE Open Season is the annual… Read more »
Military Spouse and Education: Helpful Places to Get the Info You Need So many military spouses want to work on their own education and careers. Whether they are ready to start college for the first time or want to go back for another degree. Whether they are going after a certificate or want to apply… Read more »