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Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents
Military Families, Veterans News

Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents

In 1996, the U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded that there is limited evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam (including “Agent Orange”) and specific birth defects in birth children of Vietnam veterans. Additionally, in 2000, an additional study expanded the impact by significantly associating a female veteran’s service in the Republic…

5 Helpful Financial Tools for Military Members
Jobs and Businesses, Military Families, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors

5 Helpful Financial Tools for Military Members

Military members and their families experience a unique set of circumstances, including an often-limited budget, unforeseen expenses from moves, or emergencies while a member of the family is deployed. The good news is there are multiple resources to help servicemembers make the most of their current finances, avoid debt, and handle life’s unexpected challenges. Below…

Working from Home: Tips for Military Spouses
Military Families

Working from Home: Tips for Military Spouses

As a military spouse, you mostly likely knew that a life “married to the military” would include frequent relocations, lots of change, and even extended periods of time when your spouse would be away on deployment. While you accepted these challenges, you probably also quickly realized how this lifestyle can be particularly challenging on a…

5 Unique Gifts for Military Stationed Overseas
Military Families

5 Unique Gifts for Military Stationed Overseas

Being stationed overseas in the U.S. military has some definite perks – interesting and oftentimes exotic scenery, famous places to visit, and new adventures for the making. However, the holidays can surprise a servicemember with some serious homesickness, and he or she may find themselves missing even the simplest things about life back on domestic…

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women
History

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women

The history of women in the military is one that is typically either unknown or forgotten. For the female soldier, the path to military equality has not been an easy one. Throughout time, there have been many instances of females hiding their true gender identity in order to fight for honor and justice. This phenomenon…

Tips For Moving Pets During A PCS
Military Families

Tips For Moving Pets During A PCS

Many military personnel and their families know the true value of a pet. Dogs and cats have been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, add enjoyment to their owners’ lives, offer a sense of stability and loyalty, and even help reduce the symptoms of PTSD. Whether you are a single person or have several…

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