Military Families

7 Tips for Renting Your Home to a Military Family

Posted in Military Families on May 18, 2017
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Changing duty stations is a fact of life for military families – statistics show that military kids will move six to nine times during their school career, a number three times higher than civilian children. Once PCS orders are received, the race is on to find an acceptable rental property in the new city, once Read More »

Veteran Resources in Minnesota

Posted in Military Families, Veterans News on May 16, 2017
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Almost 400,000 U.S. armed forces veterans live in the Land of 10,000 lakes, and Minnesota veterans and their families are eligible for a long list of benefits as a result of their honorable service to their country. If you are just learning about the benefits you or a loved one may be eligible to receive, Read More »

The Best and Worst States for Veteran Senior Care

Posted in Military Families, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on May 11, 2017
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At the end of 2016, there were more than 11 million U.S. Armed Forces veterans over the age of 60 living in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Of these, the largest population was in the age range of 65-69 years old, the so-called “baby boomers” who are just entering Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA Insurance

Posted in Military Families, Veterans News on May 10, 2017
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The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. Because of it’s similar naming with TRICARE’s previous name, it can be a bit confusing as to who is Read More »

New Hampshire Veterans Benefits and Resources

Posted in Military Families, Veterans News on May 8, 2017
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According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the state of New Hampshire is home to more than 111,000 veterans, with almost half being over the age of 65. The state offers numerous benefits for these veterans and their families, and the State Office of Veterans Services is an excellent starting point to learning more Read More »

Hero Miles: Reuniting Families of Injured Warriors

Posted in Jobs and Businesses, Military Families on May 2, 2017
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When a U.S. service member is injured or ill, he or she may need to receive treatment at a VA facility far from home, making for a long, lonely recovery process. Traveling to their treatment location can be an expensive undertaking, not to mention paying for loved ones to travel there to be at their Read More »

BAH Basics: Understanding Military Housing Allowance

Posted in Military Families on April 28, 2017
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What is the Basic Allowance for Housing? For many active members of the United States military, and some reservists and veterans, the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) helps pay for housing for the service members and his or her dependents is they are not occupying government quarters or barracks. Previously called the Basic Allowance for Read More »

Fisher Homes: Helping Military Families Stay With Their Injured Veteran

Posted in Military Families, Veterans News on April 25, 2017
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In the mid-1970s, a sailor’s wife was walking across the clinic grounds of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. As Pauline Trost paused, she saw a Navy helicopter land on the medical center’s helipad, and a sailor, his wife, and two small children disembark with their luggage. Knowing that they must have traveled a Read More »

Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents

Posted in Military Families, Veterans News on April 20, 2017
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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 Read More »

How Military Spouses Can Boost Their Careers with MyCAA Scholarships

Posted in Military Families on April 10, 2017
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Military spouses looking to advance their education or careers may be eligible for up to $4,000 in tuition assistance as part of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). These funds are a part of the DOD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities and assist military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to Read More »

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