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 »

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 »

Access Your Benefits for Caregivers of Veterans

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on March 30, 2017
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Just like military service is a commitment for the whole family, a service-related injury can completely change an entire family dynamic and lifestyle, especially if this injury results in the veteran needing regular assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Oftentimes, it is a family member who steps up to fill the role of caregiver, Read More »

Autism Resources for Military Families

Posted in Military Families, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on January 24, 2017
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One out of every 88 military children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – also known simply as autism – a group of complex brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. The most obvious signs and symptoms of autism typically emerge around age 2 or Read More »

5 Helpful Financial Tools for Military Members

Posted in Jobs and Businesses, Military Families, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on January 23, 2017
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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 Read More »

Working from Home: Tips for Military Spouses

Posted in Military Families on January 18, 2017
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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 Read More »

5 Unique Gifts for Military Stationed Overseas

Posted in Military Families on January 11, 2017
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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 Read More »

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women

Posted in History on January 5, 2017
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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 Read More »

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