Since I became a military spouse more than 16 years ago, my family and I have moved eight times for the good of the Navy. Some moves have been greet..
If you’ve received orders OCONUS, you will generally receive a small weight allowance of items that will be sent via expedited methods to your new d..
April 21-27 is designated as National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme is “Celebrate Service.” The National Military Family Association is celeb..
There are many ways to help children deal with the stress they may be feeling due to the deployment of a parent. Suggestions such as keeping a journ..
Do you enjoy moving? Some people might say no, but I love it!! Since I am a military child, I get the opportunity to live many different places, som..
Just over one year ago, we received orders for our upcoming PCS. Instead of the familiar post we anticipated—GERMANY was our destination! While unex..
Will your family receive a tax refund this year? The average tax refund is around $2,800 and slightly more for direct deposit refunds. Even if your ..
Spring is the time of year high school seniors anticipate college acceptance letters and parents discuss how to pay the hefty tuition bill. Accordin..
This month, the contractor managing the health care benefit in the TRICARE West Region changed from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans ..
Shortly after the new Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, arrived at the Pentagon, he told his staff that he wanted to reach out to military and vete..