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Recent Articles

  1. Advance Pay: The Payday Loan That Isn’t

    Your PCS orders have finally arrived!  Look out!  Here comes your “friend” to give you the inside track on how to make a little money at the government’s expense.  “Advance pay, man!  It’s an interest-free loan...
  2. Depression in the Military – and Holiday Stress, Too

    Because of the very nature of a military job, service members and their families are prone to depression. Combat, separation from loved ones, a sense of rootlessness due to constant Permanent Changes of Station and even...
  3. SGLI Is NOT Your Only “Life Insurance”

    If you are on active duty, there is no doubt you are aware of your benefits under the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program.  SGLI is a great insurance product and an excellent benefit available to all...
  4. Relocation, New Friends, and Long Distance Friendships

    A host of recent studies have examined the effect of frequent relocation on children and adolescents.  Military families relocate significantly more often than civilian families, and service members’ kids are not the only ones affected.  Leaving close...
  5. You Can Quit Smoking – and Stay Quit

    I’ve quit smoking four times; every time I did, I couldn‘t believe how great I felt. Physical training became so much easier, the gravel came out of my voice and I felt refreshed and renewed. I...
  6. Programs for Minority Veterans

    Minority veterans often face a unique set of issues, and various programs have been developed to fit their needs. The VA offers much support to minority veterans and provides several services to address their specific issues....
  7. Family Violence

    People who grow up with family violence have a lot of sad and negative beliefs about themselves that they carry through life until they get help in healing their pain and fear. Read on to learn...
  8. Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

     Your work environment, like other areas of your life, may be different when you return from deployment. You may worry about how you’ll fit back into the picture. Someone may have assumed your role, or at...