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  1. Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

    Home is supposed to be a haven, but sometimes it can be a dark place when physical violence occurs. Some people take out their stress and frustration on the ones they love the most. They may hit, shove, slap, kick, choke, throw or destroy objects, bite, force sex, or threaten...
  2. 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. Veteran population by race: White, (Non-Hispanic) 80% Black, (Non-Hispanic) 11% Hispanic, 6% Other, 3%...
  3. 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 more about family violence and the steps that can be taken to help heal...
  4. 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 least picked up the slack in your absence. You will be required to shift...
  5. Healing Stress Injuries

    The stress of operational deployment can challenge service members and their families like few other experiences in life.It can also change them in many significant ways. The changes caused by a tough deployment can often be positive, including developing a greater appreciation for life and relationships, a greater level of...
  6. Return and Reunion Tips

    Sometimes the most challenging part of a deployment can be the return. Reunion is a special time, but it can be a source of emotional strain for all members of your family. However, it can be a good time to work together to strengthen relationships. A great deal of time...
  7. Dealing with Stress

     Stress can hit military families hard. It is important to recognize stress when it starts to come on. Stress manifests itself many different ways and causes physical, emotional, and social problems for you. Frustration and anxiety often accompany stress. Some symptoms of stress include: Trouble sleeping Oversleeping Lack of appetite...
  8. What is PTSD?

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something that you see or that happens to you that is horrible and scary. You may have felt that your life or others’ lives were in danger. You may...
  9. Casualty and Survivor Benefits

    It is not easy to consider, but if you become disabled or are killed while on deployment, your family will be entitled to benefits from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some benefits are automatic and some require your family to apply for them. Because of...
  10. Military Banking: The Basics

    As a member of the military, you have opportunities to save money that are not often given to the general civilian population. You should be taking all of the advantages of these opportunities. You can use them to start saving, spending, and investing in the correct way. The purpose of...