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  1. Three Great Ways to Observe Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a week away.  It should be a time for all Americans to reflect on the sacrifices of our service members past and present, but for veterans and their families, the day is especially significant. The holiday falls on a weekend this year, which offers more time than...
  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. 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...
  4. Therapy: There is Help for Military Personnel

    Members of the Armed Forces may come to a place where they need therapy for a particular reason. There are services available to them that address various causes for this need. Whether it is a physical or psychological need, VA benefits provide the assistance that is necessary to return patients...
  5. An Historic Leader of Modern Warfare

      The remarkable career of David Petraeus has been a parade of challenges and achievements. From West Point to Princeton University to United States Military Academy and then on to Iraq and Afghanistan, his work has been efficient, effective and intelligent. Whether he was advising students or Presidents, Petraeus has...
  6. Introducing our Newest Contributor: Torrey Shannon

    It’s an honor to be here as the newest contributor to MilitaryFamily.com! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself: My name is Torrey Shannon and I am a writer, author, blogger, movie consultant, speaker, veteran’s advocate and Blue Star Mom. I am also a full-time caregiver and spouse...