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  1. Military Retirement: A Blessing and a Curse

    I lost you, didn’t I? You said “this guy is completely insane! Half my pay for the rest of my life is a curse?” While I am prepared to concede your first point, gentle reader, allow...
  2. Veteran Discounts

     If you are a veteran of the armed forces, you are entitled to a lot of discounts that are provided to you as a “thank you” for your service. You should reap the benefits of these...
  3. More Violence in Kids with Deployed Parents

    In light of a new study that shows children with deployed parents are twice as likely to engage in violent or destructive behavior, we parents have some work to do. We all know how much stress deployment can...
  4. Gun Violence Facts

    Violence with guns is a big problem in the United States. Many people say they want a gun for self-defense, but they don’t understand that self-defense with a gun can be just as dangerous to them...
  5. What You Need To Know About The VA “Home Loan”

    One of the most substantial benefits offered to veterans upon completing their service to their country is the VA Loan Guaranty Home Loan.  It’s a program where the federal government “guarantees” your loan with a bank,...
  6. The Scam of Online Universities

    The day that many members of the Armed Forces leave the service, they’re overwhelmed by confusion about the direction of their life.  For years, their focus has been on deployments, readiness, training for combat, appeasing the...
  7. Need Someone to Talk To? A Guide to Getting Help

    They used to call being married to a soldier “the toughest job in the Army.”  Now more than ever, it still is, and sometimes we need some support. As military family members, it is important to...
  8. Casualties of War

    Robert joined the Army at 18 years young, right after high school. He served in Vietnam and became successful, providing the destruction of war. He served nineteen-months in Vietnam, and did parts of his tour in...
  9. 8 Things Every Military Spouse Should Know

    There are certain things that every military spouse, regardless of branch, should know about their husband or wife and the lifestyle they’re in. Beyond things like rank and who your spouse reports to. As a Marine...
  10. Preventing Dating Violence

     What is Dating Violence? Forceful behavior: pushing, shoving, hair pulling, kicking, yanking by the arm, pinning someone against a wall or on the floor. Rape—intercourse in which one individual is not a consenting participant—or any kind...

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