Military Life

Military Life December 1, 2018

Brighten a Veteran’s Every Day: The Surprising Benefits of Becoming a VA Volunteer

Erika S., Editor in Chief

The enchantment of the holiday season often inspires acts of kindness and sparks the need for many to give back. While it’s a wonderful feeling to add a little more merry to someone’s Christmas, it’s important to remember that volunteers are neede...

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Military Life November 29, 2018

Warrior Care: Giving Wounded Service Members a Helping Hand

Krystina C., Editor

From fractured bones to hearing loss, injuries are not uncommon in the military. In fact, more than a million people are actively caring for injured, ill and wounded warriors who served since 9/11. The number of military caregivers, however, isn’t...

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Military Life November 8, 2018

Homecoming for the Holidays: Reunion Tips to Help Any Relationship Shine

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Relationships can be tough under the best of circumstances, and deployment can be one of the most challenging periods for military couples. When it’s finally time for a Service member to come home, partners shouldn’t be surprised if reality doesn’...

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Military Life November 6, 2018

Honoring Our Veterans: A Closer Look at Our American Heroes

Julia S., Editor

This Veterans Day, we extend our sincere thanks and express our heartfelt gratitude to our American heroes who have served honorably in the military, in both wartime and in peacetime. Our America would not be the great Nation it is today without o...

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Military Life October 9, 2018

Veterans: Stay Vigilant About Breast Cancer Awareness

Amanda S., Editor

Service members need to stay vigilant when it comes to their health and well-being since they put themselves in potentially harmful situations every day. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so this is the ideal opportunity to spread the word...

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Military Life September 13, 2018

Domestic and Child Abuse in the Military Family: Fighting the Battle in Your Own Backyard

Amanda S., Editor

Domestic abuse comes in many forms and can have lasting effects on its’ victims. For those serving in the military, dealing with abuse in the home can also interfere with their daily performance and clash with core military values. Too many famili...

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Military Life August 28, 2018

Support Our Veterans: Do Your Part to Spread Suicide Prevention Awareness and Help A Friend in Need

Katherine E., Editor

Every suicide is a tragic loss – all the more so because suicide can be prevented. Sadly, the risk of suicide in the military among recent wartime Veterans is much higher than for the general U.S. population, likely because Service members and Vet...

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Home Life, Military Life June 14, 2018

Keep Outdoor Cooking Safe! Prevent Grilling Mishaps with These Backyard Barbecue Basics

Heather M., Editor

The delicious smell of grilling that wafts through the neighborhood is a true sign that summer has arrived. However, every year grills are responsible for numerous house fires, thousands of burn injuries and even some deaths. Something that’s s...

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Military Life April 5, 2018

Anxiety in Service Members: 9 Steps to Battling Panic Attacks

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Everyone’s felt it – racing heart, clammy hands, quick breathing… Anxiety and panic affect everyone at some point in their lives. And while experiencing some anxiety is a normal human reaction to any stressful situation, excessive recurring anxiet...

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Military Life March 1, 2018

Military Retirement Planning: Spread the Word about the BRS

Heather M., Editor

As a follow-up to Military Saves Week, now is a good time to reinforce the message about the Blended Retirement System (BRS) to the Service members on your installation. The BRS has been in effect for a few months – do all your members who are eli...

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