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Army Benefits for Army Soldiers and Army Families

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This is a quick overview of the military benefits you can expect for your soldier as well as the benefits that your family can enjoy while he is in the Army including Tricare, GI Bill, on post resources and monetary allowances. Medical benefits in the Army are provided through TRICARE. In order to be eligible [...]

Blue Star Families Activities

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During the summer, I am often trying to find fun low-cost activities to keep my kids busy and have fun as a family. This summer, I found out about an amazing offer to military families. An organization called Blue Star Families has an initiative with the National Endowment for the Arts that provides free admission [...]

YMCA Military Outreach

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It is known that dealing with a deployment can be an huge source of stress on families. It is also commonly known that exercise is a fantastic way to reduce stress. So, it makes sense that going to the gym while your loved one is deployed can be not only be great for your body [...]

VA Loans Harder to Obtain


This is a guest post by Robert Stretch of VA Benefit Blog. Military veterans and active duty service members have long reaped the benefits of an easy mortgage process, thanks to the Department of Veterans Affairs VA home loan program, which provides mortgages to veterans and active duty service members at low interest rates even [...]

Paternity Leave for Army Soldiers


This new policy officially went into effect in October but I'm finding more and more people who aren't aware of it. Just recently, I sat in on a blogger's roundtable that gave more information about the policy and also allowed us to hear personal stories from soldiers who had utilized the policy. In the past, [...]