Military Life

May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month

It’s an annual tradition; Military Spouse Appreciation Month in May is when the Department of Defense works to raise awareness of military spouses’ sacrifices. The agency also offers military spouses support to help them achieve personal goals and further their careers. Each military branch observes Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Observances range from unit-level and base-level… Read more »

New DoD Policy for PCS Moves: Lithium Batteries

Beginning on May 15, 2023, the Department of Defense imposes limitations on transporting devices containing lithium batteries in household goods shipments. Some lithium batteries are acceptable for household goods moves, and some are not, as we’ll examine below. DoD Policy for Transporting Lithium Batteries in Household Goods Shipments Are lithium batteries dangerous? The Department of… Read more »

Programs, Certificates, and College Credit for Military Kids

These extra programs can help your military child get ahead when it comes to their education. As parents raising military children, we are always looking for ways to help them learn and give them new experiences, no matter where we live in the world. From tech programs to programs that offer college credits, here is… Read more »

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Prepare For Your First PCS Move

Prepare For Your First-Time Permanent Change of Station Move (PCS) While there may be an exception or two along the way, typically every military member will experience a permanent change of station move or PCS. This part of military life can feel overwhelming the first time, but fortunately, you are not alone, and there is… Read more »

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PCS Moves and Your Personal Property: Fact & Fiction

There are some things to learn and remember about a PCS move that can make all the difference. We separate fact from fiction for PCS moves. When planning your move, keep the following things in mind.

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Divorce and the Military: What You Need to Know

Divorce is never easy, but it can be especially complicated when one or both spouses are in the military. Learn what you need to know to protect your rights and interests.