Military Life 101

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    Military Spouse and Family Benefits 101
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    The military can be a difficult lifestyle for a family, but it does come with some excellent benefits. Some of those are in th...
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    Military Life 101
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    Military life has a lot of nuts and bolts. You know, the little military-esque things that make up just an ordinary day in the ...
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    Military Spouse Education Help 101
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    Thinking about going back to school but worried military life might get in the way? Good news for you: Being a military spouse...
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    Military Family Life 101
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    When it comes to family, military spouses and significant others have what can seem like the most difficult, rewarding, terrib...
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    Military Spouse and Family Moves 101
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    Frequent moves are one of the best -- and worst -- parts of military family life. On the one hand, you have a chance to see co...
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    Military Family Deployment 101
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    Preparing for military family deployment can seem like an uphill battle. For one, your Family Readiness team (be it an officer...
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    Military Spouse Employment 101
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     Holding down a job while your spouse is in the military is easier than you might think. While the military will always throw a...

NMFA Now Accepting Applications for Military Spouse Scholarships


The National Military Family Association is accepting applications for NMFA's Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to military spouses to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school.

Applications will only be accepted online at www.nmfa.org/scholarship. Spouses of Uniformed Service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) of any branch or rank are eligible to apply. Scholarships normally range from $500 to $1,000 and may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board.

Through a new partnership with the Military Channel, NMFA has expanded the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program in 2007 to provide additional scholarships to a larger number of deserving military spouses. NMFA recognizes that unique challenges like frequent moves and deployments can interfere with military spouses' ability to complete their education. NMFA's military spouse education initiative is dedicated to helping military spouses gain the education they need to reach their full career potential. Visit www.nmfa.org/SpouseEd for additional resources.

Organizations supporting military spouses are encouraged to provide this link, www.nmfa.org/scholarship, on their website or in other publications.
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