Family and Spouse

10 Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

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As summer camps wind to a close and kids make their final splashes at the pool, parents have one thing on their minds: back-to-school shopping. But when you add up the cost of all the items on your kids’ classroom supply lists, backpacks, clothes and shoes, back-to-school is expensive! The following is a list of discounts to help military famil... more

Disney Discounts for Military Families

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Walt Disney World will always hold a special place in the heart of military spouse Allie. After all, it’s not every day that your future husband gets down on one knee to propose marriage during the EPCOT fireworks show. But Allie, a former intern at Innoventions in EPCOT, also loves Disney because of how patriotic and military-friendly they are... more

Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance Programs

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There are several education benefits available to dependents of veterans as well as surviving family members of deceased veterans. Ranging from scholarships to totally free school, these benefits are often overlooked. Department of Defense Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability In addition to the very generous education benefits offered by the Pos... more

Is It Worth Going Dual Military to Pay for School?

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Dear Q&B, I want to join the Navy. My husband is an active-duty E-6 and he supports my decision, but we have two kids. The reason why I want to join is because I want to continue my education without worrying about loans and money. I don't want to have to be away from my kids, but it seems like I don't have many choices. I can't find a job af... more

US Allowing More Diplomat Families in Turkey to Leave Country

Families of U.S. Airmen and families of Department of Defense civilians prepare to board an Atlas Air 747 airliner April 1, 2016 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders/Released)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Family members of U.S. Embassy employees in Ankara may leave Turkey under a voluntary departure authorization announced Tuesday by the U.S. State Department in the wake of the turmoil following a failed military coup. Voluntary departure was also granted for family members of employees working at the U.S. Consulate G... more

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