Family and Spouse

Five Ways to Turn Solo Parent Trips into Adventures

Lan Kim/Air Force

You've got your children, and you've got your plans. You've got everything you need -- everything except another adult. How do you turn this adventure into an unforgettable and positive experience for you and your children? First things first, accept that this is "adventure," not "travel." Embrace your inner Indiana Jones. If you've decide... more

Last-Minute Senate Fight Snares Repeal of VA Fertility Treatment Ban

Father and baby hand in hand.

WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised Thursday to lift a 24-year ban on wounded veterans receiving fertility treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs following a landmark agreement between the House and Senate. But repeal of the ban, which would be a hard-fought victory for thousands of veterans hoping to start families, was sti... more

Finding Military Family Education Benefits

Servicemember and Daughter

For example, family members are eligible to use the benefits of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Program, Scholarships and Grants, and the Spouse and Dependent Education Assistance program (DEA). Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC member schools understand the hardships military (family) students face due to frequent transf... more

Navy Budget Squeeze Delays PCS Orders

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Jeff Reyes, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), meets his baby for the first time as the ship arrives in Norfolk in 2013. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Navy

Navy families are finding themselves waiting longer than usual for orders to their next duty station due to constraints on the service's manpower budget. According to information provided to Military.com from Navy Personnel Command, some sailors are receiving orders one month ahead of arrival at their next duty station, instead of the typical t... more

Should She Tell Her Husband That His Friend Is Flirting With Her?

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I read that you're from Texas. So am I! I graduated from Lake Highland High School in Dallas and I married my high school sweetheart, who joined the Navy. At first, it was a tough transition for me, but he's been in now for 11 years and he wants to stay and retire, which is just fine with me. My problem is that one of his Nav... more

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