Family and Spouse

Can I Transfer the Montgomery GI Bill?

Photo: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte

Dear Q&B, My late husband was in the U.S. Army from 1989 until 1992. He was on active-duty status during the Persian Gulf War. He paid $100 per month for 12 months for the GI Bill, with the intention of allowing our children to use it. He passed away in 2014, and our son is now attending college.   I have been told that any GI Bill funds... more

Military Holiday Mail Guidelines

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The holidays are here, and military families should start thinking about what to send their loved ones serving away from home or overseas. The Post Office has provided information to assist you in the process of sending mail, including key dates to remember. Holiday Season 2015: Shipping Deadlines The 2015 holiday season mailing dates for post... more

Vicki: Stayed Home in U.S., Now Left Behind Forever?

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband and I have been married for almost eight years. We have two children together and we just recently started purchasing a house. He has been in South Korea now for eight months. We had made the decision not to uproot our daughter who would be starting her first year of school. He wanted to come back to the base w... more

Army Glitch Slightly Delays Rollout of Military Childcare Website

LaQuanda Alston, a childcare provider, reads a storybook to military children in her care at her home. (Photo: Rita C. Hall/U.S. Army.)

A plan to synchronize the U.S. military's childcare system and waitlists into one online portal will be completed by the end of 2016, despite a setback to bringing the Army's childcare systems on board, officials said. "Many people said it would be impossible to do, to synchronize all five of the military services and get us all on the same... more

Is Military Parenting Like Being a Prison Guard?

(Photo: U.S. Government.)

The other day at the bus stop another mom and I were comparing stories of how our toddlers constantly test us. It seems, we said, like they’re always looking to find and exploit our weaknesses. For example, any parent of a young child knows that bad things are likely happening when that child is quiet. Quiet toddlers and toddlers who are in... more

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