Family and Spouse

Pentagon Awards $9 Billion Contract for Electronic Health Records

Digital health records

The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday awarded one of the biggest health information-technology contracts in history to Leidos Inc. The agreement, announced at 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C., is designed to digitize the military's medical record system for troops, their families and retirees. It's valued at almost $4.3 billion over a decade an... more

10 Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

Row of school buses.

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

For-profit Schools Jump to Enroll Military Spouses

military spouse and diploma

MIAMI - "Unleash the dog trainer inside you," urges an ad for the online Animal Behavior College, which makes no bones about whom it's trying to recruit. In television and online ads, it speaks directly to military spouses. The message: You may be able to attend for free. The ads are working. In three years, 2,255 military spouses have enrolled... more

Military Weddings 101

Capt. Dawn Tanner and Dana McCown, a retired lieutenant colonel, share their first glimpse of each other before their wedding ceremony in Omaha, Neb., May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo/Capt. Dawn Tanner)

The day you say “I do” to a U.S. service member is like no other day in your lifetime. It is the day you commit your heart, your soul and your sanity to another whose life is completely out of his control. And that lack of control over the rest of your lives together, dear soon-to-be military spouse, is the first concept you must effectively gra... more

The Best Advice I've Ever Received


Before my husband deployed to Iraq for the second time, he and I went through a particularly rough patch in our relationship, and found ourselves fighting, literally, all the time. We fought about stupid things, things that didn't matter, but for some reason, neither of us were willing to let anything go. I remember mentioning this to another wi... more

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