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How to Talk to Your Kids About Joining the Military

Today, I want to educate you about how to talk to your kids about joining the military. The majority of parents want the best for their kids. Proper parenthood means talking with our kids about difficult subjects. Even when we don’t want to discuss certain subjects with our kids, they ask us those questions that force …

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Army Family Separation Pay: What it is and How it Works

When I look back on what I think were some of the most difficult times while serving in the Army, it wasn’t the hard work or the difficult person I would have to work with or for. No, the most difficult part was being separated from my family. The Army understands that family separation is …

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Top 10 Reasons Every Veteran Should Join the VFW

VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW has been in service since 1899. While many people have the assumption that the VFW is full of old men sitting around a table drinking beer and telling war stories…sure, there is a little bit of that, but there is so much more. There are a …

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Marriage and Communication Tips for Deployed Soldiers

In today’s post I’m going to share some marriage and communication tips for deployed Soldiers. These are some suggestions you can follow to stay in touch with your husband, wife or significant other while you are deployed, so you can keep you relationship healthy and strong.  While I’m not a marriage counselor, I have deployed twice, and …

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How to Balance Your Military Career, Civilian Job and Family Life

How do you balance your military career with your civilian job, family life, hobbies and other commitments? That is really a tough question to answer with no magical answer. Keep in mind this advice is for Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, not Active Duty soldiers. Having spent six plus years in the Maryland Army …

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