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Commissary Scholarship Deadline Soon

It’s coming up soon:  the deadline for applications for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Scholarships for Military Children program.   This program offers at least…



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Navy Teen Adventure Camps

Do you know a Navy brat (active or reserve) ages 13-17?  Be sure to tell them about this fabulous opportunity:  The Navy’s Child and Youth…


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Operation Purple Camps Will Return!

Good news from the National Military Family Association (NMFA)! After spending the winter trying to gather funding, the NMFA has announced plans for the 2011…


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Tricare Extends Eligibility to 26

The National Defense Authorization recently signed by the president included provisions that will allow certain Tricare dependents to purchase Tricare coverage that can cover them…


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Senator Proposes Changing GI Bill

I have always said that the New Post 9/11 GI Bill is too generous and that our country just doesn’t have the money to pay…


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Expanding Tricare? Not So Fast

I’ve heard several questions about the new national health-care overhaul and the expansion of Tricare to cover former dependents who are under 26.  A recent…


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College Kids and Tricare

With college students moving from school to home and back again, it can be hard to make sure that you keep everything properly organized.  Check…


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Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance

This post was replaced on 18 February 2014 to reflect new figures, websites and other information. You can find the new post here:  Military and…


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Free Museums All Summer Long

Thanks to an amazing offer partnership between individual museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Blue Star Families, more than 600 museums across the…


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First Tee Golf Program For Kids

Have you heard of the kids’ golf program called The First Tee? It is a program designed to help kids learn about golf and also…


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Operation Purple Deadline Extended

Regular registration for the National Military Family Association’s wonderful Operation Purple camps ended last Friday, April 16, 2010.  However, registration has been extended  for certain…


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Price Matching at the Exchanges

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did,…


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12 April 2010 Military Report

I can’t believe it is already Thursday and I’m just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here’s the financial…


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Reading Together Goes High Tech

If you have ever had little kids, chances are you have participated in some sort of activity designed to bridge the gap between your children…