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‘Infested with mold and insects’: Lawsuit sums up how hazardous privatized military housing really is
“These people are beyond slumlords."
Drop everything and watch this adorable video of two kids leaving messages for their deployed dad
I am an emotional wreck
18 people file claims against the federal government for chemical exposure at decommissioned California base
At least 18 people, most of whom are military dependents, allege in recently filed federal claims they suffer from leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and other serious ailments as a result of exposure to at least 67 different toxic chemicals at the former George Air Force Base in California.
Military family secrets to staying connected
Military families miss crucial moments together. Here are a few ways to feel close when you’re apart. Care packages with...
‘Father Soldier Son’ is a brutally necessary window into the lives of an Army family shaped by war
"Father Soldier Son" is a must-see.
The Pentagon still hasn’t delivered on the major privatized housing reforms it promised
Three of the biggest provisions still haven't been finalized.
‘Born to be a Marine’ — Massachusetts graduate is eighth from family to join the Corps
"Since he could talk and walk, he said he was going to be a Marine. I said, 'We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.' And here's that bridge"
Here’s what the coronavirus travel ban means for military families
How does the order impact your upcoming move or leave plans? Here's a rundown, according to the fact sheet.
Here are the 5 biggest problems military families faced in 2019
“Military families are American families, and as such, want similar life expectations and family dynamics as their civilian counterparts."
Internal memo says over 30 military hospitals will soon stop treating families and retirees
"It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Military Health System beneficiaries ... will transition to civilian providers," the memo says.
War through the eyes of a military kid
"Are you scared?" The question was out of my mouth before I really had time to process it.
Families of deployed 82nd Airborne soldiers warned about social media use after receiving threatening messages
"Go back to your country. You and your terrorist clown president brought nothing but terrorism," one message said.
MacDill Air Force Base families are the latest to sue their private housing provider for mold problems
"Most military families are not litigious … They were left with no resort but to push a lawsuit."
An Air Force private housing company faked its maintenance records to get millions of dollars in bonuses
“We fudged the numbers, and even now it’s not easy to say that. I hate to admit it.”
Lawmakers push for bill that would give low-income military families a ‘basic needs’ allowance
"Military hunger and troop readiness go hand in hand."
‘Sesame Street’ has a new program geared toward military families and caregivers
Sesame Street is launching a new initiative geared toward military caregivers that's designed to help children understand, cope with, and ask questions about their parent's military service
A new bill would help keep low-income military families from going hungry. The White House isn’t on board
In a statement released July 9, the White House said it "strongly objected" to the provision because service members "receive appropriate compensation already"
Military Families Bolster The Case That Obesity Is Indeed Contagious
Members of the military serve their country in myriad ways. That includes helping researchers figure out whether obesity is a...
Dual-Military Families Need Help From The Service That They Aren’t Getting
When Renee Swift, an Air Force officer, married an active-duty Navy pilot, the couple added to their already-challenging careers a...
The Hidden Economic Sacrifices Of Military Spouses In Service To Their Country
After her husband was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 2015, Patricia Ochan set aside her career as a...
The Vast Majority Of Americans In Their 20s Are Unfit For Military Service
The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 can’t meet the minimum criteria...
Those Serving In The US Military Don’t Actually Represent The Country As A Whole
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a new Task & Purpose column called “Swamp Warfare,” in which thought leaders...
Hey Soldiers, Get Your Paperwork In Or You Could Lose Out On Your BAH
The Army’s new regulations regarding basic allowance for housing paperwork, meant to crack down on fraud, could end up screwing...
How Families Caring For Very Sick Children Are Forced To Choose Hospice Or Treatment
The rule is usually discovered by parents bracing for their child to die. Already consumed by tragedy, these military families...