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Family Readiness

November 17, 2015
A White House statement about improving G.I. Bill benefits resulted in confusion about whether public colleges and universities are required to provide in-state tuition rates to military families. The confusing statement, issued in advance of...
November 9, 2015
A recent article in Foreign Policy Magazine focused on the Army’s elimination of the Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) program. It struck a nerve with Army spouses across the country, according to the responses on our Facebook page . Many...
October 26, 2015
In the four years since the Department of Defense (DoD) launched Military Spouse Employment Partnership , the program has helped over 70,000 military spouses find jobs with its corporate partners and worked to break down barriers that prevented...
September 28, 2015
The Association of the United States Army selected Sgt. Blagoy Pogoncheff, his wife Stacie, and their three children – Kelbie, Kialie and Andon – to receive the 2015 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an...
September 9, 2015
While there are many wonderful nonprofit organizations—including AUSA—lobbying in the nation’s capital on behalf of military families, the Congressional Military Family Caucus is made up of elected representatives. They direct legislative and policy...
August 26, 2015
In the news now is a report based on a survey in Southern California. Steve Smith, a reporter for Medical Daily, had this to say about the findings in his article , “It was also self-reported, which led the authors to believe that the students who’d...
August 19, 2015
This past week Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno retired after 39 years of uniformed service. In his farewell speech he thanked all military spouses, especially his wife Linda, for helping to "make us a better Army." He stated, "It's often hard...
August 4, 2015
With PCS orders arriving early next year, I’m already beginning to feel some of the stresses that come with moving a family, especially with young boys who will be experiencing their first of several PCS moves from one school to another. This...
July 23, 2015
Earlier this week, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Gen. Mark A. Milley to be the next Chief of Staff of the Army. The hearing focused largely on Milley's view of threats facing the United States and the Army's...
June 24, 2015
School’s out and it’s time to plan fun things for the summer. Here are four ideas to get you started: 1. Visit a local museum—free Blue Star Museums offers free admission to active duty military members and their families, including National Guard...