April 2, 2012

Q. Hello,  and Thank you for your previous answer to my question Will BAH increase when we marry? That does help a bit. But I am confused about the DEERS system/program. We have went to the nearest base while he was on leave from boot, I got my military spouse ID card. In doing that process, was I added into […]


March 15, 2012

Q. Hello Bridget! I am newly married to a US Marine and currently he is in SOI west MCT. I have read that his base pay will increase because we are married, but I am unsure about BAH. Is that only when they have been assigned to their PDS/PCS? Or am I supposed to get it […]


January 31, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Tax season is upon us and as of January 21st, all Military W-2’s have been sent out. Are your taxes already done, or do you wait till the last minute? Either way, filing your taxes just became easier for those who qualify under the Military OneSource program. Military OneSource […]



January 27, 2012

Q. My Fiancé (a US Marine) and I are planning on getting married in April. We are a little worried about the financial issues. We are both very frugal people and not big spenders. We were told that we would get an allowance for food as well as housing. Any idea of if we get […]


August 30, 2011

I know that I have posted a lot of information on the Fort Lee Military Family facebook page, so I thought I would put it in one centralized location and what better place than my blog (although I might write a more formal article later). FILE A CLAIM THROUGH RENTER’S INSURANCE If you have suffered […]


April 8, 2011

If the government shuts down, our Military could possibly face no pay or reduced pay. For those that have planned ahead this will not cause an issue, but for the majority of our troops and their families, this will cause a hardship. This article is here to help you, should this happen. What to do in […]


April 2, 2011

Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation are proud to announce the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. The Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship is offered to wives of uniformed service members to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2011 – May 1, 2011. The scholarships […]


January 12, 2011

The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Scholarship is open to spouses of all Uniformed Services members including active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors. The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board for: GED or ESL Vocational training Professional certification Post-secondary Graduate school In-class or on-line Full-time or […]


January 7, 2011

The Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) is offering scholarships to individuals in the Military and their spouses. You must meet the following criteria in order to apply: Active Duty, Drilling Reservist or National Guard Spouse or Child of Active Duty Permanently Disabled Military Member or Family Member (Spouse or Child) or Family Member […]


November 16, 2010

With the new Post 9/11 GI Bill comes a great benefit for those that are married or have dependents. A lot of service members have either already completed college or the Military is paying for their college separate from the G.I. Bill. With the old Montgomery G.I. Bill, if you had already graduated college, or […]


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