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  • Top enlisted personnel: Protect family programs

    Type of content: News

    Service families are well cared for in today's military but face increasing stress amid discussions on altering benefits like health care and family programs, the services' top enlisted members told Congress on Wednesday.

    With the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission proposing sweeping reforms to military pay and benefits packages and the White House's proposed 2016 budget pitching cost-savings measures like health care fee hikes and commissary cutbacks, the men implored Congress to protect family benefits.

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  • Best for Vets: Spouse employment snapshot

    Type of content: News

    A decade ago, Doug Cox and his wife, Tina, moved to Virginia with three children under 10. Very soon after, the Navy ordered Tina to deploy to Kuwait.

    Doug described it like this: "Welcome to Virginia. Your wife's deploying now. You're going to be a single parent, three small kids."

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  • Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

    Type of content: News

    Joshua Brandon was searching for peace. In 2009, after three combat tours in Iraq, Brandon had earned a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars with Valor Device, and was finally returning home. He was decorated and distinguished, but in his own words "washed up" as he was learning to survive with PTSD and the after-effects of war. He was not alone. Since 2001, more than two million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Over half are married and 40% have at least two children.

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  • New bill for Veterans would help them start families

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would allow veterans who have suffered catastrophic injuries to receive reproductive services.

    The bill, titled the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015, would end the Department of Veteran Affairs' ban on in vitro fertilization, or IVF, and expand the Department of Defense's current fertility treatment programs.

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  • Semper Fi Fund gives $100 million to injured veterans

    Type of content: News

    CAMP PENDLETON — As the Semper Fi Fund moves into its second decade, the nonprofit has given out more than $100 million to injured service members and their families.

    Over the past decade since it was founded, the Oceanside-based nonprofit has helped more than 13,000 wounded and critically ill veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The effort, spearheaded by a Marine wife, Karen Guenther, began with $500. 

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    Physical Well-Being
    Transition
  • Lt. Helton Memorial Foundation Seeks Funds to Raise Monument

    Type of content: News

    Below is an excerpt from an open letter written by Jennifer (Jiffy) Helton. Mrs. Helton is the surviving mother of 1Lt. Joseph D. Helton, Jr. who was killed in action on Sep 8, 2009 while serving in Iraq.

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  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Income Withholding and Veteran's Benefits

    Type of content: News

    How to determine whether a noncustodial parent (NCP) is receiving benefits from the VA.

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