Troops Re-Create Christmas Poem; Twas a Night in December
Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft a video for a poem titled 'Twas a Night in December,' based on Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," but rewritten with a military twist.
New PT Program Develops Battle Skills, Warrior Tasks
The winds of change are blowing through the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program, and Fort Polk, La., is taking the initiative to stay ahead of those changes.
2011 Basic Allowance for Housing
Many military members and spouses anxiously awaited for the Department of Defense to release the new housing allowance rates or BAH rates for 2011. And many were disappointed to learn that their BAH rate will drop for their area next year.
Christmas Care Packages
When your soldier is overseas during Christmas, it can make the holidays difficult. My soldier referred to his Christmas deployment as the absolute worst and it took him quite some time to get into the Christmas spirit again once he returned home. But you can make the holiday a little brighter for him, even if he is overseas.
Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is the life insurance provided to those who serve in the military. The coverage can also be extended to dependents. SGLI is a very affordable program that is available to active duty as well as National Guard. The cost for servicemembers is $.065 per every $1,000 in coverage. For those serving, coverage is available in $50,000 increments up to a maximum of $400,000.
Tips for Commissary Shopping
If you are like me, the commissary was a little intimidating on that first trip. I was terrified I would do something wrong and have it announced over the loud speaker that there was a newbie wife on aisle 3.
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