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Starbucks expands mental health benefits with first aid program

Starbucks is expanding its mental health benefits to employees, adding to efforts it began last year to fight the stigma associated with mental health. Recently, the coffee giant initiated a…

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How to do the military spouse career balancing act

Military spouse careers are a unique balancing act. We are always teetering between what is best for ourselves, our military members and our families. The military lifestyle means many things…

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History of Diving Museum Celebrates Active Duty Military This Summer

Since opening in 2005, the History of Diving Museum’s founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, instituted a program to extend free admission to active duty military service members. The Museum’s…

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Banning J-1 au pairs affects military readiness

I have spent the last 11 years serving as an active duty military spouse while also trying to prioritize my own career. My husband and I believed that raising our…

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July 2020 Newsletter

Jolly Time Helps Troops This Summer We’re honored to be selected by Jolly Time Pop Corn as a beneficiary of its “Help Our Troops” campaign! Show your support by voting…

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Lawmakers vote to upgrade laws on military domestic violence, privatized housing

A 2017 survey by the advocacy group Blue Star Families found that roughly 15 percent of military family members reported not feeling physically safe in their relationships. Under legislative drafts…

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CSX’s Pride in Service Initiative Receives Gold Halo Award

In 2018, CSX launched Pride in Service, a signature initiative to support and recognize military, veterans and first responder service members and their families. The initiative was quickly embraced by…

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Here’s some advice for military parents with extra worries about kids’ fall education

Many military parents are dealing with concerns about their children’s education in the era of coronavirus, and moving to a new duty station may only compound those worries and the…

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Military child care starts limited reopenings. Which children will get in?

As some military child care centers and youth centers are starting their phased reopening during the pandemic, there will be fewer spaces available because of social distancing and other health…

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Supporting military children with the services they need, but lost in the pandemic

As the world faces an unprecedented public health crisis, Americans are witnessing the devastating impact of the coronavirus on daily life. With regular access to groceries, childcare facilities and schooling…

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