Dayton Chapter

Sen. Warner meets with military family advocates, discusses challenges of pandemic

Lack of broadband access is providing major issues for US military families. Friday, US Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) met virtually with military family advocacy groups to learn about how the…

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August 2020 Newsletter

2 New Chapters Sponsored by CSX! We have two upcoming virtual Chapter launch events—one in Dayton (August 17 – 21), and one in Tampa (August 24 – 28). Stay tuned…

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6 Ways Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Is Taking Care of Families

Recognizing the struggles Coast Guard families are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) announced six new programs to help. These programs will assist with rising costs…

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Military spouse unemployment needs to be tracked, report says

The next step in attacking the problem of military spouse unemployment and underemployment is getting reliable data and tracking the issue, according to a new report. “Data don’t lie. If…

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Black military families’ sense of belonging

Kudos to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who this month effectively banned display of the Confederate battle flag on U.S. military installations, saying the “flags we fly must accord with the…

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Gov. Northam signs legislation to ease spouse licensure process

Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation July 16 that gives the go-ahead for an expedited military spouse occupational and professional licensure process. The former Army doctor touted it as a remedy…

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DC Partners With Caribu to Offer Kid-Friendly Comics

DC Comics characters have delighted readers of all ages for generations, but the publisher has made a particular pivot towards kid-friendly titles in recent years. Thanks to a new partnership…

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Need a Safe Summer Activity? Try This!

While the summer means a break from virtual learning and homeschooling efforts, it also represents new challenges. Travel bans are lifting, and PCSing has started. Your home, including toys and…

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Northam signs legislation easing transitions for military families

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Thursday that expedites the licensing process for military spouses. The expedited application process gives licensing boards 20 days to determine if a military spouse’s…

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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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