Most families face issues like parenting, finances and time management. Military families experience some interesting twists to these common challenges, but in the end, whether civilian or military, family matters. The digital edition of this magazine is available here.
Stories in this Series
Apr 16, 2015
Cold War Kid: Two Tours in Berlin Prove to be the Chance of a Lifetime for Army Brat
Going to school in Berlin was no easy task, in fact, it was sometimes very intimidating with the military jeep escorts in the mornings. Rebecca Kidder reflects on the days when she went to school during a high-alert time in history.
Apr 13, 2015
Dual Military Couple Adjusts to Unique Challenges
Between deploying to Afghanistan and a pregnancy, life can get difficult. Being a dual military family, Neal and Julie Uranga eventually made it through all the hard times by talking things out and seeing it from each others' perspective.
Mar 29, 2015
Military Benefits are 'Lifeline' for Parents of Special-Needs Kids
Autism is one of those invisible disabilities often mistaken for poor parenting and a failure to provide discipline. The military has been largely supportive, but not everyone understands autism and the extreme pressures it places on military families.
Mar 27, 2015
Group Works to Help Military Kids on the Move
Transitioning from school to school as a student is very difficult. There is a chance that your classes won't switch over, you'll be placed in the wrong classes and the other kids won't be as friendly. The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) was put in place to help transitioning military kids.
Mar 23, 2015
When Tragedy Strikes, Army Program Helps Families Heal
In 2008, the Army launched the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program to provide long-term support to families of fallen soldiers. Reassuring survivors that the loss of their loved one does not mean the loss of their Army family is a crucial and powerful part of the healing process.