Military Spouse Appreciaton Day: Caregiver to a Warrior

The companion to our"Interview with a Warrior" post. Relobase sought out the spouse and caregiver of an active duty service member living with PTS. Military spouses are a strong, resilient and tough group of people. Here at Relobase, every day is military spouse appreciation day and we salute those supporting and caring for their PTS diagnosed service members. This short interview offers a small window into the life of an individual and family living with PTS.

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Buying a Home Central to Multiple Military Bases. Good Choice?

The stability of owning a home goes a long way toward creating a sense of permanence during military service. The lives of military families can be turned upside down in a moment as a deployment or PCS looms on the horizon. Buying a home central to several military bases can prevent the necessity of moving every time the service member receives new orders. Particulaly if you're able to remain in the same general geographic area.

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Top 5 Permanent Change of Station Resources

Unless lived and experienced, the military life is a never fully understood. Many observe the difficulties associated with it and wonder at the strength of both service members and military families. With every change of station, how do they pack up and move to a new home, leaving behind everything they knew? How do they handle the deployments? The answer is the combination of a close-knit military community and the incredible resources available to military families.  Here are five great resources available to military families seeking support. 

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New to Town? 5 Tips for Making Military Friends

You find yourself taking a stroll, checking out the local scene, and becoming one with the surroundings of your new home. The neighbors are conversing and children are playing at the park. Even the birds aren't alone. Fortunately  you are among many other military spouses who undertand moving to a new place and starting fresh.  Making friends can be tough, especially when constantly on the move. However, there are some powerful ways to diminish the loneliness and build a network of friends, no matter where life takes you. Here are five successful ways to do so.

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Planning a PCS Move - The 5 Top Trip Planning Apps

Constantly moving around the United States and in some cases, the world, is a part of life for military families. As they develop and grow in their careers, service members fulfill their duties in a variety of ways. These can include serving aboard different installations, in small towns for recruitment, and in joint commands. Fortunately, however, our modern age has provided many ways to plan out,  and entertain ourselves during long trips. In particular, there are 5 well-known trip planning apps that help people of all stripes as they travel.

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The 10 Best Parks to Visit with Kids While Stationed in San Diego

San Diego is well-known as a popular destination, and for good reason. The weather is favorable year round, there are beautiful beaches, world-class restaurants, sports, and tons of other fun things to do. If you are stationed in San Diego with kids (see other must-do, free activities here), there is no shortage of fun for the whole family to enjoy together. Try one of the area's 10 best parks to visit with your family today.

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VA Loans - What the Service Member Needs to Know

One of the many benefits of serving in the  United States military is service member eligibility for a VA home loan. The VA uses their home loan program to assist veterans, service members, and eligible surviving spouses in becoming homeowners. While they do not actually provide the loan, they offer a guaranty benefit along with other programs to help you purchase, build, or repair a home for you and your family. Continue reading to learn, from the service member perspective, how VA Loans Work.

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