TIPS FOR MILITARY SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES Disabled children of active duty military families who are enrolled in Tri Care’s Exceptional Family Member Program may be eligible for a Tri Care Waiver-equivalent program, the Extended Care Health Option/ECHO, which provides “financial assistance to beneficiaries with special needs for an integrated set of services and supplies.” This program is typically offered to children under the age of 18 but in some circumstances eligibility may be extended beyond […]


Deciding To Live On Or Off The Installation As A Couple Or Family

Military families are used to sudden and frequent moves. This process can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task for you and your family. By researching your new duty station and its surrounding community, you and your spouse (and your children, if you have them) can be prepared – and even excited – about the coming move and your new housing options. Having the right information can help you […]


Summer Vacation Tips Military Families Should Know About

BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH, PSY.D With kids out of school and energy to burn, how can you enjoy your summer vacation without breaking the bank? Summer fun does not have to be expensive and can be a time your family can bond over shared experiences, utilizing programs created and offered specifically to the military community. INSTALLATION AMENITIES: If you are not sure where to start planning your days for summer vacation, start with your local installation […]