FOUNDED IN 2002, OPERATION HOMEFRONT IS A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO BUILD STRONG, STABLE, AND SECURE MILITARY FAMILIES SO THEY CAN THRIVE – NOT SIMPLY STRUGGLE TO GET BY – IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT THEY HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO PROTECT. BY DOMINIC CERTO Most military charities have a worthwhile purpose in seeking to support, enhance and, in many cases, rescue a military vet and their family. But managing expenses and providing […]


Eight Tips Service Members Can Use To Manage Stress

Stress is an interesting animal. A little stress isn’t always bad: it can be an effective motivator, and the adrenaline that stress creates can help improve both mental and physical performance. But too much stress can negatively affect your performance on duty, your relationships, and your physical and mental health. Fortunately, there are many ways to control and reduce stress and increase health and wellness. You can learn and apply stress management techniques to help […]


This Is Not a Drill

PUZZLES & CAMO BY SHELLY HUHTANEN Lon Anderson with TSA, “Thank you.” People like you are the reason families like us keep trying. You showed us compassion and for that, we are forever grateful. “Where are you?” Lon Anderson, the TSA representative, was calling us to check on our status. We had just parked and were unloading the car. This was the first time Broden had flown since he was a baby and Hayden was […]


Early Intervention From A To Z

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTORY ON EARLY INTERVENTION, SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE Whether your family is moving to Ansbach, Germany, or Camp Zama, Japan, you’ll want to know everything you can about overseas schools, especially if you have children with special educational needs. Fortunately, you can find all the information you need, from A to Z. The Department of Defense Directory on Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services in OCONUS […]