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Week in Review: March 6 - March 12, 2011 (Military News) #MilitaryMon

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Deployment and Finances: Deployment ... Changing of the Guard ... Total upheaval ... "Change" doesn't even begin to describe what deployment was for my family. I was juggling so many balls while my husband was gone for a year that they could have put me in the circus... (or possibly the funny farm?) One of those proverbial balls: Finances. The family budget and bill paying are somethings that my husband does for the family, and he does it well! Bills are paid on time, the budget is allocated correctly, and interest-payments are kept to a minimum. ...

Plan Bridges Gaps in Homeland Responses: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has agreed to a plan that will allow for one commander to be in charge of both National Guard and reserve forces when they are called up to respond to domestic emergencies. Gates, along with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Council of Governors -- a group President Barack Obama formed in January 2010 to represent all of the states’ governors -- signed off on the agreement ...

9 Tips for Saving on Your Next Car Rental: The struggling economy has grounded many travelers over the last two years, so you might expect rental car companies to be doling out sweet deals. Not so, according to Neil Abrams, president of Purchase, N.Y.-based Abrams Consulting Group, a leading researcher of the car rental industry. "Last year we saw historically high rental rates, and as demand rebounds, rates should remain strong," says Abrams. ...

Book Recommendations: Military Lifestyle: Here is a selection of books related to the military lifestyle, most are focused on the military spouse with a few books related to 'brats'. Have you read a great military-lifestyle related book? Let us know so that we can add it to our book lists for others to enjoy. ...

Japan Earthquake: Pentagon says no U.S. servicemembers were killed or injured and no military facilities were damaged in 8.9 magnitude Japan earthquake. [Video] ...

Military Spouse Employment: Frequent relocations make it important to gain skills for a “portable” career. It’s also important to be aware of the advantages that being part of a military community have provided you: flexibility, responsibility, and a can-do attitude. Military OneSource can help you identify your strengths, find training and education, and prepare for your job search. ...

Military Spouse Fellowship Military Spouse Employment. It's a hot issue. Military Spouses as a majority /want/ a job. They want to contribute to the family finances. They want to get out of the house and have a world outside of home-life. I get it!When you are moving every two years though; it is hard.When you are dealing with deployment, having to be a temporary-single mom; it is hard.When you just aren't sure what is out there to help get you on your feet; it is hard. ...

Latest Credit Card Rule Kicks In: When it comes to consumer protection, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 is a gift that keeps on giving. That's because aspects of its provisions are still going into effect. The latest change went into effect Feb. 22, 2011. That's when the first six-month review of interest rates is due. Previously, your credit card's annual percentage rate could be raised permanently. Now, credit card issuers can only raise the rates on your future purchases, not on your existing balances. ...

A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Last night I put my strong-willed, "I will ONLY sleep in your arms", Baby Boy in bed an hour earlier than usual. I turned on his CD player. I kissed his sweet little head and I whispered good-night. For three-minutes he let us know that HE WAS NOT HAPPY! but then... there was silence. Sweet silence. Sweet peace. Sweet "There is a Light at the end of the Tunnel!".Baby Boy *L*, put himself to sleep. HE did it! Mom and Dad rejoiced! We struggled with the whole CIO (Cry it Out) process. I felt like a failure. ...

The Big Metal Tube: "I was in the tube for more than 2 hours. Going in the technicians did their preflight, got their gear all set up and the passenger (me) was ready to fly." Life experiences make us who we are. Blessed with a career flying Air Force aircraft (11 of them) for 30 years I was not really ready to retire but certainly did not miss the middle of the night calls from the command post, late nights, long days, extensive tdy schedule and many other minor irritants. What I did miss was the aircraft. ...




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