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    Renting or Buying? How to Make that Decision during a PCS!

    As we get ready to celebrate the Holiday Season, military families know what the next “season” is going to be! “Waiting for orders season” for about one third of us each year and most orders arrive in the late winter/early spring for a summertime PCS! Unless you were the Kissingers, who seemed to get a lot of “you will appreciate this assignment”, so don’t complain about the 2 week notice type of orders. But with the PCS comes the difficult issues of what to do about housing! Certainly tough choices for a military family and we thought it would be a timely subject. MilitaryAvenue has a long standing relationship with…

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    Popular Articles: Week of September 27 – October 3

    From the newly expanded Homeowners Assistance Program to the Hawaii National Guard’s aid to Samoa there are thousands of articles on MilitaryAvenue that interest, you, our users! We post hundreds of articles to MilitaryAvenue every week. It can be hard to keep up with the latest news and happenings around the Military Community. Here are ten of the most popular articles on MilitaryAvenue for the past week; news that is important to our Military Families and their community! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Commandos Set to Return to Dramatically Improved Iraq National Leaders Pay Tribute to Families of Fallen Servicemembers DoD Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) Officials Announce Homeowners…

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    DoD Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP)

    Military families have been seriously impacted by the recent housing market changes due to government orders requiring them to relocate. Trying to sell their current home has been made extremely difficult and most sale prices are well below the purchase price. The Department of Defense and Congress have addressed the problem through the Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program which now includes two new categories of eligible military members. MilitaryAvenue participated in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Mr. Joseph Sikes, Director for Housing and Competitive Sourcing in the office of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment on Friday, October 12th. Mr Sikes very kindly took his time to respond…

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    “MyHelpList” from the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

    I received a great document from my FRG (Army acronym for Family Readiness Group) that I thought was very timely for our monthly ‘Support Theme’. There are some great resources listed here that I hope you can use! MyHELPListInformation and Assistance for Military Service and Family Members During Tough Economic Times MILITARY RESOURCES Our Best Online Portals, Call Centers and Locator Services! Military OneSource24/7 Call CenterYou name it. We can help!1-800-342-9647http://www.militaryonesource.com/ MilitaryHOMEFRONTDoD programs, policies, news and events.http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/ MilitaryAvenueRelocation Information for the American Military Familyhttp://militaryavenue.com/ Joint Family Resource Center (JFRC)On-demand counseling, educational materials and programs provided to support command sponsored deployment, personal finance and transition programs at no cost to commands.Command…