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Hurricane Season: How Military Families are Supplying Guidance on Disaster Resilience

By Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, Lt.Col, USAF (Ret)
Special Contributor, American Military University

Military families can help all families in the community to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours, which means having safe shelter, basic first aid supplies, non-perishable food, clean water, and sanitation.  Our military families possess the necessary skills to help their neighbors prepare.   

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities

Daddy’s Home! Helping Your Child Adjust to Post-Deployment Stress

By Dr. Nancy Heath and Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff
Dr. Heath is the Program Director for Human Development and Family Studies at APU.
Dr. Ratliff is the Program Director of the M.Ed. in School Counseling at APU.

Families experience enormous amounts of stress when one parent goes off to war. Rules and boundaries change, chores may be divided up differently, and loyalties are renegotiated. As the reality of a partner’s deployment sinks in, the remaining parent may find it hard to function, since he or she is suffering a significant upheaval and loss of support. Eventually, though, most non-deployed parents find ways to cope. They learn new skills, find new social groups, and establish new routines. Yet most eagerly await the return of their partner, and children, especially, look forward to a return to normalcy.

Veteran Supportive Housing Plan Going to Middletown Council in November

My Tips for a Successful Online Education Journey

By Tiffany Kyall
Special Contributor, In Military Education

This month, I wanted to share some exciting news with the readers of this blog, I will be graduating from American Military University this Spring/Summer with an Associate of Science in Web Publishing! While it was quite a journey, I would like to take a step back, reflect and give some advice based on my experience, so without further hesitation, here goes…

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities