Researchers at Wright State University in southwestern Ohio have received nearly $900,000 to observe about 250 U.S. Air Force couples who have been in a committed relationship for at least six months.
By Rebecca Alwine
Alumna, American Military University
With the ability to transfer GI Bill benefits to spouses, often both the spouse and the service member are in school at the same time. With the op tempo slowing down, there is a perceived notion that military life is more stable, dull, and family friendly. It simply isn’t true. Continue Reading
While visiting one of our favorite Facebook pages, Support Tattooed Military, we stumbled across this picture. We have to admit, this one hit us all right in the feels.
“Non military families will never truly understand the struggle of a deployment… Her dad was K.I.A. 5 years ago and a few months ago she found this post card from when she was a child. Continue Reading
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.
By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS
The government offers a handful of payment options for our servicemen and servicewomen to pursue their education. Learn more about the options made available to you during, or after your military career.
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.