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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.

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Study of Military Suicides Finds No Tie to Deployment

By Dave Philipps
International New York Times

The findings were the latest in a series of studies prompted by a military suicide rate that has nearly doubled since 2005. The largest study to date of a rising suicide rate among military personnel, published Wednesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found no connection between suicide and deployment overseas in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Vietnam Veteran Receives His High School Diploma 51 Years Later

During his quarter of a century serving in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of staff sergeant, A.D. Reed received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

But even though he earned his GED in 1964, he had never received a diploma from Murfreesboro Central High School in Tennessee. Continue Reading

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

How You Can Prepare for an Unintended School Absence

By Craig Gilman
Faculty member with American Military University

Sometimes… life happens. It doesn’t matter how well or how far in advance you plan, some things simply cannot be anticipated. While this is true for anyone, for those serving in the military, odds are life will happen sooner, rather than later. Whether you have finally signed up for that first class or are only a couple of classes away from graduation, life simply does not care. However, if you take the right attitude and approach, your professors and university should.

Robert Maxwell, Medal of Honor recipient who fell on grenade to save lives, dies at 98