Mind your mental health

You have competing responsibilities in your life, including work, family, friends, and social commitments. With so much to balance, it can be easy to lose perspective and neglect yourself. A lack of life balance may be even more pronounced if you must assume more than your typical share of responsibilities during a deployment. Carving out …

Relax…You’ve Got This

It’s not just in your head; stress can cause changes to your body that you can actually feel and see. That’s because your body changes when you’re exposed to ongoing stressors that you don’t think you can handle. One approach for managing stress involves calming your body down. Once calm, you can approach your stressors …

Readiness is a family affair

Seven outstanding Reserve Component family programs earn DoD award Reserve Component family readiness programs across the country are employing novel approaches to support service members and families. From “Bring Your Kids to Work Day” to equine therapy and morale-building through outdoor activities, supporting military families going through uncertain times is an exercise in compassion, wisdom …

What the Forever GI Bill Means for Guardsmen and Reservists

For Guardsmen and Reservists, qualifying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill is about to get easier. And for many, the benefits will be better. On Aug. 16, President Donald Trump signed the so-called “Forever GI Bill” into law. His signature follows unanimous votes in both the House and Senate to approve the law. The Harry W. …

YRRP: 10 years supporting the Guard and Reserve

Anniversary is officially recognized with entry into the Congressional Record A decade ago, the U.S. military marked seven years of continuous fighting in the Middle East. Scores of service members had already deployed multiple times, and the pressures of deployment had taken a toll on many — physically, psychologically, emotionally. That year, 2008, the U.S. …