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Understanding the VA Funding Fee
It can be overwhelming to understand the details of fees involved with a VA home loan. The funding fee is applied to every VA...
The Pros and Cons of Assuming a VA Loan
Depending if you are the home buyer or home seller, there are reasons both for and against assuming a VA loan.
8 Tips for Buying or Renting a Home During the Off Season
If you've never transitioned during untraditional moving months, take heart; there are plenty of benefits to take advantage o...
5 Things to Research Before Buying a Home
Whether it's your military family's first home purchase or you've done this before, it's important to remember the basics whe...
Do You Need to Stage Your Home Before Selling?
The ultimate goal in selling a home is to garner the most attractive offer, and quickly. These home staging techniques have b...
Treat Your Home to a Mini Fall Makeover
No matter if you live in a rental, base housing, or your very own place, there are plenty of ways to bring fall festiveness s...
13 Tips for a Military Move to Washington, D.C.
If you're moving to Washington, D.C., we've captured tips to for making the transition manageable.
5 Tasks to Tackle Before You Buy a House
Give yourself plenty of time to set yourself up for success buy tackling each of these steps for preparing to buy a house.
15 Decorating Tips for Military Housing and Rentals
One of the most exciting parts of finding a new rental home is envisioning how to add your personal style. The trick is how t...
7 Reasons an Off-Season PCS Is the Best
Focus on the positive aspects of a PCS during the winter months, because there are great benefits during this time frame.
How to Get Your Security Deposit Back When Moving Out of Base Housing
Whether it’s paying for another security deposit or cash to have on hand to cover extra moving expenses, a security deposit i...
Make Curb Appeal a Major Part of Your Home Sale Prep
In order to sell your home for the best price, it has to be in the best condition possible, starting with the exterior curb a...
Beyond Pinterest: How to Create a Home Design Style You Love
There seems to be a lot of the same “look” on design shows and Pinterest boards. But what if your style doesn’t jive with gra...
Answer These Important Questions Before Buying a Home
The home buying process is naturally fraught anxiety, but the scenarios ahead contain a good selection of information needed...
Simple Updates for Your Rental’s Bathroom and Kitchen
Renters, don’t fret: There are ways to get the look of a new bathroom and kitchen.
Most Popular Military News
Should Low-Income Military Families Get a Food Allowance? White House Says No
A provision in the House defense policy bill would create an entitlement to cover food and other needs.
Lawmaker Orders Investigation into 'Pink Tax' on Women's Military Uniforms
A bill in Congress would order a GAO report on whether there really are gender disparities in uniform prices.
US Marine Corps Asks Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Marine Symbols for Campaign
The service apparently wrote Hunter a letter asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
Marines' New Top Officer Wants to Give New Moms a Full Year Off
The commandant's plan would drastically expand the service's maternity leave benefits.
Latest Military Videos
"We really want to build that atmosphere of an extended family early on and the sooner the better. I...
Before launching to the International Space Station on the anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind,” astronaut Drew...
Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber turned 30 on July 17, 2019. Watch moments of its groundbreaking first flight...
On July 17th, 1989, The B-2 Spirit Bomber took its first flight in Palmdale, California. Thirty years later, the...
Col. (Dr.) Andrew “Drew” Morgan was selected to be a NASA astronaut in 2013 when he was serving as...
West Virginia Soldier Dies in Kuwait in Non-Combat Incident
The incident is under investigation.
What's Keeping Generals up at Night? Cyber Threats
America, the world's most computer-dependent nation, is especially vulnerable to cyber attack.
Despite Opposition, Gamecocks Pick Retired General as School's Next President
The former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point said he is honored to be named UCS's next president.
Norfolk Navy Airman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot
Navy Airman Uriel Gerardo-Olivas will also receive a dishonorable discharge.
Leonardo Helicopter Clears Final FAA Approval
If selected by the Navy this fall, the company would produce up to 130 helicopters at its Philadelphia production facility.
Navy Ends Search for Sailor Missing from the Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln
The sailor was reported overboard in the Arabian Sea July 17.
Air Force News
Eglin AFB F-35s Hit Their Highest Mission-Capable Rate
The 33rd Fighter Wing posted a 77.1% mission-capable rate for the 33 F-35s on its flight line.
Some Don't Like It Hot: Shorts on the Way for Maintainers at Nellis Air Force Base
The high-stress, high-heat environment prompted officials to get utility shorts for its maintenance crew, officials said.
Air Force JTAC Awarded Silver Star for Calling Airstrikes Under Fire
Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio received the third-highest award for valor in combat during a ceremony Thursday.
Marine Corps News
Married Marine Colonels to Take on Separate Commands on the Same Day
During two separate Marine Corps change-of-command ceremonies Friday in North Carolina, Col. Ebitz will take the reins.
USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington Return Home After Deployment
The USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington returned to Norfolk Thursday following a seven-month deployment.
Coast Guard News
Here's How the US Coast Guard Helped Put El Chapo Away for Life
Drug interdictions by the service played a role in convicting the kingpin.
Barry Drenches Gulf Coast, but Initially Spares New Orleans
Coast Guard helicopters rescued a dozen people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans.
Coast Guard Cutter Holds Line on China During Rare Pacific Deployment
Bertholf returned July 2 from the Coast Guard's first full-length deployment to the Western Pacific in seven years.