This scenario played out 14 years ago, as the USS Constellation prepared to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and I remember that morning like it happened yesterday. On October 2, 2002, my son joined a new generation of heroes that left to safeguard our country.
Blog posts with the tag "Military Culture"
40% and 61%
The percentages of "tobacco use prevalence, including both smokeless and smoking" in, respectively, the Air Force and the Marine Corps (the lowest and highest percentages among the service branches), according to an article in the June 2016 issue of Military Medicine -- Installation Tobacco Control Programs in the U.S. Military.
Today we’re excited to unveil the newest version of our Military Culture homepage. The Military Culture section of our website is one of the most heavily trafficked and popular sections of the Center for Deployment Psychology’s website. So we revamped the homepage to ensure we were making this section as user-friendly and intuitive as possible. There’s so much great information in there, we want to make sure as many providers as possible are able to take full advantage of all of the resources contained within. Let’s take a quick tour!
As military spouse with three children and a clinical psychologist who works at a military hospital, military family issues are ever-present in my mind and on my heart. So, when I read about the Military Family Stability Act of 2015, my interest was naturally piqued. The Military Family Stability Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress by Senators Blunt (Mo.), Gillibrand (NY), Hirono (HI), and Burr (NC) as a bill “…to provide a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.” By adding greater flexibility in key aspects of permanent change of station (PCS) moves, changes introduced by the bill would ideally mitigate some of the negative effects of relocation on military families. While the fate of this bill remains unknown, the content provides excellent material for some important conversations about military family life.
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in southern California, I walked into my Air Force recruiter’s office and said, “I need to pull out of the application process.” I had spent the last three months meeting with my recruiter, filling out forms, gathering letters of recommendations, and preparing for the next steps.