Shingles is a common – but painful – rash caused by the same virus that also ignites chicken pox, according to the American Medical Association. Shingles, known as the herpes zoster virus, most often occurs in people aged 50 or older who have previously contracted chicken pox. Medicine does not completely understand why chicken pox […]Read More
Eldon Mullis is an Army Veteran and the deputy director and chief operating officer at Army Emergency Relief, a private non-profit company located in Arlington, Virginia. Mullis commissioned as an Army officer upon graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1982. From there he embarked on a 27-year career, holding key positions at the Pentagon and within several commands in the United States and Europe. He attained the rank of colonel and served as the chief of staff of Army Human Resources Command before he retired in 2009. Mullis earned two master’s degrees, one from George Mason University and another from the Air War College. During his time in service, he attended the Army’s elite airborne and air assault schools and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Military marriages have higher divorce rates than civilian marriages. According to Pentagon data from 2019, among female service members, the divorce rate averages 7%, and among male service members, it is 2.5%. Military divorce rates are 3.2%, whereas civilian divorce rates are 2.9%. This may be due to the additional challenges military couples face, such as […]Read More
The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) of 2009 is the first of two amendments to the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that extend privileges and protections to service members’ spouses. Amendments under the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 expanded those benefits. According to MilitaryOneSource, “MSSRA allows military spouses to maintain legal residence […]Read More
Military identification cards provide access to many services and benefits. These include Tricare health insurance, legal assistance, education benefits, use of commissaries and exchanges; restaurant and store discounts; and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. The Department of Defense issues all eligible military members, dependents, spouses and civilian workers appropriate identification for access to military bases, […]Read More
Military veterans receive several benefits even after they leave the service, including invitations to special events. That includes Thanksgiving, where veterans are welcomed for meals on base and at local veterans service organizations. Military Base Thanksgiving All military branches prepare Thanksgiving feasts on base, and veterans are invited to attend to ensure they don’t need […]Read More