• Senate Bill Would Encourage Companies to Hire Military Spouses

    Senate Bill Would Encourage Companies to Hire Military Spouses0

    New legislation aimed at addressing military spouse unemployment would provide businesses a federal tax credit for hiring military spouses as well as make child care more affordable for military families. The bill would extend the applicability of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which offers employers a credit of up to $9,600 for hiring certain categories

  • Commission Recommendations to Benefit Military Families0

    Several recommendations from the congressionally established commission reviewing military compensation are expected to support military families, according to sources familiar with the final report. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will recommend DOD build more child development centers on installations, a response to military families’ long-standing complaints about the lack of sufficient child care, reported Military Times. The commission reportedly will call for preserving existing commissary benefits, including selling items at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge …

  • Young Children Feel the Strains of War Too, Research Finds0

    Children in military families under the age of six are particularly vulnerable to the impact of deployments and other challenges related to military service, according to a new report by Child Trends. Parents and caregivers should be taught to better manage child behavior as the strain on military families after more than a decade of war is felt by young children just as it is by older children and non-deployed adults, according to the report. Young children are at risk because of their emotional dependence on adults and their developing brains’ susceptibility to high levels of stress …