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Military Transition
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Stories that serve you and your family during the transition to civilian life.

5 Military Spouse Tips for a Better Military Retirement

Military transition or retirement can look different for everyone, we can all use some tips for what to look out for, right?   Five years ago, our family lived a “revolving door” life typical of those assigned to a training center. Our soldier was always coming or going, week after week, late night after late night. Family stability was measured in

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Be a Part of the Military Transition Conversation

Transitions can be difficult. As a military spouse for one, two or three decades you’ve certainly lived through more than your fair share of them. And for that, all of us here at USAA would like to tip our caps to you as you embark on what could be the most challenging of the many transitions you’ve faced. It can

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Prepare Yourself and Your Spouse for Military Retirement

Article originally published on Independent.com For “old school” folks, who like paper calendars, 2023 might bring something new and important – a special date, circled, stared, hearted, or otherwise celebrated on the family calendar. It is the date of our Service Member’s transition or retirement from military service. A date when you stop being an active-duty family and start being a

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Military Marriage: When You’ve Forgotten

And there’s a good reason for this. We spend so much time trying to live in the present, putting together the pieces from one PCS to another, dreaming of the day when we’ll finally be settled. But that day doesn’t come for a long time because deployments and new duty assignments overshadow it. And who we were at the beginning of this adventure fades a little more and a little more with each move, each promotion.

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