On March 25th, America celebrates National Medal of Honor Day. To honor this special commemoration, we're sharing our list of top 10 movies based on real-life Medal of Honor recipients. But first, a little bit about the Medal of Honor award.
The MyCAA scholarship offers you $4000 to pay for continuing education that provide you with immediate skills you can use to obtain your certification. As long you remain eligible, you can utilize the entire $4000 benefit. It's important to remember that to use the scholarship, your spouse must be on active duty and at or below the following pay grades:
The MyCAA scholarship is designed to provide eligible military spouses a way to fund their education. The ultimate goal is to provide you with a career that you can use no matter where you may be living at the time.
Do I Qualify For MyCAA?
If you are wondering who is eligible for MyCAA, there are two main MyCAA qualifications that must be met. First, one must be the spouse of an active duty service member (Title 10 military orders) that fall in these pay grades:
MedCerts is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 335 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.
So there’s this word that we’ve noticed being used by people on our social media posts for the past few months. Ever since we started advertising the MyCAA scholarship on our social media, there have been some really “passionate” responses - some good and others not so good. We try to delete the negative comments but not too soon after here comes another one and then another one. Many of the comments used the same word – the D-word.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was once a bunch of foreign words to me. Now, it’s all too real for me and my family. My oldest son was diagnosed with PTSD over two years ago. My husband also has times where his comes through. Watching someone you love go through changes from this disorder is hard to watch, but watching two people you love is even harder. My husband went to Iraq and my son went to Afghanistan, each having different missions in a war zone at the same time. They both came home changed soldiers. I didn’t understand and wanted to know why. Will I be able to help them, how can I understand this disorder and what is it they are going through?
When you have a family, how do you find a time or place to study? For a single parent or military spouse whose spouse has been deployed, the work-life balance is a lot more complicated and in many cases non-existent. What do you do when the children are running around and your spouse isn’t there to help? Is it possible to study when you have kids who are extremely active, in need of mental stimulation and often looking for attention? And when they don’t get it “stuff” happens. It can be difficult to get some time alone to dedicate to reading or coursework. The truth is you may never get that alone time, unless you wait until they are sleep. So instead of yelling and trying to control your children, a better idea is to involve them.
When it comes to transition it can not always be fun. Sure, we may enjoy the adventure, but the process can be a bit much to bear. Thinking of all that you are leaving behind; friends, family, job, school, church or volunteer organizations. After you have added all of that up, the bad seems to begin to outweigh the good. Here are a few ways that I have overcome the PCS blues and made the best out of every transition.
Permanent Change of Station or PCS is an adjustment for the whole family. Your little battalion may become stressed out by the move and have varying opinions about it. One of the most important things you can remember is to make you and your family’s comfort a top priority in your new home and community. The best way is to think of it as “your normal”. This is your life. It’s alright that it’s different from others.
“The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for our nation’s military service members, veterans and military spouses.” - Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-founder of Victory Media
MedCerts is proud to announce that we have been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly School title isn’t simply awarded to any and every school that admits military students, nor is it a moniker that an institution can self-assign. It is specifically to recognize the top schools in the country who devote the most effort towards welcoming military students and provide them with the resources to be successful from the classroom to the workforce.