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April is the “Month of the Military Child,” this month is a time to honor youth affiliated with the military. These silent heroes that stand behind our men and women in uniform make sacrifices every time their loved one deploys or leaves for training. This year Military Leadership has chosen the theme “Young Lives, BIG [...]

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All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report [...]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website, more than 18 million individuals or 8.5% of the American population suffers from alcohol use disorders. Countless family members and children suffer the devastating consequences of loving a family member with an alcohol-use disorder. In fact, 25% of American [...]

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This month the Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection (WERC) assisted its 500th participant in finding meaningful employment. It is a distinct honor to help service members and families’ transition from active duty service to finding a career path that is significant to them. This process can be daunting if you are alone and don’t know where [...]

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Military Family Assistance Centers (FACs) were formed to provide a geographically dispersed network to provide information, resources, referrals, and outreach for our service members of all military branches and their families throughout their deployment cycle.

When a loved one is deployed, family members are affected. Issues may occur that require assistance to find appropriate resources. [...]

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Military Family Leave Provisions

Are you familiar with the portion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that applies to military families? When service members are deployed, temporary medical leave may be granted under certain circumstances. If FMLA requested is unpaid leave, employees and dependents with group health insurance coverage remain covered throughout [...]

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