Lori Waddell

Lori Waddell serves as Co-director of an emergency response COAD in Montana, a freelance writer, and an Air Force Key Spouse. She is passionate about empowering communities and individuals through knowledge and resources. She currently lives in Montana with her husband and two children.

Iowa BAH Rates 2023

Here are Iowa BAH Rates. BAH Rates (Basic Allowance for Housing) for cities and bases in Iowa such as Des Moines and Camp Dodge.

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My Military Child Is Going to College, What About TRICARE?

What You Need to Know About TRICARE When Your Military Child Goes to College Your military child has turned 18 and is headed off to college. Until now, it has never been a question about what type of TRICARE they would need. You have TRICARE Prime, so they do. But when a military child leaves…

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Lesser-Known GI Bill Benefits

GI Bill Benefits You May Not Know About Entrepreneurship Training Pilot Training Veteran Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) Correspondence Training Foreign Programs Independent and Distance Learning Non-College Degree Programs Entrepreneurship Training Want to start a business? Already have your own business? You may qualify to use GI Bill benefits for training to become business owners…

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American Sign Language Degrees for Military & Veterans

Did you know that you can take American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill the 2nd-language requirement in college? In fact, ASL can be found as  Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. ASL is a wonderful field of study for students seeking an interesting and fulfilling major that can lead to a wide variety of profitable careers. Learn more.

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Top Veteran Friendly Schools by State: Michigan

Top Veteran Friendly Schools: Michigan The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has awarded Veteran Friendly School status to 63 institutions of higher education for the 2021-2022 school year. This program recognizes postsecondary institutions that are committed to supporting the needs of military-connected students. Since its inception in 2013, the Veteran Friendly School (VFS) program has increased…

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Active Duty Degrees: Coast Guard Volunteer Education

Volunteer Education Opportunities in the Coast Guard Members of the United States Coast Guard who are interested in obtaining a college degree while in the service should check out the Volunteer Education Services department. For many of the resources that follow, you will need your Coast Guard login credentials to proceed. Volunteer Education Services The…

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Support Our Scholars: Scholarships & Mentorships for Women Students

Scholarships & Mentorship for Women Students If you are a transitioning female veteran, military spouse, or family member, there is a fantastic scholarship opportunity for you through Support Our Scholars. Support Our Scholars “Our organization selects young women with exceptional academic achievement and mentors them throughout their four years of college and beyond. We know…

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Degrees for Military and Veterans

Are you in the military or did you already serve? Thinking about pursuing a college degree? Get valuable info about degree programs for active military and veterans.

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Chicano Studies: Degrees & Careers for Military and Veterans

Chicano and Latino Studies is designed to help students understand the multicultural dimensions of society. Student veterans who have a passion for the social sciences and students who wish to pursue careers that serve mixed ethnic communities will find a degree in Chicano and Latino Studies particularly appealing.

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Become a Massage Therapist with Your GI Bill®

Less School, More Pay: Become a Massage Therapist Massage therapy is a popular career choice that focuses on both treatment for specific ailments and overall health and wellness. An education and training in massage therapy is typically found as a postsecondary certificate program and as an associate degree program.  But does the GI Bill pay…

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FAFSA Changes Coming: Good & Bad

Analysis of Changes Coming for FAFSA On July 1, 2023, there will be big changes in the way FAFSA operates. These changes result from the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) 2021, which was passed in December 2020 to expand provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  While many policy…

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Top 5 Jobs in America

As a nation, as we continue to emerge from the pandemic and face an uncertain but optimistically bright outlook.  It is essential to remember the opportunities that await us as we move towards the future. For service members and veterans, this outlook is paramount, considering the obstacles they face when transitioning into civilian life. This article explores the top 5 jobs in America and what you can do to be prepared to enter that career field.

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Getting a Degree in Environmental Studies

Earn a Degree in Environmental Studies as Military or a Veteran A degree in Environmental Studies prepares students for a variety of interesting and profitable careers. An environmental studies degree will provide students with education and skills that can be applied across a spectrum of disciplines including science, social behavior, and humanities. Students can gain…

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College Scholarships for Southwestern US Residents

Scholarships for Those Living in Southwestern U.S. States When people think of the Southwest, they typically think of scorching sunshine, jaw-dropping landscapes, canyons, deserts, ethnic diversity, and Mexican-inspired cuisine. The region also boasts some excellent colleges and universities, as well as scholarship opportunities for veterans. Here’s a list of great scholarships for those living in…

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