Author Archives: Commander in Chief At home

About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a writer, editor, teacher, and (Autism) mom.

My UnOrthodox Life- Trainwreck or Triumph?

By now, if you are in any way connected to Jewish life, you have heard of the Netflix reality show, My Unorthodox Life. I’ve seen several polemic opinion pieces about it written by people who have not actually seen the … Continue reading

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Alert: Food Assistance For Military Families

Greetings! Do you have children who aren’t receiving meals at school due to virtual learning? Are you in a military family and curious about how to access food support for your children? On Wednesday, April 28, our partners at the Food … Continue reading

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We Need You: Join The 1 Million Meals Challenge

Greetings!No military family should ever have to worry about how they are going to afford their next meal. But that is the reality for 1 in 8 of the military families who responded to our survey before the COVID-19 pandemic. Be … Continue reading

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Military Families in Texas Lead Nation in Food Insecurity

Military families in Texas lead nation in food insecurity in second national survey New study reveals startling trends about military food insecurity, finances, health, and community WASHINGTON — A new report released today by the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) revealed that … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Exposure Victims can Claim VA benefits and compensation

Guest Post: Toxic contamination has been identified as an epidemic at most of the U.S. military bases. Toxins arise as a result of military-related operations as well as natural or industrial sources. It has been observed that merely living on … Continue reading

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United States Tax Requirements for non-Citizen Resellers on Amazon

Guest Post By Ines Zemelman. Founder of Taxes for Expats One of the many ways in which the world is smaller thanks to technology is the ease with which a non-US seller can sell products in the United States. … Continue reading

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Intimate Partner Violence Plagued Military Couples Even Before Quarantine

MFAN Survey Finds Military Families Overwhelmingly Aware of Domestic Violence in their Neighborhoods & Social Circles   WASHINGTON — Quarantining at home through the stressors of COVID-19 has amplified issues in already problematic relationships, leading to a surge in domestic violence … Continue reading

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Military Families Struggled to Access Mental Health Care- Even Before the Pandemic

MFAN Survey Finds that Military Families are Interested in Receiving Care Through Telehealth  WASHINGTON — In newly released data, only half of the military and veteran family members who responded to MFAN’s 2019 Military Family Support Programming Survey, presented by … Continue reading

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Military Support Town Hall Meeting

Friday, March 27 White House Update, Featuring Special Guest: Jenny Korn Deputy Assistant to the President Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Liaison Part 1: Early Childhood Education Supporting Early Child Care and Education During the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Military Crisis

Guest Post   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) represents a massive underserved personal and economic burden in the United States, with an estimated $80 billion in lifetime costs alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2006-2014, … Continue reading

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