Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

WASHINGTON — June 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a significant update for eligible Veterans, active-duty Service members, and surviving spouses using the VA-guaranteed home loan benefit. Starting August 10, 2024, these individuals can now pay for certain real estate buyer-broker fees when purchasing a home. This change ensures that Veterans remain competitive in the homebuying market, particularly in light of a key class-action settlement involving the National Association of REALTORS® set to take effect later this summer. Previously, Veterans were unable to ... read more

This is such an amazing program! Below are the details from Operation Homefront: Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2024 Back-to-School Brigade events! Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that they can. Please note that this event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children only who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2024-2025 school year. If you do not have a MyOH ( My Operation Homefront ) profile, you will need to create one before you can register for the event. Be sure to fill out the event ... read more

For military families seeking well-deserved rest and relaxation, Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) offer a haven of tranquility and adventure. From beachside retreats to mountain getaways, these exclusive resorts provide affordable vacation options tailored to the unique needs of military personnel and their families. If you haven't experienced a vacation at an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort and are not familiar with what they are, here is a little background. WHAT ARE ARMED FORCES RECREATION CENTER RESORTS? Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) are resort-style vacation destin... read more

Looking for Some Free Fun this Summer? The Blue Star Museums Program is back again for 2024! About Blue Star Museums: We are so excited to share that the Blue Star Museums program is backin 2024. This is a wonderful program and we are excited to share that it will be bigger and better than ever this year with over 2,000 museums participating nationwide! ABOUT BLUE STAR MUSEUMS Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admi... read more

Throughout April, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is saluting America’s youngest heroes worldwide with free events, activities and an exclusive sweepstakes during the Month of the Military Child. Starting April 1, the Exchange will give away military “brat patches” at PXs and BXs worldwide. Military children can pick up the collectable patch, an exclusive accessory designed by the Exchange for military children since 2017, at checkout while supplies last. “Military children serve an important role, and the Exchange is honored to celebrate their service and sacrifice,” said Air Force Chi... read more