Kathy Roth-Douquet

Pandemic forcing military family support organizations to work overtime

Michelle Baldanza of the Fisher House Foundation, and the Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for with an update.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

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(Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)U.S. Army Pfc. Tess Sandoval assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of two female attack helicopter repairers in the squadron located on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 25, 2019. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

Survey shows widening cracks in service member mental health and benefits issues during COVID

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Military families’ lives stabilizing during coronavirus, but more challenges ahead

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, right, sitting next to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on long-term budgetary challenges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Military stop move order could go into August, Goldfein says

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Debra Haaland

Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers steps in to help military families paying two rents due to stop move order

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Military stop move order leaves service members paying two rents, DoD concerned about moving companies

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Alyssa Breitmayer feeds her class of one-year-olds at the Olathe Family YMCA in Olathe, Kan., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. As early childhood teachers lament toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, officials are mulling changes designed to make meals served to millions of kids in day care healthier.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

‘It’s impossible to get childcare during a crisis,’ military families struggle as coronavirus interrupts benefits

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All military spouses now eligible for occupational license reimbursement

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Tim Kaine

Senators introduce bills to help military spouses with employment, loans

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(DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Booth, U.S. Navy/Released)A U.S. Sailor reunites with his family at Naval Station San Diego, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013, after returning from a seven-month deployment aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). The Princeton conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

New survey paints picture of military force in need of family time

The 2017 Blue Star Families Lifestyle Survey finds military families have a new top concern: time with loved ones.

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First look: 2017 military lifestyle survey finds families feel isolated

Military families are feeling isolated in their communities and that feeling is increasing, according to the Blue Star Families’ annual military lifestyle…

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Tim Kaine

Kaine: Military spouse employment a bipartisan issue

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) thinks Congress can help lower the 21 percent military spouse unemployment rate.

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