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Maggie Hahn, Military Affairs Relationship Director, USAA's Military Advocacy Group

Summer is approaching, and that means it'll soon be peak moving season for thousands of military families. For the average military family, a permanent change in station occurs every two to three years 2 1/2 times more frequently than civilian families. Maggie Hahn is the Military Affairs Relationship Director for the United States Automobile Association's Military Advocacy Group. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some advice for military families headed to a new home.

Tags: Maggie Hahn , USAA , DoD , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/08/2015, 09:44am EDT

OPM extends more benefits to feds in military families

Federal workers with a family member serving overseas in the military will be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for reasons including arranging childcare, attending military events and receiving counseling. The new rule goes into effect next month.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Family and Medical Leave Act , OPM , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 07:00pm EDT

DoD, USDA partner to help military families

Brent Elrod, the national program leader of military and veterans programs at USDA, talked to Federal News Radio about some of the programs that will be offered through the initiative.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Brent Elrod , USDA , Military Extension Partnership , Joining Forces , collaboration ,

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 11:38am EDT

Defense promotes well-being of military families

The Defense Department is working to expand and integrate its network of military and civilian helping professionals to ensure military families receive the support and care they need for years to come.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 10:40am EDT

Military families to be cleared for return to Japan

The State Department has lifted its voluntary authorized departure order for U.S. government family members in Japan.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , pay and benefits , Japan , evacuation

Friday - 04/15/2011, 11:05am EDT

Fort Detrick opens up housing to non-military families

Housing occupancy rates have dropped too low recently, prompting Fort Detrick to open up on-post housing to nonmilitary families for the first time.

Tags: Fort Detrick , housing ,

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:22am EST

Film to help families of deployed warriors

Everyday life can be challenging for families who have loved ones at war, but the holidays are especially tough.

Tags: holidays , deployment , Vulcan Productions , Bonnie Benhamin Pharris , Michael Kilpatrick , independent films

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 11:39pm EST

Moran defends accusations of opponent's lack of service

A Virginia congressman is on the defensive eight days before the general election for comments he made about the lack of service in the record of his opponent, a retired military officer.

Tags: Jim Moran , Patrick Murray , Virginia Eighth District , Va. Eight District , military , military service , Pentagon , Evan Haning , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 10/25/2010, 10:51am EDT