Hidden PTSD Symptoms You May Be Missing

“I really couldn’t tell if it was me or the PTSD,” said Angela* an Army wife. “It didn’t matter. He wasn’t going to live here any more without seeing a therapist.” Angela told me that … [Read more...]

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How to Stay Close With Grandparents While Far Away

Growing up I was very close to my grandparents. I was lucky enough to have four grandparents and three great-grandparents for most of my childhood. I lived close enough for weekend visits and … [Read more...]

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Why Male Spouses Are Ignored

What’s the biggest stereotype about military spouses? That we are all female. We totally missed it in our list of Military Spouse Stereotypes We Hate Most. Sociologists would have a field day … [Read more...]

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Your Perfect Time for College? Try Now!

You want a degree and you have waited for the right time to get started. Supporting your spouse’s military career, raising children, a move on the horizon – it’s easy to postpone your goals when … [Read more...]

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Hidden PTSD Symptoms You May Be Missing

“I really couldn’t tell if it was me or the PTSD,” said Angela* an Army wife. “It didn’t matter. He wasn’t going to live here any more without seeing a therapist.” Angela told me that … [Read more...]

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How to Stay Close With Grandparents While Far Away

Growing up I was very close to my grandparents. I was lucky enough to have four grandparents and three great-grandparents for most of my childhood. I lived close enough for weekend visits and … [Read more...]

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Why Male Spouses Are Ignored

What’s the biggest stereotype about military spouses? That we are all female. We totally missed it in our list of Military Spouse Stereotypes We Hate Most. Sociologists would have a field day … [Read more...]

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Your Perfect Time for College? Try Now!

You want a degree and you have waited for the right time to get started. Supporting your spouse’s military career, raising children, a move on the horizon – it’s easy to postpone your goals when … [Read more...]

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All 50 States Now Offer Military Child Education Help

PCSing with school-aged kids or teens is now just a little easier in all 50 states, thanks to an inter-state education agreement that is now law across the U.S. The governor of New York State, … [Read more...]

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MilSpouse Honored by White House as ‘Champion of Change’

The White House is honoring a set of veterans and military spouses  Aug 27 as part of the Obama administration's Champions of Change program. Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, founder of MSB New Media … [Read more...]

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Car Lost in Shipping? How to Join a Lawsuit

A pair of attorneys based in Georgia have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Defense Department contractor responsible for shipping service member's cars to and from overseas bases. And if your … [Read more...]

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We Got the Pink Slip – And We’re Okay

Every time I see a story like this one about another service member getting pushed out and another family getting the pink slip, my stomach turns. Partially out of fear (because I know that sinking … [Read more...]

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Five Tips for Cleaning Military Uniforms

Because camouflage doesn't clean itself. And, for reasons I don't understand (and, for the record, don't like), the 'don't touch my gear' rule seems to apply to everything but the dirty cammies. The … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Things To START Doing in Your Military Life

We already told you what you should STOP doing in your military life.  That was so easy.  We are all so good at picking apart our current performance (and the current performance of … [Read more...]

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9 Ombudsman Rules I Learned From a Navy SEAL Team

An Ombudsman is faced with enormous responsibility during deployment. The command Ombudsman also has a tremendous opportunity to lead by example and to deeply love those who wait. I had the honor … [Read more...]

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Law Gives Dependent GI Bill Users In-State Tuition

A bill recently signed into law makes it so anyone using the post-9/11 GI Bill will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of how long they have lived in the state. The federal government can't … [Read more...]

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Lynn Carroll: This Is Who You Are Missing

When death comes to the military community, it comes by Facebook. Tuesday morning Amy messaged me, “You knew Lynn Carroll, didn’t you? Anyway, she passed away. Cancer.” Cancer? Somehow Army … [Read more...]

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Why Don’t You Have a Plan B, Soldier?

“Always, always have a Plan B,” a SpouseBuzz reader advised an Army wife whose husband was recently passed over. “We serve at the pleasure of the President, and, as has been said by other … [Read more...]

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Do 25 Percent of Military Families Use Food Banks?

A new report by Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, says that 25 percent of military personnel use food banks. Could that possibly be true? Before I dive into the numbers let me … [Read more...]

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Open Access Bases to Require Visitor Passes Again

If you have the pleasure of living on a base where visitors simply show their drivers licenses to get on, or you count on showing yours when you forget your DoD ID card at home, that's about to … [Read more...]

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Did Gen. Amos Really Try to ‘Take Down’ the President?

You may have seen the footage or heard the rumor -- Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos slammed the president, blamed him for the current Iraq and basically took down Obama. Shocking, right? But true? … [Read more...]

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Dear Army: You Made a Mistake

Dear Army, You made a mistake. I know you don’t enjoy being told that, but I feel I have earned the right to let you know. I understand the need to "trim the fat." I understand the logic … [Read more...]