Make Milspouse Emergency a 10 Minute Crisis

Two nights ago I rushed my son to the ER for stiches. It took all my might not to laugh the entire way there. He never heard me laugh. I was sure to show him all the love and compassion a scared … [Read more...]

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You Could Get Paid to Drop Weight

Sound like a gimmick? It's not. Researchers in New York are looking for almost 300 military spouses to participate in a weight loss study and program starting in April. If you get chosen you could … [Read more...]

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More Commissaries Lose Bakery, Deli Sections

Commissary shoppers at 22 more stores will be without deli and bakery sections, likely until early June, according to officials with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). That means all gourmet … [Read more...]

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Dear Suicide: I Don’t Know How to Stop You

You are an enemy I cannot see until it is too late. And I don't know how to stop you. I'm tired of you taking my friends' spouses. I'm tired of you taking children, wives, husbands, daddies, … [Read more...]

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Make Milspouse Emergency a 10 Minute Crisis

Two nights ago I rushed my son to the ER for stiches. It took all my might not to laugh the entire way there. He never heard me laugh. I was sure to show him all the love and compassion a scared … [Read more...]

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You Could Get Paid to Drop Weight

Sound like a gimmick? It's not. Researchers in New York are looking for almost 300 military spouses to participate in a weight loss study and program starting in April. If you get chosen you could … [Read more...]

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More Commissaries Lose Bakery, Deli Sections

Commissary shoppers at 22 more stores will be without deli and bakery sections, likely until early June, according to officials with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). That means all gourmet … [Read more...]

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Dear Suicide: I Don’t Know How to Stop You

You are an enemy I cannot see until it is too late. And I don't know how to stop you. I'm tired of you taking my friends' spouses. I'm tired of you taking children, wives, husbands, daddies, … [Read more...]

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How Many ISIS Threats Will it Take?

It's now happening monthly. In January CENTCOM's twitter account was hacked. In February I and a handful of other military spouses received tailor-made threats via Twitter. And late last week the … [Read more...]

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Columnist: Ditch Veteran Preference, Military Discounts

When military spouses and others ask for discounts or special treatment at a business, they are not only embarrassing the military community, but they are encouraging a military-civilian divide … [Read more...]

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Celebrate Your Military Kid With Reading

Why is the internet riddled with photos of Cat-in-the-Hat hats, Thing 1 & Thing 2 costumes and Dr. Seuss quotes lately? Simple: March is National Reading Month and that annual Read Across America … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Hit the MOAA Spouse Career Event

Remember that stay-at-home mom business? It ends. My first born is heading off to college and my second will be a junior in the fall. My servicemember is looking at PCS orders again. We will move this … [Read more...]

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MilSpouse Shoots Husband Home to Surprise Her

Imagine this: there's been a lot of robberies in your neighborhood. Your husband isn't due home so you set the house alarm, but you're still feeling nervous. That chirping of the alarm as someone … [Read more...]

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Pick Your Own Cuts: The GI Bill

Among a pile of recommended changes to military benefits made early this year by a commission convened by Congress was a series of suggested changes to military education benefits. You can read … [Read more...]

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When the Cape Comes Off: Reintegration On the Guard Side

I love Superman. He is by far my favorite superhero, but there is something utterly ridiculous about the Clark Kent “disguise." I never could wrap my mind around the fact that he could change his … [Read more...]

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New Military.com Pay App Makes Life Easier

A new app focused on military pay and benefits takes the guess work -- and googling -- out of exactly what your paycheck should look like. The app, run by Military.com and available for both iPhone … [Read more...]

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How Introverts Make Military Friendships

I think military life may have turned my husband and I into an "outgoing introvert."  My husband was voted “Shyest” in his high school class. If my high school would have had that Senior … [Read more...]

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When a Natural Disaster Steps Into Military Life

Wives were talking about staying or going. I decided to stay. Anything I was experiencing didn’t seem as bad as what the Japanese were facing. In March of 2011, my husband and I had been … [Read more...]

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Flag as MilFam Photo Prop ‘Shocking’ and ‘Disrespectful?’

There's nothing like a service member in uniform with his newborn. Maybe it was giving birth alone that did me in. Maybe it's the troops I've seen meet their babies for the first time at the … [Read more...]

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You Say: ‘Don’t Touch My Tricare’

A few weeks ago we asked our readers to tell us which of the suggested Tricare cuts, if any, they liked the best. Both a commission tasked by Congress with examining military benefits and the … [Read more...]

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Too Much Praise Puts the ‘Brat’ in ‘Military Brat?’

I want my military kids to know I am always proud of how they adapt and overcome. I want to encourage them. I do not want them to grow-up to be aggressive, narcissistic jerks. But a new study … [Read more...]

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New Law Eases Burden for Special Needs Military Kids

A new law has taken a big load off the shoulders of special needs military families who want to stay in the service until retirement. The Disabled Military Child Protection Act, signed into law by … [Read more...]