Are You Crazy Or Is Military Life Crazymaking?

Sometimes I wonder whether I am crazy to be trying to make a life with a military guy or whether the military life is actually making me crazy? Not only do I have my own list of crazymaking … [Read more...]

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Huge Proposed 2016 Commissary Cuts: What They Mean

A leaked draft cuts proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to the Defense Department shows one thing very clearly: cuts are likely going to happen, and they are not going to be … [Read more...]

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BAH Changes and On-Base Housing: What it Means

You probably heard the news on Military.com last week that military leaders are working with privatized housing for two major changes. First, they are no longer going to be covering renters insurance … [Read more...]

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My Dream House Is Not What I Thought

“Wow, so now that he’s retiring, you’re going to buy a house! You’ve moved so many times, I bet you know exactly what you want," a civilian friend said to me. You'd think so, right?  My … [Read more...]

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Are You Crazy Or Is Military Life Crazymaking?

Sometimes I wonder whether I am crazy to be trying to make a life with a military guy or whether the military life is actually making me crazy? Not only do I have my own list of crazymaking … [Read more...]

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Huge Proposed 2016 Commissary Cuts: What They Mean

A leaked draft cuts proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to the Defense Department shows one thing very clearly: cuts are likely going to happen, and they are not going to be … [Read more...]

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BAH Changes and On-Base Housing: What it Means

You probably heard the news on Military.com last week that military leaders are working with privatized housing for two major changes. First, they are no longer going to be covering renters insurance … [Read more...]

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My Dream House Is Not What I Thought

“Wow, so now that he’s retiring, you’re going to buy a house! You’ve moved so many times, I bet you know exactly what you want," a civilian friend said to me. You'd think so, right?  My … [Read more...]

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What I Learned About Career From Young Spouses

Do you ever wish you could tell the younger version of yourself some words of wisdom about your career? I recently had a chat with a newer military spouse about her experiences assimilating into … [Read more...]

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Why Am I The One Explaining The War?

As we prepare for yet another upcoming deployment, I find myself increasingly stressed out about those innocent conversations I have with well-meaning friends. Me: "Yes, he's deploying." Friend: … [Read more...]

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5 Frugal Living Tips for 2015

A new survey says that middle class military families are focusing their financial goals for 2015 on frugal living. They want to get out of debt, cut back their spending, budget, use more cash and … [Read more...]

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Disability Help Added to Exchange Gas Stations

If you are a disabled military member or military family member who either has trouble getting out of your car to pump gas or getting the attention of a gas station attended to do it for you, life is … [Read more...]

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Why ‘American Sniper’ is for Military Wives

When the husband of one of my close friends was killed in Iraq, she slipped an e e cummings poem into his casket before he was buried at Arlington. That poem ran through my mind, in verses and lines, … [Read more...]

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Military Spouse of the Year Round One Voting Open

We recently told you about the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year awards -- an annual nationwide program that not only allows military and non-military folks alike to nominate their … [Read more...]

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Commissary Keeping Curbside Pick-up Pilot

If you are one of the lucky ducks who lives where the commissary is piloting its Click2Go curbside pick-up program, you are in the money for an extra year, commissary officials recently … [Read more...]

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Military Wife on Bed Rest? HA.

Two years ago around this time, I was put on bed rest when I was pregnant with our first child. NBD.  The staff at Walter Reed were awesome, hubs was deployed, and I was staying with my mom. Can you … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Things I Learned From Reading Ms. Vicki

Is Ms. Vicki real? When I first started editing Military.com’s Ms. Vicki column, people asked me some strange questions. Is Ms. Vicki real? (Yes.) Is Ms. Vicki a man? (No.) Is Ms. Vicki a … [Read more...]

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The Love Fight: Did You Marry An Achiever?

Achievers and Connectors often marry each other in military (and civilian) life, but can they live happily ever after? It ain't easy. According to psychologist Tony Ferretti and physician Peter … [Read more...]

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Marine Corps Exchange Ditches Some MilFam Books

The Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) system, which runs 17 stores on Marine bases stateside and in Japan, has elected to send back to the publisher many military family books, including those previously … [Read more...]

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Submit Your Spouse of the Year Nominations NOW

Let's face it, our community is full of amazing people doing astounding things for their communities. A little public recognition not only sounds like a good idea -- it is the least we can do for … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Should Your Service Member Do For You?

Yes, yes, yes. It’s an honor and a privilege to be married to a noble member of the military. We should be thanking them for all they do to selflessly serve this country.  Does that mean that they … [Read more...]

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Survey: Accessing Benefits Really IS Hard

If you've ever tried to use military healthcare, get childcare on base or get employment help you've probably noticed one, overwhelming thing: it's hard. Maybe it's that there are no appointments for … [Read more...]