Your Favorite Commissary Cut? None

A few weeks ago we launched a poll telling you to pick your own commissary cuts. We laid out the options that are floating around the military policy world and let you tell us which one you like best. … [Read more...]

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Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker "If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or … [Read more...]

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PTSD and the Family: Maintaining Your Unit

From Somalia to Iraq Ashley Lambert-Wise’s husband, Rob, has served in both the Marines and the Army. Stateside today, he’s engaged in battle with an invisible foe: posttraumatic stress disorder … [Read more...]

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Exchanges’ Customer Services Scores Tank — Here’s Why

If you were paying very close attention last week (or read Military.com Feb. 21) you might have heard that a new report says that the Exchange tied with WalMart for the worst customer service score in … [Read more...]

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Your Favorite Commissary Cut? None

A few weeks ago we launched a poll telling you to pick your own commissary cuts. We laid out the options that are floating around the military policy world and let you tell us which one you like best. … [Read more...]

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Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker "If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or … [Read more...]

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PTSD and the Family: Maintaining Your Unit

From Somalia to Iraq Ashley Lambert-Wise’s husband, Rob, has served in both the Marines and the Army. Stateside today, he’s engaged in battle with an invisible foe: posttraumatic stress disorder … [Read more...]

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Exchanges’ Customer Services Scores Tank — Here’s Why

If you were paying very close attention last week (or read Military.com Feb. 21) you might have heard that a new report says that the Exchange tied with WalMart for the worst customer service score in … [Read more...]

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Army Launches New 2015 Community Services Family Survey

If you are still operating on the hope that all the feedback surveys the military asks us to take actually do something, we've got another one for you, this time from Army Community Services … [Read more...]

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Luck of the Draw: Why This First Kiss Matters

The  community enjoyed another “first” on February 10th when USS San Francisco pulled into port in San Diego. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki, having won the lottery for … [Read more...]

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Free Advice to a Mars Spouse from a MilSpouse

You may have heard about the 100 people who have been selected to go on a ONE WAY trip to Mars. That’s right. They know they are NEVER coming back. And they’re totally cool with … [Read more...]

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Pick Your Own Cuts: Tricare Changes

Among the many budget cut proposals that have popped up this year, the one that would have the biggest day-to-day impact on the lives of everyone -- active duty families, Guard and Reserve users and … [Read more...]

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What You Need to Know About the Clay Hunt Law

They pop up on my Facebook news feed far too often. This soldier got out last year. This Marine had such a bright future ahead of him. This one struggled and we knew it -- and we did what we could. … [Read more...]

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What Does Military Transition Really Do to Marriage?

Very little about military transition is easy. We all know that the military is more than a career track or job -- it's a lifestyle. And unlike most jobs held by the breadwinner, it intimately … [Read more...]

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13 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Military Child

Did you meet a military kid when they made your kid’s baseball team? Did you wonder how they made it on the team when tryouts were weeks ago? Or maybe you saw some military kids in the newspaper … [Read more...]

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No Politics, No Pity, No Pansies

There are lots of ways to honor fallen service members, veterans and military families. They’re all good. Anything honoring someone for doing something of value is good. But “No Politics, … [Read more...]

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Leaving SpouseBuzz: 7 Lucky Things I Learned From You

After a three-year tour as SpouseBuzz editor and Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com, I am moving on. Gah. That kills me to say. It is as wrenching as every one of our 16 PCS … [Read more...]

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SpouseBox Review: The Perfect MilSpouse Pick-Me-Up

If you haven't heard about SpouseBox, the new snail mail subscription service for military spouses, by military spouses you are missing out in a major way. UPDATE: The March SpouseBox sold out in … [Read more...]

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ISIS Threatened Me But They Didn’t Win

It's not every day that you can say "Today I got a personalized tweet from someone claiming to be with ISIS." And that's probably a good thing. It happened like this:  The Twitter account of a … [Read more...]

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Poll: Pick Your Own Commissary Cuts

The last several weeks have been a flood of news about benefit cuts. Commissary cuts, Tricare changes, housing allowance cuts ... whoa. The really confusing part of all this is the different … [Read more...]

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What Real Military Spouses Want for Valentine’s Day

According to love experts, 86 percent of men will buy their Valentine the wrong gift this year. Many of those gift givers will be buying flowers, which, according to these experts, most women don't … [Read more...]

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Tag Us on Instagram in Your #MilCrush Military Love Photos

We want to see your military love photos. Follow us @MilSpouseBuzz on Instagram and tag your photos with #MilCrush in honor of Valentines Day! We are suckers for military love photos here at … [Read more...]