About Amy Bushatz

Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.

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Poll: Paycheck Worries Scare Away Vacation?

Budget cuts. Paycheck squabbles. Downsizing. Unpredictable deployment schedule. ... Summer vacation? With school on the verge of getting out for the year (or already out in some places) many … [Read more...]

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Annual Free Museum Program Now Open

If you're looking for a fun way to spend some of the hotter days of summer, you're going to really love the annual Blue Star Museums program. Now in its sixth year, the program works with museums … [Read more...]

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Memorial Day: Take Time to Remember

On Memorial Day we set aside time as a nation to remember those who fell in service to our country. "We will never forget," we say, and yet for almost every day of the year the truth is that we get … [Read more...]

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Commissary Bakeries, Delis to Reopen

The bakery and deli sections at 44 stateside commissaries will be back in business by the end of June, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) officials announced May 20. The sections had shuttered … [Read more...]

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Here’s When Your Commissary Will Get Wi-Fi

If you're a heavy mobile Wi-Fi user or you like to download coupons while shopping, you're probably pretty happy that the commissary system is working to join us all in the 21st century by adding … [Read more...]

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Name a Service Puppy, Honor a Service Member

Parents, spouses and friends of fallen troops often tell me that their biggest fear is that their loved one will be forgotten. There is something powerful about just saying their names, about just … [Read more...]

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Poll: Easy Gun Purchases for all MilSpouses?

A bill proposed this month by a congressman from Virginia would make it significantly easier for military spouses to purchase guns, regardless of where they live or where they claim … [Read more...]

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Our Favorite Quotes From D.C. MilSpouse Week

So you couldn't be in Washington, D.C. the week of May 3 for all the military spouse hoopla? That's OK. Because we've got a rundown of our favorite quotes just for you. As the head of … [Read more...]

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DoD to Start Advertising Family Help On Private Sites

The Defense Department will soon begin advertising military family resources on privately owned websites, a top DoD official announced May 7. "It's new that DoD is letting us engage in digital … [Read more...]

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The Magic Power of These Puppies

That dogs make great therapy animals for physically or emotionally disabled veterans is not new. Using the actual dog training as emotional boot camp for recovering war-fighters? That’s a whole … [Read more...]

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DoD Keeps Tutor.com Freebie

A Defense Department program that gives free tutoring services to the dependents of service members will keep going until at least the end of March, 2016. The program with Tutor.com gives … [Read more...]

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Boot Camp Teaches Spouses to Run for Office

Military spouses need to have a seat at the political table if they want the military family story to be heard. That's the message a group of about 50 female military spouses heard at a political … [Read more...]

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One Nationwide License for Teacher Spouses?

If you're a military spouse whose chosen career field requires any kind of state-based license, you probably pay special attention to the push for what supporters called "license portability" -- the … [Read more...]

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GI Bill Transfer Came Down to ‘Do Spouses Serve?’

Over the last few months we've taken the opportunity to explain some of the proposed benefits cuts to you -- while letting you weigh in with what you think the best outcome may be through polls. In … [Read more...]

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IG: Unchecked Contractors Had Army Family Private Info

A cascade of problems started by an Army decision to switch who manages their childcare subsidy program resulted in the personal information of over 9,000 Army children being available to contractors … [Read more...]

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Guaranteed Time Off Before Deployment Pushed in Bill

A bill recently proposed in Congress would guarantee you time off before your service member deploys no matter what kind of job you have. Right now you are guaranteed two weeks of time off under a … [Read more...]

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Surprise! Real Military Appreciation From the White House

What if I told you that the military support message coming from a pair of female celebrities and First Lady Michelle Obama was actually on target? It may be one of my biggest … [Read more...]

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Poll: Cover When Nursing on Base or Leave

A new policy at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho issued April 16 that was rescinded today after coming under heavy fire said that moms on base -- unless they are on duty service members or … [Read more...]