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.


OCONUS? Using Move.mil Should Be Seamless

If you have done a permanent change of station (PCS) recently, you've probably used the military's claims website Move.mil. Gone are the days of filling out forms through other means. It's now all … [Read more...]


Commissary Eggs are Pricey, Chicken Headed Back to Korea

When it comes to chicken and chicken-related items at the commissary, there's good news and there's bad news. First, the good news. If you're a chicken fan stationed in Korea, you'll soon be … [Read more...]


Mail-Order Those Drugs: A Tricare How-To

Like many military things, receiving medication via mail through Tricare confounds me. Once upon a time I somehow managed to get a birth control prescription delivered by mail-order instead of paying … [Read more...]


Speak to Power, Connect at These Fall Events

A series of two events from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in two different locations may be just the ticket you need to meet like-minded spouses, hear some great ideas, connect … [Read more...]


PCS Nightmare: When You Only Think You Rented a House

Imagine this one: you pull up to your new rental at your new duty station, ready to get the keys from the person who is supposed to meet you there. You feel like a PCS Ninja. Not only did you land a … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Tell You Have a MilSpouse Friend for Life

It doesn't really matter where you met her. Maybe it was online, or maybe it was in passing at a unit meeting, at your church or through a mutual friend. However it happened, you just knew that this … [Read more...]


4 Important Things About AshleyMadison and MilSpouses

On August 18 hackers made good on a July threat to publish the personal information of over 37 million users of an adultery hook-up website. Among those 37 million email addresses used to register … [Read more...]


Maybe the Stress Is Too Much for Our MilKids

There's no denying it: war is really, really hard. It's hard on the service members. It's hard on the spouses. And it's really hard on the kids. As much as we'd like to think that we universally arm … [Read more...]


Retiring Army Chief’s Spouse Remarks Go Viral

It wasn't controversy that broke the internet over former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno's remarks at his retirement ceremony August 14. It was what he said about Army spouses. When the Army … [Read more...]


Military OneSource Rolls Out Site Redesign

Military OneSource rolled out a fresh new look August 1 in an effort to clean up what the site offers and make it all a little bit easier for users to find. And they succeeded. The redesign was … [Read more...]


Do Troops Really Need Financial Literacy Classes?

Let's make one thing clear -- the question here isn't whether or not troops need financial literacy. I think we can all agree that everyone and their mom could use additional money savvy, and that … [Read more...]


Poll: Ditch the Commissary Surcharge, Raise Prices?

It's been awhile since we got to tell you about a new save-the-commissary scheme. But don't you worry -- we've got something new. Defense officials are getting ready to ask lawmakers to eliminate … [Read more...]


Don’t Let Labels Define You, Smash Them Instead

Maybe it's because we are so often forced to make new sets of in-person friends thanks to frequent moves. Or maybe it's because we are so used to holding down the home front during very stressful … [Read more...]


Commissary Food Bank Donations Reach 4 Million Pounds

Good news: a lot of unsold commissary food is feeding the hungry at food banks around the country. Remember that time in 2013 that the government shut down and most commissaries were completely … [Read more...]


Want That Personal Touch? Check Out This Job Board

There are a lot of job boards out there for military spouses, including one run by the Department of Defense with major, nationwide employers committed to (or claiming to be committed to) hiring … [Read more...]


MilFam Returns Stateside to Huge (Bad) Surprises

A military family with a home in Tampa, Florida returned from an overseas PCS to two big surprises. Not only were people living in their home without their permission or knowledge, but a management … [Read more...]


The Back to School Spending Blues

Even as one of those weird people who has an emotional connection with office supplies (OMG Post-it Notes, amiright?) back-to-school shopping for my six-year-old still drives me crazy. First of all, … [Read more...]


New Program Offers Peer-to-Peer Counseling

Officials with Military OneSource have peeled off from their 800-number counselors pool a group of experts with military experience to run a new peer-to-peer counseling program. The idea behind … [Read more...]