About Amy Bushatz

Amy is the managing editor 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 an Associate Editor. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on NPR and in the New York Times. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.

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Officials: Troops’ Return Flights Mostly On Time

If there is one thing the family of a returning service member knows it's this: when it comes to homecoming, stuff changes. The hot second you have your dress and shoes picked out and the … [Read more...]

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Why the Ebola Fight Scares Us

Sometimes I have an imagination that would put Anne Shirley to shame. When I close my eyes and pictures what "fight Ebola" means I see a cross between Star Wars,  The Walking Dead and the … [Read more...]

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Army Family Ordered to Remove Offensive Decorations

An Army family on Fort Campbell, Ky. removed an "offensive" Halloween display that appears to depict a lynching after post officials ordered them to do so, according to a local news website. The … [Read more...]

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New List: The Best Places to Start Post-Military Life

If you're one of the thousands of military families looking to transition out of the force over the next few years, you're about to make a big decision -- where to look for a job and settle … [Read more...]

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Financial Protections for Military Members Go Too Far?

A new series of rules is meant to give even more financial protection to service members and their families. But where does the spending babysitting stop and the personal responsibility … [Read more...]

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4 Things to Do at Every Duty Station

So you moved to a new duty station -- or are about to move away from an old one. You're overwhelmed with housing, finding or saying goodbye to new friends and the exact location of your kids shot … [Read more...]

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Know an Amazing MilKid? Operation Homefront Nominations Open

Every year Operation Homefront gives five extraordinary military kids a chance to shine all on their own. And you could be responsible for nominating one of the next step. The organization's … [Read more...]

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Big Changes to How You Pay for Your PCS

We have all heard the advice: start saving for you next PCS now, because even though many of the expenses are reimbursable, they come out of your pocket first. Now all of that has changed, in … [Read more...]

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The Troops and Ebola Stories You’ve Seen are Wrong

You've seen the headlines and felt the panic. "US troops deployed to battle Ebola in West Africa WON'T be equipped with Hazmat suits"  "US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training" We … [Read more...]

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MilFam Appreciation: ‘How Lucky I Am’

They say that military families are the backbone of their service members. We are there to support, encourage and love. We are a reason to keep pushing toward redeployment. We are the reason for a … [Read more...]

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Commissary and Plastic: No Ban on the Horizon

As more and more grocery stores and municipalities ban plastic bags or, in some places like Washington, D.C., tax their use, the commissary still offers them. But after one website questioned … [Read more...]

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Operation Homefront Food Event Coming to You

A new free grocery and healthy eating event may be coming to a military installation near you thanks to Operation Homefront and grants from the Walmart Foundation. The Growing Healthy Military … [Read more...]

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US Produce at Commissaries in Asia Safe for Now

A plan announced in February to slash the amount of produce flown from the U.S. to commissaries in Asia and instead source all produce locally has been put on hold for now, commissary officials … [Read more...]

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MilSpouse Up for Pillsbury Bake-Off Award

A D.C. based Marine Corps spouse is one of 100 finalists for the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off contest thanks to a handy homemade donut recipe. Megan Beimer, 31, said she has always enjoyed baking … [Read more...]

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Stay-at-Home Dad Group Gives Unique ManSpouse Support

In the male heavy military with so many spouse support groups focused on the female majority, stay-at-home Dads (SAHD) can seem like a rare breed. As hard as being a SAHD stationed stateside is, … [Read more...]

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Some Tricare Paper Notifications Going Away

Tricare is moving many of its notifications from postal mail to an online system, the agency announced Oct 1. The change will be effective immediately, according to a release from Tricare, and … [Read more...]

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Why Cars Shipped Later by IAL Get Delivered First

As we muddle through the continued drama over vehicles shipped to and from overseas military bases by a Defense Department contractor, I've had the honor of listening to or reading the complaints and … [Read more...]

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Anti-Hunger Org Calls for DoD Food Benefit Changes

Junior military personnel or those with large households can apply for a Defense Department food assistance subsidy to be added directly to their paycheck every month, instead of applying for or using … [Read more...]