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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DoD to Help You Turn Experience Into College Credit

The Defense Department is adding a new facet to the their Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program that aims to help you turn life experiences into college credit: portfolio credit for … [Read more...]

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Lost Car? Senator Wants Your Information

In the craziness that has become seemingly lost cars shipped to and from overseas bases, one Senator is asking users to contact him their issues -- regardless of their state of residence. Sen. Mark … [Read more...]

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Combined Federal Campaign: How to Give

I call it the "fall wall" -- that moment you walk outside on the first morning it's not blazing hot or sufficatingly humid and you feel a certain hint at crispness in the air. Fall is coming, … [Read more...]

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Survey: We All Still Care About Benefits

The results of the annual Blue Star Families Military Lifestyle Survey, expected to be released today, will surprise no one: all military affiliated respondents - active duty spouses, veterans and … [Read more...]

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What Do I Say to My Spouse About Iraq?

So here we are. Parts of Afghanistan, especially the areas outside major population centers, are slowly being retaken. Iraq is Iraq. Our friends who lost buddies over there in both countries are … [Read more...]

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Troop Cars Shipped Recently Showing Up Faster

If you shipped your car to or from an overseas duty station after Aug. 1 (or are getting ready to) you may be in luck. According to a new DoD report based on a random sampling, most cars are now … [Read more...]

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‘Power Hour’ Helps Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it isn't until other people start showing up that you learn what you have is truly a great idea. That's how it worked for Army spouse Alana Le. Like many Army wives, Alana married her … [Read more...]

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44 States Now Offer Military Spouse License Help

If you're a military spouse who holds a professional license, military moves are only getting easier. That's because 44 states now offer some kind of professional licensing help, while 11 have … [Read more...]

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They Need Your Used Boots to Honor the Fallen

Picture it -- a boot for every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine killed in war since 9/11.  That's almost 7,000 boots. Seven THOUSAND. Breath-taking. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. That's the kind … [Read more...]

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Book by Veteran Chases Away Kids’ Monsters

One of the things I love about the military community is how proactive many of us tend to be. We are doers. We see a problem, and we do something about it. That's exactly how Pennsylvania Air … [Read more...]

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What the Military Wants You to Know About Missing Cars

Thousands of vehicles owned by service members who have shipped them to or from overseas duty stations with a Defense Department contractor continue to be late or appear lost in the system. And … [Read more...]

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All 50 States Now Offer Military Child Education Help

PCSing with school-aged kids or teens is now just a little easier in all 50 states, thanks to an inter-state education agreement that is now law across the U.S. The governor of New York State, … [Read more...]

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MilSpouse Honored by White House as ‘Champion of Change’

The White House is honoring a set of veterans and military spouses  Aug 27 as part of the Obama administration's Champions of Change program. Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, founder of MSB New Media … [Read more...]

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Car Lost in Shipping? How to Join a Lawsuit

A pair of attorneys based in Georgia have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Defense Department contractor responsible for shipping service member's cars to and from overseas bases. And if your … [Read more...]

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Law Gives Dependent GI Bill Users In-State Tuition

A bill recently signed into law makes it so anyone using the post-9/11 GI Bill will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of how long they have lived in the state. The federal government can't … [Read more...]

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Do 25 Percent of Military Families Use Food Banks?

A new report by Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, says that 25 percent of military personnel use food banks. Could that possibly be true? Before I dive into the numbers let me … [Read more...]

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Open Access Bases to Require Visitor Passes Again

If you have the pleasure of living on a base where visitors simply show their drivers licenses to get on, or you count on showing yours when you forget your DoD ID card at home, that's about to … [Read more...]

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Top 10 MilSpouse Stereotypes We Hate the Most

Stereotypes are just a part of life. But when it comes to military spouses stereotypes, there are some we hate more than others. Our fans at a recent Spouse Experience event in San Diego, Calif. … [Read more...]