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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This Is What a Hero Looks Like

The celebration of America's birthday and her enduring presence is a celebration of real military heroes. "Hero" is a word that gets used a lot these days. There are fictional "super … [Read more...]

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What the Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision Means for MilFams

Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize gay marriage. While many states already did so, 13 did not. You may be wondering why whether or not a state recognizes a … [Read more...]

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Are Spouse Clubs Going Away?

Gone are the days of white gloves at spouse clubs luncheons. Maybe next on the disappearance list? The clubs themselves. The last several years has brought some major changes to the traditional … [Read more...]

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In Her Own Words: Military Spouse of the Year

When Army spouse Corie Weathers was named Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year last month, she became the first chaplain's spouse to hold the title. A licensed professional counselor, … [Read more...]

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To the MilSpouse Who Is Struggling

Dear Struggling Spouse -- When you wrote me to vent about your Army husband's field time absences and how lost and lonely you are, my heart broke for you. Ongoing field time and no schedule … [Read more...]

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On-Base Living Expands the Military-Civilian Divide

The availability of on-base housing and all the wonderful perks of living within the confines of the base gates is making the military-civilian divide worse. That, at least, is what a recent story … [Read more...]

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New Operation Homefront Goal: ‘Staying Relevant’

The head of the military family support non-profit Operation Homefront said his top goal for the organization is making sure it stays relevant for young, incoming military families. "We continue … [Read more...]

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New Report Confirms Things We All Already Know

A recent report from the Defense Department shows a bunch of stuff you and I already knew from experience -- but it does it with science, and it might actually be good for something. The Military … [Read more...]

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New Children’s Book Breaks Down PTSD Anger

A new children’s book by an Army veteran has gained national attention for the simple yet heartfelt way it breaks down for young listeners the anger often associated with post traumatic stress … [Read more...]

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Military Dad: A Real Life Hero

He met his daddy for this first time while snuggled inside his infant car seat. The car was parked on the side of the road, perched next to a ditch on the backside of Fort Benning, Georgia. His daddy … [Read more...]

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Egg Shortage Brings Commissary Price Hike

An avian flu fueled chicken egg shortage in the U.S. has forced commissary egg prices to climb. Between May 1 and June 9, the average price per dozen eggs at stateside commissaries almost doubled … [Read more...]

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Headstones for Spouses: The Problem You Didn’t Know About

File this one under: things you didn't know need fixing but actually do. One lawmaker has introduced a bill that would provide deceased military spouses with a headstone when they die, not many … [Read more...]

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Proposal Gives Help to Spouses of Some Convicted Troops

The spouses of retirement eligible troops who are convicted of crimes and have their pension taken away as a result could soon receive cash payouts to help them get back on their feet. The benefit … [Read more...]

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Your Tricare Free Breast Pump Questions Answered

When Tricare posted their new breast pump and lactation support policy to their website last Friday and I wrote a story about it, I was immediately flooded by hundreds of emails from readers like you … [Read more...]

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Uber Rolls Out MilSpouse Driver Push

The idea behind companies like Uber and Lyft is pretty simple: you drive your own car, they hook you up via smart phone with someone needing a ride, you pick them up and take them where they are … [Read more...]

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9 Army Things That Drive Us Crazy

The Army's 240th birthday is June 14. That's 240 years of strength, service, honor ... and driving military spouses like me absolutely batty. I love being an Army wife. I love seeing my husband in … [Read more...]

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Transfer That GI Bill Now: The Big New Benefit Risk

Think your favorite GI Bill perks, like being able to transfer it to other family members, are safe? Think again. There are two kinds of military pay and benefits: the kind that Congress … [Read more...]

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Donut Day Delight: Krispy Kreme Going OCONUS

It's a fitting announcement on National Donut Day -- Krispy Kreme is headed OCONUS to Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) locations and commissaries in Europe. AAFES officials said the … [Read more...]