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Dear America: The Betrayal of ‘The War is Over’

Dear America — Did you hear the war in Afghanistan is over? You’re probably thinking that’s a tremendous relief for all of those military members who have been dealing with deployments for … [Read more...]

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Poll: New Years Resolutions Are for the Birds?

I'm a resolutions kind of girl. It appeals to my list making and box checking habit. And yes, I've been known to put things on a list I've already completed just so I could feel the joy of checking it … [Read more...]

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May Your Day Be Merry and Bright

Here at SpouseBuzz we like to take time for the important stuff -- family, friends who might as well be family and all the goals and dreams that make us who we are. Regardless of what you are … [Read more...]

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Poll: If You Could Do One Military Life Thing Better

It's that time of year again. As the holiday season comes to a close many of us are stopping to reflect on just what this whirlwind of a year has meant. What did we learn? What did we love? What … [Read more...]

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A Military Festivus: The Airing of Grievances

Happy Festivus. I've got a lot of problems with you people. Now you're going to hear about it. In case you aren't up on new holidays, Festivus isn't actually one. But that's OK. It is a fictional … [Read more...]

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More Countries Added to Same-Sex PCS List

If you're a same-sex military spouse life has gotten a lot easier for you in the last few years. Not only was the policy Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, allowing for gay military members and their … [Read more...]

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Food Stamps Down at Many Commissaries, Here’s What to Do

A nationwide problem at some civilian stores and commissaries alike means food stamp and WIC users may not be able to use their benefits and debit card users won't be able to get cash back. Here's … [Read more...]

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Landlord: Soldier on Leave Can’t Stay in Wife’s Apartment

A soldier, presumably on paternity leave for a visit to his geobachelor wife and two-week-old newborn daughter, was told by her South Carolina landlord that he couldn't stay in the apartment past the … [Read more...]

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Officials: TransCom Can Help With Car Reimbursements

Officials are warning the company in charge of shipping service member's cars to and from overseas duty stations that they need to have a viable plan for keeping things moving during the next peak … [Read more...]

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Military Benefits Panel Still Accepting Comment

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC), will be presenting their findings to Congress in February -- but for now they are still open to your comments. The … [Read more...]

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Tricare to Cover Breastfeeding Supplies

Thanks to a measure in the new 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), expected to become law before Christmas, Tricare will soon be required to provide breastfeeding supplies and support to … [Read more...]

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Study: Young Military Marriage About More Than Money

A new study out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst takes a look at some of the reasons military members typically marry so young. Stereotypes say that young military marriage is just for … [Read more...]

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Cat Survives Month in a Box – What to Do if It Happens to You

A cat owned by a former Navy family who moved from Virginia to Hawaii survived a month in a moving box during transit. Yes, a month. In a box. Without food and water. And she lived. Mee Moowe … [Read more...]

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‘Troop’s Career Important?’ Poll Results Surprising

A recent SpouseBuzz poll on whether or not a service member's career should always come first demonstrated something I never expected -- an almost even split among all the options. Early last month … [Read more...]

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Military Kid 2015 Commissary Scholarship Open Soon

A scholarship program run through the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and administered by the Fisher House Foundation will open for applications Dec. 15. The program, which is celebrating its … [Read more...]

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They Cut the 2015 Commissary Budget?! Here’s What it Means

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to become law before Christmas, included some surprises for those of us who follow this stuff closely. Despite lawmakers saying that they … [Read more...]

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What the 2015 Budget Deal Means for Families

While solid, on paper details are still emerging about a Defense Department budget deal announced to group of reporters yesterday, we do know enough about the plan to give you a big picture look at … [Read more...]

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How Far Should You Lock Down Social Media?

In recent days my social media feed has been full of people changing their names. It's a little bit like getting a hundred new friends all at the same time, except I can't remember who anyone is and … [Read more...]