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Commissary Keeping Curbside Pick-up Pilot

If you are one of the lucky ducks who lives where the commissary is piloting its Click2Go curbside pick-up program, you are in the money for an extra year, commissary officials recently … [Read more...]

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Marine Corps Exchange Ditches Some MilFam Books

The Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) system, which runs 17 stores on Marine bases stateside and in Japan, has elected to send back to the publisher many military family books, including those previously … [Read more...]

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Submit Your Spouse of the Year Nominations NOW

Let's face it, our community is full of amazing people doing astounding things for their communities. A little public recognition not only sounds like a good idea -- it is the least we can do for … [Read more...]

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Survey: Accessing Benefits Really IS Hard

If you've ever tried to use military healthcare, get childcare on base or get employment help you've probably noticed one, overwhelming thing: it's hard. Maybe it's that there are no appointments for … [Read more...]

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Credit Watchdogs: Expand Financial Protections for Troops

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) says that government officials really, really need to expand pay-day lender financial protections for troops if they want the rules to … [Read more...]

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Food Shortage: DeCA to Airlift Cold Items to Japan, Korea

Commissary officials will be airlifting some short shelf life cold items to Korea, Okinawa and mainland Japan starting Jan. 13 in an attempt to end shortages of those items on many overseas … [Read more...]

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Some Get Shorter Duty Days for the Winter

The families of soldiers who keep regular training hours at Fort Carson, Col. are in luck starting this week. A new decision by the post's commanders means that soldiers there won't be reporting … [Read more...]

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Why Your Commissary’s Shelves Are Empty (This Time)

As any experienced commissary shopper knows, empty shelves are often also known as "pay day." And if you combine pay day with a Saturday and a $1.50 boxes of Cherrios? It starts to look like the … [Read more...]

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Landmark Study to Examine Military Loss and Grief

A federally funded, landmark, never been done before study is examining military loss and grief through direct interviews with adult and child survivors. The study, which you can read about in this … [Read more...]

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New DoD-Sanctioned Housing Site Now Live

A new website for finding rentals near military bases worldwide went live for service members late last month. Homes.mil is meant as a DoD-sanctioned replacement for AHRN.com, with which the DoD … [Read more...]

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Military Families and Contract Fine Print: Read It!

A story recently out of Utah highlighted just how important it is for military family members to read the fine print before signing a contract -- and to not just take a salesman at his … [Read more...]

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Commissary: Shoppers Have Used 4.8 Million Digital Coupons

Commissary shoppers have used 4.8 million digital coupons at stores since the program launched in Aug., 2012, according to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). But the biggest change to the … [Read more...]

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Here’s What Happened in 2014 and It Was Kind of Crazy

If there's one thing we can be certain of in this military life, it's that there will always be something new, fresh, interesting and entertaining in our community to hold our attention. 2014 (what? … [Read more...]

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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...]