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What I Love About Recruiting Duty

You're already thinking "I've heard that recruiting duty is horrible. What could there possibly be to love about it?" When my husband called to tell me he was put on the HSST list (or as I like to … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Worst ManSpouse Stereotypes

  A few weeks ago SpouseBuzz ran another Lady List -- this time on stereotypes military spouses hate the most. But what about us dudes? The list I have compiled is a familiar list, … [Read more...]

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How to Stay Close With Grandparents While Far Away

Growing up I was very close to my grandparents. I was lucky enough to have four grandparents and three great-grandparents for most of my childhood. I lived close enough for weekend visits and … [Read more...]

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Your Perfect Time for College? Try Now!

You want a degree and you have waited for the right time to get started. Supporting your spouse’s military career, raising children, a move on the horizon – it’s easy to postpone your goals when … [Read more...]

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9 Ombudsman Rules I Learned From a Navy SEAL Team

An Ombudsman is faced with enormous responsibility during deployment. The command Ombudsman also has a tremendous opportunity to lead by example and to deeply love those who wait. I had the honor … [Read more...]

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Did Gen. Amos Really Try to ‘Take Down’ the President?

You may have seen the footage or heard the rumor -- Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos slammed the president, blamed him for the current Iraq and basically took down Obama. Shocking, right? But true? … [Read more...]

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Dear Army: You Made a Mistake

Dear Army, You made a mistake. I know you don’t enjoy being told that, but I feel I have earned the right to let you know. I understand the need to "trim the fat." I understand the logic … [Read more...]

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New Adultery Rules For Military Spouses?

If marriage in the military is equal, then divorce should be equal, too. We have rules about adultery for service members, why not have adultery rules for military spouses, too? I think it is a … [Read more...]

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6 Ways To Get Busy On Your Own Marriage

When we were first married, my husband and I were friends with the Perfect Couple.  They never seemed to argue. They doted on each other and their children. They both understood their roles within … [Read more...]

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Does Your Command Really Want a Great FRG?

I have been a military spouse for just over 15 years. In that time, our family has experienced family readiness programs that were amazing and some that were, well, let’s just say less than … [Read more...]

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Military Spouse Teachers: Join the Conversation

I have met so many Military Spouse Teachers like me over the years. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a high school English teacher. It wasn’t only an interest, but a passion and a … [Read more...]

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How To Be A Happy Marine Corps Wife

Marine Corps wife?  This life was scary to me when I first encountered it. Sure it was fun to get dressed up for my first ball, but then came the reality of what being married to a Marine was really … [Read more...]

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5 Things To Love About Coast Guard Birthday

Happy 224th Birthday, Coast Guard! We’ve all watched “The Guardian” and routinely watch the “Coast Guard Alaska” show on The Weather Channel, right? So we totally all know rescue swimmers … [Read more...]

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Should You Send Kids To Online Public School?

As an Air Force spouse for the last 17 years and the mother of three, I have experienced almost every educational option available for military families: homeschooling, traditional public schools, DoD … [Read more...]

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Three Habits of a New Military Spouse

I was twenty-five and a new Navy wife. Being straight from the Land of Oz, I didn’t know the first thing about the military lifestyle; there were no warships in Kansas! With Uncle Sam as my … [Read more...]

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What to Do About Toxic FRG Members?

When do you move??  For the past 12 years, I’ve volunteered with the local installation or the Family Readiness Group wherever we have lived. When I meet a truly negative spouse in the FRG, … [Read more...]

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5 Things Military Movers Want You to Know

I am a packer. I work for a moving company, and I go to houses every day and pack military family belongings. I  have so much respect for these military families and everything they go … [Read more...]

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Help This Spouse: Local Program to the National Level?

I remember hearing that the ship was in “River City” during my husband’s first deployment. I Googled the term and felt even more confused. I thought, “My husband is deployed. Why is he in … [Read more...]