Dear SpouseBuzz: Can He Hang With Those Below His Rank?

Dear SpouseBuzz: We are a fairly new military family. My husband is an officer and recently promoted to O2. We have been at this current duty station for the last few months, and I've made some very … [Read more...]


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...]


Here’s Why You Should Marry Him, MilSo

Dear Military Spouse To Be: Just like a woman awaiting to give birth for the first time, you aren’t truly ready for military life. You can’t possibly know how much your heart can love, and … [Read more...]


Poll: Paycheck Worries Scare Away Vacation?

Budget cuts. Paycheck squabbles. Downsizing. Unpredictable deployment schedule. ... Summer vacation? With school on the verge of getting out for the year (or already out in some places) many … [Read more...]


Making Sure His Loss Was Not Empty

Although Dunn may have died, his legacy has not. I have made perpetuating his memory his my mission. As long as people remember Lance Cpl. Kielin Terrell Dunn his loss will have not been in … [Read more...]


Free Vet Center Counseling for Everyone

Wayne Miller’s mother signed the waiver for him to enter the Marine Corps at age 17.  When he lost his leg and was temporarily paralyzed at age 18 due to a mortar attack in Vietnam, she and his … [Read more...]


Pin-Ups Girls’ Sexy Vet Support: The Spouse View

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure there are better, more effective ways to support veterans than by parading yourself around in front of someone else's husband while wearing sexy retro outfits … [Read more...]


Female Troops and Their Shocking Divorce Rate

Do female troops love divorce? Probably not. I can't imagine anyone loving the excruciating pain that is divorce. But the military divorce statistics released yearly by the Defense Department tell … [Read more...]


What Does Military Transition Really Do to Marriage?

Very little about military transition is easy. We all know that the military is more than a career track or job -- it's a lifestyle. And unlike most jobs held by the breadwinner, it intimately … [Read more...]


Mailbag: Should Loud Bride Worry About Fitting In?

When you are marrying a Marine, you probably need to think about where you are going to live and how you are going to get a job and what everyone is going to wear to the wedding. That’s the fun … [Read more...]


Didn’t You Know What You Were Getting Into??

The other day I saw an online commenter calling Taya Kyle “whiny” in the movie “American Sniper” because, “she knew what she was getting into when she married him.” My head got so hot I … [Read more...]


Poll: What Should Your Service Member Do For You?

Yes, yes, yes. It’s an honor and a privilege to be married to a noble member of the military. We should be thanking them for all they do to selflessly serve this country.  Does that mean that they … [Read more...]


Why Our Sailors and Airmen Won’t Take Your Sabbatical

Call it burnout if you want. But really, it’s greed, folks. It is the point in the military career when the desire and demand for every single hour of the service member’s day is exceeded only by … [Read more...]


How Military Couples Marry Young — and Stay Together

Thanks to a new study,  we know why military couples marry younger on average than civilian couples. A part of it is due to the increase in pay, sure. More of that why is explained by the fact that … [Read more...]


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...]


Phone Sex: Conduct Unbecoming a Military Spouse?

It takes two to have phone sex. So why is does all the blame fall on the military officer and not the civilian partner? We got a letter this week from a military spouse asking if we knew of any … [Read more...]


Mailbag: How Can I Support My Husband?

When your service member complains that you do not “support” him or her, what exactly do they want? Money? Words of good cheer? Attendance at events? Boots with better insoles? We want to … [Read more...]


Warrior Care Month: Choose How Tragedy Changes You

I didn't know my husband when he served in the Army, nor when he was injured. In 1988, just months following his four years active duty and while in the reserves, Geoff was in a horrific motorcycle … [Read more...]