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Undeniable Truths About Raising a Military Child

I brought my baby home from the hospital in a blue stocking cap that read N-A-V-Y. It was my little sign to the world that I was raising a military child and I knew it. Bring on the criticism. I … [Read more...]

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Surprising Things Military Folks Learn in Louisiana

Where would you most like to be stationed? When we asked our audience at Military.com’s the Spouse Experience in New Orleans to tell us about the best duty station ever, most of them picked … [Read more...]

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Fake Homeless Veterans: What Do You Do?

I spotted him from across a busy intersection near the White House. Surrounded by bags and backpacks, he held a creased cardboard rectangle with the words “Iraq Combat VET” scrawled in Sharpie. He … [Read more...]

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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...]

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21 Things Only MilSo’s Understand

As every military spouse knows, the "military" part of your life doesn't just affect your service member. It affects your whole life, too. And these 21 ways sum it up... completely. 1. Because … [Read more...]

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18 Great Military Presents Under $20

We spend a lot of time roaming the aisles at the Exchange hunting down holiday presents for our spouses. And our spouse's parents, our parents, our grandparents, our siblings, our closest friends, our … [Read more...]

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DoD: Military OneSource is an Answer to Cuts

In the face of more potential budget cuts despite increased deployments to at least Iraq and west Africa, Defense Department family policy officials are trying to figure out how to stretch the dollars … [Read more...]

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Prince Harry: Looking For An Army Wife

If you haven’t found a service member of your own, Prince Harry says he is looking for a good Army wife. According to this story in the Mirror, Prince Harry, 30, is worried that he might get … [Read more...]

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Veterans, We Are Your Biggest Fans!

The rest of the country may set aside November 11 as the one day a year to thank our Veterans.  But we military families feel thankful for all those who served every day of the year. For we are … [Read more...]

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The Truth About That ‘Crazy Serial Killer’ Army Guy

I have a confession to make: I can be pretty judgmental. It is something that I have really tried hard to control over the past few years; working so closely with the military spouse community has … [Read more...]

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Boots to Business Suit: A Veterans Day Memoir

Ten years ago on Veterans Day, I was still an eager young Captain, my rank newly pinned on, and proud to don my uniform on the Air Force flightline every day as an aircraft maintenance officer. I … [Read more...]

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10 Military Pet Peeves That Drive Us Crazy

Some things in life just drive you crazy. Like my 5th grade classmate who always poked me with his finger in search of answers to math homework. Or the guy who hogs the shared arm rest on the plane. … [Read more...]

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Rehome Your Pet, Harm Your Military Kid?

A new study says that military kids with a deployed parent who have a strong emotional connection to a pet are better off emotionally and handle stress better than kids who do not have that pet … [Read more...]

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Dear School Principal: Why Are You Against Veterans Day?

Why would school principals object to asking students to mark Veterans Day? After all, it is an official United States holiday and a federal holiday created to honor the military veterans who have … [Read more...]

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How Veteran With New Exoskeleton Thanks Helpers

When my husband Gary was paralyzed in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2008, our world was turned upside down. Immediately we knew the best way to deal with this new life was to do it as a team, along … [Read more...]

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Why Obama’s Ebola Comments Should Make You Angry

Some days, as a military spouse, I feel like I need to beat the public over the head with what our life is like. The misconceptions, misunderstandings, and general misrepresentation of our troops and … [Read more...]

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7 Things Every American Should Know About Military Families

Hello, America. It means a lot to military families to have the entire month of November set aside for National Military Family Appreciation Month. Over the last 13 years, you have seen military … [Read more...]

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Too Young to Marry, Too Young to Die

In her high school cheerleader photo, Danielle Nemetz, is surrounded by red pompoms. Her bare feet are propped up behind her in the green grass, emblazoned with the year of her graduation … [Read more...]