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Poll: What Would Make You Happier With Your MilLife?

Scientists at University College London have published a mathematical equation this week that can predict how happy you will be. According to these guys, what happiness boils down to is whether or not … [Read more...]

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How Do YOU Get Ready For Back To School?

Back to school time starts in our house when I scrawl Edgar W. Howe’s immortal wisdom on my chalkboard: "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane … [Read more...]

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Want a Government Job? There May be Hope

If you've been in the market for a government employee job on or near your military base over the last few months, you have been feeling pretty frustrated. Government budget cuts have not only meant … [Read more...]

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Don’t Marry a Dirtbag, Military Spouse

Just don’t marry a dirtbag. The Department of Defense used much nicer language to tell Congress this week that they shouldn't give money or benefits to the families of service members who have … [Read more...]

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8 Military Traditions We Don’t Want To Die Away

Some military traditions and customs are long gone—like calling cards and Wives’ Clubs and spouses who aren’t "allowed" to work. Some traditions we enjoy breaking—like making out with a guy in … [Read more...]

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PX Magazine Stands to be Restocked Soon

A distributor issue that has left many magazine stands empty at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores is in the process of being fixed, officials with AAFES told me last week. … [Read more...]

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Time to Disband Family Readiness Groups?

Our SpouseBuzz readers sure are hot over a recent post about how few young spouses participate in Family Readiness. Readers said they did not have time for the FRG because of work commitments, a … [Read more...]

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‘Lost’ Vehicle Worries Increase – Congress Responds

Complaints surrounding vehicles with what officials have called "loss of visibility" are continuing to grow as more and more service members come forward to complain that shipping officials can't … [Read more...]

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He’s Gone: Now What Do I Do?

He's gone. Is the answer to this heartbreak to found in your own house? This weekend my girlfriend sent me a picture of her half-empty closet. On one side, her clothes hung in a neat row. On the … [Read more...]

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Mail Forwarding Headaches Overseas Be Gone!

Remember the time you moved from one state to another and just went on the internet to file your new address? And remember how your mail just started showing up seamlessly at your new place not long … [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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Vehicles Gone Missing? The Shipping Problem

Officials with a company newly responsible for shipping service member's personal operated vehicles (POVs) too and from overseas locations say they have absolutely not lost any vehicles in the … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Should be Done About Debt Collectors?

A sailor and his money are lucky to get together in the first place. The same goes for Coasties and soldiers and airmen and Marines. So it isn’t surprising to find packs of people surrounding … [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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The Young Spouses Don’t Care?

"The young spouses just don't care anymore." That's what a friend told me last week as she related her problems with getting volunteers involved in the Family Readiness Group (FRG) in her husband's … [Read more...]

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Moving Military Kids: It’s All About the Parents

Moving military kids is really dependent on the mom and the dad, the service member and the spouse.  That's what the research on military families says. Adults who can keep a reasonably positive … [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...]