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5 Ways to Keep Transition From Making Your Head Explode

I'm sure the kind people who put together transition checklists didn't mean to launch full blown panic. Surely they're aren't that mean, right? The words "transition" and "getting out" have been … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Military Towns Among Worst and Best Cities for Families

According to a new analysis military towns rank as both the bottom of the barrel and the cream of the crop among the nation's top 150 most populated cities. And I bet you can guess which ones go … [Read more...]

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The 5 Friends Every Military Spouse Needs

Every year the meeting halls and conference rooms of Washington D.C. fill with military spouses. They’re there for Military Spouse of the Year, Homefront Rising, MSJDN, Spouse Summit, or maybe the … [Read more...]

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How More Military Members Could Get Food Stamps

It works like this: if you are a military family in a lower pay grade with more than the average number of kids, you probably qualify for food stamps ... ... Depending, that is, on where you … [Read more...]

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Brainwash Military Brats, Fix Recruitment Woes

A team of technology experts tasked by the Defense Department with brainstorming personnel issues has one big suggestion for fixing future military recruitment problems: just teach today's military … [Read more...]

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Poll: Combine the Exchange Stores?

Giving lawmakers and Defense officials ideas and recommendations for what to do with the different retail systems like the commissaries and exchanges is all the rage these days. First you had the … [Read more...]

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This Is What a Hero Looks Like

The celebration of America's birthday and her enduring presence is a celebration of real military heroes. "Hero" is a word that gets used a lot these days. There are fictional "super … [Read more...]

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A Response to Criticism of Amber Roof’s Crowd Funding

I'd say I'm surprised by the judgement being passed by perfect strangers on the internet about Amber Roof's Go Fund Me account, but let's be honest -- I'm not. Instead, I am disappointed. Here … [Read more...]

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The American Heart Is Always Home on the 4th

This summer I am traveling overseas with the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families. This is a traveling USO show that visits and entertains military families around the world. It is not … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Amber Roof

  Oh, Amber. It’s too soon. You know that now, right? Wayyyyyy too soon. It’s not that people aren’t a little sympathetic to you. We are. And it’s not that you don’t look … [Read more...]

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What the Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision Means for MilFams

Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize gay marriage. While many states already did so, 13 did not. You may be wondering why whether or not a state recognizes a … [Read more...]

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Your Lactation Consultant Probably Isn’t Covered by Tricare

Here's a short list of things that are easy for new moms: Wanting coffee. Wanting sleep. Wanting both sleep and coffee all of the time. Not on that list? Feeding your baby. Feeding babies - … [Read more...]

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Are Spouse Clubs Going Away?

Gone are the days of white gloves at spouse clubs luncheons. Maybe next on the disappearance list? The clubs themselves. The last several years has brought some major changes to the traditional … [Read more...]

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OCONUS? Here’s How We Do Independence Day Overseas

Living overseas can make celebrating Independence Day challenging, to say the least. Due to OPSEC, we’re limited in how we can celebrate and where. I cannot proudly display the red, white and blue … [Read more...]

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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...]

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7 Military Spouse Employment Transition Tips

Transitioning to the civilian workforce can be a challenge for many veterans, along with their families. I know this first hand, coming from a Air Force family, being married to an Army veteran and … [Read more...]

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The Next Best Thing to Being Issued Friends

My husband often tells me that if he were the one at home with kids, he would organize other stay-at-home dads into a club. According to his fantasy strategy, the dads would each take turns watching … [Read more...]