Tag Us on Instagram in Your #MilCrush Military Love Photos

We want to see your military love photos. Follow us @MilSpouseBuzz on Instagram and tag your photos with #MilCrush in honor of Valentines Day! We are suckers for military love photos here at … [Read more...]


How To Ruin Your Military Life

Anyone who lives a fulfilling military life would tell you that it's not easy--but they wouldn’t change it for the world. Ruining your military life? Now that’s easy. Although I wouldn’t advise … [Read more...]


The Not-a-General’s-Wife Reading List

I’m no general’s wife. But the First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List is being discontinued, so I hereby volunteer to step into the breach with my own military spouse reading list … [Read more...]


Life Raft to Row Boat to Party Boat? National Guard Wife

My husband deployed to Iraq with the National Guard in 2008.  It was the first deployment of our married life (his third.  My first time as a National Guard Wife was the loneliest time I have ever … [Read more...]


Commissary WIC in Asia Expands to Off-Base

If you are a user of the commissary WIC program in Asia, you may have noticed recently that when it comes to using your benefits on eggs, well ... you can't. But now officials have a … [Read more...]


Poll: Free Birth Control for all MilSpouses, Troops?

If you're a military spouse or female service member, accessing birth control can be expensive, depending on what brand or type you want to use. But a few lawmakers are trying to change that. Right … [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...]


New MilitaryChildCare.com Site Shockingly Awesome

The Defense Department has rolled out MilitaryChildCare.com, a new website designed to bring all military child care help to a central online location. No more wondering how in the world to find help … [Read more...]


Benefit Cuts for 2016: What it Means

It seems like every time you turn around there's another set of folks proposing or putting in place some kind of unnerving cut to military family benefits. I mean, didn't you JUST read this blog post … [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...]


What Does It Mean to Be Ignored at the Super Bowl?

Did you notice how the military was virtually absent from Super Bowl XLIX? It was weird. For the past 13 years, it has seemed like every other Super Bowl commercial featured Marines, soldiers, … [Read more...]


MilSpouse of the Year Branch Vote Feb. 4

If you've been paying attention to the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of Year Awards, you might have voted Jan. 21 for your favorite military base representative to make it to the next round … [Read more...]


Why Nothing Gets Done During Deployment

Dear Husband, You want to know why nothing ever seems to get done during deployment?  This is why: Wake up 25 minutes before the alarm clock goes off. Glare at it with disdain. Turn the … [Read more...]


5 Reasons Military Families Avoid Real Estate

We have all heard the stories of bad real estate experiences. The house that wouldn’t sell. The tenants who destroyed the carpet and put holes in the walls.Thousands of dollars lost, and a mountain … [Read more...]


Big Suggested Benefit Changes: What They Mean

It was the day all of us benefits nerds were waiting for -- Jan. 29 the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) released its report and recommendations to Congress on … [Read more...]


Another Commissary Food Shortage: Poultry in Asia

Commissary shoppers in South Korea and Japan may soon be noticing a commissary food shortage of chicken, turkey, eggs and items that contain those ingredients (like pot pies, lunch meat, hot dogs, … [Read more...]


Mom’s Accused Attempted Murder and Mental Health for Spouses

A soldier returning from Afghanistan doesn’t usually turn a spouse into a recluse. Taking care of three kids under two years old almost never results in three counts of attempted murder. People just … [Read more...]


MyCAA: Can Free Spouse Tuition Program Be Saved?

Military family programs that are not used have a bad tendency to get cut. When only one in five qualified spouses used the MyCAA spouse tuition program, you gotta wonder: Can it be saved? Or, maybe, … [Read more...]