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Cat Survives Month in a Box – What to Do if It Happens to You

A cat owned by a former Navy family who moved from Virginia to Hawaii survived a month in a moving box during transit. Yes, a month. In a box. Without food and water. And she lived. Mee Moowe … [Read more...]

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Couples Needed for PTSD Study

“He doesn’t respond to my text messages during the day, and then all of a sudden he writes to tell me he’s not coming to the movie because he doesn’t want to leave the house today,” said the … [Read more...]

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The Fort Bragg Rule For Military Parenting

When you are the Must Have Parent raising your military kids solo while your Must Do partner is away on the job, you get a lot of parenting advice like: You must breastfeed. You must involve … [Read more...]

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A Military Wife Retirement Poem

How do you honor a spouse at a military retirement? We often get requests for a military wife retirement poem or essay that could be read to honor a spouse who has stood by their service member … [Read more...]

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‘Troop’s Career Important?’ Poll Results Surprising

A recent SpouseBuzz poll on whether or not a service member's career should always come first demonstrated something I never expected -- an almost even split among all the options. Early last month … [Read more...]

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Military Kid 2015 Commissary Scholarship Open Soon

A scholarship program run through the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and administered by the Fisher House Foundation will open for applications Dec. 15. The program, which is celebrating its … [Read more...]

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They Cut the 2015 Commissary Budget?! Here’s What it Means

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to become law before Christmas, included some surprises for those of us who follow this stuff closely. Despite lawmakers saying that they … [Read more...]

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What the 2015 Budget Deal Means for Families

While solid, on paper details are still emerging about a Defense Department budget deal announced to group of reporters yesterday, we do know enough about the plan to give you a big picture look at … [Read more...]

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How Far Should You Lock Down Social Media?

In recent days my social media feed has been full of people changing their names. It's a little bit like getting a hundred new friends all at the same time, except I can't remember who anyone is and … [Read more...]

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#GivingTuesday: Will You Support Military Charities, Too?

Has the concept of #GivingTuesday brought out your Spirit of Christmas Present or your miserly ol’ Scrooge? Even when it comes to military charities and nonprofits? I don’t know about you, but … [Read more...]

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How are Immigration Changes Impacting You?

Thanks to recent changes to immigration rules, spouses of naturalized US military doctors  with critical language skills will no longer have legal residency status while waiting for their green … [Read more...]

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Poll: Would You Support a Longer Military Career?

Do you ever get the feeling that your Coastie, Marine, sailor, soldier or airman might never leave the military? They may have promised you that they will be ready to get out after the next tour. … [Read more...]

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How Do You Stay Calm in a Crisis?

Calm in a crisis does not come easily to me. Anxiety comes easily to me. If there is nothing actually wrong, gimme a second and I can point out 20 impending signs of doom. It’s a little gift. So … [Read more...]

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How Do Military Wives Make Friends (Without Kids!)?

Wanna add nine new friends to your social life? Have a baby. According to a survey by Nature’s Purest last year, having a baby increased the number of friends the women surveyed had added to their … [Read more...]

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She Turned Her Grief to Giving. Let Her Inspire You.

Twelve days before Christmas 2011, Kryste Buoniconti had to tell her three children their dad was gone forever. Last week she gave away his old uniforms and other clothing to the homeless in her … [Read more...]

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May the Military Make You Truly Thankful

The military offers spouses plenty of chances to be profoundly grateful. I don’t just mean being grateful for the direct deposit that shows up in your account on the first and the fifteenth. I … [Read more...]

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Are TDY Reimbursement Cuts Hurting You?

You may get less back from the government after your spouse's next TDY, thanks to new DoD rules. But are they hurting your pocket book? The cuts, which were designed to save the DoD money while … [Read more...]

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Pet Surgery Must now be Done Off-Base

A change to on-base veterinary clinics that is reported as "temporary" means you'll need to take your pets off-base for routine surgeries, at least for now. The command that oversees veterinary … [Read more...]