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MilSpouse Up for Pillsbury Bake-Off Award

A D.C. based Marine Corps spouse is one of 100 finalists for the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off contest thanks to a handy homemade donut recipe. Megan Beimer, 31, said she has always enjoyed baking … [Read more...]

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Stay-at-Home Dad Group Gives Unique ManSpouse Support

In the male heavy military with so many spouse support groups focused on the female majority, stay-at-home Dads (SAHD) can seem like a rare breed. As hard as being a SAHD stationed stateside is, … [Read more...]

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Dear Duchess Kate: I Feel You, Girl

This past month, the world was squealing with excitement over the news of Duchess Kate’s pregnancy. (It was the whole world, right? Not just me?) The palace then quickly followed that with the … [Read more...]

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MSJDN Conference Helps Spouses Make the Right Moves

Three moves in five years. A resume filled with time gaps and a string of unrelated past positions. Limited job opportunities at some duty stations. Repeated fees for relicensing. The dreaded … [Read more...]

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Some Tricare Paper Notifications Going Away

Tricare is moving many of its notifications from postal mail to an online system, the agency announced Oct 1. The change will be effective immediately, according to a release from Tricare, and … [Read more...]

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Don’t Give In to Reintegration Exhaustion

A woman standing next to me in the airport once complained, “I didn’t get married to be a single mom, this isn’t what I bargained for. I’m so exhausted!” She explained that her husband had … [Read more...]

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Why Cars Shipped Later by IAL Get Delivered First

As we muddle through the continued drama over vehicles shipped to and from overseas military bases by a Defense Department contractor, I've had the honor of listening to or reading the complaints and … [Read more...]

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Are Your Kids Afraid of Online Threats to Military Families?

Online threats to military families? I confess I ignored the recent news story about how extremists urged “lone wolves” in the United States to find military families online and kill … [Read more...]

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Anti-Hunger Org Calls for DoD Food Benefit Changes

Junior military personnel or those with large households can apply for a Defense Department food assistance subsidy to be added directly to their paycheck every month, instead of applying for or using … [Read more...]

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How I Get a Military Utilities Refund Every Month

For most us, living in base privatized housing means that we are responsible for our own utilities ... kind of.   In the Army, the military contracts with a civilian company to monitor and … [Read more...]

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Did Your Combat Vet Tell You Too Much?

When you are a kid, you think the mark of an intimate relationship is that you and your beloved tell each other everything. When ‘everything’ consists of how you feel about your mother, how much … [Read more...]

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Review: New DoD ‘Real Warriors’ App a Dud

A new Defense Department "Real Warriors Campaign" app aims to let users share encouraging photos while giving them access to mental health help and support. The app, rolled out mid-September, lets … [Read more...]

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5 Ways to Be a Commissary Ninja

You are a commissary shopping Ninja. You know how the best times to go, the smart aisle to start in, when the cereal is the cheapest and even how to score the much coveted car cart for your … [Read more...]

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Win Grant for Your Military Spouse Business

At the Military Spouse Business Association, we think there is no better feeling in the world than giving a new or growing business the money they need to keep plowing ahead. We are so excited to … [Read more...]

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7 Things You Forgot About Your Military Spouse

My Army husband recently came back from a long TDY separation. And he returned in just the nick of time as my two young cherubs danced on my very last string of sanity. Now that we have gotten … [Read more...]

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I Blame the FRG

When I go to the Family Readiness Group and no one even says hello to me, I blame the FRG. When the events are all held during the day or only held at night, I blame the FRG. When everyone is … [Read more...]

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Books Help MilKids Through Tough Feelings

My 5-year-old is a worrywart. I'm embarrassed to say that he takes after his mother -- if anything goes off plan or off schedule it's a cue to FREAK OUT. I've gotten better about it over time, but he … [Read more...]

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Officials: Despite Lost Cars, Contract Still Worth It

Officials with U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) said that despite the drama over cars seemingly lost in shipping to and from overseas locations, the switch to a cheaper contractor was worth it … [Read more...]