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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...]

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Commissary: Don’t Get Sick From Our Food

Commissary officials want to remind shoppers that following simple food safety guidelines could be the difference between getting sick and, well, not. The commissary says they have your back when … [Read more...]

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It’s the Length of DEPLOYMENT, Navy

Dear Big Navy, I’m worried about you. Have you really forgotten how the length of deployment affects retention? Have you really forgotten that the primary influence on retention is the husband or … [Read more...]

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10 Military Halloween Costumes We Love to Hate

Oh hey, Halloween. How ya doing. I haven't seen you and your (incredibly ... interesting?) military Halloween costume choices for awhile. But then here you are, landing in my inbox, as if somehow you … [Read more...]

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Staying Married: Never Use the D Word

Being married is not the goal for the young military spouses we see at our live Spouse X events. Staying married—happily married—is one of their many life goals. And we see them looking for ideas … [Read more...]

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Care Package OBSESSION: 8 Great Care Package Ideas

My soon-to-be husband deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012. Between planning our wedding and my career as a teacher, I became obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with care packages. It was the … [Read more...]

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Military Children Believe They Shouldn’t Need Help?

No military child should have to feel the weight of the world and the overwhelming loneliness brought on by an inability to understand how to deal with life in general--let alone military life. Yet … [Read more...]

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DoD to Help You Turn Experience Into College Credit

The Defense Department is adding a new facet to the their Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program that aims to help you turn life experiences into college credit: portfolio credit for … [Read more...]

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Did You Know the VA Still Denies Same Sex Benefits?

A deceased veteran’s spouse is twice denied survivor benefits because he resides in a non-marriage equality state. A Korean War veteran is denied joint burial in a national cemetery for his same-sex … [Read more...]

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Lost Car? Senator Wants Your Information

In the craziness that has become seemingly lost cars shipped to and from overseas bases, one Senator is asking users to contact him their issues -- regardless of their state of residence. Sen. Mark … [Read more...]

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Combined Federal Campaign: How to Give

I call it the "fall wall" -- that moment you walk outside on the first morning it's not blazing hot or sufficatingly humid and you feel a certain hint at crispness in the air. Fall is coming, … [Read more...]

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Survey: We All Still Care About Benefits

The results of the annual Blue Star Families Military Lifestyle Survey, expected to be released today, will surprise no one: all military affiliated respondents - active duty spouses, veterans and … [Read more...]

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Dear Wife: This is What You Say About Iraq

My Dear Friend, You asked me what you are supposed to say to your soldier when he sees Iraq go to hell on the news and he asks:  Did any of it matter? You think this moment of questioning … [Read more...]

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What Do I Say to My Spouse About Iraq?

So here we are. Parts of Afghanistan, especially the areas outside major population centers, are slowly being retaken. Iraq is Iraq. Our friends who lost buddies over there in both countries are … [Read more...]

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The Spouse Experience: Ft. Bragg Here We Come!

We asked our readers where we should bring our next Military.com Spouse Experience live event. And you told us—Bring it here! Bring it to where I live! Evidently EVERYONE needs a few great … [Read more...]

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Cute Marine Has Awesome Message For New Moms

New Moms, you know that moment when you catch sight of yourself in a mirror and a mommy suddenly stares back at you? You know that moment when you have had so little sleep you look like Frodo, … [Read more...]

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Military Spouse Teachers Share Best Practices

Over the past 17 years as an Air Force Spouse, I found several challenges in transferring my teaching certification to my new state. Additional classes, added tests, and financial requirements in the … [Read more...]