Lost $35k in PCS Family’s Own Fault?

Gold. Rare comic books. Social security cards and birth certificates. Gem stones. Savings bonds. Passports. These are just some of the items -- all told, valued at $35,000 the owners say -- that … [Read more...]


The (Un)Written Lessons I Learned in Grad School

I was asked recently by a fellow military spouse whether earning a graduate degree was worth the time and effort involved. The question is very broad, and the answer truly depends on you and your … [Read more...]


Nebraska Shelves MilSpouse Concealed Carry Law

Gun totting military spouses know that PCSing can bring an additional headache when carrying a concealed weapon is an important part of your life and personal safety. Depending on where you are … [Read more...]


Female Troops and Their Shocking Divorce Rate

Do female troops love divorce? Probably not. I can't imagine anyone loving the excruciating pain that is divorce. But the military divorce statistics released yearly by the Defense Department tell … [Read more...]


Vet Creates Clothing Line Just for Female Veterans

This one is for all you prior service female spouses who know the struggle is real ... the struggle to find something to wear showing you served, that is. Nadine Noky, who left the Army in 2007 … [Read more...]


New Military Kids Magazine Speaks at Kids’ Level

Sometimes managing military life for our kids is about striking that balance between acknowledging publicly that, being a military family is hard and letting yourself wallow in it at home. We … [Read more...]


Final Vote Opens for 2015 AFI Military Spouse of the Year

Update: Voting is now closed. Check back in May when the winner is announced! We've told you about the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award before. Each year military spouses from … [Read more...]


Sea Time Confessions to my Husband

Dear Husband, First and foremost, I’m thrilled you've once again advanced your career and received orders back to sea. While I’m saddened you won’t be home as much, I’m ecstatic that … [Read more...]


What NOT To Say To National Guard Families

I don’t think anyone denies the fact that the National Guard played an important role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These men and women trained and fought bravely along side their active … [Read more...]


Uncle Sam Could Credit You $500 After a PCS

Are you a military spouse with a career that requires a professional license? Your life could be about to get $500 better. So you moved across the country -- again. You managed to check all the … [Read more...]


Your Favorite Commissary Cut? None

A few weeks ago we launched a poll telling you to pick your own commissary cuts. We laid out the options that are floating around the military policy world and let you tell us which one you like best. … [Read more...]


Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker "If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or … [Read more...]


PTSD and the Family: Maintaining Your Unit

From Somalia to Iraq Ashley Lambert-Wise’s husband, Rob, has served in both the Marines and the Army. Stateside today, he’s engaged in battle with an invisible foe: posttraumatic stress disorder … [Read more...]


Exchanges’ Customer Services Scores Tank — Here’s Why

If you were paying very close attention last week (or read Military.com Feb. 21) you might have heard that a new report says that the Exchange tied with WalMart for the worst customer service score in … [Read more...]


Army Launches New 2015 Community Services Family Survey

If you are still operating on the hope that all the feedback surveys the military asks us to take actually do something, we've got another one for you, this time from Army Community Services … [Read more...]


Luck of the Draw: Why This First Kiss Matters

The  community enjoyed another “first” on February 10th when USS San Francisco pulled into port in San Diego. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki, having won the lottery for … [Read more...]


Free Advice to a Mars Spouse from a MilSpouse

You may have heard about the 100 people who have been selected to go on a ONE WAY trip to Mars. That’s right. They know they are NEVER coming back. And they’re totally cool with … [Read more...]


Pick Your Own Cuts: Tricare Changes

Among the many budget cut proposals that have popped up this year, the one that would have the biggest day-to-day impact on the lives of everyone -- active duty families, Guard and Reserve users and … [Read more...]