Poll: Paycheck Worries Scare Away Vacation?

Budget cuts. Paycheck squabbles. Downsizing. Unpredictable deployment schedule. ... Summer vacation? With school on the verge of getting out for the year (or already out in some places) many … [Read more...]


Annual Free Museum Program Now Open

If you're looking for a fun way to spend some of the hotter days of summer, you're going to really love the annual Blue Star Museums program. Now in its sixth year, the program works with museums … [Read more...]


Memorial Day: Take Time to Remember

On Memorial Day we set aside time as a nation to remember those who fell in service to our country. "We will never forget," we say, and yet for almost every day of the year the truth is that we get … [Read more...]


Why Do We Keep Deploying? There Is No Answer

My kids and I just took my husband to the airport for a yet another deployment. We dropped him off the curb. There was no ceremony, no send off, no acknowledgement that we were about to, yet again, … [Read more...]


To My Civilian Friends on Memorial Day

Dear Civilian Friend, I have to tell you something about Memorial Day. You’re doing it wrong. Now don’t get upset - I know you have big plans. I’ve seen your patriotic barbecue board on … [Read more...]


Commissary Bakeries, Delis to Reopen

The bakery and deli sections at 44 stateside commissaries will be back in business by the end of June, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) officials announced May 20. The sections had shuttered … [Read more...]


Here’s When Your Commissary Will Get Wi-Fi

If you're a heavy mobile Wi-Fi user or you like to download coupons while shopping, you're probably pretty happy that the commissary system is working to join us all in the 21st century by adding … [Read more...]


Widow: Honor the Lost by Serving the Living

The first few years following my sweet husband's death, I would not have been capable of doing this project. It was too raw and too close. The pain needed the covering of time and distance. What I … [Read more...]


Name a Service Puppy, Honor a Service Member

Parents, spouses and friends of fallen troops often tell me that their biggest fear is that their loved one will be forgotten. There is something powerful about just saying their names, about just … [Read more...]


Making Sure His Loss Was Not Empty

Although Dunn may have died, his legacy has not. I have made perpetuating his memory his my mission. As long as people remember Lance Cpl. Kielin Terrell Dunn his loss will have not been in … [Read more...]


Poll: Easy Gun Purchases for all MilSpouses?

A bill proposed this month by a congressman from Virginia would make it significantly easier for military spouses to purchase guns, regardless of where they live or where they claim … [Read more...]


Why Memorial Day Isn’t For You

For those of you in uniform, there's an easy test to determine if "Memorial Day" is for you: are you currently reading this article? If you answered "yes," then you and your family may wish to hold … [Read more...]


Our Favorite Quotes From D.C. MilSpouse Week

So you couldn't be in Washington, D.C. the week of May 3 for all the military spouse hoopla? That's OK. Because we've got a rundown of our favorite quotes just for you. As the head of … [Read more...]


DoD to Start Advertising Family Help On Private Sites

The Defense Department will soon begin advertising military family resources on privately owned websites, a top DoD official announced May 7. "It's new that DoD is letting us engage in digital … [Read more...]


The Magic Power of These Puppies

That dogs make great therapy animals for physically or emotionally disabled veterans is not new. Using the actual dog training as emotional boot camp for recovering war-fighters? That’s a whole … [Read more...]


DoD Keeps Tutor.com Freebie

A Defense Department program that gives free tutoring services to the dependents of service members will keep going until at least the end of March, 2016. The program with Tutor.com gives … [Read more...]


New Sesame Street USO Show Focus Is Transition

There are countless challenges a service member will face throughout his or her military career, whether it be dealing with deployments, returning from combat changed in some way, or receiving orders … [Read more...]


Boot Camp Teaches Spouses to Run for Office

Military spouses need to have a seat at the political table if they want the military family story to be heard. That's the message a group of about 50 female military spouses heard at a political … [Read more...]