New York Says No Free Tuition to Gold Star Families

Today in New York, lawmakers passed a bill that denies Gold Star family members from receiving free tuition to their City University...

6 Ways to Make the Next Military Family Day Fun

We’ve all signed up for those mandatory fun events on base and left them five pounds heavier from nervous eating and with memories of awkward...

Administrative Weight Limitation (AWL) Change for Accompanied Marines to Japan

Updated 8 April 2019 MARADMIN has been published, and can be viewed here.

What to Expect When You PCS on the Patriot Express

It’s the jetliner taking you on the long haul — the final stretch of the biggest (or second biggest if you’re returning...

5 Tips for Finding a Home at Your New Duty Station

This is a guest post from MilitarybyOwner Any fan of HGTV or other home shopping shows will tell...

Making the Transition from Enlisted to Officer Spouse

For years, your spouse heard things like officer material from superiors. Your uniformed spouse jumped through all the hoops — college applications, prerequisites, military paperwork,...

The Best Route for a Cross-Country PCS + the Best Places...

PCS — it means permanent change of station (or probably changing my sanity). Picture a cross-country PCS…with two children under 5, traveling 3,300+ miles...

Five Ways to Make Deployment Dinners Easier

When deployment has got you down the motivation to make elaborate meals is close to nil. Which is why as dinner time...

5 Things to Help Children Through a PCS Transition

Board results are out and orders are coming in. 'Tis the season to prepare for a PCS. Military children deal with a...

10 PCS Tips for Your Car that You Need this PCS...

This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven't gotten your...

Moving to the Ring of Fire? Here’s What You Need to...

All eyes were on the Hawaiian Islands and their volcanic activity over the summer. In the military community, we look to Hawaii and the...

I’m Married to a Military Doctor

I am married to a doctor and a sailor. Trust me, they’re the same person! Being married to a military doctor has demonstrated that...

4 Military-Connected Leadership Opportunities

The military relies on volunteers to make things happen. And while we may not like it, that’s how it is. So why not use...

3 Things Foreign Military Spouses Should Do to Keep Up with...

Military spouses are their own special breed. We find ourselves moving all over the world to be with our service member. We...

MilSpouse State of Residence: Easier Than You Think

As new spouses (or even experienced spouses *ahem*), we sometimes have no idea what our milspouse state of residence might actually be. Is it...

FOMO: Looking Back At What You’ve Left

Some of you are young enough to know the latest acronyms and texting shorthand, others maybe not. In case you need to visit Urban...

Living Options for Geo-Baching Service Members

If you've been in the military for a while, you know there is this constant: you move a lot. Many branches of...

PCSing to Paradise: Moving to Hawaii

You thought, discussed, lost sleep, thought some more, and, finally, the wishlist is in. You're cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to PCS to paradise. Then, surprise!...

Farewell Gifts for Seasoned Spouses

The time has come, yet again. Another lovely spouse is moving on to a new adventure. Did the commanding officer's wife help you navigate...

Sponsoring a Military Family: It’s a Family Affair

“What are the last four of your sponsor’s social?” Every military spouse who’s been married longer than a month can answer that with less...

IF:Military: A Faith-Based Retreat for Military Women

Maybe you’ve seen this term thrown around on social media lately, after all, it’s creating quite a buzz. But you don’t have a clue...

5 Steps to Reporting Military Housing

With Congressional testimonies from military families last week, reports of families who have experienced unlivable conditions within their homes have flooded news...

Be the Welcome Wagon: Useful Ideas to Welcome Your Neighbors

Ever moved to a new duty station, unpacked your household goods, and wondered what in the world you’re going to do next? Felt like...

Finding Your Tribe When It’s Not Handed To You

There is a perception that military spouses are automatically placed in a supportive circle as soon as their ID card is laminated. In some...

Meals that Motivate You to Cook When Your Spouse is Gone

When your family is together, you and your spouse have perfected the dinnertime dance: One of you cooks or grills, the other takes dish...

When Command Spouse was the Last Thing You Wanted

It's a joke that's as old as time, "If the wanted you to have a spouse, they'd have issued you one." The implication...

Having a Baby While the Uniformed Parent is Away

Military spouses conquer a lot of things, some they couldn't even have imaged before marrying into the military. For Hawaiian native, Kathy Miller, 2017...

Aeroflow Breastpumps Makes Over Joint Base Charleston’s Lactation Room

If you’re a military mama nursing your babe, odds are you’ve wondered how you’ll navigate feeding your little one in uniform. Thanks to some...

What You Missed if You Didn’t Watch Major Dad Last Weekend

Back in the early '90s, there was a little show giving military families something to relate to and giving civilians a peek inside military...

How My Baby Helped Me Make Friends

You know the phrase when it rains, it pours? Well, it might not rain in California, but for my husband and I, the move...

Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

If you’ve been stationed overseas and subjected to AFN commercials, you will giggle at the mention of Hercules and the Golden Fleece. While the...

Riding Off Into the Sunset: The Flight Instructor Tour

Flight school has the reputation of being the place where military aviation careers begin and end. Naval aviation students go through a few months...

ICE Them. Do My ICE Comments Make a Difference?

Ice, ice baby. If you’ve been around the military community for a bit, you’ve probably heard these words uttered from a military spouse. And,...

Holiday Traditions: Collecting from Each Duty Station

Unless you grew up in a military family, it’s very possible you've lived in the same geographic region and celebrated the winter holidays with...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Deployment Baby

You've overcome the most difficult step of having a baby (getting pregnant), and you're ready to welcome that sweet bundle of joy into your...

2 Holiday Parties for Military Spouses Tired of Military Holiday Parties

The last two months of the year — with the rapid fire of military holiday parties — are the Mandatory Fun Olympics. You don't need to look...

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