Moving to Hurricane Territory? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Military families rarely get hometown orders — or even orders to familiar regions of the country. Along with learning the lay of the land —...

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,...

Red Stripe Memorial Run Will Honor Capt. Jake “Red Stripe” Frederick

On December 1, 2018, The Wingman Foundation, together with Gold Star Families, will gather at 9 a.m. at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi,...

PCS Stories: The Good and the Bad from One Seasoned MilSpouse

If there is one thing that brand new military moms have in common with those who have lived this life for over 20 years,...

Building Your Tribe When you’re Not a “Traditional” Milspouse

Since the birth of our first child, I have been categorized and labeled as a "hippy, crunchy, granola, alternative, free range, attachment"...

Cleared for Takeoff

The hauntingly reverent final verses of the Marine Corps Hymn rang through the otherwise silent Little Hall Auditorium as 239 officers became graduates of...

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...

How to Not Hate Military Life

We could sit here all day and swap triumphs and frustrations about the military. As dependents, we are constantly being torn away from family...

Surviving the TLF with Kids

Let’s start by putting the wondering minds to rest, TLF stands for temporary lodging facility in military land, and there are three reasons why...

MILLIE: A Change in the Way We PCS

There’s a new powerhouse in the world of military relocation (yes, I'm talking about the dreaded PCS). Its name is MILLIE. Ever heard of...

10 Stages of PCS Season with #TheDependas

Well, PCS season is in full swing, and that means we are all going through some of the tell-tale stages of PCSing. Night sweats,...

What to Pack in Your Military Express Shipment + Tips

Ah, PCS. An acronym that every military spouse knows far too well, and yet, it’s never quite mastered. Every move comes with...

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...

5 Books That Need to Be on Your Military Spouse Reading...

When searching for a book about military life, who better to turn to than a fellow military spouse? You know, a trusted...

COLA Changes Hit Paychecks of U.S. Military Families in Japan

Back in the spring of this year, there was an intense peer-pressure situation sweeping Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni — no, not in an...

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...

Host a Take My Stuff Party

There are two major problems when moving. OK, there are many — but the two most important tasks everyone thinks about leading up to...

House Camping Recipes to Feed Your Family When the Moving Truck...

Nutritious meals during a PCS? Eating in transit usually means all the restaurant food, but it is possible to feed your family...

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...

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...

Passed Over for Military Promotion: What to Expect

If you've been in longer than two minutes (as in in the military life), you're probably used to the military taking your carefully laid plans and...

4 Ways to Teach Your Military Kid About Memorial Day

When parenting young children, especially toddlers, life is all about answering questions. As children continue to grow, their desire to learn more...

Readiness Vacancy: The Marine Corps Is Getting Rid of FROs

The Marine Corps announced on March 19, 2018, in true USMC fashion — a warm, personable MARADMIN — that a “reset” is coming to...

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...

Alliance Careers: Bridging the Gap For Transition from Military to Civilian

There is a reason colleges harp on building students’ resumes, preparing them for interviews, and practicing cover letters. That’s because the transition...

How Can a Key Spouse Help Me?

Deployments can be hard — hard on the deployed service member, sure, but also hard on the family left behind and expected to continue...

What to Expect at a Dining Out

Whether you are brand new to the military life or grew up in it, you’re familiar with one thing: tradition. A great...

Thank You, Military Spouse Sister Wives

It's been several months since you uprooted your little family from a picturesque small town on the East Coast (or wherever) to sunny and...

How To Move Your Business When You PCS

As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

Moving overseas can be a wild ride! There are some things you don’t even think about until you need them. Sometimes moms may be too busy with the move to think about car seats overseas. This can be a challenge especially if you are not stationed near a military installation with an exchange. Even then the selection of car seats is not anywhere near what is available stateside.

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...

The United States Space Force: A Real Deal?

Remember all those memes not so long ago about a new branch of the armed forces that was to be called Space Balls —er — The United...

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...

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...

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...

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...