Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

You’re about to set off on an epic road trip across the states! You’ve got an awesome playlist already streaming through your mind. You’re...

5 Comfort Dishes for Your Next Meal Train

Growing up meal trains were less official than they are now, but they were just as efficient. When a neighbor had a...

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,...

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...

From Flight School to the Fleet: Things You Need to Know

The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all...

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"...

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...

Packing for an OCONUS Move: Tips and Lists

There's a commercial that plays daily on the American Forces Network (AFN, as the hip folks call it) that dramatizes what not to do...

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...

Children’s Books about Veteran’s Day + Tips Before Heading to a...

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile Veteran's Day is Monday, November 11th, and you might be wondering what...

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...

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...

The Best and Worst Military Spouse Social Ideas

As our spouses traipse around the woods playing — let’s face it — a glorified version of hide-and-seek with painted faces, we are left to fend...

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...

Make Money with these 8 Successful Reseller Tips

The garage is overflowing, the drawers are ready to burst, and there are more than a few mystery boxes in a closet...

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...

Fitting In After a Move: You Don’t Always Bloom

The life of a military spouse is not necessarily filled with glamorous duty stations and foreign escapades. Spouses are pulled out of...

Celebrating Holidays in a TLF

Yay! You got orders, and you successfully made it to the temporary lodging facility (TLF) at your new home base. You know (with like...

Booze Allowed in Boxes for Marine Corps Families

Maradmin 289/19 was released on May 16th, announcing changes to what can be officially packed for Marine Corps families! What, pray tell,...

Rewearing a Ball Gown — Yay or Nay?

Ball season is here! Don’t run, don’t hide. It’s not that scary. Sometimes, however, it gets expensive quickly. Tickets to the event, dry cleaning...

21 Military Ball Gifts You Actually Want

The military balls are something we look forward to every year. It’s time to break out of our professional wear and sweats and...

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...

The Scariest Part of PCSing: Friend Dating

Congratulations — you did it! You successfully moved your family to a new duty station, unpacked and organized all of your belongings in your...

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!...

How to Find Your Footing During Retirement with MySTeP

When it comes to online resources and support, today’s military spouses are fortunate to have many options. From officially-sanctioned readiness classes and...

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...

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...

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...

5 Ways to Cope When Orders Change

This is one of those things that doesn’t seem like a big deal. Oh, you were supposed to move to California, and now you’re...

Let’s Talk About It: 5 Mental Health Resources on the Installation

In February 2019, the U.S. Army released information gathered by researchers from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America citing several factors...

Cross-Country PCS Tips

Moving is stressful. Moving across the country is stressful. Moving across the country with two kids under 5? That’s totally not, right? Here are...

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...

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,...

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...

6 Must-Read Deployment Books for Kids

Deployment can be so hard, especially on our kids. Often they don’t know exactly what they are feeling or how to express those feelings...

Surviving a Deployment with Kids

Your spouse just left for a six-month deployment. Fear bubbles up inside. You think of all the possible scenarios, and you pray for his...