4 Solutions When You Move Between Orders

Why do simple things cause so much grief? You can handle a six-month deployment without breaking a sweat, but a temporary duty...

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...

How Horses are Helping to Heal Veterans

Just like emotional support animals and service dogs, horses can help veterans with healing the scars from battle, both internally and externally....

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...

New GI Bill Parameters: What Do They Boil Down To?

The Post-9/11 GI Bill saw several changes in August, many of which brought a lot of confusion for an already convoluted process. So what...

Donating through the Combined Federal Campaign: Your Questions Answered

Since 1961, over $8 billion has been raised for charities by military service members and federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Meaningful Military Retirement Gifts

The time has finally come to bid goodbye to the military after over 20 years. It’s a huge accomplishment and a momentous...

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...

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...

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...

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...

My First PCS as a Military Spouse

When I was in the military, I made two Permanent Change of Stations (PCS), but each time I moved I followed my...

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...

Transitioning Your Family Back to Normal After Deployment

Without question, returning home from deployment is a happy time for all, but challenges are certain to arise too. Not only will...

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,...

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...

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...

Why I Left the Air Force for My Kids

Military life is unpredictable. And when both parents serve, the craziness more than doubles. Sometimes, a decision has to be made. Will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

PCS Workouts to Keep You On Track While You’re On the...

The season of PCS can throw a curveball at your workout routine. You're driving across the country, staying in multiple hotels, and don't have...

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!...