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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Changes to Come for PCS Moves as Summer 2018 Ignites Fury...

Summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are the things that keep families awake at night, wondering not only if their household goods will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Yes, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Real. This is Why.

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. Military Spouse Appreciation day is today, Friday, May 10th. Many new military...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Staying Fit and Eating Clean During PCS Limbo

Going through a permanent change of station (PCS) is a real pain in the a--. But it’s what military members and their families do....

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Indivisible — A Military Marriage Built on Faith

Remember back to the first military movie you watched. Maybe it was as a new military spouse; perhaps it was as a kid. Either...

2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Military Addresses

Let’s all go ahead and admit that we have the same question when it comes to mailing holiday packages: “What is the absolute latest...

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...

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...

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...

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