How to Make Face Masks for Service Members

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As of Sunday, April 5th, 2020, the Secretary of Defense has required all service members, and anyone else aboard military installations, to wear face...

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

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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 Military Bases are Being Used for Coronavirus Evacuees- But It’s...

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Five US military bases are currently being used or are on deck to house those who may have come in contact with the coronavirus,...

How Can a Key Spouse Help Me?

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

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

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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 what it...

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

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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...

Surviving a Deployment with Kids

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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...

When Command Spouse was the Last Thing You Wanted

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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...

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

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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,...

5 Steps to Reporting Military Housing

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

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

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

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

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

Domestic Travel, Including CONUS PCS, Halted until Mid-May

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The Department of Defense made an unprecedented move on Friday, announcing that all official domestic travel for service members and their families, including PCS...

Decision Not to Evacuate Marines Ahead of Hurricane Florence Sparks Backlash

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September 14, 2018 II Marine Expeditionary Force (IIMEF) has more than 47,000 Marines and sailors, with the highest concentration working and living aboard Marine Corps Base...

Be the Welcome Wagon: Useful Ideas to Welcome Your Neighbors

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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...

5 Steps to Help You Plan for a Baby Between Deployment...

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“Planning” and “military” are two words that do not coincide well together, much to the dismay of military spouses everywhere. Expanding our families often...

5 Comfort Dishes for Your Next Meal Train

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

How To Decide Where to Live After Military Life

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Transitioning out of the military is often a difficult process. First there’s the paperwork, then the checking out of different departments, getting TMO situated...

Five Ways to Make Deployment Dinners Easier

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

18 Years of War: Military Service after September 11

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If you ask anyone, they can tell you where they were and what they were doing on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. For me, it...

Meals that Motivate You to Cook When Your Spouse is Gone

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

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

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

6 Things You Need to Know to Master LinkedIn as a...

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Social media is incredibly important in today's professional world. Nowadays, every business venture and every opportunity will circle back to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn...

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

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

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

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

How to Create the Perfect Deployment Wall

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Deployment separation is tough, but families on the homefront are resilient. Instead of focussing on the negatives, we support, we beam with pride, and...

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

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The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all have made it: conquered flight school....

Staying Fit and Eating Clean During PCS Limbo

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

Readiness Vacancy: The Marine Corps Is Getting Rid of FROs

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

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

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Updated 8 April 2019 MARADMIN has been published, and can be viewed here. If you're a Marine Corps spouse PCSing to Japan, you know all too...

Thank You, Military Spouse Sister Wives

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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 Create a Minimalist Wardrobe as a Military Family

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Marie Kondo has made the minimalist lifestyle hip. From her book to her Netflix show, people across the world and working on limiting clutter...

Having a Baby While the Uniformed Parent is Away

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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...

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

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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...

MILLIE: A Change in the Way We PCS

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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...

FOMO: Looking Back At What You’ve Left

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