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...

5 Meaningful Military Retirement Gifts

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

What to Expect at a Dining Out

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

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...

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...

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

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

Booze Allowed in Boxes for Marine Corps Families

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

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

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

4 Ways to Teach Your Military Kid About Memorial Day

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

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....

What to Pack in Your Military Express Shipment + Tips

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

The Best and Worst Military Spouse Social Ideas

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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...

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

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This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. Military Spouse Appreciation day is today, Friday, May 10th. Many new military spouses might raise a brow to hear...

35 Things Every Service Member Needs for the Field as Told...

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This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor –  new at Walmart today. Your service member is headed out into the field and...

All of Your VA Home Loan Questions Answered

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PCSing stands for Permanent Chaos & Stress, right? One area that adds a cloud of anxiety the buying and selling a home is financing....

6 Must-Read Deployment Books for Kids

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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...

Cross-Country PCS Tips

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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...

Host a Take My Stuff Party

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

5 Ways to Cope When Orders Change

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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...

How To Move Your Business When You PCS

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As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical 9-5 to...

New York Says No Free Tuition to Gold Star Families

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Today in New York, lawmakers passed a bill that denies Gold Star family members from receiving free tuition to their City University of New...

6 Ways to Make the Next Military Family Day Fun

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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...

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...

What to Expect When You PCS on the Patriot Express

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It’s the jetliner taking you on the long haul — the final stretch of the biggest (or second biggest if you’re returning to the...

5 Tips for Finding a Home at Your New Duty Station

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This is a guest post from MilitarybyOwner Any fan of HGTV or other home shopping shows will tell you that finding a new home is...

Making the Transition from Enlisted to Officer Spouse

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For years, your spouse heard things like officer material from superiors. Your uniformed spouse jumped through all the hoops — college applications, prerequisites, military paperwork,...

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 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...

5 Things to Help Children Through a PCS Transition

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Board results are out and orders are coming in. 'Tis the season to prepare for a PCS. Military children deal with a lot of...

10 PCS Tips for Your Car that You Need this PCS...

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This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven't gotten your orders yet, you are probably still trying...

Moving to the Ring of Fire? Here’s What You Need to...

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All eyes were on the Hawaiian Islands and their volcanic activity over the summer. In the military community, we look to Hawaii and the...

I’m Married to a Military Doctor

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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...

4 Military-Connected Leadership Opportunities

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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...

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...

MilSpouse State of Residence: Easier Than You Think

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As new spouses (or even experienced spouses *ahem*), we sometimes have no idea what our milspouse state of residence might actually be. Is it...

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...