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    Mon, 2 Jul 2018
    blogIndependence Day: The Struggle with "Thank You...

    Saying thank you is polite. It's a nice way to show someone you appreciate what they've done. But when it comes to serving in the military, that thanks becomes … nuanced. As a military spouse, I'm insanely proud of my husband and his professional growth. Do I tell him that? Absolutely. Do I tell him thank you? I... more...

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    Mon, 21 May 2018
    blogTips for Staying Sane When You're the Only Parent...

    As a military family, you know all-too-well that there are times when you or your spouse will be called away for duty, often without much – or any – warning. As a service member, you might get called into the field. You might have to deploy, PCS (permanent change of station) or simply grab your bag and leave. As the spouse... more...

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    Wed, 7 Feb 2018
    blogHow Does a Government Shutdown Affect Military...

    Last weekend the government shut down, only to re-up after a successful voting process on Monday. While closed, non-essential workers were relieved of their professional responsibilities until Uncle Sam was up and running again. Monday saw a bill passed for a three-week spending approval. Essentially, it's a plan that gives Congress... more...

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    Tue, 6 Feb 2018
    blogChelsea Manning Running for US Senate - An...

    Last week, former soldier Chelsea Manning, announced she was running for Senate in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. Formerly Bradley Manning, she is a transgender candidate known for her 2013 convictions in violation of the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among... more...

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    Mon, 29 May 2017
    blogHow to Communicate Through Deployment: Tips...

    Long-distance relationships are hard under any circumstances. Add in stress of danger, work, separation of home life, and more (you know, the other stuff that comes from being deployed, not just on a work trip), and it's a scenario that's downright painful. Yet there are plenty of spouses who live this reality every single day.... more...

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    Mon, 22 May 2017
    blogTen Ways To Toughen Up As A Military Spouse

    Back when my husband worked in TRADOC (that's training + doctrine), he told me a story I've never forgotten. It was about a call they got at basic training: a wife called because her husband wasn't getting his mail quickly enough. His drill sergeants had a field day. The man got in a world of trouble, and his mail never came... more...