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Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: My Perspective

  Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: A Veterans Perspective Over 20 years ago I stood in front of my parents and my recruiter taking an oath of enlistment.  A few years later I stood in front of my family and friends taking an oath of marriage.  In one ofContinue Reading “Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: My Perspective”

Political/News

Government Shutdown: How the Heck Did We Get Here?

When I tell people I work for the Homefront United Network, a blog for military families, I am asked questions about current events affecting our readers. Lately I’ve been fielding many questions about sequestration and the looming government shut down.  I have to explain that I am not an economist or an expert on the federalContinue Reading “Government Shutdown: How the Heck Did We Get Here?”

Mental Health/Wellness

Ashley Wise: The Face Behind Battling BARE

The images are powerful.  The bare backs of women, accessorized with camouflage material, dog tags, frequently the American flag speak volumes of the struggle they endure.  Photographs on Facebook, the cover of Military Spouse magazine and other media sites of women, a few men and even children pledging to stand strong for their loved onesContinue Reading “Ashley Wise: The Face Behind Battling BARE”

Political/News

The Vehicle of Rape Culture

The public is outraged by CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial.  A trial which found Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, guilty of raping a 16 year old girl while she was unconscious.  Outrage grew when it was revealed that photos of the naked victim were sent over social media.  In oneContinue Reading “The Vehicle of Rape Culture”