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The Needs of the National Guard Family

National Guard families are facing a variety of issues that can add weight to their lives. Guard members serve both their civilian and military communities, which means they must conform to deal with the obstacles both roles bring, leaving their families to face many dilemmas and learning how to cope on their own. While weContinue Reading “The Needs of the National Guard Family”

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Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

Sponsored Content provided courtesy of USAA Member Community. 243 days 5,832 hours 350,633 minutes Any way you look at the above numbers, it can be a pretty frightening thought of having to solo parent for 8 months. Parenting with your spouse is daunting enough, but when doing it alone – the stakes are higher. A recentContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”

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Honoring The National Guard

Always ready, always there. The motto of the National Guard is true, and they remain absolutely ready for any threat or extraneous request abroad. In recent years, they have served extended periods on the frontline, making the ultimate sacrifice as just last year a Utah national guardsman was killed in Afghanistan, as so many throughout theContinue Reading “Honoring The National Guard”

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So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know

Throughout the years, I have been blessed with very close military spouse friends, many of whom vary from each branch of the military, and different stages in their lives. Officer spouses, enlisted, retired, newly married – the list goes on! One thing that I realized at the time was how little each initially knew aboutContinue Reading “So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know”