National Guard/Reserve

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”

National Guard/Reserve

Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3

    Editor’s Note: This is a three-part series featuring Cara Loken shadowing the Nebraska National Guard. She pursued the assignment to give families an up-close perspective of what Guardsmen experience during drill weekends. Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3 DAY TWO: OPERATIONS LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Have you everContinue Reading “Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3”

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So Your Spouse Just Joined the National Guard?

I have been an Army National Guard spouse for about 18 months now, and in that time, my husband has been to many weekend drills and one two-week AT (Annual Training.) He has not been deployed with the Guard, or called away to help in a natural disaster, even though the possibility is always inContinue Reading “So Your Spouse Just Joined the National Guard?”

Homefront National Guard/Reserve

Dear Active Duty Spouse

Dear Active Duty Spouse, I sat down and read your letter today. Your words flowed so freely and openly. You acknowledged every feeling, every moment, and every experience. You and I are the same, I’ve always thought so. But, you wouldn’t believe what people say to me, or maybe you can, which is why youContinue Reading “Dear Active Duty Spouse”