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The Benefits of Being a Military Brat

Serving in the military is a challenging experience which offers many opportunities for personal growth. Being the child of someone in the service can be just as rewarding, and just as challenging. Affectionately known as military brats, the day-to-day realities of life in the armed services put unique pressures on these children that teach themContinue Reading “The Benefits of Being a Military Brat”

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5 Spooky Things about Military Spouse Life

Murphy knows when to strike, and despite our constant preparedness for him, he still has eerily good timing. Like when the refrigerator broke the day of deployment, or the kids got sick the weekend of staff duty, there are just some things that we can count on. In the spirit of ghosts and goblins, thereContinue Reading “5 Spooky Things about Military Spouse Life”

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What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?

Maybe it’s the constant separation, the days on end alone, experiencing different parts of the country or even the world, or maybe it’s just a quality we develop after years of being with our service member. We, military spouses, are often viewed by society as non-uniformed heroes. While we may not be rocking the spandex orContinue Reading “What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?”

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Should We Stay Or Should We Go: Bonding As a Married Couple and Family Unit

By: Sarah Peachy One thing I’ve learned over the last decade as a military spouse is that the military consumes a lot of my husband’s time. Even when he’s home, he isn’t always there because of work calls or stress. When we have time to take a break and get away from the installation, weContinue Reading “Should We Stay Or Should We Go: Bonding As a Married Couple and Family Unit”