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Why National Guard Spouses Need This Survey More Than Ever

I consider myself a very lucky military spouse. My husband and I have the best of both worlds surrounded by an incredible civilian community, but also the love and support of our military family. We are an Army National Guard family, and while this is just one of the many reasons why we are lucky,Continue Reading “Why National Guard Spouses Need This Survey More Than Ever”

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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?”

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National Guard Spouse: Don’t Be a Loner

As a National Guard spouse it is very easy to blend into my civilian world, going on in life not standing out in any crowd. This would be fine if there was never a time my husband went away for a TDY, training or a deployment. If we never had to deal with health insuranceContinue Reading “National Guard Spouse: Don’t Be a Loner”