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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”

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My Military and Civilian Communities

Sponsored content provided courtesy of USAA Member Community. By Angela Caban My husband and I have the best of both worlds. We live surrounded by an incredible civilian community, but also have the love and support of our military family. As an Army National Guard family, it can be difficult to transition from one lifestyle toContinue Reading “My Military and Civilian Communities”

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5 Military Organizations That Actually Serve National Guard Families

When my husband joined the Air National Guard almost fifteen years ago, I had dreams of a community that would be there for me and ready-made friendships that could make life easier. Little did I know that deployments and TDY’s would be the easy part of my military journey. Turns out that community and supportContinue Reading “5 Military Organizations That Actually Serve National Guard Families”

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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”