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Not Ready to Let Go of the Military? Consider This.

  Your ETS date is almost here. You still don’t know exactly what you are going to do with yourself after you get out. You have a job lined up, but you are not sure if it is going to be fulfilling enough. You are ready to get out of the military yet at theContinue Reading “Not Ready to Let Go of the Military? Consider This.”

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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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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”

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Lets Make a Readiness Folder!

I’m no stranger to the “going it alone” life.  In more ways then one it applies to the military life. For some, it is the very essence of their world. For those of us in the National Guard or Reserves world it can be a daily thing. Having been stationed remotely (without the conveniences ofContinue Reading “Lets Make a Readiness Folder!”