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  1. Extended Family in a Military World

    My husband and I are both from California. Both of our families are in California. Most of our extended family is there, too. Since my husband joined the Army, we have lived in Germany and Tennessee. Although Tennessee is much closer than Germany was, it is still too far away....
  2. What If I Don’t Like My Duty Station?

    There are many different types of duty stations out there. Some are in the US, others are overseas. Some of in the middle of no where and others in the middle of a city or town. Some have hotter climates than others. Some get more snow in the winter. Others are near...
  3. How To Handle A Deployment Extension

    When a soldier deploys the family is usually told about how long that deployment is going to be. The family member knows that it might not always be that amount of time. It could be shorter or it could be longer. We always hope for shorter, but we have to...
  4. Differences Between Being Stationed in the US and Overseas

    My husband and I spent four years in Germany. We were stationed at two different places, Schweinfurt and Grafenwoeher. Germany was my first experience with the Army and my first experience living on an Army post. We have now been at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky and Tennessee border for...
  5. Military Spouse Friendships

    Military spouses need good friends! The military life can be very difficult sometimes. It can be a great life but a stressful one as well. Between deployments, long work hours and changing schedules, the spouses need people to depend on. We need to find others who get where we are...
  6. All About Julie

    I’m excited to be a new writer for Militaryfamily.com! I am Julie and married to a soldier in the US Army named Ben. We are both from California and met back in 2001. We have been married almost 10 years now. We have three little boys. Daniel is 7.5, Drew...