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  1. Doing it Again: How to prepare for yet another deployment

    This past week we got the semi-official news that my husband will be deployed again next year. I don’t consider anything official until he leaves, but this announcement most likely means he will be deploying for a fourth time in 2013. This deployment won’t be our longest with the Army,...
  2. 5 Myths about Military Life

    I have been an Army wife for a little over 7 years now. Before my husband joined I had some idea about Military life, but I really didn’t know what it truly meant to be married to a soldier. A lot of people don’t. If you don’t have a close...
  3. A Christmas Dinner

    A guest post from David J. Karwoski – John was a disabled Vietnam veteran who struggled with debilitating health issues as a result of the war. His daily struggles centered around diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and residual problems from malaria—not to mention the several pounds of metal used to hold his...
  4. What I Love about Army Life

    Being an Army wife has been a difficult and humbling experience for me. Seven years ago this November we became an Army family and it hasn’t been what I thought it would be. We have had our ups and downs. Deployments and frustrations. There are however a few things I...
  5. Divorce Considerations for Military Couples

    Divorce is a difficult decision and a painful time for any family. You will have to consider the responsibilities of each person and the consequences of ending your marriage, which is especially complicated when you or your partner are members of the military. Filing: Which State?  Filing for divorce can...
  6. Married to the Military: Advice from Veteran Military Spouses

    Marrying into the military can be overwhelming-I distinctly remember trying to learn the different ranks and various acronyms and etiquette when dating my husband years ago.  Even all these years later I still can’t always remember it all but over the past seven years of being married to my Army...
  7. Care Packages, Part 2: How to Send Them

    Now that we’ve covered What To Send in a Care Package in Part 1, today in Part 2 we explain HOW to send it. Without a doubt the best way to go is USPS. They have priority flat-rate boxes (pictured) made specifically for those who are sending mail to APOs...