Military life demands a unique approach to friendship. Time spent at a duty station is typically not only brief, but also fraught with challenges. M..
Military Spouse Appreciation Day has special meaning to me, a U.S. Air Force veteran and military spouse. I honorably served 12 years as a Civil Eng..
The tears couldn’t stop. I’m the person that rarely in public shows my emotions. But I wasn’t prepared for this evening. As my daughter went on stag..
At Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street – we know that when a parent serves in the military, the whole fami..
The new Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Robert Wilkie, recently told the Fayetteville Observer that the Pentagon is consideri..
Members of any military family know that moving every few years is just part of the job description. Though being reassigned or relocating has becom..
Last spring, after finding out about our upcoming summer PCS, I began what has become an all-to0-familiar routine: jumping on the computer to resear..
During my husband’s second deployment, I spent my first major holiday — Thanksgiving — alone. I had an aunt and uncle that lived an hour away from w..
It started with great news: our 8-year-old drama queen was awarded a significant speaking part in the school’s holiday play–her first foray into ac..
There are some unique features of military life, usually touted as perks, that even those who are a part of the life aren’t fans of. We likely all k..