One of the things on a deployment checklist for the active duty service member is establishing or updating a will and a power of attorney. These leg..
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..
My husband’s PCS orders to Atlanta were cancelled at the last hour, and, instead, he was deployed overseas.
In January of 2010, I was living in S..
Some fear it, some hate it, some welcome the time apart.
Whatever you think of deployments, we can all agree that having our servi..
Murphy is my new BFF. You know, the Murphy from “Murphy’s Law.”
At least, that’s how I should feel about someone who has so clearly moved into my..
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..
My husband and I have been married 16 years and done seven deployments together since we got engaged. Of those seven deployments, he has been gone f..
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’s nothing more heartwarming than videos of families running toward their service member who just returned home from deployment.
For twenty ..