What Spouses and Family Members Can Expect Regarding Communication During Basic Training and Boot Camp
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What Spouses and Family Members Can Expect Regarding Communication During Basic Training and Boot Camp

Inside: What to expect when your service member leaves for basic training – care packages, letters, phone calls – we break it all down! If someone you love is going off to Boot Camp or Basic Training, you’re probably nervous about the lack of communication. Don’t worry, we have answers! My own husband went to…

How to Send Care Packages for Troops Overseas – Idiot’s Guide
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How to Send Care Packages for Troops Overseas – Idiot’s Guide

A great way to boost morale during deployment is to send care packages for troops. Whether you are trying to support your military loved one, or just want to donate to troops and let them know they are remembered, then we have everything you need to know to easily send care packages to soldiers and…

The GIANT Holiday Gift Guide of Vet and MilSpouse Owned Businesses
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The GIANT Holiday Gift Guide of Vet and MilSpouse Owned Businesses

Need ideas for the people on your gift list? Why not purchase from military families and veteran-owned companies? Every company on this listed was started by a military spouse or veteran! You’ll see that there is a huge variety of gifts—from handmade jewelry and painted glassware, to bags made from re-purposed military surplus supplies. There…

7 Unforgettable Ways to Create a Memorable Courthouse Wedding
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7 Unforgettable Ways to Create a Memorable Courthouse Wedding

Courthouse weddings are common among military couples. The reasons for getting married by a Justice of the Peace have less to do with eloping and a lot more to do with unpredictable military schedules. Many couples get married in a courthouse before a deployment or right after Basic training because that’s the only time they…

How to Have Fun at a Military Ball… When You Don’t Know Anyone!
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How to Have Fun at a Military Ball… When You Don’t Know Anyone!

There I was, walking into a hotel ballroom for another military ball. As usual, my husband was in his dress blue uniform, looking sharp. I was in a formal dress with hair styled and nails done. The kids had been dropped off at childcare, and we were ready for a fun evening! There was just…