6 Military Homecoming Outfits That Will Make Your Service Member Swoon
Homecoming

6 Military Homecoming Outfits That Will Make Your Service Member Swoon

He was coming home in less than 48 hours, and I still had no idea what I was going to wear. I’d spent countless hours searching through hundreds of military homecoming outfits online, only to come up empty-handed. I shaved my legs three times, cleaned the house so well it looked like no one lived there,…

50+ Amazing Things Military Spouses Can Do During Deployment
Deployment

50+ Amazing Things Military Spouses Can Do During Deployment

If you talk to enough military spouses in the middle of a deployment, you’ll discover a common theme: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It’s as if kids wait to get sick, washing machines wait to break down, and all minor emergencies are reserved for the days, weeks and months your service member…

OPSEC and PERSEC for Military Spouses: 6 Ways Your Family’s at Risk
Deployment

OPSEC and PERSEC for Military Spouses: 6 Ways Your Family’s at Risk

It just slipped out, “My husband is deployed.” At the bank, at the commissary and at the hair dresser. Even at museums, especially those that offered military discounts. Everyone seemed so kind and considerate. I, lonely military spouse, desperately wanted someone to commiserate with me. What I never thought that I could be violating OPSEC and PERSEC as a…

What Really Goes Down on FaceTime During Deployment
Deployment

What Really Goes Down on FaceTime During Deployment

My husband has deployed multiple times. He’s gone to Korea for a year. He’s been away on countless TDYs. So we’ve depended on programs like FaceTime and Skype to cope with deployment separations. It allows the kids to see their Daddy. It allows me to see my husband. But the conversations don’t always go smoothly. This is, after…