7 Ways to Thank a Veteran -Beyond Saying “Thank You”
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7 Ways to Thank a Veteran -Beyond Saying “Thank You”

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Navy Federal Credit Union. All opinions are 100% mine. Inside: The best way to thank a veteran is the opposite of what you’d think! Help service members feel appreciated and valued with our “out of the box” ideas. Living in Japan several years ago,…

15 Unique Military Gifts That’ll Never Disappoint
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15 Unique Military Gifts That’ll Never Disappoint

Gift giving can be challenging for so many reasons. When considering what military service members and family members want and need, the list of options can be overwhelming. Not everyone is interested in a military-centric gift, but for those that are, we have a list of 15 unique military gifts — for him, for her,…

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…

50+ Best Motivational Military Quotes That’ll Make You Look Badass
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50+ Best Motivational Military Quotes That’ll Make You Look Badass

Military life can seem unfamiliar and scary at times. When it comes to navigating the many new situations that come our way as service members, military spouses, or family members, it’s helpful to know that others have also gone through them. Here’s when it’s nice to hear from others that there is hope! We’ve gathered…

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…