5 Best Ways to Support Your Service Member at Basic Training
Military Girlfriend

5 Best Ways to Support Your Service Member at Basic Training

When my fiance left for basic training, the days afterward were incredibly hard. But as I learned how to cope and take better care of myself, I realized that the hardest part wasn’t him being gone, the hardest part was learning how to support my service member through basic. I knew that his physical, as well as his…

How to Overcome the Intense Challenges of Military Marriage
Marriage

How to Overcome the Intense Challenges of Military Marriage

I had just found out that another fellow military wife left our OCONUS duty station—and she wasn’t returning. The pit in my stomach immediately turned queasy. This wasn’t the first military wife who moved her life half-way around the world only to move back to the U.S. without her husband. In fact, she was one…

7 Survival Tips to Help Your Military Child Adjust to a New School
Military Kids

7 Survival Tips to Help Your Military Child Adjust to a New School

We moved from Oklahoma to Texas because my husband was selected to be a MTI. As a military family, we were ready to move: we had been at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma for 5 years. But I worried about my daughter–a military child. She had gone to school in Oklahoma from Kindergarten to Third Grade….

5 Things MilSpouses Want Their Far Away Friends to Know
Friendship

5 Things MilSpouses Want Their Far Away Friends to Know

My throat felt tight. I hugged my soon-to-be long distance friend one last time in the parking lot of a local breakfast joint. I chocked back the tears as best I could, but it was a losing battle. They started to stream down my face, mingling with the sweat from my morning run. My friend and I half-smiled as we watched…