Back on the Homefront

Back on the Homefront

The adjustment from active duty to civilian life is rife with joy, emotion and challenges alike. Ponder the true nature of post-army homecomings and the reality of transitioning from soldier to veteran.

Patty Ramsen4 days ago
10 Civilian Jobs Similar to Military Life
When you leave the military, you may be worried about your transition to regular civilian jobs. However, there are civilian jobs similar to military life that won’t be too much of an uprooting for you...
Jonathan Bowler2 months ago
From Frontlines to Heavy Books
“INCOMING! GET ON THE FLOOR!” This is how nearly all military movies portray war. You are sleeping in your bunk/cot/bed, and suddenly someone is screaming to get down. Perhaps in the very beginning of...
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Victoria Coston3 months ago
Military Life
Depression and suicide in the military is a real thing. I never related or had experiences until recently this year. Questions started racing through my head like why am I always feeling like this? I’...
Cat Walsman3 months ago
"You're All Nothing but a Bunch of Brainwashed Baby Killers"
I was 18, stuck in a seedy bus station in an unfamiliar town trying to get back to my base during a snow storm. I knew nobody there, but made pointed eye contact with a few other tired servicemen layi...
10 Things You Should Never Say to a Veteran
In the United States, there are over two million military services members including active and reserve forces, but there are more than twenty million living veterans, with the oldest among them havin...
Brian McCann6 months ago
Tax Tips for Military Personnel
Military life can be complicated, and so can handling finances in the military, including your taxes. But by understanding items like your gross income, moving expenses, and other miscellaneous deduct...
Mary Finch10 months ago
Yes, I Married Him Anyway
I'm not really sure where to start. We've known each other since I was 16. Back then he went by Chris but has since decided to go by is first name, Warren. He was in my art class in high school. It wa...
Adrian Scotta year ago
Simple Ways Veterans with PTSD Can Get Help
There are plenty of ways veterans with PTSD can get help, and starting anywhere is a start to be proud of. Coping with such an invasive disorder such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is draining, lif...
Shamus Roana year ago
Unsung Heroes
Rain came down in sheets, soaking everything it could at this time of year it was not expected. My colleague and I were working the front desk when a familiar face popped in, drenched but smiling. The...