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In supporting their uniformed relative, army families embody the utmost contribution and commitment to their fellow countrymen.

Dave Smith3 days ago
D-Day Siblings Reunited 75 Years Later
On 6th June 1944, allied forces undertook what became the biggest seaborne invasion in history. In what was known at the time as "Operation Neptune," 160,000 American, British, Canadian, Australian, N...
How to Love a Combat Warrior with PTSD
My Grandfather was a very silent, angry man. He shouted a lot, especially at other drivers in traffic. He never hugged anyone or said, ‘I love you,’ and although I was born on the fourth of July, he n...
Jeffrey Eatley23 days ago
The Greatest Honor
His Greatest Honor was to serve. Mine will be to tell his story. Over 50 years ago, 1967, CW4 Gordon Eatley served two tours in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot. It was his greatest honor to serve ...
Mia Moralesa month ago
Growing Together While Apart: Military Spouse Tips
Signing up as a military spouse is one of the toughest things you will ever do. When you say "I do" and your service member takes the oath, you are promising to always put your country first, learn to...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
Pizza Box
The Rehoboth Beach, Delaware waters swelled into a blue-green splotch against the graying skies. Master Gunnery Sergeant Hamner Coral sat with his grandchildren Titan and Marietta. A fire in the corne...
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Anonymous UwU6 months ago
The Art of War
The tale, as far as I know it, started in 1979. It started with Saddam Hussein. It started with conflict, with war, with struggle, hostility, bloodshed. It started with death. My grandfather, then 25 ...
Tabatha Trigler9 months ago
Growing Up as a Military Brat
I grew up as an Air Force brat, my father was a fighter pilot and my mother dedicated her life to taking care of the children. Both of their sacrifices have led me to the place I am now. While I was n...
Skye Hartman9 months ago
My American Heroes
As Remembrance Day nears us in 2018, I want to take some time to honor the veterans in my life. I didn't know the men in the picture above very well, but the impact they've had on my family is indelib...
Surviving My Life as a Military Wife
In 2009, I married the love of my life! He is charming, funny, a great listener, and the best friend I've ever had in life. We still get each other, even after eleven years of wedded bliss. It hasn't ...
Carolena Trissel10 months ago
10 Tips for Military Spouses on Your First Deployment
Your husband or wife is gone and you feel like you've been left behind. Scratch that attitude! In order to survive deployment, you’re going to need to keep a positive attitude. There will be lots of s...
Shelbie Fae 10 months ago
To Be a Military Spouse
Before I met my husband, I was one of the many who thought about joining the military. All the benefits and time traveling while also learning some pretty badass skills were extremely appealing, but I...
Katie Danielle10 months ago
Love in the Military
My name is Katie and my boyfriend’s name is Christopher. He is a Loadmaster in the United States Air Force. We’ve been together two and a half years. That’s honestly a pretty good length of time even ...
Shelby Alberts10 months ago
Being an Army Wife: We Serve Too
When thinking “Army” or any branch of military service, most civilians think war, deployments, and foreign countries. Most of the time the realities of the military lifestyle go unnoticed thanks to so...
Why Do So Many Families Have Military Traditions?
In my family, we have a tradition involving passing a US flag down from generation to generation. The recipient of the flag has to be a person who served in the US military. When a generation comes th...
Cato Conroya year ago
10 Signs You're a Military Wife
When you marry a service member, you're not just marrying your partner. Whether you like it or not, you are marrying into a lifestyle and you're marrying into the massive community known as the milita...
Alix Nicolea year ago
To My Sailor
To my sailor, I know we talk every day, but I wanted to let you and everyone else know how much I love you and how the distance between us doesn't change the love that we had that we were together. So...
Hannah Johnsona year ago
I Loved Every Minute of Being a Military Brat
My dad was already in the military before he met my mom. He was a jet engine mechanic, and he was stationed in Maine when he met my mom. They met at a bar called The Barking Spider. I don’t know if th...
McKenna Vinsona year ago
Living the Life of a Military Girlfriend
This is my story. So hello, my name is McKenna. I am 18 years old, and I am currently in a relationship with a soldier deployed thousands of miles away from me. Some people are probably already thinki...