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

Tabatha Trigler18 days 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 Hartmana month 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...
Denise Williamsa month ago
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 Trissel2 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 2 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 Danielle2 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 Alberts2 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...
Riley Raul Reese3 months ago
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 Conroy3 months 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 McCormick3 months 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 Johnson3 months 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 Vinson3 months 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...
Elizabeth Mayer4 months ago
Spouse’s Guide to Surviving Air Force Basic Training
When my husband came to me at 32 years old and said, “I think I want to join the Air Force,” I will admit I may have spit soda out of my nose and laughed so hard I peed a little. Then, I realized this...
Morgan E. Westling4 months ago
Things You Should Never Say to a Military Wife
When discussing military life with military wives, there are some things you should never say to a military wife. Military spouses do not have it easy, and every single one will feel the same way abou...
Buddy Brown4 months ago
10 Signs You're a Military Brat
Being the child of a military member isn't easy. In fact, it's an experience you can only really understand if you've been there. Though it's a rare way to grow up, it's an amazing experience that wil...
Ale Brito4 months ago
The Time My Dad Had Gotten Deployed
I have always wanted to be like my dad. He is my hero because he helps save the world. It can be very tough on families that have children whose parents have to leave for military deployment. I had to...
Serena Flores4 months ago
Love, and the Military
The drive to the send-off with his parents was the longest drive of my life. What was originally 30 minutes, felt like 30 hours. It was his birthday, and I was on my way to watch him walk away. I was ...
M Matty6 months ago
Surviving Deployment
For anyone in the military or who has family in the military, we all know nothing about it is easy. From constant moving, to time apart, we live in a constant state of worry and uneasiness. Our lives ...