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

Brooke Clarke10 days ago
Military Wife Life
The morning of my husband's deployment wasn't like any other morning. The house was filled with sadness as we prepared for that night where we would say see you later and give our last kiss for nine m...
The Veteran
The time was 9:59 PM. The phone rang and I answered reluctantly with heartbreak and fear. My father has had a stroke and any remaining piece of him is gone. I guess it’s time for a little family histo...
Lindsey Allena month ago
Losing Yourself
The most important person in your life has seemingly and suddenly vanished. You said goodbye to him, you gave him a kiss and a hug and left with ten long weeks of waiting stretched between your next m...
What it's Like Being the Daughter of a Military Parent
Often times when I tell people that I have only lived in Georgia for nine years, they are surprised that a person as young as myself hasn't lived here my whole life. Well that's because I am the daugh...
Lindsey Allena month ago
How To Survive Basic Training as an Army Significant Other
The day you’ve been dreading is coming, or maybe it’s already here. Your recruit is leaving home to start his new life as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Whether you’re married, engaged, or in a st...
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Cass G2 months ago
Israeli and Palestinian Conflicts
Part I I was born in 1998, in a small hospital just outside of Tel Aviv, Israel. Long before then, a war in 1948 caused Israel and Palestine to have a continuing conflict regarding the land in Israel....
Jen Carmona2 months ago
Military and Marriage
The military can be a wonderful thing to be part of even though I’m not in the military I am married to it. My husband and I met before he joined, we both worked at Walmart overnight and the more we g...
Aliza Dube2 months ago
Penelope's Lament
Growing up, my mother called me Penelope like an afterthought. As if she had come to regret naming me after a dead man. The walls of my apartment are empty now. The mouth of my mailbox glares at me, b...
Sherry Campbell2 months ago
Things You Only Understand If Your Spouse Is Deployed
No deployment is the same, but some of the struggles that military families go through are universal. Though it's challenging to go through this time period, it is nice to know that you are not alone ...
Krissa Rinaldi2 months ago
#18 For the Win, Always #1 Hero in My Heart
Isn't it a magical thing how one person can [literally] change your whole world? Or have you imagine having the kind of relationships you've seen in movies, but thought reality is better? My wish came...
Miss. J3 months ago
War Angel
It was a beautiful day, and I was in my bedroom playing with my baby sister Katie and her dolly she had named Cherry. I was sixteen. Katie giggled as I tickled her. She looked like a little angel with...
Open Letter to the Military Girlfriend… Who’s Still a Girlfriend
He leaves for boot camp (you join a girlfriend support page), he goes to more training after that (you start seeing people get married, aww), he gets stationed... now what? Now you get flooded with cu...
Tough Love: How a Soldier's Advice Led to a Military Decision
My mom took the oath of enlistment at the age of 17. Just before she had retired at the age of 43, at the rank of Sergeant First Class — an E-7 in the Army — she decided to have a conversation with me...
Savannah Nyberg4 months ago
Continuing the Legacy
I remember sitting and intently listening to my grandfather and father talk about their time served in the military. I remember them sharing stories of heroism, death of close friends and the long las...
Devyn Guerra4 months ago
How to Get Married in Proper Military Fashion
Step One: do not make definite plans. I should have kept this in mind from the very beginning, but I still allowed myself to get my hopes up when it seemed that things were going our way. Your wedding...
Amber M4 months ago
Becoming a Military Wife
His strong work ridden hands gently graze my back as he begins to work the knots out from a long day of caring for our 11-month-old daughter and the rest of the day's worries. As his hands glide thoro...
T. Turner5 months ago
The Mission
I couldn't afford to lose her again. I already felt the loss and I couldn't stand to go through it again. So I fought, I fought hard. I would go back home to my wife. I would see her face again, feel ...
Hunter Raey5 months ago
Five Things to Love About Being the Military Girlfriend
There are a LOT of articles out there about how much we hate being the military girlfriend. Not enough contact, not quite important enough in the military world, being the last to know about ANYTHING....