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

Jenni Beavera month ago
What Happens When You Come Home?
I was eight years old. It was probably a sunny day, I lived in Florida, after all. I came home from school and ran to my room like always and started the treacherous homework all second graders were c...
Annie Colemana month ago
I Wait
The day that my now Fiancè left for Basic Military Training, the waiting began. I waited for his bus to leave before I allowed myself to break down in tears in the front seat of my car. I waited half ...
Life After Death
My life was always pretty average. I grew up in a small town in NJ where my father was a police officer and my mother a stay at home mom. I basically was a tomboy for a majority of my younger years; o...
Sasha Konikovo2 months ago
Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re Dating an Army Officer
If there's one thing that most people will never understand, or really even experience, it's what life is like when you're dating someone in the military. Whether you end up living military wife life ...
Adrian Scott2 months ago
10 Truths About Being A Military Brat
A military brat is the child of a parent who serves in the United States Armed Services. With its ups and downs, holding the title of a military brat with pride is a commonality between every child of...
Emily Bloyd2 months ago
Goodbye Is Not Forever
Saying goodbye is hard. The goodbyes never get easier, especially knowing that my rock is going to be gone for so long. I thought this time would be different. We’ve been through this before—we know w...
Rachel Blanchard3 months ago
Hidden Economic Struggles of Military Spouses
When it comes to being in a relationship with someone in the military, it can be difficult to adjust to. Even though serving in the military comes with many benefits, being financially comfortable is ...
Donald Gray3 months ago
Best Scholarships for Military Families
Education has and continues to grow increasingly more expensive as we progress into the future. A top notch education, whether it be at a college or university, can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $40,0...
Mary Finch3 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...
Brooke Clarke3 months ago
Reconnecting With Your Spouse
We all know that marriage can take a lot of time and effort and sometimes it isn't always the most fun ride. Some people have tried marriage books and seminars but who actually has time to do all thes...
Rowan Marley3 months ago
Memes That Perfectly Explain Being a Military Spouse
If you think dating a typical civilian is hard, don't even think of being a military spouse. It's one of the hardest kinds of relationships out there, and often ends up being a very lonely, rough way ...
Brooke Clarke3 months 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...
Anjoelina Johnson4 months ago
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 Allen4 months 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...
Bryanna Burshnick4 months ago
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 Allen4 months 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 G4 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 Carmona5 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...