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

Katie Danielle19 hours 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 Alberts11 days 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 Reese19 days 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 Conroya month 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 McCormicka month 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 month 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 month 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 Mayer2 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. Westling2 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 Brown2 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 Brito2 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 Flores2 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 Matty4 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 ...
Mackenzie Andrews4 months ago
Things They Never Tell You About the Soldier's Daughter
She got two birthdays and one Christmas with him. She remembers climbing onto his lap so he could read to her. And that's the only memory she has. Her father is killed. Her father is crushed beneath a...
Brittney Bodie5 months ago
Military Spouse
Well, March 10, 2017, is where it began. Met the love of my life and I didn’t know it yet. Went to a friends party and found out it was for him, he was home on leave, a soldier; soon to be my soldier....
Emily Rhein5 months ago
What to Expect While Your Boyfriend Is at Army Basic Training
So your boyfriend has joined the Army. By putting name to paper, he has committed the next four, six, eight, or maybe even ten years of his life to serving his country. Maybe he has already left, or m...
Morgan B6 months ago
Hello New Life
Military relationships are probably the most stressful, yet amazing things anyone can ever experience. Before my husband and I started dating, I was just a regular college student living life to its f...
Jenni Beaver7 months 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...