Why I Love Being Stationed in San Diego

By Audrey Smith, Navy Spouse It’s been exactly one year since our family of four made the cross-country move to San Diego from Georgia. In many ways, California has served as an ideal location for us. Because we fancy ourselves as an outdoorsy clan, the Golden State has yet to disappoint. Between the great trails Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed in San Diego[…]

Why I loved being stationed in Colorado Springs!

By Paige Keyser, Air Force Spouse The summer we arrived in Colorado Springs, the state was experiencing a drought, and the Waldo Canyon Fire had just devastated several of the communities on the western side of town. Many people we knew who had visited or lived in ‘The Springs’ said how much they loved it. Read more about Why I loved being stationed in Colorado Springs![…]

You know you are a ‘Mover’ but….

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse You know you are a ‘mover’ this year, but that’s all you know. Waiting on orders is frustrating. We usually had a short list of places where my husband might be sent. Sometimes you might have a say in where you end up, but we never did. And for whatever Read more about You know you are a ‘Mover’ but….[…]

5 Japan Destinations You Can Visit and Stay on a U.S. Military Base

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse If you’ve never been to Japan, you’re in for a treat – and maybe a little bit of culture shock. Everything about Japan is drastically different from the United States, from the customs, to the food, to the style of lodging. Getting the full Japanese experience is fun, but if you Read more about 5 Japan Destinations You Can Visit and Stay on a U.S. Military Base[…]

Four Things Military Families are Looking Forward to in 2018

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It’s been a humdinger of a year, and I don’t know about you, but it sure felt like military families were dragged through the thick of it. From the political protests to ongoing budget issues to North Korea and Africa, military families are feeling the pressure. But, with a new Read more about Four Things Military Families are Looking Forward to in 2018[…]

Thanksgiving Service, Military Style

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse One of my favorite things about the military is the tradition that surrounds everything they do. In November, there are several traditional events the military celebrates, from the Marine Corps Birthday Ball to Veterans Day to Thanksgiving Service. Thanksgiving isn’t unique to the military, as the rest of the United Read more about Thanksgiving Service, Military Style[…]

Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help

Military life can be very challenging at times. Whether you’re dealing with a deployment, a bad PCS, PTSD, or a not-so-great neighborhood. The stresses can add up and take their toll. Our friends at the DoD BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center have options for military and veteran families facing challenges. Military Life Challenges Read more about Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help[…]