Many times there can be confusion about the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Both days are very important both they highlight different types of sacrifice. There are some holidays you may not have even heard of like Armed Forces Day. This article is for you if you want clarification as to what they… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Holidays Honoring Military
Being a military spouse, moving constantly can affect your ability to hold a job for a long period of time or stay at one college. This however is why spouses are more inclined to seek higher education to help make themselves more marketable and possibly move into more portable careers. Here are some ideas on… Continue reading How to Get a Degree or Certification as a Military Spouse
The holidays can be a hectic time of year and even more so when you're PCSing. We've traveled on New Years' Day ourselves so I'll share some of the things we've experienced and learned from. Things May be Closed It's important to note that many of the places you need to go to, to get… Continue reading PCSing Over the Holidays
Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com The first thing they need to do is if they have a loan against their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account, make sure it is paid off. If that is covered, now they have one of three options as long as they have $200 in their TSP account. Keep It… Continue reading What Happens to TSP When My Spouse Gets Out?
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Part of the reason why so many people say this is their most expensive PCS and you get COLA is because of the many taxes you have to pay in the UK. Hopefully, This article will help you understand many of the taxes you'll face coming to the UK so… Continue reading Taxes in the UK
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com Even though the Key Spouse program has been around for over a decade now, not many people know about it or understand how it works. It is a commander sponsored program that tries to help spouses when they first gets to a new duty station or their loved one… Continue reading What is the Air Force Key Spouse Program?
Note that I'm not a counselor. This article is just providing you the information on where you can get help. If you feel like you might harm yourself right now, reach out to the resources below: Military Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) UK specific: Samaritans 116 123 If you look at many of the… Continue reading Let’s Talk Mental Health Resources
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com There has been a delay but I finally back to writing my "What does That Mean?" Series. I'm currently working with fellow military spouse and veteran bloggers to write on behalf of the other services because I definitely don't speak Army or Navy! My hope is this article will give… Continue reading What Does That Mean? Air Force Installation Agencies and Facilities
Photo by Ibrahim Asad on Pexels.com I feel like this retirement system has actually been discussed a lot lately on the active duty side but many spouses still don't know about. I hope this article clarifies some concepts. How does it works? Your service member will get 40% of their base pay. The rest of… Continue reading Blended Retirement System (BRS)
This is the lovely village of Mildenhall. It is close to the main bases and is large enough to have everything you need. Mildenhall St. Mary's Church Like most villages it does have a beautiful church in the city center. It happens to be on the High Street which is where most of the places… Continue reading A Visit to Mildenhall