Deployment

12 Things to Help Get You Through a Deployment

Find a Hobby or Goal This will help the time go by faster and you'll feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete something. While my husband was away I've taken up crochet, worked towards my Bachelor's' degree, got in shape, and decorated care packages (Thanks, Jo). Stop by her site to get some care… Continue reading 12 Things to Help Get You Through a Deployment

Deployment

Deployments: Back in the Day vs Today

Today I'm reflecting how far, at least the Air Force has come in giving support to spouses during deployments. I'm a Key Spouse for my husband's squadron and I've actually been doing this a while (since 2011). I went to a Deployed Spouses Town Hall. This is basically a briefing letting people know about some… Continue reading Deployments: Back in the Day vs Today

Employment/Education

Types of Jobs Available to Military Spouses (On and Off Base)

"Oh my gosh, I have to find a job!" How many times have you said that...? ...Lost count yet? Well hopefully this article will help you understand the different types of positions you can apply for. General Schedule (GS) Positions General Schedule(GS) position jobs allow you to have many of the benefits that active duty… Continue reading Types of Jobs Available to Military Spouses (On and Off Base)

Leaving the Military

So You’re Spouse is Getting Out of the Military….

Preparation So your spouse is getting out of the military. This can afford you many different opportunities. The military can be a great stepping stone to give your spouse the training or benefits they need to get started in a field or to build discipline for a career. Sometimes, people come in and find the… Continue reading So You’re Spouse is Getting Out of the Military….

Relationships, Uncategorized

How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple

How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple Marriage can be hard, but being in the military makes it even harder. There can be long hours at work, TDY's, deployments, and just the added stress of your spouse having one of the most difficult jobs in America. At the same time though, your spouse and you are actually… Continue reading How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple

PCSing

Preparing for the Movers (Please Don’t Break my Stuff)

Preparing for the Movers (Please Don't Break my Stuff) One of the great benefits of your spouse being in the military is that you don’t have to pack your stuff! The Transportation Management Office (TMO) will come out and pack everything, everytime you move, with no cost to you. With that, there are a few… Continue reading Preparing for the Movers (Please Don’t Break my Stuff)

PCSing

Things to Consider when PCSing Overseas

Cheers!!! 1. Save, save, save Moving anywhere--especially overseas--requires a lot of upfront money (the military will reimburse you a couple months after you move though). You have to put a deposit on a house, buy a car, pay taxes for things like your TV (yes that is a thing, I will write about it later)… Continue reading Things to Consider when PCSing Overseas