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What Does That Mean? Air Force Installation Agencies and Facilities

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

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Blended Retirement System (BRS)

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)

PCSing

A Visit to Mildenhall

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

Money

High 3 Retirement System

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This is actually a fair short article because, if you break it down, military retirement isn't the complicated. I hope this is helpful to you. How does it work? Your spouse is entitled to this type of retirement after 20 years of service. They will get 50% of their base… Continue reading High 3 Retirement System

PCSing

Is that REALLY English?-Guide to British English

No, we speak American. You will not realize how different we are until you visit/live in a different country. There are many words used in England that are different from how we use it or just completely different words. Below are some examples that might be helpful to you: Booking-Appointment/reservation Diary-Calendar Post code-Zip code First… Continue reading Is that REALLY English?-Guide to British English

Relationships

Trying to Understand the Military Child

Military children are very unique. They are also known as Military Brats. BRAT stands for Bold, Responsible, Adaptable and Tolerant. I'm not a Brat myself, but I have two of my own. Here's what I see in them: The military child is bold because they have to be. Their parents only make up one percent… Continue reading Trying to Understand the Military Child

Money

How to Create a Debt Pay Down Plan That Works for You

Are you looking to pay down debt but you're not sure the best way to go about it? Read on and I'll explain the major differences between the debt snowball effect and debt avalanche method. Debt Snowball Debt snowball consists of you paying off your smallest debt first, giving you a small victory. This encourages… Continue reading How to Create a Debt Pay Down Plan That Works for You

Money

Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Travel

This post includes some affiliate links that I have approve of that provide me a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This helps keep me blogging at no extra cost to you. Book Far Enough in Advance One of the keys to saving money on travel is to book far enough in… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Travel

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