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Stronger U: How a Nutrition Program Made Our Life as a Military Family Easier

My husband just crushed his Air Force fitness (PT) test. He did so well, in fact, he does not need to retake the test for an entire year rather than the standard six-month requirement. He also recorded the lowest weight on his test since he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy. TWENTY years […]

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Goodbye Mayberry: A Farewell to Fort Leavenworth

Military life can sometimes feel like a never-ending series of puddle jumps. Two years here, one year there—even less, sometimes. Making the effort to ingratiate oneself in a new community often feels pointless. And there’s no denying the barrage of negativity that attaches itself to nearly every duty station. Nearly. There’s something different about Fort […]

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Dress Code Guidelines for Military Installations

It was hard to take fashion advice from someone who used to dress like a pirate on the regular, but there I was standing in front of my husband in my Soffe shorts and flip-flops being told to go change. I tried to explain that these were my “going-out-in-public” shorts and fancy flip-flops from Target, […]

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What I would tell my younger military spouse self

To the New Military Spouse: I See You

To the new military spouse: I see you. You are standing by the wall at a squadron function. You alternate between timid and brazen, depending on your personality. Your eyes flit over every person there. You stay close to your significant other, even as the jargon confuses you and work conversations dominate the gathering. You […]

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