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The Humbling Experience of Visiting War Memorials

During a recent visit with my family, I visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument.  This national monument is famously home to the USS Arizona Memorial; it also encompasses the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. All the monuments and museums […]

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Urgent Care: A Love Letter

MedExpress, our partner for this post, has 250 urgent care locations in 20 different states. These facilities are warm and welcoming and the average wait time is under an hour. MedExpress also accepts Tricare in most states so check out the MedExpress website to see if there is one near you. Dear Urgent Care, You […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Tricare and Urgent Care

This sponsored post is part of a three-part series with MedExpress. We feel privileged to work with MedExpress to share this message with readers.We have all been there. It is after normal office hours and your child is not well. The fever that has been coming and going all day just won’t break, and he […]

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What Are Reveille, Retreat, and Taps

What Are Reveille, Retreat, and Taps & What Can We Learn From Them?

Most of you have probably heard Reveille, Retreat, and Taps played at your military installation – but what do they mean, and what can we learn from them? When I was a freshly minted military spouse – nearly 11 years ago – questions about military pomp and protocol were fresh in my mind. Having not […]

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Everyone Stationed OCONUS Needs a Bug-Out Bag

Since our arrival in Japan, the base installation has offered an Emergency Preparedness class almost every month focusing on NEO (noncombatant evacuation operations). I put off taking this class for over half a year, thinking this would never affect me. Then several of my friends stationed on the East Coast had to evacuate their homes […]

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God Bless America … and All the Little Stuff We Missed While Stationed Overseas

Happy 4th of July! Today America celebrates its independence from the British Empire, as the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Today is also the day we eat embarrassingly large amounts of grilled meats; we spend time with family and friends; we jump off diving boards 1,000 times; we watch fireworks; and […]

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The Goodbyes and the See You Laters

We are weeks away from our cross country Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the “going away” coffees, lunches, potlucks, and parties are in full swing. We’re slowly making our way around to the various groups of people that have been a part of our lives while we’ve lived here for one final get together. […]

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May Book Club: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

If you are reading along with our Military Moms Blog Book Club, you know that our monthly selections are a variety. Our selections range between fiction and nonfiction, and our genres are limitless. I enjoy when a book is suggested by one of our members; I enjoy it even more when that choice has a […]

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