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Military Spouses

A Social Network Just for the Military Community

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

I am a huge fan of Facebook and LinkedIn, but I think we will start to see a trend of niche communities that are more relevant to each group, and that is what we are hoping for MilNetwork.

Military Spouse? Keep Calm and Carry On

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Create a plan with your loved one for communicating on a regular basis and stick with it as best as possible. Consistency in communication will help you maintain sanity and keep anxiety levels at bay.

WATCH: The Most Ironic Proposal Ever?

Posted 03.04.2013 | Weddings

Brides typically turn to TheKnot.com after the proposal, but in an ironic twist, the site was recently used to pop the question. The Knot wrote in ...

Leadership Lacking On Same-Sex Spouse Decisions

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Terri Barnes

The path will be more difficult if those who should lead don't. Will military leaders at all levels meet the challenge or will they continue to leave that responsibility with a handful of volunteers?

Why I'm So Proud To March In The 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade With Military Spouses Of Michigan

Ariana E. Bostian-Kentes | Posted 03.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariana E. Bostian-Kentes

Having this opportunity is particularly significant to me, and it goes deeper than getting to just say I was there. This will be the first time I get to openly show my pride as a military partner among other spouses, partners, families, service members and veterans on a very public stage.

Top 15 Deployment Tips for Military Spouses

Lori Bell | Posted 01.17.2013 | Impact
Lori Bell

Have you deployed or have held it down at home during one? What suggestions can you give a first-timer just going through it?

USMC Says Spouse Clubs on Base Must Allow Gay Spouses

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.12.2013 | Good News
Stacy Bare

I hope, just like we have in many battles and wars fought in the name of our country, that the rest of our Armed Forces and the rest of our nation can follow the lead of the United States Marines.

WATCH: Soldier Marries Over Skype

Posted 01.08.2013 | Weddings

All one Georgia couple needed for their wedding was a good internet connection. NBC Augusta reported that a soldier married his fiance over Skype ...

The Sweetest Airport Goodbye Ever

AP | Posted 03.06.2013 | Weddings

COLONIE, N.Y. — A military couple has enlisted the help of a New York airport's staff to get married while awaiting flights to their respective ...

Happy YOU Year! 3 Simple Steps to Make Your 2013 Insanely Successful

Lori Bell | Posted 03.03.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Lori Bell

Who in the world taught us that it is proper and acceptable to make New Year's resolutions? And why is it the most popular thing to do at the start of the year?

Military Spouses Don't Stay 'Mum' on Anything...

Siobhan Fallon | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Siobhan Fallon

Military spouses are absolutely talking about infidelity, about the behavior of our generals and about the toll of deployments on our marriages. We also talk about many topics that don't make the front page.

5 Ideas For A Great Military Care Package

Lori Bell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Lori Bell

Operation Box of Love made yet another task during deployment simple and easy. While I was busy with kids, the house and my own well-being, I had a great group of family and friends who helped lift me up in another area.

Lack of Care for Gay Military Families: Government Bureaucracy or Apathy?

Stephen Peters | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

Now that gay and lesbian troops serve openly thanks to the repeal of DADT, surely this would include their families as well. Yet, these military families are treated as if somehow they are second-class, denied the same support and benefits their straight counterparts receive.

'Oprah's Favorite Things: Crazy Reactions From Military Spouses

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

It had become an annual tradition. A room full of women going absolutely insane as Oprah Winfrey announced, "It's my favorite things!" "Saturday Night...

WATCH: What Would You Do If You Won Oprah’s Favorite Things?

Posted 11.16.2012 | OWN

By Babette Maxwell As the president of the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award® program, I was one of the lucky people who wa...

Only Women With Babies? Workplace Flexibility for All

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The assertion that workplace flexibility is only an issue for women -- specifically mothers -- is wrong, plain and simple.Here are some other people who rely on work flexibility.

What It's Really Like to Be an Military Spouse

Molly Blake | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

Should military spouses come up with a new resume format that distinguishes us, not for our geographic challenges, but for the skills that truly define us?

The Antics of a Non-Traditional Student

Bianca Strzalkowski | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Bianca Strzalkowski

The greatest part of being an American is that there is no barrier to when you redefine yourself. So, at 32, it seems like a perfect time to master this college thing.

Making Volunteering Work for Military Spouses

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Military spouses frequently face challenges in maintaining a career. Constant moves, deployments, and the military lifestyle have resulted in high une...

Congressional Staff to War Widows: 'Have a Happy Memorial Day!'

Bob Geiger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Memorial Day is a tough, serious holiday. Military families who have lost a loved one don't have a "happy", "fun" or even "nice" Memorial Day.

Expect The Unexpected Arrival When Your Soldier Comes Home

Kim Rabb | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Kim Rabb

Take a moment to reflect on why we are celebrating Memorial Day. It is due to the sacrifice of these soldiers, men and women who have fought for our freedom.

For-profit Schools Jump To Enroll Military Spouses

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact

MIAMI — "Unleash the dog trainer inside you," urges an ad for the online Animal Behavior College, which makes no bones about whom it's trying to...

Does the COW Still Moo?

Molly Blake | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

The Commanding Officer's Wife means I officially have no position. I make no money. I am not on any letterhead nor am I included on matters of policy or leadership. But I do have a job. The Marine Corps gets my husband and their families get me. That's how it goes in the upper ranks of military life.

Happy Mother's Day... Well, Almost

Ashley Broadway | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Ashley Broadway

Thanks in part to the misleadingly named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the military does not acknowledge me as a spouse, nor do they acknowledge me as our child's mother. The only recognition I receive is the status of "caregiver."

Hidden Heroes: Military Families

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Jeff Hensley

When we stop to consider all we owe to those who sacrifice for our liberty, I doubt that military family members are at the forefront of our thoughts. They should be.