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London at Christmas is a magical affair. Wandering people wrapped up in coats and boots, puffing cold air along the River Thames. The hustle and bustle of Oxford Street as people rush to buy presents and carolers singing on the...
This is Part II of Jenny's international move. To read Part I, click here! Well, I was right. That goodbye did suck! If you read Part I of this series, you will know that I was preparing to say an emotional...
As a military family, it feels like we’re always coming or going. My house and closet seem to be in a perpetual state of sorting; organizing and tossing things before a move; selling or donating things that don’t work...
“Where did you grow up?” It’s a simple question, with an obviously easy answer, right?  Unless you were or are a military child. Then it can go something like this: “Where’s home?”“Texas…now.”“Cool, what’s your hometown?”“I didn’t grow up in Texas.”“Well, then where...
If you are stationed anywhere near Tulsa, Oklahoma -  you absolutely have to visit Gathering Place! It is the best free park I have ever visited. We've been four times now, and the kids loved it just as much the...
So you're coming to Alaska! If you’ve recently moved or are moving to Fort Wainwright or Eielson Air Force Base, welcome to the Fairbanks North Star Borough! Interior Alaska is wild and can be the experience of a lifetime....
Before moving to Fort Gordon, Georgia I had no expectations. A lifelong Westerner, I assumed that Georgia would be similar to the base we were leaving, Fort Bragg in North Carolina. I figured it would be a slightly hotter, slightly...
Ya’ll. I have lived in Texas for 10 of the 15 years that my husband has been in the Air Force. Turns out there are a lot of Air Force Bases in Texas. Who knew!? I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I...
One of the amazing benefits of military service is the use of your Veteran’s Administration Home Loan! Without a VA loan, many service members would not have the ability to purchase a home. Here is an updated list of 7...
As military families, we're constantly on the move. You may be tired of your warm winter or waiting to get out of your cold winter. But winter is just that - a season. It passes before you know it. Maybe...
You’ve just been told that you’re moving to the DMV. So, first you google DMV, and of course everything that comes up is for the Department of Motor Vehicles. What is happening?! you think. Where are we going? I hate...
Japan may not be everyone’s first choice when it comes to an OCONUS (Outside Continental United States) move, but it will definitely leave a lasting impression on you if you ever get stationed here. As our time in Japan is...

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I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote...

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