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Every few years the military sweeps us from coast to coast and sometimes even OCONUS (Outside Continental United States). For a woman who grew up with a very defined hometown (hands up for Dallas, Texas!), a cosmopolitan upbringing, and...
P.C.S. aka “Permanent Change of Station”: Isn’t it funny how something so simple—a single phrase, the arrangement of three seemingly harmless letters—can completely throw you for a loop? When I fell in love with that tall, rowdy and reckless, Texas boy...
Here is a little known military life truth:  Making friends and keeping them is no easy task. We all know how it feels to be the "new" person, trying to make and establish connections while adjusting to life in...
Won any awards lately?  Any big promotions on the horizon?  Eh, me either girl, you’re in good company here.  It turns out we're not the only ones who struggle with feeling invisible, and with a moniker like the silent...
When I was a little girl, I used to call the American flag the "Pledge-a-llegiance." My grandfather and I would spend countless road trips seeing who could count the most flags. I don't remember exactly when I learned the...
  Many of us have experienced that moment; you're casually chatting with another military spouse, and she uses some crazy acronym you have never heard before. Rather than come across as totally clueless, you smile and nod. Little does she...
When I was six years old, my family moved two blocks. It was such a short move that the movers propped one side of our swing set on the backside of the open moving van while my dad and...

Military Lifestyle

When Being All You Could Be, Doesn’t End the Way You...

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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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