Tag: deployment

The Truth About Distance and the Military

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Communicating the difficulties of military life to our civilian friends is something with which milspouses are intimately familiar. They often struggle to grasp the...

Awesome Books Every Military Kid Needs in Their Life

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We give military kids so much credit (and rightly so), but they sometimes need a little TLC along the way to help them realize...

I Wasn’t Made for This Life

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A question I am almost certain that all of us have been asked at least...

18 Ways to Provide Support During a Deployment

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Surviving deployments and even extended TDYs can take a lot out of everyone. The emotional roller coaster leading up to the goodbye; manning the day...

Air Force Ace: A Children’s Book About Deployment

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Every so often in life, you get to a duty station and you find a tribe that makes your time there so, so easy....

5 Ways to Prepare your Child for Deployment

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Five weeks. My husband was home for a measly five weeks when he got orders for his next deployment. That marked four deployments within...

Recognizing the Difference Between Feeling Lonely and Being Alone

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“Maybe surrounded by A million people I Still feel all alone I just want to go home Oh I miss you, you know”   ~ Michael Bublé “Home” When...

How to Break the Deployment Curse

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you this is one of those days where we should be drinking wine instead. You see,...

Deployment: A Child’s Perspective

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April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, all branches of the military join together to recognize the unique challenges children in...

How My Spouse’s Deployment Helped Me Fight My Anxiety and Become...

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If you ask me how I feel about my husband’s deployment, it might be a curse-laden rant about him being gone for nearly the...

You Told Me You Were Deploying Today

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You told me you were deploying today. I wasn't that surprised. It comes with the job. You were due. We were due. It was...

Grit and Heart (and Also Quite Smart): This Is What Military...

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Military families make up less than 0.5 percent of the American population. Though we have been at war since 9/11, few Americans have served in...