Tag: duty station

Five Things to Love About Living in Fairbanks, Alaska

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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...

10 Things to Love About Fort Gordon, Georgia

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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...

It’s Texas, Ya’ll: A Guide to Texas for Non-Texans

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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...

In Its Own Way, COVID-19 Has Made Me Appreciate Military Life

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Life as a military spouse is not often framed in the most glowing of terms. We endure a unique set of challenges, after all. But...
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Waiting for a Pineapple Assignment

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Everyone has a "dream base". That one base that seems so unrealistic actually to get, but it is everything you want. For us it was...

An Updated List of 7 Things You Need to Know about...

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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...

For My Children, I Am Stable

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In my children's world of military chaos and disorder, I am the constant, the always present person and place. But this role isn't easy. At...

10 Ways to Spark Joy this Winter

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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...

Self-Appointed Jersey Girl: How Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Stole My Heart

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I've fallen in love. Like hard. For my family's newest duty station. It's an unexpected love affair, as I've been to this state and...

The Military Spouse’s Guide to Making Mom Friends

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I glanced around the park, looking for the group I was supposed to meet. Was the woman with the jogging stroller from Hike it...

Goodbye Mayberry: A Farewell to Fort Leavenworth

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Military life can sometimes feel like a never-ending series of puddle jumps. Two years here, one year there—even less, sometimes. Making the effort to...

For My Daughter on Her First Birthday

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My daughter just turned one, and I keep crying about it. It’s been a year since this little one came careening into the world two...