Tag: duty station

Happy-Sad: How I Feel Every Time the Army Moves Us

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Well, it looks like we're moving again. Like I knew we would. It looks like we'll be starting over again, like we always do...

Home Is Where The Military Sends You…and It May Send You...

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“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...

No PCS: The Gift of Staying Put

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I hold my coffee in one hand and my cell phone in the other, thumbing through Instagram. I am working on better social media...

PCS Uncertainty + Moving Without a Home

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You hear its rumble before you see its nose taking the corner. The trembling truck awkwardly pulls to the curb, and your heart instantaneously...

Creating New Family Traditions This Holiday Season

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When I lived at home with my parents, my sister and I were devoted to our family traditions. Heaven help my parents if they...

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...