A Deployment Story: The Soldier’s Perspective

As a military lifestyle blogger, I have read and written my fair share of stories from my own perspective, as well as other spouse/girlfriend’s perspectives. I’ve talked about the struggles that I face, from housing challenges to time apart. But I’ve rarely touched upon the struggles that our soldier’s face. Continue reading “A Deployment Story: The Soldier’s Perspective”

How to Say Thank You This Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a special day in which we honor those who currently serve, and once served, our great nation.  It’s for those who wrote their own Will as young as 18, and swore before God that they will serve, protect, and sacrifice.  It’s for those who promised to put everything on the line, up to and including their own life, to defend the United States of America.  Today and everyday, we honor the choice that this 1% has made. Today and everyday, we thank them. Continue reading “How to Say Thank You This Veteran’s Day”

Four Products That Donate to Our Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I wanted to make all of my posts relate to the military and our veterans throughout the week. For the most part, we are all aware of some of the great organizations that donate to our soldiers and veterans. But “donating” doesn’t always need to be about money. Many companies and organizations have found other ways to assist. Whether it be education, medical bills, counseling, or housing, they have developed some amazing programs to offer assistance. Continue reading “Four Products That Donate to Our Veterans”

Keeping The Spark In Your Military Relationship 

Sometimes distance makes the heart grow fonder; I can certainly relate to this. But sometimes, it makes the heart grow distant too. No matter how much you love each other, distance can be vicious in more ways than one. Continue reading “Keeping The Spark In Your Military Relationship “

When “Home For The Holidays” Isn’t an Option

As the holiday season is approaching, we are reminded of the many soldiers who are overseas and won’t see their families until next year, or longer. We must remember to thank them for the time they have given up to serve and protect, but we must also remember those who are serving in a different way. Continue reading “When “Home For The Holidays” Isn’t an Option”

The Five Worst Duty Stations In The Army

This past week, Grunt Style Magazine did a short study to reveal the worst duty stations across the globe for Army personnel. At each duty station, families and soldiers often have a different experience. Some posts have excellent housing, but fall short in terms of the surrounding attractions. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Some posts are even known for their great amenities, or lack thereof.  Continue reading “The Five Worst Duty Stations In The Army”

Keeping Your Identity In Your Military Relationship

Lets face it, we all get a little bit caught up sometimes. If you’re in a military relationship like myself, than you know exactly what I mean. We get so busy trying to plan around training cycles and deployments, that our life starts to have very little balance. I meet so many military girlfriends, boyfriends, and spouses who are caught up in their loved ones goals, career, and duty, and they have lost who they are, and what they want. Continue reading “Keeping Your Identity In Your Military Relationship”

Learning The Ropes: From Acronyms to Army Ranks

Sometimes the hardest part about being in this lifestyle is simply the lack of clarification. Everything has a symbol, acronym, or hidden lingo that is far from obvious for the rest of us. Continue reading “Learning The Ropes: From Acronyms to Army Ranks”

How To Dress Your Best At a Military Ball

Each year, many spouses, fiances, and girlfriends get anxious for one very special event: The Military Ball. It’s a very exciting and proud moment to be in attendance, and it’s a rare, once-a-year occasion where we can celebrate their accomplishments with everyone present. From what to wear to how to act, the military ball sets a high standard for couples to be on their best behavior in front of their loved one’s coworkers and bosses. But one way to ensure that the night will start off great is by picking the right dress. Continue reading “How To Dress Your Best At a Military Ball”

Five Fun Runs That Donate to Our Military 

A great way to stay fit and involved is to find some road races/5k’s that donate to your favorite cause. So many people are intimidated by the term “race”, but I’ve done a couple of these and trust me, you don’t notice that part of it. The only thing you’ll be paying attention to for the first 10 minutes is the humbling sound of thousands of sneakers hitting the ground around you. Atleast, that’s what I was doing. Continue reading “Five Fun Runs That Donate to Our Military “