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Military OneSource

Military OneSource

Updated: March 29, 2021

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense program designed to help active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members and their families cope with the rigors of military life. The program offers numerous resources including counseling, advice, and other free assistance to qualifying military members and families on a confidential basis. These services are available on […]

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Smart Drugs and the Military

Updated: March 17, 2021

The term “smart drugs” is a catch-all for a wide variety of things. Not all smart drugs are alike even in their most basic forms; mega-doses of caffeine and other stimulants may be lumped in with more sophisticated and tightly controlled substances such as Adderall or Modafinil. Do smart drugs and other brain stimulation techniques […]

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Military Marathons

Military Marathons

Updated: January 29, 2024

Military marathons have become a traditional part of life in uniform for many athletes. There are many to choose from; The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps all have marathons, half-marathons, and similar events. Not all of these marathons are officially endorsed by the Department of Defense (see below) but some branches do have […]

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Deployment Tips for the MIlitary Spouse

Top 10 Deployment Tips for Military Spouses

Updated: March 17, 2021

Family separations are a staple of military life. One of the most significant family separations are military deployments. Depending on your service member’s mission or their branch of service, these deployments can last anywhere from 3-18 months. The challenges that occur on the home front while the service member is away can often leave military […]

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Living On A Military Base

Living on Military Bases

Updated: March 23, 2021

Living on a military base is a benefit available for all active-duty servicemembers and their dependents. The choice to live on base depends on your own personal situation, and other factors like length of commute, cost of living, local support, and general safety and security. As part of the DoD housing privatization initiative, many homes on […]

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Military Wedding Traditions

Updated: June 27, 2018

A wedding is a significant and momentous time for everyone involved. Brides and grooms alike are filled with unparalleled anticipation for their special day. Military members and civilians all know there is always a lot to be done, and a countless number of decisions that must be made prior to the exchange of I-do’s. For […]

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Will You Marry Me

Advice for New Military Spouses

Updated: March 23, 2021

Joining the military community can be a daunting and foreign experience for individuals unfamiliar with the military life. You are not alone – and you certainly don’t have to navigate this strange new world on your own either. For new military families, the military jargon, customs and courtesies, high OPTEMPO (“operational tempo”), and the myriad […]

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10 Great Military Base Perks

Updated: January 4, 2023

Living on a military base affords service members and their families many great benefits. Here are some of the great perks from living on a military base. Shopping on Military Bases Military bases often have competitive prices compared to off base as well as being conveniently located on base. While stationed OCONUS this can be […]

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