High school is supposed to be the best time of your life—limited responsibility, lots of learning, friends, and reaching many milestones. Unfortunately, military children have had these experiences stripped away because of the combination of the pandemic and frequent moves between duty stations
The 2021 Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey results were released to the public in March, and it tells us what we already know about the many challenges facing military families and child care.
Separation, military spouse employment, children’s education, family building, and finances are some of the biggest issues currently affecting military families according to the latest Blue Star Families survey.
As an Air Force spouse of 22 years, Susanna Derbenwick is well-practiced in self-sacrifice, volunteerism, and managing the complicated logistics of moving her family around the globe. But she never thought that experience would be crucial in helping Ukrainian refugees escape to Romania during a devastating war.
Even though we were stationed in a foreign country, adding another child to our family went more smoothly than expected. I am so thankful for the military families who helped make it possible!
Originally posted on October 30, 2020. Written by Lizann Lightfoot. Edited for updated content by Mary Lane Montoya on March 14, 2022. Military spouses spend lots of time separated from each other because of deployments, training, and schools. Why would a military spouse ever volunteer to stay behind and remain separated from their service member […]
One of the most recognizable initiatives for honoring deployed service members is known as R.E.D Friday, or Remember Everyone Deployed Friday. From military family members to AAFES employees and beyond, you will see these groups styling in red once a week, but where did this coordinated clothing effort come from?