In the aftermath of Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, thousands of United States troops are being deployed to evacuate American and Afghanistan civilians. As a military family, deployments are not far from your mind and far from the ideal family environment. Your thoughts will race and a wide range of emotions will take over when duty […]
Only one month into our previous deployment, my husband’s ship spent a few days in port. Everyone reveled in the availability of wi-fi for Skype, Facetime, sending photos, and ordering flowers. For a few days, we stayed home and spent hours each day on video calls. The kids and I watched and waved to my […]
We’re busy. Life moves on. People fall in and out of your life. You fall in and out of people’s lives. But if it’s important to you to keep in touch, there are so many tools at your fingertips to make it happen.
Deployment is hard on a military family. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how many hours you work each week, every spouse carries the burden of stress and single-handedly taking care of every family issue that occurs during deployment. Thankfully, a military spouse doesn’t have to do it alone. There are many services […]
By Julie Provost During my husband’s second deployment, I took my two boys and headed to my parents’ home in California for the summer. I needed a break from our duty station, and I wanted to do something different to get through the deployment. I needed a break from everything I was used to and […]
It’s deployment, and your search for friends and support leads you to a Facebook group for the spouses or parents in your service member’s unit. Perfect! These people are sure to understand the challenges you are facing during deployment because they are going through it at the same time, right? Well, not necessarily. Once you […]