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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. I left active duty and transitioned to the reserves for several reasons. I loved the Navy and knew I wasn’t ready to hang up my uniform for good. […]
Generally speaking, the military and family members are no stranger to charity. After all, there are over 40,000 charitable organizations supporting the military and veteran communities, receiving a total of $2.5 billion donations annually. Contributions like that to our community should be an inspiration to us to do something in return, no matter how large or […]
“They’re sending me back stateside because they can’t fix me here.” I guess that makes perfect sense when you are stationed on a little island with limited medical facilities, but why didn’t I question that further? He had recently had yet another shoulder surgery. I couldn’t even remember how many that made it. He also couldn’t […]
I thought I knew it all. I grew up in the military and married the military. But fifteen years ago when my eldest son took his oath to defend and protect on Induction Day at the US Naval Academy, I was ambushed by my feelings. Fear, worry and pride washed over me like a flood. […]
by Bianca M. Strzalkowski It started with words. Subtle words that didn’t foreshadow what was to come. The words escalated to bruises, cuts, and his hands around her neck. Eventually, incidents progressed to the kind of physical abuse that she thought would end her life. This abuse wasn’t from some foreign assailant, but rather from […]
Whether you’re about to start terminal leave, or just finished boot camp, one thing is for sure: sooner or later you will be out of the military. The military gives you a secret weapon for success as you transition to the civilian world: good habits. Veterans are known for being punctual, polite and prepared — […]
I am turning 40 this year, and I decided in January that it was time to take my health seriously. I had always been the picture of health. I am physically active. I have run ten marathons, countless half-marathons, 10k, and 5k runs. I had even taken a coach’s course, and was starting to build […]