What is the best way to thank a military spouse for the way they handle the unique challenges of military life? With presents.
Navigating a new duty station always comes with its own set of challenges. As a child-free couple trying to make new friends, it can at times feel downright isolating. My husband and I had been in Germany less than a month and had been invited on a wine hike with five other couples. Wine and […]
ToAnh Tran was a flight attendant for a decade when her husband was given orders for Japan. Like many military spouses, she had to make a choice: Make it work or leave her job. For a bit, she made it work– commuting from Japan to Los Angeles in order to stay in her career. Tran […]
After her husband was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 2015, Patricia Ochan set aside her career as a lawyer with a cybersecurity degree to become a full-time caregiver to her husband while raising their young child. She arranged for treatment for his physical and mental injuries and handled his doctors and his care […]
In the days since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, the Nellis Air Force Base and Las Vegas communities have found strength in unified actions to rebuild hope. As Las Vegas moves toward a state of recovery, Nellis AFB spouses are combining efforts to provide for the needs of community volunteers, displaced family members and […]
Ever wish you could join a sorority for military spouses? Air Force spouse Tonya Rankins did, so she started one. Alpha Lambda Psi is believed to be the first sorority just for military spouses, and it officially launched September 23. “I had been having a vision to do a sorority for a while now,” said Rankins, […]
If your last move was long ago, but you were hoping to use a spouse hiring preference that in the past gave special help to those who had recently PCSed, you’re out of luck. The spouse hiring preference, known as PPP-S, until early this year gave a one time per-move hiring preference to those who had PCSed […]
Editor’s Note: Air Force Col. Aaron “Chewy” Burgstein wrote this unpublished commentary in the fall of 2014 while undergoing medical treatment for a brain tumor. He unfortunately passed away on Jan. 27, 2015. In recognition of Military Spouses Appreciation Day on May 21 and Memorial Day on May 31, Air Force News is publishing Col. Burgstein’s […]