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Military Appreciation Month- 10 things military families deal with that most civilians don’t realize

10. Family memories are compromised in the interest of National Security.  Missed births, first days of school, graduations, anniversaries, mother’s days, father’s days, Christmases and Chanukahs, Ramadans, Easters and Passovers, illnesses and funerals are too numerous to count. 9.  Communication is … Continue reading

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Military Moms Get Breast Pumps Covered 100% Through Tricare

For new military moms or who are expecting a baby, you can get a a breast pump 100% covered by Tricare! The Breastfeeding Shop will send it to you free of charge along with 2 accessory kits & 6 boxes … Continue reading

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Finally Opening My Eyes (Guest Post)

By Bill Lockard, US Army, Retired; Financial Coach It wasn’t until my third deployment until I realized I was the one who had it easy.  By the time I redeployed from Iraq, I finally realized it was my wife who … Continue reading

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A Full Day of Foreign

As I’ve said before, rarely does a day pass when I don’t experience something I would not if I lived back home in the US.  Sometimes it feels like, every time I leave the house, I encounter something out of … Continue reading

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96 Year Old Veteran Finally Receives Recognition He Deserves

This video is less than 2 minutes long, and shows how meaningful it can be for someone to receive recognition they never asked for, but deeply deserved. This wonderful man served in WWII.  He met with his men every year … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is For Remembering

Remembering In the United States, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Unless you work retail, you probably get the day off.  Memorial Day has evolved … Continue reading

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Medical Care in a Less Foreign Land- Part 3

Answer: Watch TV shows you’d never watch at home; Eat junk food you’d never eat at home; and sit for hours in a hospital lobby just to access wifi. Question: What are things you do when you have 3 weeks … Continue reading

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Breaking News: MCRMC Recommendations Released

This is a great breakdown of the news, by Sarah Peachey of MilitaryOneClick.com The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released its annual report today to “modernize the Uniformed Services’ compensation and retirement system.” The committee believes the following recommendations … Continue reading

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All in an Expat Weekend

Sometimes weekends pass with nothing out of the ordinary coming to pass.  This was not one of those weekends.  Nothing dramatic happened but we saw several things that made me double take.  Life abroad is full of things we don’t … Continue reading

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Check out the new Spartan Up podcast and win a code for a free race entry

Check out Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena’s new Podcast “Spartan UP!” WE UNCOVER WHAT MAKES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WINNERS. The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe … Continue reading

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