Author Archives: Jackie Toops

About Jackie Toops

A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, languages and discovering new ways to express herself. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Fall Fun & Festivals: Fort Meade

The weather has cooled, leaves are falling, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Yes, fall has arrived and so have some wonderful festivals that provide fun for the entire family. So grab your scarves, boots and sweaters, and get ready for…

Milspouse Author Publishes Book “Secret of Souls”

We love to celebrate the victories of milspouses. We understand the challenges of the military lifestyle, and when a spouse juggles those demands and finds success, we can’t help but be both excited and supportive. Aubrie Nixon is a prime…

Haunted Base Tales — Potomac Place, Fort Meade, MD

Fort George G. Meade has a long history dating back to World War I. Several troops have passed through, numerous military families have called it home, and some prisoners of war drew their final breaths while detained here. To this…

Finding Your Bravery As A Milspouse

As a milspouse, I often put on a brave face. Sure, I could panic and freak out, but instead, I push fear aside and simply handle it. Sometimes it’s for my husband, my children, my family, but a lot of…

Protect Your Military Family from Life’s Surprises

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Armed Forces Insurance (AFI). All thoughts and opinions are our own. As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have demonstrated, disaster can and will strike whether you are prepared or not. A 2017…