Tag: family

A Mountain Escape For Your Military Family

When was the last time your family enjoyed some fresh air, sunshine, scenic landscapes and wildlife? Isn’t it time you take a break to make memories and connect? Why not surround yourself with the nature and adventure of a state…

Diary of a Deployment 3: Telling the Kids

My name is Jackie and I am an Army wife. My husband has served for five years and has been fortunate enough (in my eyes, not so much his), to be assigned to non-deploying units. Everything changed the day he…

How I Found My Village While Stationed Abroad

When we learned that our first duty station would be Wiesbaden, Germany, my husband and I were elated. I soon realized that I would be raising our 2-year-old and a 5-month-old sons without my hometown support network of family and…

Holiday Travel Tips for Military Families

Although the holiday season inspires festive feelings, holiday travel can quickly drain the merriest of us. From crowded airports, to interstates resembling parking lots, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and exhaustion of it all. Your best…

We Moved While He Was Deployed

Moving and deployment are two of the most stressful elements of military life, and Army wife Shandi Young tackled them simultaneously. While her husband was deployed to Qatar and Kuwait, Shandi made an international move from Germany to Washington State…