Military life is tough, but, as the song says, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” What is the secret to maintaining a strong military family connection?


Communicating face-to-face is hard enough, such as discussing a move to a new duty station, or the moment your spouse armywife101imagetells you that he/she has to go on TDY, or when you have to sit down with your children and explain that Mommy or Daddy will soon deploy.

Now factor in long distance. Factor in weeks or months apart and having to maintain regular communication while your family experiences separation. Relying mostly on technology, you need devices that can handle your extreme lifestyle with reliable service to share those important conversations.

Is Your Smartphone Tough Enough?

A challenging military lifestyle deserves a phone that can keep up. Available at AT&T, the Kyocera DuraForce  PRO is well-known for its durability and can withstand extreme environments and accidents based on dust and water ratings. It has Military-standard 810G protection, meaning that it’s been tested by the Department of Defense with other military equipment. It holds up in these conditions:

  • Exposure to high and low temperature
  • Rain/humidity/fungus
  • Salt/rust
  • Sand/dust
  • Water proof/leak resistant
  • Acceleration
  • Drop proof/shock resistant
  • Gunfire vibration
  • Moisture (it can be submersed in up to 6.5 feet of water for 30 minutes)
  • Explosive atmosphere
  • Certified for use in hazardous locations (gases, vapors, etc.)
  • And it comes with a two-year warranty for further peace of mind


If this isn’t enough, check out the camera features that will enhance your sharing of photos, videos and video chats. This rugged-action smartphone has three cameras: a 5MP front- facing camera, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a wide-view 135 degree angle camera with 1080p HD video. And for fun, the cameras have an underwater photo and video mode — to kick your visuals up a notch!

And for those romantic conversations? Don’t worry, the DuraForce PRO comes with a fingerprint sensor to make sure what’s yours stays that way.

Can your phone handle all that? Does it offer all these features? If not, consider upgrading to the Kyocera DuraForce PRO, the rugged smartphone that fits the needs of your military family.

Special Military Rates from AT&T

As we all know, it’s not just the device but also the pricing, service and coverage that make you love your phone plan — or not. That’s why AT&T and Kyocera are working together.

Their mission is to provide military families with an affordable service plan and service members with a durable phone that can survive deployments, training and more.

AT&T wants to thank our military families by providing a 15% discount on qualifying monthly charges1 through their Military IRU program. This offer also applies to military families who live at the same address as the service member. AT&T’s military discount is available for all branches, including: Army, National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

What will you do with your extra savings? Give your kids a special holiday? Pad your savings account? Plan a celebratory family vacation post-deployment? Just think of it ─ AT&T wants to offer you an affordable plan PLUS a 15% military discount. When you switch, get up to

$650 in credits per line as a new customer when you trade in a smartphone and buy a new one on AT&T Next®.** Add that to great network coverage and devices — like the Kyocera Duraforce PRO, built with the military in mind.

Stay in touch, enjoy a reliable device and affordable service to keep your military family connected. AT&T and Kyocera want to show you why #DuraForce4MyMilitaryFamily simply makes sense.

This is a sponsored blog post and I was compensated by Megan Media and AT&T. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

* 15% Service Discount: Avail. to (a) qual. gov’t employees providing valid gov’t employee ID card or current paystub; (b) qual. military veterans providing either a Dept. of Defense Form DD214 indicating an honorable discharge or a valid retired military ID or current AMVETS membership card; and (c) qual. spouses of active duty or deceased military service personnel providing a valid Dept. of Defense sponsorship card. Offer requires eligible verification in AT&T & authorized retailer stores & is subject to change or discontinuation w/out notice. Eligible indv. must take personal liability for his/her account. Discount applies only to recurring monthly svc. charge of qual. voice & data plans, not overages. Not avail. w/unlimited voice plans. For all Mobile Share plans, applies only to the mo. plan charge of plans w/more than 300MB, not to add’l mo. device access charges. Add’l restr’s apply. May take up to 2 bill cycles after eligibility is confirmed & won’t apply to prior charges. Applied after application of any avail. credit. May not be combined w/other svc. discounts. Visit a store for details.

** $650 Offer: Limited time. Port from elig. carrier on their term agmt or device plan, buy smartphone on AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year installment agmt w/elig. svc & remain active & in good standing for 45 days. Credits may not equal total switch costs. Trade-in: Must be in good working condition w/min. $10 trade-in value, on line ported in, & meet program reqmts. Get instant credit/promo card (in 3 wks) for use only to buy AT&T products/svc. Final Bill: W/in 60 days must go to & upload/mail final bill w/ETF or device balance (incl. lease purch.) on port. Credit = device balance/ETF (exclusions apply) up to $650 minus trade-in. Get AT&T Promotion Visa Prepaid Card w/in 4 wks after meet all elig. reqmts (add’l terms apply). Promo & Prepaid Cards: valid for 5 mths & not valid for cash. Subj. to Wireless Customer Agmt. Deposit, fees, charges, usage & other restr’s apply. Coverage not avail. everywhere. Subj. to change. See for offer details. Each line reqs elig. service & qual. trade-in. $650 = trade-in credit (may be AT&T/store promo card) + prepaid card (w/in 90 days) for device balance/early termination fee amount less trade-in.



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  1. Thank You Veterans From the Daughter of A Veteran Daddy, Veteran Granddaughter of WW11 Back to Veterans of this Country From It’s Very Beginning, A Step-Son in the Air Force now, and 3 Veteran Brothers. Love All of You that are so kind to Love Us and Our Country. God Bless EAch And EvFeryone Of You and Your Families!

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