To the New Young Army Wife

I know your story. They’re all of course unique, but the blueprint is the same. Fell in love. Got married right out of high school. If not then, maybe a year or two later. Maybe he was already a soldier. Maybe he took that leap with his hand already intertwined with yours. Maybe you were […]

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PWTM: Red River Army Depot, Texas

One of the most challenging aspects of the military spouse life is preparing for an upcoming PCS or if you get the chance, potentially picking a new duty station. There is a lot of information out there, and it can be almost overwhelming. We here at Army Wife Network want to take the some of […]

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The Gift of the Unknown: Finding Myself Again

Somewhere along the way, I’ve lost myself. Military life can do that to you. Ten years into our marriage, and I’ve done it. Deployment, moving, not moving and geo-baching, training, FRG, dressing for the homecoming, dressing for the funeral of a Navy friend, dressing for the ball. I’ve given up my career because we wanted […]

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The Kicking Soldier Athlete

The key to your fitness program is motivation. You must learn to fight off distractions and find a balance. This column will take a different direction than the usual running focus and look at the sport of Taekwondo. According to the World Taekwondo Federation, the sport is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean […]

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HOOAH to HOPE: The 22-hour Journey from Army Wife to Army Mom

Author’s Note: This post is dedicated to all Army moms, but especially to those who have active-duty spouses and active-duty kids! I have been an Army wife for almost 22 years, and I have been an Army mom for a little over 22 hours at the time of this writing. At least that is how […]

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PCS Party, Oh Yeah!

Author’s note: I dedicate this to the many friends that have become my family here in Michigan, especially to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion Wolverine Spouses that are more like sisters to me. You too, Jon. I am so proud of the vision, dedication, passion, work ethic, and leadership that our Family Readiness Group leaders […]

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When You’ve Bloomed

The Army decided to plant me in Mississippi back in November 2015. Plant? Why, yes. As military spouses, you may have been offered the sage advice to “bloom where you’re planted” at least once or twice before. How do you measure how much you’re blooming, or if you’re even budding? It’s probably not in a […]

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