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6 Ways to Make the Most of any Duty Station

For the better part of three years, we lived in the West Texas border town that is home to Fort Bliss. I was born and raised in the Piney Woods and attended undergraduate school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but El Paso is a side of the Lone Star State I’d never seen before we […]

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Tough Life Lessons Learned from Military Life and Motherhood

My firstborn and I have a special bond, although it’s not an uncommon one in military life. He came into the world while my husband was at basic training; I became both a military spouse and a mom in a matter of weeks. With the best of intentions, my husband and I learned early how […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Stress During Deployment

A little over halfway through a 12-month deployment, I remember waking up one morning feeling like the world was crashing down around me. I looked in the mirror half-expecting to see smoke pouring out of my ears. The amount of pressure I felt from the wildly negative emotions swirling around inside my head and chest […]

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