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Why I Love Having Friends Who Have a Spouse In the Military

*Sponsored by Operation In Touch Why I Love Having Friends Who Have a Spouse In the Military   Friends! We all need them, and making friends with other military spouses has been one of the highlights of my military life journey. They have helped me see that I am not alone and that other spouses […]

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The Secret to Success in the Military’s New Retirement System

At first glance, the military’s new blended retirement system (BRS) looks like a win for military families. With lump-sum bonuses and 401(k)-style automatic and matching contributions, even service members who don’t serve to retirement will walk away with some savings. Unfortunately, career service members and their families will have to shoulder increased financial decision-making which […]

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Find Fall Fun Near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Hood, and Fort Drum

by Mary Ann Eckberg A crisp fall breeze swirls the loose straw near my feet. The big green tractor leisurely jogs our wagon down the well-worn path. On this sunny Saturday, our military family is taking a hayride to the nearby field to pick our own pumpkins. Spending time at an autumn acreage reminds me […]

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