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Struggling with Credit Card Debt

  Please note:  This Field Problem™ has been edited to protect personally identifiable information. Because it is a common issue for military members and their families, we’re bringing it to you.   Dear AWN, My husband is in the Army and we have a lot of credit card debt. It is a struggle to pay […]

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Field Problem – Mental Health Care for Soldiers

Please note:  This Field Problem™ has been edited to protect personally identifiable information. Because it is a serious but common issue for military members and their families, we’re bringing it to you. An apprehensive Army spouse wrote to us with concerns for her husband who has been experiencing short-term memory issues in conjunction with anxiety. These can […]

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Field Problem – Elf Christmas Traditions

Dear AWN, My new stepdaughter will be staying with us starting soon, and I really want to do that elf thing for her first Christmas with us. I kind of want to start a new tradition for our family going forward. My problem is that I see all of these amazing setups that people post […]

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Field Problem – PCSing with Pets

I was just wondering how PCSing works with animals. My husband and I are really wanting to get a puppy, but we are moving to Oklahoma at the end of the year. Thanks! Liz, Army Wife   Hi Liz, Thank you for writing to us with your question about PCSing with pets. It certainly has […]

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Field Problem – Preparing for Daddy to be Gone

Hi ladies!

My husband is leaving for basic in a few weeks.

Between basic and AIT, he will be gone about 8 months. We have a 2 1/2 year old and a 15 month old. I am wanting some advice on how to prepare and make the separation easier on my oldest. I know this isn’t a deployment by any stretch of the imagination, but communication will be limited.

Any advice you ladies could give me would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you,

Bethany

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Field Problem — Tricare: Standard vs. Prime

Army wife Heaven wrote:

My husband left for basic February 3rd and of course all of this is new to me.
What do you ladies think of the insurance? I know there is the standard & prime. What are the differences and which is better?

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Field Problem – Communication During BCT

Hi, my husband just shipped to Basic. How long until I will be notified on where I can send letters? Also when can I expect the new Army families information? I have a lot of unanswered questions.

Sage, New Army Wife

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